We believe that wearing a uniform is a way of showing pride in the school and encouraging a sense of belonging. Our rules are firm; not just about what pupils wear but also how they wear it because we know that when pupils look good and feel good about themselves they can produce their best work. Parents’ support for our uniform policy is expected.

St Swithun’s sweatshirts, cardigans, polo shirts, sun hats, PE kits, bags & rucksacks can be purchased from Penelope Ann, based on Tangiers Road, Copnor. Please click here to access the Penelope Ann website.

School trousers, skirts, pinafores and plain white polo shirts can be purchased from any uniform stockist, such as Tesco, Asda.

PE Kit

PE kit is to be worn to school on PE days.

  • Blue St Swithun’s PE t-shirt
  • Blue St Swithun’s shorts
  • Plain Navy tracksuit for colder days
  • Trainers or plimsolls – these are not needed for Reception Year children until the summer term
    • In line with local authority guidelines, children who participate in dance and gymnastics will be in bare feet for the lesson
  • All kit must be clearly named
  • Long hair must be securely tied back during PE lessons
  • Earrings must be removed or taped over during PE lessons


  • Children are expected to have smart sensible haircuts
  • Dyed hair, shaved heads or inappropriate haircuts are not permitted
  • Girls’ hair should be tied back at all times, with small hair accessories or hair bands that are white and blue
  • Sunhats are acceptable in the summer months

General Information

  • Trousers must be of an appropriate material i.e. not denim, cord or tracksuit, and of a tailored appearance
  • Skirts, pinafores and summer dresses should be of a reasonable length
  • Children may wear watches and simple stud earrings, maximum of one per ear
  • The wearing of other jewellery is not permitted
  • Fashion shoes or trainers are not acceptable for school wear
  • As guidance:
    • Winter uniform is to be worn from October half term to Easter holidays weather dependant
    • Summer uniform is to be worn from Easter holidays to October half term weather dependant

Winter Uniform for Boys

  • Blue St Swithun’s school sweatshirt
  • St Swithun’s white polo shirt, or plain white polo shirt
  • Grey trousers
  • Grey socks
  • Sensible black shoes, no laces

Summer Uniform for Boys

  • Grey, Tailored shorts may be worn
  • Sensible black shoes, no sandals, no laces

Winter Uniform for Girls

  • Blue St Swithun’s sweatshirt or blue St Swithun’s cardigan
  • St Swithun’s school white polo shirt, or plain white polo shirt
  • Grey skirt, trousers or pinafore dress
  • Grey tights
  • Sensible black shoes, no laces

Summer Uniform for Girls

  • Blue and white checked gingham dress
  • White socks
  • Sensible black shoes, no sandals, no laces