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, which is 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 expected to be in school at all times and all children are expected to change into their PE kit for participation in activities and all must be clearly named in a drawstring PE bag.

  • Blue St Swithun’s PE t-shirt
  • Royal blue shorts
  • Trainers or plimsolls – these are not needed for Early Years children until the summer term
  • In line with Local Authority guidelines, children participate in dance and gymnastics in bare feet
  • All kit must be named and stored in a drawstring PE bag and taken home every half term for washing
  • 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 summer months
  • No other headwear is acceptable

General Information

  • Trousers must be of an appropriate material i.e. not denim, cord or track suit, 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 a 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
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