The HMS school uniform was chosen after consultation with parents/carers, trustees and pupils. The agreed school wear reflects the school’s aims, ethos and aspirations as a place of learning. It is smart and sensible for everyday wear and presents a good image of the pupils and their school when they are on public display. The school colours are green and white and these are mirrored in pupils’ sportswear.

Uniform should be appropriate both with regard to the uniform guidance (see below) and in the judgement of Senior Staff.

The HMS school uniform comprises:

  • Bottle green school sweatshirt with HMS school logo
  • Plain white polo shirt with/without school logo
  • Plain black/grey formal school trousers or shorts (no leggings, jeans or jean-like trousers or shorts, no tight cycling style shorts of similar, shorts a long length not unduly short), no logos, studs or obvious zips
  • Plain black/grey formal school skirt; knee-length, not unduly short and not jersey stretch fabric
  • Plain, black leather/leather effect polished shoes or low-heeled shoes or ankle boots. No suede, trainers, obvious logos or branding and no adornments*
For full details, see our School Uniform Guidance (PDF)
 

* For health and safety reasons, pupils will be expected to change their footwear for PE lessons.

The PE kit requirements can be found below.

Ordering Uniform

HMS uniform can be ordered from Michael Sehgal & Sons online (External URL)

Information on our uniform recycling scheme can be found here.

  • Jewellery – watches and stud earrings are acceptable. One stud earring per ear lobe is acceptable.
  • Small, plain, black belts are acceptable
  • A reasonable amount of make-up may be worn
  • No nail varnish
  • No extreme hairstyles (no shaved patterns/areas, no dyed hair)

PE Uniform

Please see this link (PDF)  for our PE kit and footwear requirements. 

Examples of PE Footwear

PE Footwear Guidance (PDF)

PE Kit Tips

  • PE bag should be large enough to accommodate all kit, boots and trainers
  • Include a carrier bag for wet and muddy footwear
  • Write the pupil’s surname along the foot of PE socks in permanent pen
  • Write names on the inside of hems as well as on labels
  • Choose shorts with a white label rather than a black label, as it is easier to write on a white label
  • For health and safety reasons, pupils will be expected to change their footwear for PE lessons

In order to assist parents and pupils to comply with the school’s uniform code, further clarification is given below.

School Sweatshirts

  • Students must wear/bring a school sweatshirt to school every day.
  • No other sweatshirts must be worn within school.
  • No cardigans or jumpers must be worn.
  • If an additional layer is needed it should be a coat, jacket or a plain zipped sweatshirt. It must be removed upon arrival at school.

School Trousers/Skirts/Shorts

  • Formal school trousers do not include black jeans, black canvas trousers of any type, or cotton chino trousers.
  • The trousers should not have any rivets/studs in the pockets.
  • Trousers should also be full length and not rolled up at the ankle. Leggings/leggings style trousers of any type are not acceptable.
  • Skirts and shorts should be of a respectable length. Very short, tight, tube style skirts are not appropriate. Knee length skirts and shorts are appropriate.

Hosiery

  • Plain grey, white or black socks or tights

Hairstyles

  • No extreme hairstyles (no shaved patterns or areas, no dyed hair)

Mobile Phones

Pupils are allowed to bring a mobile phone to school. However they must be switched off when arriving at school. They must not be used/ checked during the school day. If parents/carers need to urgently contact their child during the school day please contact the school office (01434 602533). If a matter is urgent pupils can contact parents/carers at break or lunch from the school office. Mobile phones are brought at pupils’ own risk and school does not accept any responsibility for the loss of mobile phones.

We ask that HMS pupils are organised and ready for learning. Pupils should have the correct equipment to carry out their learning. This equipment is essential in allowing pupils to learn effectively. Support is available to purchase equipment, please always contact us to discuss this.

Classrooms are stocked with spare equipment so that learning will never be impacted by a lack of equipment.

Years 5 & 6

In Key Stage 2, pupils will be provided with an HMS branded book bag – this will be used as their ‘folder’ around school.

Pupils may wish to use a backpack/larger bag to/from school which they can store on their class pegs.

Pupils will also need:

  • Reading book (children visit the library weekly)
  • Pencil case (small enough for their book bag)
  • HMS Planner (provided by school)
  • Black pen(s)
  • Red pen(s)
  • Pencil
  • 30cm ruler
  • Rubber
  • Glue stick
  • Clear water bottle with secure top

Pupils in KS2 can wear their PE kit to school on PE days – your child’s timetable will indicate which days the lessons will be on.

Year 5 children will need suitable boots and waterproofs for Forest School lessons – these can be stored in the school sheds. Spares are always available.

Pupils may wish to bring a small purse-like bag which they can keep with them to carry their mobile phone (should they choose to bring one to school – these must be turned off at all times).

We ask that all equipment be named clearly. Lost property is stored next to the HMS Office.

Years 7 & 8

In Key Stage 3, pupils will need an A4 folder secured with elastic or a zip to keep them organised during the day. 

Pupils will need a backpack/larger bag for school which they will keep with them during the day. 

Pupils will also need:

  • Reading book (children visit the library regularly)
  • Pencil case
  • HMS Planner (provided by school)
  • Black pen(s)
  • Red pen(s)
  • Pencil
  • 30cm ruler
  • Rubber
  • Glue stick
  • Scientific calculator (can be ordered from school)
  • Clear water bottle with secure top

Pupils in KS3 will need a bag for their PE kit which they will bring between home and school. 

Pupils may wish to bring a small purse-like bag which they can keep with them to carry their mobile phone (should they choose to bring one to school – these must be turned off at all times).

We ask that all equipment be named clearly.

Lost property is stored next to the HMS Office.