Uniform helps to create a school identity and promotes a safe working atmosphere. We have chosen our uniform after full consultation with our students. It is smart, but practical and we are confident that parents will support us in ensuring that students are correctly dressed for school.
Stowupland High School Navy Blue with V-neck jumper with logo or Cardigan (compulsory and only available from Inces/My Clothing). A school jumper/cardigan must be worn around school but may be removed in lessons.
“Hoodies” may not be worn as a coat or in replacement of the school jumpers. “Hoodies” are not permitted to be worn in the classroom and hoods should be down at all times. Failure to meet this expectation may result in the item being confiscated.
Royal Blue Stowupland High School polo shirt with logo (compulsory and only available from Inces of Stowmarket/My Clothing). Polo shirts without the logo are not acceptable, and coloured and/or long-sleeved tops may not be worn underneath.
Skirts should be black regulation skirt. Skirt should be knee length, made of non-clingy fabric in a tailored design. Skirts bought from other retailers should be indistinguishable from the school skirts available from our uniform provider (Inces/My Clothing).
Trousers should be black, tailored with waistband, pockets and cover the ankle bone. Jeans/ denim fabric, leggings and three-quarter length trousers are not allowed.
Note: Parents/carers are advised to buy black skirts, trousers and shorts from Inces or My Clothing and should be aware that if purchased from other high street providers, their ranges may not be acceptable under our uniform policy so please check carefully.
Shorts should be black tailored; not Lycra.
Note: Parents/carers are advised to buy black skirts, trousers and shorts from Inces/My Clothing and should be aware that if purchased from high street providers, their ranges may not be acceptable under our uniform policy so please check carefully.
Coats should be warm, practical and preferably water/showerproof.
Shoes should be plain black all over and be made of leather or a leather look material. Sensible and comfortable designs are required and for health and safety reasons, canvas material, backless shoes, open toes, ‘pumps’ which do not cover much of the foot, high heels, boots and platform shoes are not acceptable. Skate shoes, canvas shoes, plimsolls and any footwear with coloured logos or branding are not allowed.
Make-up / Jewellery / Hair
We do not encourage students to wear make-up and nail varnish in school. Discreet make-up is allowed but no coloured nail varnish, gel or acrylic nails are allowed.
A watch and one discreet stud or small hoop in each ear is the only permitted jewellery. No other piercings or jewellery is allowed. Hair colours are only allowed within a 'natural' range.
Equipment for Physical Education
Navy Polo Shirt with school logo (compulsory and only available from Inces/My Clothing). Plain Navy Shorts or Plain Navy Training Pants.
N.B. Any permitted jewellery must be removed for Physical Education lessons.
Purchase of Uniform
Inces of Stowmarket is the main stockists of Stowupland High School uniform with school's logo.
Basic uniform can also be ordered from My Clothing and many high-street retailers and supermarkets.
The school offers financial support for families who struggle to meet the cost of uniform; please contact the school to discuss what might be available. In addition, where the school has been donated good quality, pre-worn school uniform we can issue this to families free of charge; we welcome donations of all school uniform which is in good condition.
NOTE: The Headteacher reserves the right to make individual judgements or amendments to the above as fashions and situations arise.