Uniform and equipment
At Westfield School we are committed to high standards of uniform and appearance from all members of our community. We believe smart uniform and appearance are very important: providing our students with a shared identity, encouraging pride in appearance and allowing for positive community recognition. It also reflects the highest standards and expectations we set throughout the school. All students are expected to wear the appropriate agreed school dress at all times in school and for education related visits in the appropriate way.
Many retailers will advertise and sell fashion trousers/skirts as school uniform. Please be cautious and remember all uniform must adhere to our uniform expectations. If you require advice before purchase, please contact school.
All students are expected to wear the appropriate agreed school dress at all times in school and for education related visits in the appropriate way.
- Black blazer or black v-neck jumper with embroidered badge.
Versions of the blazer with the old logo are allowed.
Students should wear their blazers/jumpers at all times in the school building, unless permission is given by members of staff. This includes lunch and break times. Blazer and/or jumper sleeves must be rolled down at all times. The Westfield v-neck, black jumper is the only permitted jumper allowed to be worn by students. Please note that the grey, v-neck jumpers are no longer part of our uniform.
- School tie.
Ties should be worn, which are a different colour for each Hall. Ties should be worn at all times, except PE lessons. Altering or defacing a school tie means that it is no longer fit for purpose and consequently it will be removed and the student will have to replace it.
- White shirt.
This must be a formal, collared shirt, with buttons up to the neck, but can be short or long sleeved. This must be tucked in at all times and, if long-sleeved, should have the sleeves rolled down.
- Plain black trousers.
These must be full-length, smart, formal trousers (with a waistband, zip and button).
No jeans, skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings or chino style trousers.
- Plain black skirt.
This must be formal, at least knee-length and loose fitting.
- Plain black footwear.
All the visible parts of the shoe must be black. Please see guidance below. Pumps are permitted with a small logo, however no ‘peep toes’ or ‘slingbacks’.
Non-uniform Jumpers and Hoodies
Hoodies and any other non-uniform jumpers are not to be worn on site and will be confiscated by staff. Parents/carers will be required to come to school to collect these items. They will not be handed back to students until the end of the last day of a half term.
Compulsory items of PE kit:
- Westfield polo shirt.
- Black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings.
- Plain black sweatshirt or hoody with no logo (to be used only in PE lessons).
- Suitable sporting trainers are permitted; however, we do not allow the use of pumps in any form.
- All students must have suitable swimwear; swimming trunks above the knee, a one piece swimming costume.
- All jewellery to be removed.
Optional items of PE kit:
- Westfield PE shorts.
- Westfield rugby top or a plain, black top.
- Shin pads are advisable for sports such as football, rugby and hockey.
- Boots suitable for activities on the field are advisable.
- All GCSE PE students must wear a Westfield GCSE polo shirt. This can be purchased through the PE department.
- Students are allowed to wear plain black shorts or tracksuit bottoms or leggings.
We strongly encourage parents to purchase and reinforce the importance of wearing a mouth guard with their child, when taking part in curriculum rugby PE lessons.
Students taking part in extra curricula rugby fixtures and tournaments will be expected to have and wear a mouth guard in order to participate.
where to buy uniform and PE kit
School ties can only be purchased from school reception during normal school hours or during our Uniform Evening (see here for dates).
Outside coats and scarves should not be worn inside the building. Students can use their school bag or locker to store their coat while inside the building. If students do not have a locker, they need to contact Reception.
When a student enters the school building, before school, and at social times, coats must be removed immediately. Students will only be allowed to put their coat on as they are leaving the building for social times and at the end of Period 5.
On health and safety grounds, we do not allow students to wear excessive amounts of jewellery in our school. Students are not permitted to wear rings. Parents/carers should also be aware that tattoos and the wearing of eye jewellery, large or 'hoop' earrings, nose rings and other facial or muscle jewellery, including tongue piercings, is not permitted. We advise that all piercings should be carried out at the very beginning of the summer holiday to allow time for healing and safe removal at the start of the new academic year.
Please be aware that false fingernails are also not permitted. Students who come to school in false nails will placed in School Remove until they are taken off.
Wearing of Non-Permitted Uniform
Students will not be allowed to go through the school day wearing non-permitted uniform. Student uniform will be checked every morning by staff at the Ready Gate. If a student arrives at school wearing non-permitted uniform, they will be required to go to the Ready Room to change into uniform provided by school (Blazers, Jumpers, Trousers, Shoes). They will leave their non-permitted item(s) with school and swap back at the end of the school day.
Students are not allowed to use mobile phones, smartwatches or earphones at school. Any mobile phone, smartwatch or earphones that are seen or heard during the school day will be confiscated by staff and parents will be required to collect the confiscated item from reception. If a student chooses to bring any of these items to school to use after school, these items should be switched off and put away in bags at the Ready Gate prior to the student entering school grounds, and should remain off and in bags for the duration of the school day – including break times and lunch time.
We will give every student a paper planner in September which will contain their timetable, space to record home learning, and a page for each week to record ARKS points and behavioural comments.
Planners will support students to be more organised and will allow for clearer communication between home and school. Students will be expected to bring their planner to school every day, and have it out on their desk in very lesson. They are a key part of our new approach.
We want to ensure that students are ready to learn in their lessons. Having the right equipment is key to this. Every student must have:
- Student Planner (issued by school).
- Pencil case.
- One black pen.
- One purple pen.
- Scientific Calculator (recommended to be purchased through school).
- School bag, preferably a rucksack.
Confiscation of Non-Permitted Items
If a student is seen wearing a non-uniform jumper/hoodie on site, or if their mobile phone, smartwatch or earphones are seen or heard, the item will be confiscated by the member of staff. It will be taken to reception and can be picked up by parents/carers at the end of the school day between 2.45-4.00 p.m., or on a subsequent day.
You can find out more about what happens when students do not follow these rules by reading our page about behaviour and rewards.