The Department for Education strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone.

Rhyddings Uniform Policy – Revised September 2018

Uniform regulations are listed below. If an item of clothing or footwear is not listed, it is not school uniform.

YEARS 7-10
Black tailored trousers or black knee length tailored skirt
White collared shirt [no rever collars permitted]
Black Rhyddings Blazer with logo on pocket flap
House Continent colour specific Rhyddings tie (repeated logo design)
Black ‘V’ neck jumper with grey detail around neck (optional)
Black,grey or white socks or black tights
Plain black flat shoes – no black trainers, boots or canvas pumps/shoes

Black tailored trousers or knee length skirt
White collared shirt [no rever collars permitted]
Plain black flat shoes – no black trainers, boots or canvas pumps/shoes
Plain black, grey, white socks or plain black or natural tights
Rhyddings dark navy Year 11 tie (repeated logo design); maroon tie for prefects; black tie for Junior Leadership Team
Rhyddings Year 11 grey V neck jumper with black trim – no other jumper or cardigan is permitted

All years
Skirt – No pencil skirts which would restrict movement or lycra type ‘clingy’ skirts or trousers.
Shoes – Must be of a material that can be polished. No black trainers, boots or canvas pumps/shoes
Plain black hijab may be worn
Outdoor coats – Outdoor coats or jackets should be of a dark colour, ideally with a reflective strip or piping for safety. All outdoor clothing (coats, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves etc) must be removed on entry to classrooms.

PE KIT – ALL YEARS (all except trainers should be Surridge branded)
Boys and Girls
One black/white training shirt
One pair of black football socks
One pair of black football shorts (Asian heritage girls are allowed to wear black tracksuit bottoms)
Trainers – must not be black-soled for indoor use

Hair of shoulder length or longer should be tied back

Please also note the additional points below:

  • No makeup, nail polish, acrylic nails or facial piercings
  • Only one pair of gold or silver stud earrings can be worn, however these should be removed for PE
  • No unnatural hair colours and no designs/patterns in the hair
  • No “hoodie” sweatshirt/jumpers
  • Any hairbands must be black


  • Students are not expected to remove coats at the gate if it is bad weather or cold.
  • They are expected to have coats off in the school building when arriving to lessons.
  • If large winter coats do not fit in school bags then students can carry coats over their arm around school.
  • Wet coats are not expected to be in school bags; in lessons they are expected to be at the back of chairs.

All students must have a bag for their books and equipment, which should include two pens, pencil and ruler and planner at the very minimum.

All items should be clearly labelled with the student’s name and form.
For further clarification on any aspect of uniform or appearance please contact the school.

Stockists of Uniform (except ties which are available from school):
Whittakers Schoolwear, Oswaldtwistle Mills, Oswaldtwistle / Abbey Street Shopping Centre, 2-4 Abbey Street, Accrington / D Whittaker & Co., 10 Ainsworth Street, Blackburn


The Rhyddings School Shop is open from 8.35-9am each morning. Students can buy required equipment – pens, pencils and rulers – as well as a range of other stationery items. Basic stationery items are 10p each or a pen,pencil and a ruler can be purchased for 20p.

As well as selling stationery, students who have attended school out of uniform will be sent to the shop by their form tutors to borrow necessary items including blazers and ties. Students wearing trainers or other inappropriate footwear will be given a pair of canvas pumps to wear for the day. These are disinfected after each wear. Students borrowing uniform items are required to leave a deposit, collectable at the end of the day when items are returned.