All pupils are expected to wear the Bede’s school uniform. Sixth Form and Pre-Sixth students to wear formal business attire.
Please find to follow information regarding Bede’s School uniform and how it can be purchased. Bede’s has two main suppliers of uniform; the main school uniform, including school blazer, is supplied by School Blazer. Our sports kit is supplied by New Balance and links to both suppliers’ sites are to follow.
Main School Uniform (Applicable to Years 9, 10 and 11)
• Bede's blue blazer - only available from www.schoolblazer.com
• Bede's blue and green jumper - only available from www.schoolblazer.com
• Bede's charcoal trousers - only available from www.schoolblazer.com
• House Kilt must be no more than 5cm above the knee - only available from www.schoolblazer.com
• Bede's house tie www.schoolblazer.com
• White long-sleeved shirt
• Black leather shoes (no suede)
• Dark business-like waterproof coat (optional but must be long enough to cover the entire school blazer)
Must / Must not
a. School blue tweed blazers must be worn at all times.
b. School grey trousers (purchased from School Blazer) must be worn with a white shirt (with top button done up) and house tie or with a collared blouse and house tie. Shirts must always be tucked in.
c. Kilts must not be altered (including rolled), must be of an appropriate length, recommended to be no more than 5cm above the knee and must be worn with a white open necked collared blouse / shirt and be tucked in.
d. Jumpers must be the blue v-neck jumper with green trim (purchased from School Blazer). The jumper must be worn in addition to the blazer and not instead of the blazer. House hoodies and other jumpers or sweatshirts must not be worn.
e. White or black ankle length socks must be worn with a house kilt or neutral, plain blue or black tights or no socks must be worn with a house kilt. White socks should not be worn with school trousers. Knee length socks must not be worn.
f. Shoes must be all black, must be leather or leather look and must be a traditional shoe that can be polished. Canvas shoes, trainers and any boots must not be worn. Sliders must not be worn.
g. Pupils must not have nose piercings, eyebrow piercings, tongue piercings, lip piercings or septum piercings.
h. Headphones must not be worn or on show around the school site.
Should / Should not
a. Coats should cover the suit jacket and should only be navy or black. They can be made of waterproof or wool material. New Balance Sport Jackets can be worn as a school coat.
b. Tights should not be ripped and will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
c. Jewellery should be discreet. Makeup should be discreet.
d. Hair should be discreet in style, worn tidily and in a natural tone. Makeup should be discreet, Junior pupils should be clean shaven.
e. Nail length and style should be discreet and should be practical for school.
Sixth Form and Pre Sixth Uniform
With the exception of the house tie (which is available from School Blazer) Sixth Form uniform can be purchased from any retailer or supplier but must conform to the following:
• Plain or Striped Shirts (light colours)
• Bede’s house tie or scarf*
• V-neck jumper (optional)
• Long dark waterproof coat
All pupils should wear black shoes which must be leather or leather look and must be a traditional shoe that can be polished. Canvas shoes, trainers or trainer style shoes (including for example VANS and Nike Airforce) and boots are not acceptable. Dr.Martens shoes may be worn but not ankle or high boot types.
Must / Must not
a. Blazers must be worn at all times.
b. Jumpers must be worn in addition to the blazer and not instead of the blazer. Hoodies (including House Hoodies), sweatshirts, track suit tops or cardigans must not be worn.
c. Coats must be worn in addition to the blazer and not instead of the blazer.
d. Collared shirts or collared blouses must be worn with trousers. Otherwise, collared or non-collared blouses either patterned or plain must be worn. Vest tops (for clarity, a top that has straps), low cut tops, T-shirts, polo shirts or crop tops must not be worn.
e. Pupils must wear some form of house identity with their senior outfits – this can be in the form of a tie, scarf or badge at the discretion of their Hm.
f. Skirts or Dresses must be appropriate and professional office attire. Skirts must not be Denim or look ‘stretchy’ eg. Lycra. Shorts must not be worn. Dresses must have sleeves (for clarity, not a top that has straps or no shoulder covering)
g. Trousers must not be Denim or look ‘stretchy’ eg. Lycra and for clarity, must not be jeans or leggings.
h. Knee length socks or fishnet tights must not be worn.
i. Shoes or boots must not be canvas or trainers. Shoes or boots should be suede, leather or leather-look. Sliders or knee-high boots must not be worn.
j. Nose piercings or septum piercings must be discreet (with a small clear or skin colour stud / bar).
k. Pupils must not have eyebrow piercings, tongue piercings or lip piercings.
l. Facial hair must be tidy, of even length and no longer than 5mm in length.
m. Pupils must have no visible tattoos.
n. Headphones must not be worn or on show around the school site.
Should / Should not
a. Jewellery should be discreet. Makeup should be discreet.
b. A plain coat which should cover the blazer, the New Balance sport coat may be worn.
c. Hair should be a natural colour, clean and tidy.
d. Nail length should be practical for school.
Our sports kit is available through New Balance and can be ordered from them online via the following link: https://www.newbalanceteam.co.uk/category/bedes
If you have a query related to a kit order, please contact email@example.com
All queries with regards to uniform and sports apparel should be directed to the respective helpdesks:
School Blazer (School Uniform) 0333 7000 703 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Balance (Sports Apparel) 0113 824 5353 email@example.com