Uniform

Our school uniforms are supplied by Fosters Schoolwear Ltd.

See the section on Stockists below for more information.

School Uniform for Years 7 to 11

Girls’ Compulsory School Uniform Years 7 to 11

  • Blazer – Maroon fitted blazer with silver braiding and embroidered Birchwood logo.
  • Blouse – Plain white.
  • Jumper – Maroon.
  • Skirt – Knee-length tartan skirt.
  • Trousers – Smart black ‘business suit style’ not to include leggings, jeans, jeggings or other skinny tight fitting fashion trousers.
  • Socks/Tights – Black or white ankle or knee length socks or plain black opaque tights.
  • Shoes – Classic black waterproof school shoes without logo (trainers, plimsolls, sling-backs, high heels, platform shoes and boots are not permitted. Trainers may only be worn for PE).
Girls High School Uniform
Boys High School Uniform

Boys’ Compulsory School Uniform Years 7 to 11

  • Blazer – Maroon with silver braiding and embroidered Birchwood logo.
  • Shirt – Plain white.
  • Jumper – Maroon.
  • Tie Yr7-9 – Silver with narrow burgundy stripe.
  • Tie Yr10-11 – Silver and burgundy stripe.
  • Trousers – Smart black ‘business suit style’ not to include jeans or other skinny tight fitting fashion trousers.
  • Socks – Black or grey.
  • Shoes – Classic black waterproof shoes without logo (trainers, plimsolls and boots are not permitted. Trainers may be worn for PE only).

General Points

  • Blazers must be worn at all times unless a teacher gives a student permission to remove it.
  • Jewellery: Earrings – one plain gold/silver stud may be worn in each earlobe only. Rings, necklaces and bracelets/charity bands must not be worn. Nose studs and any other types of facial or body piercing are not permitted.
  • Coats/Jackets may only be worn to and from school and outside at lunchtime if it is cold. They should not be worn at any time in the school building. Coats and jackets must be plain and dark. Denim, leather and track-suit type jackets are not acceptable. Jackets with any visible logos, as well as hooded tops, are also not allowed. These and other jackets regarded as unsuitable for school will be confiscated.
  • Shirts/Blouses must be tucked in at all times (front and back, boys and girls).
  • Trousers – Smart black ‘business suit style’ not to include leggings, jeans, jeggings or other skinny tight fitting fashion trousers. Trousers which the school deems as fashionable extremes or which pose health and safety issues are also unacceptable.
  • Ties should reach the top of trousers, in the lower school, with a minimum of 12 stripes showing.
  • Skirts should be worn properly on the waist and should be on the knee. Students are not permitted to roll up their skirts.
  • Jumpers – Students are not permitted to adapt their jumpers, for example, by tying them at the back.
  • Hairstyles – Hair colouring which the school deems as unnatural or a fashionable extreme or shape or style is not permitted. Hair bands are only permitted in black or maroon, they should be plain and be no wider than 3cm.
  • Make-up is not allowed in Years 7, 8 and 9. This includes false nails and eyelashes. In Years 10 and 11 it may be worn discreetly including clear nail varnish. False nails and eyelashes are not acceptable.
  • Bags should be plain and dark with no logos or writing on them. They should be large enough to accommodate A4 ring binders and to carry all of each day’s books comfortably.
  • Scarves – Students may wear a plain black scarf to and from school and outside at lunchtime if it is cold. Students should not wear scarves in the school buildings.
  • Shoes must be black. Trainers, plimsolls, high heels, platforms, boots or any other fashionable extremes should not be worn. Students wearing inappropriate footwear will be given school compliant shoes to wear for the day.

PE Kit

Girls’ Compulsory PE Kit Years 7 to 11

  • Polo shirt white/maroon/black (G920)
  • Skort maroon/black/white (G203)
  • Socks hooped black/maroon
  • Plain white socks (in the summer term)
  • Shin pads
  • Trainers
  • Mouth guard

Boys’ Compulsory PE Kit Years 7 to 11

  • Polo shirt white/maroon/black (G920)
  • Shorts black (DL11)
  • New Zealand Rugby Shorts (1BN)
  • Taped Jersey maroon/black/white (GPP1)
  • Socks hooped black/maroon
  • Shin pads
  • Football boots & Trainers
  • Mouth guard
High School PE Kit

PE Kit - Optional for Girls and Boys

  • ¼ zip top black/maroon/white (B250)
  • Clubhouse tracksuit top/bottoms black/maroon/white
  • Training top black/white
  • Base layer black

PE Kit - General Points:

Tracksuit – Teachers will advise students when the tracksuit can be worn. Hooded tops are not permitted.

Jewellery – Earrings are not permitted. Using tape to cover earrings is not acceptable. Watches, rings and necklaces must not be worn. Nose studs and any other types of facial or body piercing are not permitted.

Sanctions – Two consecutive kit marks will result in a PE lunchtime detention which will be moved to an after school detention if this detention is missed.

Stockists

Fosters Schoolwear

Fosters Schoolwear Ltd

Foster’s appointment system is now live on their website (www.fostersschoolwear.co.uk) for parents to start booking appointments ready for when the shop reopens on 15 June. Due to social distancing guidelines they can only offer two appointments at any one time meaning six appointments per hour. Please note they cannot see anyone that hasn’t booked an appointment.

Fosters have put two videos together to help parents/carers understand how to measure their children for school uniform and sports clothing. Please find below the link to their website for you to be able to watch the videos. Hopefully this will support you to order your children’s uniform now online. https://www.fostersschoolwear.co.uk/size-charts/

They would also like as many parents as possible to register to receive their newsletter on the website and to follow the social media pages so they can communicate with you regarding when the shop reopens on 15 June as well as their new social distancing process for the shop and their click & collect service.

Tel: 01279 653865

Email: Sean@fostersschoolwear.co.uk

Website: www.fostersschoolwear.co.uk

Address: Fosters Schoolwear Limited, 12 Birchanger Industrial Estate, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2TH

General Uniform Items

Items such as shirts, blouses and black trousers may be purchased from many local outlets.