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School Uniform

School Uniform for Years 7 to 11 

The wearing of the Birchwood uniform is expected of students in Years 7-11. If there is any reason why a student cannot wear the correct school uniform, then they should bring a letter from home explaining why and for how long the situation is expected to last. Students with a medical condition that prevents them from abiding by our uniform expectations must have a letter from a medical professional explaining this.

Students should expect an internal sanction for breach of uniform. A uniform card will be issued by the relevant Head of Year to any student who is not in full uniform for an “acceptable” reason. The card can then be shown to any member of staff who questions the deficiency. 

Information on PE Uniform can be found by clicking the link on the right-hand side. 

Uniform Suppliers

1. Esquared Clothing

Birchwood High School uniform can now be purchased from Esquared Clothing. 

Please visit to browse the selection of uniform, identify what they are looking for select, order and pay.

2. Khalsa Schoolwear

Uniform can also be purchased through Khalsa Schoolwear. Please visit: for more details. 

General Uniform Items

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

Pre-Loved Uniform

Please note that the PSFA have some pre-loved uniform available and encourage parent/carers to make use of this. If you would like more information, please contact

Uniform Item Required or Optional Branded or Generic

Blazer: maroon fitted blazer with silver braiding and embroidered Birchwood logo.

Required Branded Birchwood Blazer

Blouse (no tie)

Required Generic

Shirt (with tie)

Required Generic 
Jumper: maroon with Birchwood branding Optional Branded Birchwood Jumper
Trousers: smart black ‘business suit style’ not to include leggings, jeans, jeggings or other skinny tight-fitting fashion trousers. Required Generic
Skirt: knee-length tartan skirt. Required Branded Birchwood Skirt
Ties: silver with burgundy stripe. Required (Boys) Branded Birchwood Tie
Socks/Tights: plain black, grey or white ankle or knee-length socks or plain black opaque tights. Required but Tights Optional Generic
Shoes: classic black waterproof school shoes without logo. Trainers, plimsolls, sling-backs, high heels, platform shoes and boots are not permitted. Required Generic
General Points:
  • Blazers must be worn at all times unless a teacher gives a student permission to remove them.  
  • One plain gold/silver stud earring 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, or when students are in outdoor areas. They should not be worn at any time in the school building. Denim, leather and track-suit type jackets and hooded tops are not acceptable. These and other jackets regarded as unsuitable for school will be confiscated.  
  • Shirts/Blouses must be tucked in at all times (front and back).  
  • Trousers should be smart black ‘business suit style’, not 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.  
  • Skirts should be worn properly on the waist and should be on the knee. Students are not permitted to roll up their skirts. 
  • Students are not permitted to adapt their jumpers, for example, by tying them at the back.  
  • Hair colouring which the school deems as unnatural or a fashionable extreme is not permitted. Hairbands 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. In Years 10 and 11, it may be worn discreetly. Nail painting, false nails and false eyelashes are not acceptable.  
  • Bags should be large enough to accommodate A4 ring binders and to carry all of each day’s books comfortably.  
  • Students may wear a plain black scarf to and from school and outside at lunchtime. Students should not wear scarves in the school buildings.  
  • Shoes must be black leather and no trainers of any description should be worn.