Uniform and Equipment - Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form
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Uniform and Equipment

Uniform List

Students are required to wear:

The school uniform for girls comprises of:The school uniform for boys comprises of:
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form black suit jacketBlythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form black suit jacket
White and blue pinstriped open neck blouse or plain white open neck blouse or plain white shirt (long or short sleeved)White and blue pinstriped shirt (long or short sleeved) or plain white shirt (long or short sleeved)
Blue striped scarf with swan emblem or Blue and black clip on tieBlue and black clip on tie
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form knee-length skirt or Black suit style trousersBlack suit style trousers
Black and blue pullover or slipover or Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form fleece (optional garments)Black and blue pullover or slipover or Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form fleece (optional garments)
Flat black, leather shoes. Boots, platform soles, high heels and trainers are NOT allowed. Flat black, leather shoes. Boots, platform soles, high heels and trainers are NOT allowed.
A plain dark outer coat. Denim, leather, hoodies or brightly coloured coats with large motifs or slogans are NOT permittedA plain dark outer coat. Denim, leather, hoodies or brightly coloured coats with large motifs or slogans are NOT permitted
Hijabs must be a plain dark colour.

Our uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the positive ethos of the school and maintaining high standards.

It is expected that girls wishing to wear a skirt to school, should wear the compulsory Blythe Bridge High School skirt, which should show the blue band and be knee length. Alternatively, for girls and boys, black suit style/tailored trousers are also acceptable. We do not permit jeans, jeggings, tapered trousers or tight, stretchy trousers; this means they must be wider at the hem than at the knee and loose enough for the hem to cover the back of the shoe. The only sweaters or fleeces allowed in school are those that form part of the school uniform. In addition, all students are expected to wear black, flat leather school shoes, no canvas shoes or trainers. Hoodies should not be worn to school; a plain dark outer coat is acceptable but no denim, leather or brightly coloured coats with large motifs or slogans.

We would also like to draw your attention to our policy on hair, make-up and jewellery. We do not allow extreme hair styles such as lines or strips shaved into the hair, unnatural colouring of hair or holiday braids. Minimal, natural looking make-up is allowed and we allow clear colourless nail polish to be worn. Importantly, acrylic or false nails are not allowed and students will be asked to remove them. Jewellery should be limited to a wrist watch and one pair of studs in the ear lobes (one in each). Piercings of any sort are strictly forbidden.

We consider smart dress to be very important for all students and appreciate parental support in ensuring that high standards are maintained. As a school we monitor students’ uniform and also regularly reward those students who consistently wear their uniform with pride and respect our high expectations. Students attending school wearing the incorrect school uniform without a clear written explanation from parents/carers, may be sent home to change into correct school uniform before being allowed into lessons.

If you are unsure of the suitability of a garment, please check the school website before purchasing.

PE Uniform List

Girls Boys
Games shirt Games shirt
Black school PE shorts (not cycling shorts) Black school PE shorts (not cycling shorts)
Black football socks Black football socks
Football boots Football boots
Black badges PE polo shirt Black badges PE polo shirt
Training shoes Training shoes
Shin guards Shin guards
Black swimming costume Gum shield
Towel Black swimming trunks (not shorts)
Blythe Swim School Hat* Towel
Blythe Swim School hat*
*Can be purchased through Miss Martin at the swimming pool
  1. If students are unable to actively participate in the PE lesson, a note from parents is required. ALL students MUST bring PE KIT as they will be expected to officiate/coach if they cannot actively take part.
  2. All kit should be clearly labelled.
  3. Forgotten kit – kit may be borrowed but this will be recorded with a kit mark in the staff register.
  4. For health and Safety reasons, NO valuables should be worn. Watches, money and jewellery will be collected before the lesson and locked away. Recently pierced ears must be covered by a plaster. Any valuables left in the changing rooms are left at a student’s own risk.
  5. Long hair must be securely tied back.
  6. A towel should be brought to all lessons as showering is necessary on occasions.
  7. In swimming, anyone with a medical condition e.g. epilepsy, asthma, heart condition must wear a differently coloured cap to the rest of the class. Minor medical conditions – WHITE. Major medical conditions – RED. Blythe Swim School hats of all colours are available for purchase from school


National Schoolwear Centres (99-101 Stafford Street, Hanley, ST1 1LS, 01782 272991) is our chosen uniform supplier.

Message from National Schoolwear Centres:

National Schoolwear Centres Hanley are the stockists of your school uniform.

We are a retail shop in Hanley city centre, close to the shopping centre and several large car parks. We are open six days each week from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday. You are very welcome to visit our shop and make use of our experienced staff to help with your purchases. All our staff have many years experience in schoolwear and are experts in sizing your child. We have changing room facilities and accept either card or cash payment.

If you prefer we do offer mail order, if you either call us on the number above or use the email address above and include your telephone number we can contact you to discuss requirements and arrange to post out to you.

If you have questions or queries regarding stock or sizings please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our very best to be of assistance.

Kind regards

The National Schoolwear Centres Team

National Schoolwear Centres Uniform Pricelist

Students will be able to try on items before making a purchase, which will be more convenient, saving both time and money for parents. Our PE uniform is also reasonably priced and is also available from National Schoolwear Centres in Hanley.

National Schoolwear Centres are open all summer to enable you to purchase your uniform in time for the new academic year.

Equipment List

Please find below a list of equipment every student must have for every lesson. These items form part of our 5 a day:

  • Blue/black and green pens
  • Pencils
  • A ruler
  • A scientific calculator
  • A reading book