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

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.

During these difficult times we do ask that you only attend where possible with one adult and the child needing the uniform, as we are a small shop it is imperative that we still try to continue social distancing as much as possible. Whilst wearing offace coverings is no longer compulsory again we do ask that you consider wearing one when visiting our shop. Our primary aim is to keep everyone safe whilst trying to beat COVID-19.

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.


All students should wear sturdy, flat black, leather/leather-look school shoes. Boots, platform soles, high heels and trainers are not part of the school uniform.

Hair & make-up

We do not allow extreme hair styles such as: lines or steps shaved into the hair, unnatural colouring of hair or holiday braids. Make-up should be discreet and used only to cover blemishes. Heavy use of foundation, fake tan, eye make-up (including false eyelashes), coloured nails, false nails and lipstick are not allowed.


This should be limited to a wrist watch and one pair of studs in the ear lobes (one in each).

Piercings of any description are strictly prohibited.

If you are unsure about which trousers are allowed, please see the example below indicating which styles are acceptable, or contact the school directly. Examples of acceptable styles are also on display in the school’s main reception.

Students attending school wearing the incorrect school uniform without a clear written explanation from parents/carers, will be sent home to change into correct school uniform before being allowed into lessons.

Uniform List

Students are required to wear:

We consider smart dress and pride in appearance to be very important for all students and expect parental support in ensuring that high standards are maintained.

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


  • Boys and girls have the option of a black and blue pullover or sleeveless slipover.
  • Flat black shoes. Boots, platform soles and high heels, are not allowed. Trainers must be reserved for PE
  • A plain dark outer coat. Denim, leather or brightly coloured coats with large motifs or slogans are NOT permitted
  • Make-up, including coloured nail varnish, is not allowed
  • Jewellery is not allowed, with the exception of a wrist watch and one stud per ear
  • Hair styles must be appropriate for school, no eccentric hair styles or extreme styles
  • No unnatural coloured hair
  • No motifs or lines to be shaven into the hair
  • No holiday braids
  • Hair accessories worn by girls should be black


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. In line with the National Curriculum requirements a note from parents is required if students are unable to actively participate in the PE lesson. ALL students MUST bring PE KIT as they will be expected to officiate/coach in accordance with the National Curriculum.
  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. NO valuables to be worn, all watches, money and jewellery, will be collected before the lesson and locked away. Pierced ears must be plastered over if recently pierced. Any valuables left in the changing rooms are left at your 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 complaint 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
  8. Boys will need to bring swimming trunks or spare underpants to wear under shorts for all activities, both for personal hygiene and comfort