At Ralph Sadleir we take great pride in our uniform and our pupils are expected to conform to the uniform code. We would like to thank you in advance, for your help and support in ensuring that your child is always smartly turned out.
All children are expected to wear school uniform and a list of items is shown below. In particular, we ask for your support in respect of sensible footwear and the wearing of a predominantly plain navy blue (with or without the school crest) or predominantly black coat or anorak.
Children with hair past shoulder length or whose fringe is affecting their vision are required to tie it back neatly. All pupils should retain their natural hair colour and not use tints/dyes, gel and hair decorations during term time, extreme shaved styles or those with patterns will not be acceptable. Make-up, acrylic nails and/or nail varnish should not be worn.
School uniform should be functional not fashionable in terms of safety, durability and comfort, and should be suitable for the weather and school buildings, grounds and furniture.
Each item of clothing, including sports kit should be marked with the pupil’s name in order to help us to return lost property to the owner. Games and P.E. kit should be brought to school on Games and Physical Education days and taken home again. A bag suitable for carrying books and equipment to and from school is recommended, preferably black or navy.
Apart from watches, which also should be named, we think it better if no articles of value are brought to school. Children are not permitted to wear jewellery, except for small plain gold / silver studs. Pupils with pierced ears will be expected to remove their earrings for all PE and Games activities. In the event of it not being possible to remove an earring it must be covered with tape. If you are going to allow your child to get their ears pierced then over the summer holidays is the most sensible time. Activities where the wearer of a covered earring could cause injury to the wearer, or to another pupil, the teacher has the discretion to restrict the participation of the wearer.
Please contact Kids Connections, Hertford
The following items for PE, are only available from Kids Connections in Hertford. All other PE and uniform items are on the Uniform List, further down the page.
|BOYS SPORTS KIT||GIRLS SPORTS KIT|
|Reversable Navy / Sky Rugby Shirt **||Polo Shirt Navy / Sky|
|Shorts Navy / Sky||Navy Shorts|
|Polo - Navy//Sky||Skirt Navy|
|Short socks white||Games Socks Navy / Sky or short white or blue socks|
|Football boots, trainers, shin pads and gum shield (strongly advised)||Hockey or Football boots|
|Games Socks Navy / Sky||trainers, shin pads, gum shield (strongly advised)|
|** available from school|
|Joggers - plain navy blue|
|Sweatshirt, plain navy blue with Ralph Sadleir badge **|
|Navy Cap (for sun protection)|
All other items on the Ralph Sadleir Uniform List can be purchased from Kids Connections – www.kidsconnections.co.uk – or any good retailer.
Only Ties and Sun Caps are only available from the school.
Skirts/Trousers (tailored not fashion)
Girls’ Uniform List
- Pale blue open-necked blouse (long or short sleeve) without tie
- Plain navy blue skirt, approx knee length (no slits in seams) or plain tailored navy blue trousers.
- Plain navy blue V-necked pullover (a V-necked cardigan may be worn but must be fastened at all times)
- Plain, sensible black shoes with low heels not platforms. In the interest of health and safety, the foot must be covered to protect it at all times.
- White or navy blue ankle or knee socks – plain navy opaque tights for winter
- Plain navy blue or black top coat or anorak (reflective markings are allowed) no big logos.
- Dark blue or black hair bands or ties if required
Boys Uniform list
- Plain dark grey/black trousers – waist height, not hipster style.
- Plain pale blue shirt (long or short sleeved)
- Plain navy blue V-necked pullover
- School tie (available from the school)
- Black shoes (must be shoes not trainers – polishable, no logos)
- Black, dark grey or navy-blue socks
- Plain navy blue or black top coat or anorak (reflective markings are allowed) no big logos
- Protective apron for Art and Craft (can be purchased from school)
The Summer Term
In Year 5, pupils will need a swimming costume (no bikinis or Bermuda type shorts) and a towel for some of their Monday Games lessons in the Summer term.
Long hair should be covered with a swimming hat.
- Dictionary and exercise book covers are available from school.
- Pupils should retain their natural hair colour and refarin from tints/dyes and hair decorations during term time. Decorative or extreme cuts are not acceptable.
- Earrings: small plain gold/silver studs to be worn in the ear lobe (no more than one in each ear)
- Other jewellery is considered unsuitable for school.
- Acrylic nails and/or nail varnish should not be worn.
- Casual sweatshirts, ‘hoodies’ or denim clothes are not acceptable.
- Mobile phones and other electronic equipment may only be brought in to school with permission from parents and must be handed into the office everyday.
All clothing and equipment should be marked with the pupil’s name.
Equipment List – All Pupils
- A blue fountain/cartridge pen or a blue Berol handwriting pen
- A red fibre-tip / ball point pen
- A purple fibre-tip / ball point pen
- HB pencil for Maths for Year 5 to Year 8
- Graphite pencils (including 2B drawing pencil for Art) for Year 7 and Year 8
- Coloured pencils (not felt pens)
- A 30cm transparent ruler
- A 15cm ruler
- Glue stick
- Safety Scissors
- Pencil eraser
- Dictionary (Year 7 and Year 8)
- Plastic wallet/polyfile/concertina style folder
A bag suitable for carrying books and equipment to and from school is recommended, preferably black or navy.
Keeping your child’s property safe is their own responsibility. Their teachers are very busy people and, whilst they will do what they can to help return lost items, they have other priorities to deal with.
Every piece of your child’s property should be named and, if so, it should be quickly returned to them directly to their class teacher if it is mislaid. If not, suggest that your child first looks in the ‘Lost Property’ box which is outside the Inside Changing Rooms and in their cloakroom area (preferably before or after school when it is not full of bags and coats).
Every effort is made to find items of property and clothing that ‘go missing’. Items are every often found where the pupil last used them so retracing their steps is a good first move.