School Uniform

All students are expected to wear the full school uniform. A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students and anyone arriving at school in non-uniform clothing will be sent to St Teresa’s Student Support area until they conform to school uniform regulations. 

Parents are asked to co-operate with the school by insisting that strict school uniform is worn correctly on the way to and from school and in school.  Uniform should be cleaned and pressed regularly and kept in good condition. All uniform must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.  The Parents & Friends Association runs a Second Hand Uniform Shop where good second-hand uniform may be obtained. Grants from the Local Authority may sometimes be obtained towards the cost of the uniform.  Parents should enquire for details from their Local Authority.

Please note: Due to circumstances beyond our control the fabric for the summer skirt has been discontinued. From September 2021, the winter kilt and summer skirt will be replaced by one mid-weight tartan skirt which is to be worn all-year round. The new skirt and matching jumper will be mandatory for the new Year 7 girls joining the school in September 2021. There is no pressure for girls in other years to purchase the new skirt and jumper but of course they can do so if they wish. The winter kilt will be phased out and existing stock in the shop will not be replenished.

School Uniform – Years 7-11

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students and anyone arriving at school in non-uniform clothing will be sent to St Teresa’s Student Support area until they conform to school uniform regulations.

Parents are asked to co-operate with the school by insisting that strict school uniform is worn correctly on the way to and from school and in school. Uniform should be clean and kept in good condition.

Please Note: All uniform must be clearly marked with the student’s name, as should all clothing, text books, exercise books and other property.

Indoor wear

School blazer – must be worn throughout the year. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

School skirt – Mid-weight tartan skirt. Skirts should be knee length. (Obtainable from School-Zone).

School trousers – Matching green school trousers (optional) available from September 2021. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

School jumper – with the school colours. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

White Blouse – plain white cotton/polyester blouse (long or short sleeved)

Shoes – plain black formal school shoes. Trainers and ballet-style pumps are not appropriate. Shoes should have a sensible heel, not stiletto type and not with pointed or metal-tipped heels, as these damage the floor. Slip-on backless shoes are not permitted for safety reasons. Trainers may only be worn for physical education lessons.

Tights OR socks – Socks may be white, beige, dark green or black, short or knee length, but trainer socks may not be worn. Black tights are allowed.

Outdoor wear

Only plain (no logos) coats or jackets may be worn; suede, denim, leather or leather-look garments are not acceptable.

General

Hair colour and style must be appropriate for school. Hair which has been dyed an ‘unnatural’ colour is not permitted, nor is shaved hair or coloured braids.

NO jewellery (except for one small stud, in each lobe) and make-up is not allowed in school. No other piercings are allowed.

False and painted nails are not allowed. Students will be asked to remove false nails.

Coats and other outdoor clothing may not be worn in school.

Bags must be plain, waterproof and a suitable size to accommodate all books.

PE Uniform Key Stage 3

Please note: all kit must be named including sports shoes.

Navy and sky blue T- shirt with student surname printed on the back. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

Navy and sky blue skort or shorts. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

Navy and sky blue hoodie with student surname printed on the back. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

Cross trainers suitable for sports (not fashion trainers such as all stars and vans and no plimsolls)

White sports socks

Full length black sports leggings or skins for Winter. Black or navy tracksuit trousers are also suitable.

Gum guards for hockey and lacrosse lessons are compulsory (boil and mould are acceptable for PE)

Shin pads and navy football socks (optional but recommended)

PE Uniform Key Stage 4

Navy and sky blue T- shirt with student surname printed on the back. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

Navy and sky blue skort or shorts. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

Navy and sky blue hoodie with student surname printed on the back. (Obtainable from School-Zone)

Cross trainers suitable for sports (not fashion trainers such as all stars and vans and no plimsolls)

White sports socks

Full length black sports leggings or skins for Winter. Black or navy tracksuit trousers are also suitable.

Dance – Key Stage 3 and 4

Plain black leggings, plain black t-shirt, bare feet with hair tied up.

Second-hand uniform

A stock of second-hand uniform is held by the PFA and is available to parents/carers for purchase at regular, notified sales. The money raised goes back to the school for the benefit of the students. A few uniform items are held in the School Office for emergency use to cover accidents etc.

Grants from the Local Authority may sometimes be obtained towards the cost of the uniform.  Parents should enquire for details from their Local Authority.

School Uniform Supplier

We are pleased to announce that School Zone is the new supplier of our school uniform.

There are several ways to purchase uniform from School Zone:

  • In store – they have a concession on the third floor in Bentalls Department store in Kingston-upon-Thames which is open 7 days a week all year round – please see www.school-zone.co.uk/contact for their opening hours and address;
  • Online – all uniform is available on their website www.school-zone.co.uk where they also provide useful tips and information on finding the right size uniform (www.school-zone.co.uk/sizing-information);
  • By phone – customers can place a telephone order through the store (0208 541 6790) and have orders delivered or held in store for collection.

Once the pandemic is over, and from a date to be advised,  School Zone will be able to make weekly deliveries to the school and hold regular sales at the school.

Books and Equipment

Most text books and exercise books are provided by the school.  All parents will be asked for a book security of £20 (towards the cost of exercise books and the loan of text books).  Students are responsible for the safety and proper use of such books.  Lost or damaged books must be replaced at the student’s expense. All books should be given a protective covering and clearly marked with the student’s name on the label provided.  It would be helpful if each student would equip herself with an English dictionary and a Thesaurus.  For Maths your daughter will need a mathematical set consisting of protractor and compass with its own H or HB pencil and a calculator (Casio calculators are recommended).  Her pencil case should contain a blue or black pen for writing, pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener, red pen, black whiteboard pen,glue stick, scissors, ruler and colouring pencils.  All this equipment will be in constant use in lessons. An A4 plastic wallet for letters and loose sheets would be useful.

Students are expected to provide their own equipment which, as far as possible, should be marked with the owner’s name.  Felt-tipped pens are not permitted and if found in school will be confiscated.