The school uniform for all students is to be worn without variation.
Our school uniform was chosen by our school council and it is an important part of creating a school identity in which we all take pride.
What to buy
Deptford Green School has one sole supplier for many of the uniform items (Whitehall Clothiers, 244a Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JU). Those items marked with an asterisk (*) below may ONLY be purchased from the supplier and may not be replicated by high street brands or home-made products. Parents/carers must ensure that they have purchased the relevant asterisked items for their child, from the school, prior to their start at the school.
All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with the student’s full name.
- Blazer - A black suit style jacket with small Deptford Green logo (compulsory- must be worn at all times)*
- Trousers - These must be black (tailored uniform type, not denim, lycra or “skinny” styling)
- Shirt - White shirt with top button for wearing with a tie (not fitted blouses, PE type or denim)
- Jumper - A black V-neck pullover with a small Deptford Green logo. Optional for winter*
- A green and black striped tie tied with at least eight stripes showing (compulsory).
- Shoes - Black low heeled full styled shoes less than 5cm high. Leather or leather effect. Not gym shoes, trainers, sandals or canvas pumps.
- A Deptford Green school bag. We highly recommend you use this for main school equipment, although it is not compulsory. See equipment.
- You will need another bag/larger bag for the days when they have PE/Food Technology (for which they will be given a list of ingredients). Unfortunately the school building has no lockers.
- Black (tailored, knee length, not tight fitting and allowing freedom of movement).
The PE Uniform comprises of:
- Black polo T-shirt with school logo*
- Plain black shorts or jogging bottoms or black shorts with school logo*
- Plain black sports socks
- Trainers (which must not be worn until the PE lesson begins)
- Sweater: Black round neck sweater with school logo. Optional for winter.*
- Jewellery is not permitted except for a single piercing in each ear that must be plain, non-jewelled, gold/silver effect studs.
- No facial piercings allowed.
- Headwear of any kind is not permitted in the building unless for religious reasons and then should follow the school colours of black, white or jade green. Headwear is only permitted in playgrounds during extreme weather.
- Baseball caps are not appropriate for school and should not be worn anywhere on site.
- Outdoor clothing should be removed immediately upon entering the learning areas of the school.
- Sunglasses are not permitted in school including on top of the head.
- Make-up and nail varnish, if worn, must be kept to a minimum.
- Hair bands and beads must be in the school colours of black, white or green.Hair dye is not recommended for children at secondary school age. However if used it must be in natural tones.
Pupils who do not follow the above rules will face a serious sanction.
Key tips for Parents:
- Learn the uniform requirements
- Make sure when they leave you in the morning they are dressed correctly and smartly
- Remind them that not wearing their uniform correctly will get them into trouble, will send a negative impression to staff and wastes staff time in dealing with it
- Make sure your child’s name is in all items of uniform
- Encourage them to change out of their uniform straight after school
- Make sure everything is clean and ready to put on each evening
- Make sure that a full PE kit is taken to school the day it is needed
Basic Required Equipment
All students must have a bag with them at all times. It must be suitable for carrying books, their planner and their equipment. We highly recommend you purchase our Deptford Green School bag. Students must have:
- A blue or black pen
- A green pen
- A pencil
- An eraser
- coloured pencils
- mathematical equipment including a calculatortheir planner
- A reading book must also be carried by all students
You will need another bag/larger bag for the days when they have PE/Food Technology (for which they will be given a list of ingredients). Unfortunately the school building has no lockers.
The school does not take responsibility for personal equipment brought onto the site – e.g. mobile phones, ipods, bikes as the school is not insured for the loss or damage of students' belongings. Parents are advised to ensure that any items of value brought to school are covered by their own insurance policy in case of damage. In PE lessons there is a system for collecting valuables that must be followed.
If items are lost, students should first trace back their movements (eg did they leave their coat in the last lesson) and if unsuccessful report to reception as soon as possible.
Students may bring mobiles to school. Mobiles may be used in the playground or canteen area on the ground floor. However they must not be used or be visible in any other area of the school.
Taking photos or recording around the school may result in isolation or exclusion. Smart phones or tablets may be used in some lessons such as maths to access materials. This will be at your teacher’s discretion.
Any student seen using a mobile phone/ipod/headphones in lessons will have it confiscated.
Repeat offences may result in detention and a parent being required to attend the school to collect the phone.
The school is not insured for the loss or damage of students' belongings. Parents are advised to ensure that any items of value brought to school i.e. watches, are covered by their own insurance policy. See note above on PE lesson protocol.
Many students like to bring balls to school for break time and pre-school sports. These should be left with the tutor in the morning and arranged to be collected at lunch or after school.
Cycling to school
Please inform reception if you would like to cycle to school. The Student Services office then arranges for the child to have access to the bike sheds.