Uniform

Students are expected to wear school uniform. It provides a suitable standard of dress, it reflects a sense of belonging to the school community and it does help to remove some of the obvious differences in wealth. We hope you and your child will be proud to display the fact that he/she is a student of Forest Hall School.

You will receive information about Top Form, a uniform stockist, but black blazers and black trousers may be purchased from other stockists providing they meet the school requirements.

Girls

School Blazer
Black designer style jacket (with school badge)
House Tie
With House colours
Jumper (optional)
Black knitted V neck. Sweatshirts or hooded tops are NOT to be worn
School Skirt or Black Trousers
Trousers must be plain, straight and of a tailored variety. No tight fitting/’skinny’ trousers, cords, jeans, fancy trims or fastenings. Cropped trousers, footless tights or leggings are not acceptable. The hem of the skirt must be at the knee. The black school skirt can only be bought from Top Form in Harlow.
Shirt
White. Worn tucked in. Must be worn buttoned at the neck.
Socks or Tights
Socks must be white or plain black. Tights must be plain natural coloured or black.
Shoes
Black leather/leather style school shoes which should be sensible and low-heeled – not canvas type. (Backless shoes, boots and trainers, platform shoes, sling-back and pointed heels are NOT Permitted).

Outdoor wear should be sensible and preferably black. All the above should be PLAIN, without slits, trims, checks, stripes or spots.
Make-up is not allowed until year 9; Nail varnish is not allowed for any year. From Year 9 a little, worn discreetly, is permitted.
Extreme, unnaturally coloured or patterned hairstyles are not permitted. We would consider short hairstyles less than a No.2 to be unsuitable. 
One pair of small ear studs in earlobes is the only jewellery permitted. Nose studs or jewellery for other facial piercing is not permitted at Forest Hall School. No bracelets or necklaces. Tongue piercings are also not permitted.

Boys

School Blazer
Black designer style jacket (with school badge)
House Tie
With House colours
Jumper (optional)
Black knitted V neck. Sweatshirts or hooded tops are NOT to be worn
Black Trousers 
Trousers must be plain, straight and of a tailored variety. No tight fitting/’skinny’ trousers, cords, jeans, cropped trouser or shorts. 
Shirt
White. Worn tucked in. Must be worn buttoned at the neck.
Socks
Socks must be white or plain black. 
Shoes
Black leather/leather style school shoes. Trainers/plimsolls are not permitted. Outdoor wear should be sensible and preferably black.

Outdoor wear should be sensible and preferably black. All the above should be PLAIN, without slits, trims, checks, stripes or spots.
Extreme, unnatural coloured or patterned hairstyles are not permitted. We would consider short hairstyles lessthan a No.2 to be unsuitable. One pair of small ear studs in earlobes is the only jewellery permitted. Nose studs or jewellery for other facial piercing is not permitted at Forest Hall School. Tongue piercings are also not permitted. 


FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING TO AND FROM SCHOOL. ALL UNIFORM SHOULD BE CLEARLY NAMED, WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST ITEMS OF UNIFORM, OR PERSONAL BELONGINGS.IN CONCLUSION, ALL STUDENTS MUST BE DRESSED IN A MANNER APPROPRIATE TO A SMART, FORMAL OFFICE SETTING. IT WILL BE THE FINAL DECISION OF THE HEAD OF SCHOOL AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES FORMAL OFFICE DRESS.

Parents may sometimes be persuaded to buy fashion garments and shoes which then find their way to school as uniform and can wear out. We ask you to bear in mind that the uniform requirements set out above are long term.

School Uniform for Physical Education

Black and Purple Polo shirt (compulsory)
Black and Purple Reversible Rugby top (compulsory)
Black Sports shorts (with school badge compulsory)
Girls Black skirt/skirt – (optional - with school badge – only to be worn for netball, handball and basketball)
Track Suit Bottoms – (optional - with school badge)
Black and Purple contrast top socks (compulsory)
Shin pads
Trainers (no high tops/plimsolls)
Football or Rugby boots

During the summer term, all students will be expected to wear their indoor kit for all lessons. No jewellery, (nose studs in particular) or false/acrylic nails to be worn in PE lessons.

Technology

Aprons will be provided by the school in the Food Technology Department but it is essential that an overall or bib-type apron is worn in the workshop. This need not be new. Blue apron (available from school technology department)

Stockist

Uniform is available to buy from:-

Top Form
90/91 The Stow Harlow
Essex
CM20 3AP
Tel: 01279 434813 Email: info@top-form.co.uk Website: www.top-form.co.uk

Outer Clothing

Any appropriate outer clothing/coat may be worn to and from school – except hoodies. Coats must be removed in the building.

CUSTOMISATION OF UNIFORM IN ANY WAY IS NOT ALLOWED FOR NORMAL UNIFORM OR FOR PE UNIFORM.