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Uniform and Equipment

Please contact Stevensons in St. Albans for "New Uniform" sales
OR
The School Office for "Second Hand Uniform" sales

Townsend has a strict uniform policy and dress code. Details of our uniform are given below. Acceptance of a place at Townsend is taken to imply acceptance of our uniform and dress code. The School Uniform Suppliers are: Stevensons (link), 131 - 135 Victoria Street, St. Albans. Hertfordshire. If you buy any items at another shop please check that you have exactly the same design and colour.

Girls Uniform

Blazer  

Purple, with badge from suppliers - compulsory for all pupils Years 7 - 10, to be worn to and from school daily.
Year 11 Black standard School style, not fashion style. From named suppliers only. Please ask us before buying!

Tie  

School design from suppliers worn with trousers or with skirts when blouse is buttoned to neck.

Jumper (Optional)  

V-necked, grey with school trim, from suppliers.

Skirt  

Grey, sensible style and length, (can be obtained from suppliers). T shirt style/tube skirts are not permitted. (If you are unsure as to an acceptable style, please ask us before purchase)

Blouse  

White, buttoning at neck with tie (compulsory if trousers are worn) or 2-way collar, without tie and worn with a skirt.

Socks  

White ankle/knee socks or plain grey/black ankle socks with trousers.
Black or beige tights may be worn with a skirt.

Shoes  

Plain black shoes sensible style with heels of not more than 3.5cm.
Training shoes/black plimsolls and boots are not permitted.

Trousers  

Dark charcoal grey or black, plain design with a straight leg cut. Denim style trousers/trousers that resemble black/grey jeans are not permitted, neither are black leggings or trousers that resemble leggings.(If you are unsure as to an acceptable style, please ask us before purchase)

Coat  

Plain black or navy blue colour without excessive coloured trim or motif.
Suede, leather, light coloured coats, denim jackets or fleeces or hooded tops NOT allowed.

Scarf (optional)  

School design from suppliers, or plain black or navy blue colour.

Cyclists only:  

A reflective band or jacket and a cycle helmet.

Apron (Food Technology)  

PVC fire retardant - available from school.

School Bag/rucksack  

Suitable for carrying equipment and/or books no carrier bags permitted.
Please ensure a bag (black/navy) of good design to protect pupils from back injury and big enough to hold an A4 size book/folder. Fashion hand bags, are not suitable for school. A plastic bag should be kept for carrying wet or damp clothing in the main bag.

Physical Education uniform  

Trainers (black plimsolls are not allowed)
White polo sports shirt with school badge - from suppliers
Games shorts black (plain style)
Socks purple from suppliers
Shin guards
Football boots
Mouth Guard optional, but advisable
Plain black one-piece swimming costume
Skirt (purple) available from suppliers
Optional - Plain black tracksuit or school tracksuit from suppliers
Optional - Black school sweatshirt from Stevensons


Boys Uniform

Blazer  

Purple, with badge from suppliers - compulsory for all pupils Years 7 - 10, to be worn to and from school daily.
Year 11 Black standard School style, not fashion style. From named suppliers only. Please ask us before buying!

Tie  

School design from suppliers worn with trousers or with skirts when blouse is buttoned to neck.

Jumper (Optional)  

V-necked, grey with school trim, from suppliers.

Socks  

Black ankle socks with trousers.

Shoes  

Plain black shoes sensible style (No toe caps)
Training shoes/black plimsolls and boots are not permitted.

Trousers  

Dark charcoal grey or black, plain design with a straight leg cut. (If you are unsure as to an acceptable style, please ask us before purchase) Shorts are not permitted.

Shirt  

White, with collar and long sleeves, short sleeves may be worn in the summer

Coat  

Plain black or navy blue colour without excessive coloured trim or motif.
Suede, leather, light coloured coats, denim jackets or fleeces or hooded tops are NOT allowed.

Scarf (optional)  

School design from suppliers, or plain black or navy blue colour.

Cyclists only:  

A reflective band or jacket and a cycle helmet.

Apron (Food Technology)  

PVC fire retardant - available from school.

School Bag/rucksack  

Suitable for carrying equipment and/or books no carrier bags permitted.
Please ensure a bag (black/navy) of good design to protect pupils from back injury and big enough to hold an A4 size book/folder. Fashion hand bags, are not suitable for school. A plastic bag should be kept for carrying wet or damp clothing in the main bag.

Physical Education uniform  

Trainers (black plimsolls are not allowed)
White polo sports shirt with school badge - from suppliers
Games shorts black (plain style)
Socks purple from suppliers
Shin guards
Football boots
Mouth Guard optional, but advisable
Plain black swimming trunks or swimming shorts with lining
Games shirt - reversible. Purple / blue hoop from suppliers
Optional - Plain black tracksuit or school tracksuit from suppliers
Optional - Black school sweatshirt from Stevensons

All clothing and equipment must be clearly and indelibly marked with the owners full name.
No jewellery is allowed except one pair of plain stud earrings, only one plain stud per ear (nose studs and other body jewellery are not allowed) and a plain (inexpensive) wrist watch.
Markings or symbols which have been cut into the hair or eyebrows are not allowed. Shaved heads are not allowed and nor are hair cuts where it is deemed by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteachers that the hair cut undermines the ethos or discipline of the school.