September Ready


We believe that dress and presentation create good personal standards, and parents/carers are requested to give their full support to the school in adhering to the range of clothing recommended. Whilst the school is in a period of winter uniform, shirts must be tucked in at all times and school jumpers must be worn.

Items and colours of clothing are as follows: 

  • Trousers must be plain black, standard fit and not be made from denim, corduroy, leather, Leggings, jeggings, black jeans. ¾ trousers are not permitted. All students should be in trousers as skirts have been removed from the permitted uniform.
  • Plain white shirt not a T-shirt or blouse – this is only worn whilst in Winter uniform
  • School tie, this must cover the top shirt button (ties other than school ties are not to be worn) – this is only worn whilst in Winter uniform
  • Maroon Summer Polo Shirt – this is only worn whilst in Summer uniform
  • V-necked sweater with school logo
  • Black shoes with heels no higher than 4cm. Trainers and plimsoll shoes are not acceptable and neither are leisure boots such as Rockport, Doc Martins and Ugg boots. Plain black low heeled boots (Chelsea boot style) may be worn. Shoes must be plain black and not have stripes or logos of any kind visible. Shoes cannot have coloured or metal buckles or decoration on them.
  • Jewellery – only one small stud per ear lobe and in no other part of the ear, and one watch. No other jewellery or body piercing is permitted.
  • No jewellery is to be worn during PE lessons, this includes recently pierced ears (it is not acceptable to cover them with plasters). We advise for piercings to take place at the start of the 6 weeks’ holiday to allow healing to take place.
  • No coloured or fake nails are permitted. Nails should be of a reasonable length
  • Make up must be kept to an absolute bare minimum and must be natural looking.
  • False eyelashes are not permitted
  • Coats should be an appropriate outdoor coat – no sweatshirts, hooded tops, cardigans, tracksuit tops or coats made of denim
  • Hair styles /eyebrows must not have any lines, patterns or symbols showing and extreme hair dyes (hair must be of a natural colour/multi coloured hair is not acceptable for any student)
  • A school bag large enough to carry an A4 file must be carried every day

The decision when pupils will transfer from winter to summer uniform will be taken by the Head of School and will be communicated to Parents/Carers via letter. There will be a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice given prior to uniform change.

PE kit

  • Maroon sports top with school logo
  • Black shorts or black leggings with school logo (please note that leggings other than the school ones are not acceptable)
  • Maroon socks
  • Black fleece (optional)
  • Black waterproof top (optional)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots – football and rugby lessons only


There are certain essential items students will need in school every day. In order to carry them, and any books and equipment specific to any particular day, a bag big enough to hold an A4 sized folder is required every day. We recommend a sports bag / holdall. A plastic bag will be neither robust nor secure enough to last the rigours of a school day and a boot bag is not big enough for school books.

Students will have the opportunity to use a private locker. Students may go to these lockers at breaks or lunchtime, not lesson change over.

Essential Items


  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Eraser/Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Calculator (avalable to buy from the Maths department)
  • Pencil case
  • Reading book (available to borrow from school library)
  • Student Planner (issued by school)
  • Practical equipment where necessary e.g. PE kit, Food Technology ingredients etc


Mobile phones


  • Mobile phones are not permitted during the school day – it is your child’s responsibility to hand them in during registration and they will then be stored securely during the day before being returned at 3.25
  • Students caught with their phone during the day, will have them confiscated; the phone will need to be collected by parents/carers; an after school detention will be received as a sanction for a first offence.
  • Subsequent offences would result in an Internal exclusion.




  • Smoking/vaping are banned in all areas of school; if students are are caught smoking/vaping or they are present in an area where these things are taking place then they will be sanctioned
  • Any materials students are caught with will be confiscated and will need to be collected by a parent/carer


Fidgets and Popper Toys


  • Fidget and Popper toys are banned in school; if students are caught with any of these toys they will be confiscated and will need to be collected by a parent/carer
  • Students who require will be identified and will be able to use fidgets as required; misuse of fidgets will result in them being confiscated by the class teacher and returned at the end of the lesson.


Energy Drinks and Fizzy Drinks


  • Fizzy drinks and energy drinks are banned in school; if students are caught with any of these items whether canned or bottled they will be confiscated and will need to be collected at the end of the school day by the student.
  • Subsequent offences would result in a parent and carer needed to collect the banned item and sanction will be given to the student.
  • Water is allowed in school and is allowed to be consumed in lessons, however there may be specific rules teachers have surrounding this in certain lessons such as computing where there is valuable equipment present in the lesson.


Other Restricted Items


  • Alcohol or Drugs
  • Weapons of any kind including any form of gun (imitation/bb/air)
  • Knife or sharp bladed objects
  • Laser pens
  • Chewing gum

All the above items will be confiscated and only returned when a parent/carer attends school to collect the item.

It is important to note that the governors and staff of Hurworth School DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE/LOSS TO PROPERTY BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL.