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School Uniform

Lode Heath School and its Governors believe that a school uniform plays a valuable role in a sense of identity and community, as well as contributing to the ethos of our school and setting an appropriate tone.  A uniform also removes distractions for students which differing appearance can sometimes bring. Importantly, a uniform also promotes equality and supports families and carers who experience financial hardship.  Lastly, adherence to a dress code or uniform also helps prepare students for their future employment. 


Our uniform:

  • is cost effective.

  • promotes equality.

  • promotes positive standards of appearance.

  • is simple to adhere to.

Parents/carers are expected to ensure students wear full and correct uniform properly when in attendance.   Should you have any concerns about your ability to ensure this, please share this with our staff who will look to support you. 



Our main school uniform consists of:


  • Plain white shirt with button up neck.  Please ensure the neck is wide enough to enable your child to comfortably secure the top button.

  • Black blazer with school badge.

  • School tie – clip on school tie only*

  • Plain black ‘V’ neck jumper (optional).


*students who attend LHS prior to Sept 2021 will be permitted to wear their traditional tie, ensuring the knot is small, tied to the collar and shows a minimum of 12 stripes as we phase this out. 


  • Plain black, regular fit school trousers.  Trousers should hang from the waist and should be straight legged. Drainpipe, tight or turn-up styles are not permitted. No denim or Lycra. No adornments.


  • Lode Heath School black Charleston style box pleat skirt^ with visible gold waistband and Lode Heath star.


  • Plain black Charleston style box pleat skirt^ with visible waistband.


  • Plain black tights or plain black ankle socks.  Patterned tights or socks, knee high/over the knee socks or leggings are not permitted. 


^skirts must be knee length (against the crease of the knee) and waist bands must not be rolled up. 


  • Plain black, leather/ leather look, flat formal-wear shoes.

High heels, boots, backless shoes, and shoes that look like trainers are not permitted.  Shoes should be free of all logos or adornments.


Students may change footwear for sport at break or lunch but must return to the building in their formal-wear shoes.



  • Coats should be suitable for wet weather and should be worn over the blazer; they should be plain.

Hoodies (with or without a zip), sports tops or tank tops are not permitted. 


School bags:

  • Bags should be rucksack or satchel type, appropriate for carrying A4-sized books and other essential equipment. 

Handbags, pouches or similar are not permitted. 




  • Hair should be a natural colour and no shorter than no. 2; ‘tramlines’ and other non-natural features are not permitted.  

Nails & make up:

  • Students in years 7, 8 and 9 are not permitted to wear make-up, nail varnish or other additions.

  • As a privilege, students in year 10 and 11 are permitted to wear natural look make-up.

  • False nails or nails which feature non-natural colours or designs are not permitted.  Nails should be short and appear natural. 

  • Non-natural eyelashes and fake tan are not permitted. 


Jewellery – students may wear:

  • Single plain stud-earrings - these must be removed or taped for dance and PE type activities. 

  • A watch.

No other jewellery, including body piercings or smart watches are permitted.


  • Headwear for religious reasons such as turbans, hijabs and similar should be plain black.

      Other headwear is not permitted, including baseball caps which will be confiscated.






Our PE kit consists of:


  • LHS branded short sleeved PE t-shirt.



  • LHS branded shorts.


  • LHS branded tracksuit trousers.


  • LHS branded leggings.


Please note: the LHS skort is no longer permitted for any students from September 2021.   


  • Plain, navy socks – a change of socks are recommended. 


Outerwear – advised for colder months when outdoor PE still takes place. 


  • LHS branded hoody.


  • LHS branded rugby top.


Please note both the LHS rugby top and the LHS hoody will be phased out and replaced in September 2022 with a LHS branded training top (optional)*



  • Long hair must be tied back. 


Breaches of the uniform policy may result in one or more of the following:

  • Replacement uniform items being lent to the student to wear temporarily.

  • Items being confiscated.

  • Make-up or other additions removed.

  • Students sent home to change. They will be expected to make up this time and it will also be noted on their school record as an unauthorised absence.


 If uniform rules are regularly breached, formal sanctions will follow.

Examples of full school uniform

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Example of Shoes Permitted

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Example of Shoes NOT Permitted

Boots, shoes with any logos are NOT permitted.

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Example of Trousers Permitted

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Example of Trousers NOT Permitted

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Skinny, tight tapered, denim, Lycra NOT permitted.

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A Charleston skirt has a drop waist and box pleats. No other skirt is permitted

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  • Laptops
    Please note that we have requested additional laptops from the government. There is no estimated time of arrival for these devices. During the lockdown period for the last academic year, we received delivery of laptops many weeks after our initial order had been put in. Please note that laptops issued are priority for disadvantaged students. Please click on this following link to see disadvantaged eligibility criteria as set out by the government: Pupil premium – GOV.UK (
  • Sharing
    If you have a laptop at home you can always share this device with your child, and in turn they can share this amongst siblings. Teachers will endeavour to post any work and resources to support learning that students need to complete on the Microsoft Teams platform so whilst they may not be able to access live learning they can still get their entitlement to remote education and complete any work at a later date/time.
  • Mobile Phone/Tablet
    If your child has a Mobile Phone/Tablet they are able to access live and remote learning. To ensure this is most effective, you can use Microsoft Word/PowerPoint for free on any device if you go to and sign them in with their school account - for example: and their normal school password ​ If you are working on a mobile phone it might be a good idea to purchase a Bluetooth keyboard to make it easier when using office applications.
  • Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children
    This government scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted. Who can get help: We can request mobile data increases for children and young people who meet all 3 of these criteria: do not have fixed broadband at home cannot afford additional data for their devices are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit: EE O2 Sky Mobile SMARTY Tesco Mobile Three Virgin Mobile Vodafone For more details, please click on the following link Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children - Get help with technology - GOV.UK ( ​ Please complete all sections of the form below if you meet the criteria stipulated above and we will put in a request on your behalf. Please note that as a school we do not have any control over which requests are approved by this scheme. ​ Click here to complete the form
  • Internet access on a mobile device using a sim card
    If your child has a mobile device that does not have access to wi-fi or data we are able to provide access via a Vodafone sim card. You simply add the sim card to the device, select your browser and it will connect to 4G. Please note that the speed and quality may depend on your location, also we have a limited availability. Please email for more details
  • Consoles
    ​Xbox: 1. Plug a keyboard in to the Xbox USB slot (less than £10 from amazon) 2. Go in to my games and apps 3. Find Microsoft Edge and select 4. Type in Office 365 or and log in as you would in school 5. You can then access your work and all the office products you need (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook) 6. To move around you use the Xbox controller or plug in a mouse ​ PlayStation: 1. Identify the Playstation internet browser icon (it is WWW with dots around it) 2. Press the Playstation logo on the controller 3. Go to the library and find options for games and applications 4. Go into applications and you will find the internet browser 5. Type in Office 365 or and log in as you would at school 6. You can then access your work and all the office products you need (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook)
  • No Device/Internet
    If you continue to struggle to gain access to a device or internet access and as a result your child is unable to engage with remote learning your child automatically comes under the vulnerable criteria as set out by the government and as a result you are able to send your child into school to complete their work. Please notify if that is the case. ​ Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings - GOV.UK (
  • Support for Parents and Students
    Please find below step by step video guidance produced by one our students in Year 10 which shows how to access Microsoft Teams at home. This is aimed at both parents and students. ​In addition to this if you require technical support please contact IT via the email: If you would like additional support and would like to speak to one of our Teaching Assistants in regards to the video below, please email in order to be booked in for a telephone call. Please note that these bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance and are subject to availability.
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