Uniform and Equipment

We prefer our students to wear school uniform which at present comprises of a red sweatshirt, red tee shirt, black trousers/black skirt.

In the summer female students can wear red/white dresses. The uniform can be purchased at Matthews’s Uniform Shop at 33 Upper Wickham Lane, Welling, DA16 3AD.  Telephone: 020 8303 1834. 

For students based at the Post 16 unit at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School the following uniform should be worn all year: - black trousers or skirt, white T shirt/shirt/blouse/polo shirt, black or grey jumper and black shoes or trainers.

All clothing should be named, the school makes every effort to ensure that clothes remain with their owners but mishaps do happen.  Students should not wear jewellery in school.

Some students who require a change of clothes bring them in daily in a bag and soiled clothes are returned home.

Students who require incontinence pads need to have them sent into school.

Students are encouraged to look after their appearance during the day and will be reminded to clean their glasses, nose, wash their face and hands etc.

Games / Physical Education

Physical Education takes place both on and off site.  The PE kit consists of a white tee shirt, white shorts, white socks and trainers.  Students should have additional games equipment including footwear and should not wear any part of their school uniform during PE. In winter a track suit of any colour is advisable.  All students are encouraged to take part in PE and showers may be required at certain times. 

The school has representative teams in a number of sports – the school has some special kit for these or parents/carers will be advised accordingly.

Swimming

Swimming equipment i.e. towel and swim wear will be required and should always be named.  The class teacher will let parents/carers know when swimming takes place. Goggles are allowed with permission from the instructor.  Showers are encouraged.  Some students in KS3 and KS4 use our hydro pool, as do our PMLD students. Other students in KS3, KS4 & K5 access Sidcup Leisure Centre, Hurst Road.

Equipment

Most students have a school bag which they leave on their coat peg. Students may like to bring in their own pencil case, with pens, pencils, felt tips, ruler and rubber.

Videos, books and toys of any kind should not be brought into school unless requested; they are not encouraged in the classroom. If they are required for travelling they should be left on the bus during the day (or if not allowed, kept in the bag). 

Students are requested and encouraged to bring in items from time to time for homework and to support curricular activities, these may be newspapers, photos, magazines and particular items.

Birthdays are celebrated and usually a class party is held with food etc., sent in from home. Marlborough School is a nut free school as we have students who have severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). 

Chilled filtered water is freely available at lunchtimes and a drink is provided by the catering services.