School Uniform and Equipment
Our uniform is an important aspect of our identity as a school and an outward indication of the pride students feel for themselves and their school. Our uniform reflects the standards of dress expected in professional environments and reflects the high expectations culture of our school. All pupils should come to school every day in neat and clean uniform. The support of parents in ensuring this is essential.
On PE days, students are expected to bring in their school PE kit.
What school uniform items do I need?
Details of our school uniform requirements are below. You may wish to use this as a tick list to ensure you have all the items you need. During the Summer Term (April to July) students do not need to wear a jumper or tank top.
To view our Sixth Form dress code, please visit: https://haggerston.hackney.sch.uk/sixth-form/dress-code/
Where can I buy school uniform from?
The below tables show you which pieces of uniform you can buy from our uniform supplier, Crossbow Schoolwear and which items can be purchased from any retailer.
Crossbow Schoolwear is located at 31 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH. You can also contact the shop by phoning them on 020 7923 9313 or you can visit their website here.
|School Uniform Item||Available from Schoolwear||Available from any retailer|
|Skirt / Trousers / Salwar Kameez||✔||✔|
|Blouse / Shirt||✔||✔|
|Jumper / Tank top||✔|
|Headscarf (if worn)||✔||✔|
|Socks / Tights||✔|
|Hat and gloves||✔|
|PE Uniform Item||Available from Schoolwear||Available from any retailer|
|Trainers / Astroturf shoes||✔|
Are there any school uniform regulations?
Yes. The below table clearly sets out our uniform expectations for every student.
|School Uniform Item||Available from Schoolwear|
|Blazer||The Haggerston School Blazer is to be worn in the building at all times, unless permission given by a member of staff. School issued badges only.|
|Skirt / Trousers / Salwar Kameez||Navy only. Skirts must be worn to the knee. Full length smart trousers.|
|Blouse / Shirt||Plain white revere collar blouse / button up shirt. Short or long sleeves are acceptable. No t-shirts should be visible underneath.|
|Tie||Must be worn with a button up shirt. To be worn to the waistband, in line with smart, formal dress.|
|Jumper / Tank top||Required September to March. It must be worn in the building at all times, unless permission given by a member of staff.|
|Headscarf (if worn)||Plain navy or Haggerston School branded.|
|Shoes||Plain black flat polished shoes. No canvas or suede. Strong and weatherproof. No trainers or boots.|
|Socks / Tights||Black tights / grey or black socks. Ankle or knee high socks only. Tights must be opaque.|
|Rucksack||Must be suitable for carrying A4 books and folders.|
|Coat||A warm weatherproof outdoor coat is recommended. No hoodies or sports tops. No offensive logos.|
|Hat and gloves||A hat and pair of gloves is recommended. Beanie style hats only.|
|Tracksuit||Haggerston School branded only.|
|Polo top||Haggerston School branded only.|
|Shorts||Haggerston School branded only.|
|PE Socks||Haggerston School branded only.|
|Trainers / Astroturf shoes||Any colour. No plimsolls.|
|PE bag||Any colour. Big enough to fit all PE items of clothing.|
|Jewellery||One pair of small plain stud earrings only. One nose stud is allowed. Maximum of 5mm diameter. No other jewellery is permitted.|
|Make up and Nail varnish||No make up or nail varnish. No false nails or eyelashes.|
|Hair||Natural hair colours only. No lines or patterns cut into hair or eyebrows.|
What equipment do I need?
Students are also expected to bring the following equipment with them so that they are ready to learn and able to take responsibility for their belongings:
Pencil Case, Black/Blue Pen, Green Pen, Whiteboard Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Rubber, Sharpener, Calculator, Protractor, School Planner, Reading book.
How can I get support with obtaining school uniform?
Our PTA have a good range of hand-me-down uniforms, including blazers, trousers, skirts, jumpers, shirts and PE kits. If you need any items, please email PTAHaggerston@gmail.com and include: the item required, size, child’s name and year group. Available items will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis (max 4 per person). You will receive and email when your order is ready to collect from Reception. The uniforms are offered free of charge, but should you wish to make a donation, this will be used to provide extra activities for the children.
Can I get a School Clothing Grant?
To qualify for this grant your child must be starting Year 7 from September. You must also be a Hackney resident and getting one of the benefits below:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Child tax credit, and getting no more than £16,190 a year
- Working tax credit, getting no more than £16,190 a year
- Guarantee element of pension credit, or
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Universal Credit with a net earnings threshold of £15,400 a year
You can apply from May onwards after you receive the secondary school offer letter from the Learning Trust’s Admissions Team. Your application will normally be processed in May/June. The grant is £100 Clothing vouchers which can be exchanged for school uniform at London shops that take part in the scheme. A list of shops will be sent to you with the confirmation letter telling you when to collect your vouchers. To apply, complete the online form which can be found here.