All pupils must dress according to our Uniform Policy, which reflects our values and reinforces our school’s culture of high expectations and academic achievement.
Our school uniform is important to us because it is one way in which we identify ourselves as a school family and it promotes a strong, cohesive school identity which supports high standards and expectations in all areas of school life.
- Fine knit V-neck jumper or cardigan (Ark maroon + grey stripe) with Oval logo
- White shirt long or short sleeved
- School Tie
- Grey skirt/pinafore OR grey trousers
- Grey/black tights OR grey socks
- Grey blazer with maroon trim and Oval logo (for years 5 and 6)
- Red and white gingham dress* (shorts may be worn underneath)
- Grey skirt
- Grey shorts
- White or grey socks
PE Kit (indoor and outdoor)
- T-shirt (maroon) with Oval logo
- Shorts (white)
- Tracksuit (maroon) with Conway logo
- Trainers (Velcro fastening for EYFS and KS1) or plimsolls should be worn or bare feet for gymnastics only.
Purchasing school uniform
The school uniform is available to buy at Hewitts of Croydon.
Any unwanted items of uniform may be given to the school office. We host regular second-hand uniform sales where good quality items can be picked up for low cost.
We ask that all clothing is named, including shoes, so that lost items can be returned to their owner. The school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of pupils’ property and valuables. All mislaid items are placed in the lost property box located in the school office. Please ask the school office if you wish to look through this box. We endeavour to return all named property, but give unclaimed lost property to a local children’s charity at the end of term.
Children should bring a coat to school each day, apart from during the hotter weather. Smart, showerproof, jacket-style coats, with embroidered Oval logo, are available. Hats and scarves are also available in school colours but should not to be worn inside the school building.
Bags and belongings
A high-visibility bookbag with Oval logo is recommended for carrying books, homework, letters and other materials to and from school. Rucksacks and large bags should not be brought into school. A high-visibility PE bag with Oval logo is also available for carrying PE kit to and from school.
Pupils must wear closed-toed, hard-soled, all black plain shoes with a flat sole. Footwear with flashing lights is not appropriate for school. Boots are not allowed.
Hats, Headscarves or Headwear
Pupils are not allowed to wear hats, headscarves, or any other head covering inside the school building unless it is due to religious or cultural reasons. Any head covering for religious or cultural values or hair accessories that are worn such as slides, ribbons, bobbles etc. should be simple and in school colours (maroon or grey). A school hat with Oval logo is available for both summer and winter outdoor wear.
Pupils’ hair should be neatly groomed and professional at all times. Long hair on both girls and boys should be tied back neatly in school colours (grey or maroon). This is not only for reasons of smartness, appearance and health and safety: Pupils’ faces should not be obscured as the teacher may not be able to judge their engagement with learning and to secure their participation in discussions and practical activities. Pupils may not wear designs or words cut into their hair or permanent or temporary coloured hair.
Fingernail Polish or Make-Up
Pupils are not allowed to wear fingernail polish or false nails. Make-up is not allowed.
Pupils may not wear any jewellery except for one watch only (no sound effects or games). Pupils are allowed to wear one pair of stud earrings, and they must be worn in the lower ear lobe. All studs must be removed for PE or taped. Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any watches or jewellery that are lost.
Naming Clothing and Property
VERY IMPORTANT – Please ensure all clothing and property is clearly marked so that lost articles may be easily traced and returned. The school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of pupils’ property and valuables.