We believe that a school uniform gives our students a sense of identity and belonging to the school. It helps students to take pride in their appearance and helps to project a positive image of our school. Parents are asked to support the school and ensure that their child comes to school at all times in the appropriate school uniform.

All students are expected to have a suitable bag so that books and equipment can be carried safely between home and school and that they have the basic equipment of a pen, a pencil and a ruler.

In the interests of safety and loss, jewellery must not be worn other than a wristwatch and stud earrings. All items of jewellery must be removed for PE lessons and activities.

We do not allow any form of body piercing.

We strongly advise that items of clothing are labelled, especially PE equipment.

If for any reason a student is not wearing uniform a letter must be sent in from parents to explain and give notice when the student expects to be back in uniform.


Uniform order forms are available from the school office or by using the link below to download and print the form.

Current suppliers are West Lakes Embroidery who also operate a saving club.

Download & print West Lakes uniform order form  and order direct by telephone 01900 817799, by email: routledl@aol.com or from their shop based at 38 Curzon Street, Maryport, CA15 6DA
Shop hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm & Saturday 9am - 12pm

Girl's Uniform

Black skirt (knee length);
Black tailored trousers;
Light blue school polo shirt
Black or white ankle or knee socks: black tights;

Boy's Uniform

Black tailored trousers;
Light blue school polo shirt
Black or white socks;

Both boys' and girls'

Navy v-necked sweatshirt with embroidered school crest;
Black shoes or plain black trainers - no high heels or platforms;
No makeup
NO cords, NO canvas, NO denims.

We expect outdoor wear to be sensible and protect the children from the elements.

Protective clothing - in the interest of safety and hygiene, all students are required to have an apron or coat for use in craft subjects.

Hair - for safety reasons hair must be tied back during certain activities, i.e. P.E., work in laboratories/workshops, etc. Hair styles must not follow extremes of fashion, including colours. The school will gladly advise you on this.

PE/Games equipment

Red polo shirt or plain white T shirt, black shorts/skirt/ tracksuit bottoms, gym shoes, long red socks, hockey/football boots, (hockey stick and tennis racquet optional).

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  • Students benefit from a very wide range of activities which enrich the curriculum… a wealth of field trips, sporting activities and drama productions
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