Uniform requirements & uniform shop

Senior school uniform and kit list 2017 - 18

For a full list of clothing requirements please click here

The official supplier for St Swithun's is Stevensons Ltd

Visiting the school shop

  • The complete uniform is stocked on site in the school uniform shop which is open during term time from Monday - Friday 15:15 - 17:30. 
  • The shop will be open for additional hours throughout June, July and August for pre-booked appointments only. To make an appointment please email stswithuns@stevensons.co.uk or telephone 01727 815205/01962 864043 and ask for Sally Rudland.

  • Ordering online 
  • Uniform may be ordered online at www.stevensons.co.uk. To register yourself on the site, click on the St Swithun's logo and follow the simple instructions. Orders placed online may be collected from the shop if you wish.
  • Ordering by telephone or by email
  • You can contact the school shop and place your order by email or by telephone (see details above) for collection from the shop. Payment can be made by credit/debit card or cash. Please note Stevensons do not accept cheques

Sixth-form students

Sixth-form students may wear their own clothes, suitable for a working environment, and sensible shoes. Clothing must be presentable with no unsightly rips or profane branding. All girls must ensure that their shoulders and midriff are covered at all times.

Clothing not permitted includes hot-pants, ripped jeans, vest tops, low-cut tops, mini-skirts, flip-flops, see-through clothing. If clothing is deemed unsuitable a teacher or member of school staff will advise the offending student to change into appropriate attire.


The dress code for performing school concerts is:

Plain white shirt with collar and long sleeves
Ankle length black skirt or smart black trousers
Black tights
Black shoes - low heels

Boarders only

Nightwear and underwear
Dressing gown and slippers
Toilet bag and toiletries
Three bath towels 
Coat hangers and skirt hangers
Sports cap drinking water bottle
Reading books
Weekend bag
Pocket money
Favourite teddy (optional)
Small digital luminous clock (optional)

Clothes to wear out of school hours

To include at least one smart skirt and top, or dress, and appropriate shoes for formal occasions
Casual clothes for informal wear
Warm waterproof jacket or coat
Footwear for cold, wet weather
Cold weather accessories e.g. gloves, scarf

Sheets and pillowcases are provided by the school.
Duvets are provided in Le Roy and for overseas boarders, if required.
Most girls in the senior boarding houses choose to bring their own duvets and duvet covers.  Please contact your daughter’s housemistress for further details.

All articles of every sort must be marked with name tapes. These should include initials and surname.

Watches must be clearly named and musical instrument cases should be marked inside and out.  The school accepts no responsibility for unmarked property. Valuable articles should not be brought to school (e.g. valuable pens etc). 

Splinter-proof glasses are strongly recommended. If these are not provided, girls should have a spare pair, in a spectacle case, which should be marked.

All articles, including shoes, must be sent in good repair each term.

Hair ribbons worn with uniform should be plain navy blue or black.

The only jewellery that may be worn with school uniform is a simple cross and chain and a small plain stud ear-ring in the ear lobe.

Parents are asked to ensure that their daughter's property at the school is covered for insurance purposes either specifically or under parents’ householders' comprehensive policies. Parents overseas are asked to give this matter special consideration. The school cannot accept this liability.

All electrical items must conform to EU / British standards and must be fitted with a UK 3 pin plug. 

All enquiries should be addressed to your daughter’s housemistress or housemaster.

Second-hand uniform

The second hand uniform shop is located on the school premises behind Finlay boarding house and is run on a voluntary basis through the PTA.

It is usually open on the first Friday of every month, but a list of opening dates and times is shown below.  The seller receives 50% of the price and the PTA receives the remaining 50%.

Opening dates for the summer term 2018 are:

  • Friday April 20th 4-5pm
  • Friday May 11th 3-5pm (1st handing in day for U5)
  • Friday May 25th 8-12am (2nd handing in day for U5)
  • Friday June 8th 4-5pm
  • Wednesday June 20th 8.30am-1pm (new girls' day)
  • Friday July 6th 4-5pm

We will obviously accept all new style uniform and will continue to accept lacrosse sticks, sports bags, purse belts etc. 

Kate Goucher (parent) is in charge of the shop and can be contacted on kate.goucher@btinternet.com

Handing in items

Clothes can be handed in when the shop is open.

Unless brand new, we cannot sell swimming costumes, leotards, tights and socks (other than lacrosse socks).

  • Please ensure that the clothes are CLEAN and in GOOD CONDITION. 
  • Anything that is deemed not saleable will be discarded.
  •  Please make sure that there are no ink/paint or sweat stains and there are no holes or buttons missing.
  • All garments must be labelled with your name and address.  Labels are available from the SHU shop or from the ledge outside the Bursar’s office. If you are unable to fill these in in advance we will ask your daughter to do it at the time of handing in. 
  •  Please leave the price blank - we will fill that in.
  •  Please leave your name tapes on in case the label falls off. 
  • You will receive 50% of the selling price but only if we know who you are.  If garments are not labelled/named the money will go to the PTA with our grateful thanks.


The shop is run entirely on voluntary basis through the PTA and there is a good crowd of great volunteers.  However, we are always looking for new volunteers. Helping in the shop is a good way of meeting other parents and takes very little of your time – usually only an hour any time you help!

Please contact Kate Goucher kate.goucher@btinternet.com if you would like to volunteer to help.