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School Uniform

At Forest Hill School, uniform is a key part of the school and individual House ethos. Students may be sent home if they are not in the correct uniform.

  • Blazer – Plain black
  • Badge on blazer pocket (blazers can be bought with the badge already embroidered on the pocket or badges can be purchased separately and sewn/ironed on)
  • TrousersPlain black tailored trousers, not lightweight Jeans, Cords or Cargo trousers
  • ShirtPlain white, not polo-style
  • PulloverPlain black – V-neck only
  • TieHouse Colour Tie
  • ShoesPlain black shoes i.e. of the type that can be polished, no trainers and no shoes that look like trainers. No coloured stitching or laces
  • CoatOutdoor coat may only be worn on top of the blazer. Hooded tops and baseball caps are forbidden and will be confiscated.
  • House FlashSewn immediately above the badge, (this will be provided by the Head of House)
  • JewelleryOne small stud and a watch are permitted. No rings, chains, bracelets.
  • School bagSuitable strong material, wearable and large enough to carry books without folding
  • ApronFor Design and Technology and Art

See Equipment for information about essential items students are expected to bring to school each day.

Summer Uniform

During the warmer months, as directed by the Headteacher, students can opt to wear summer uniform. They are not permitted to mix and match the uniforms. Usual sanctions will apply for students wearing incorrect uniform.

Black shortssturdy, cotton mix (sports shorts may not be worn)

Polo shirt – White, FHS-branded (no tie)

Black trainersany logos must be black

Black or white socks

Black shorts and FHS-branded polo shirts can be purchased from our uniform suppliers listed below. Black shorts may also be purchased from major retailers including M&S, Next, Sainsburys and Asda.

The Halo Code

Forest Hill School champions the right of students (and staff) to embrace all Afro hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves or wigs.

We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on a student’s ability to succeed.

Further information about the Halo Code is available here.

PE Kit

Students are expected to wear/have the following for indoor PE (sports hall/gymnasium):

  • Trainers
  • White socks
  • White T-shirt
  • White shorts
  • Table tennis bat

Students are expected to wear/have the following for outdoor games sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Long black socks
  • Football boots
  • Games shirt (Reversible – one side all black, other side black with broad house colour band)
  • Gum shield for rugby
  • Shin pads for football

All clothing must be clearly marked with name and tutor group to assist with identification if mislaid.

House Colours

Ofusu-Asare – Red

Turing – Yellow

Parks – Light Blue

Tull – Green

Official Suppliers

Bailwood, 246 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13

Wearabouts, 99 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 

White Hall Clothiers Camberwell, 77 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EZ