School Uniform

School Uniform and Children’s Appearance

We expect the pupils to be neatly dressed at all times when in school uniform, be it on the premises or not.

Parents are requested to co-operate in this regard and to ensure that their child’s uniform conforms to the official school regulations.

ALL items of clothing must be PERMANENTLY and LEGIBLY marked using first name and surname.
Our EPS Clothing Bank and Rothmans in Surrey  Street, Goodwood are our official school uniform suppliers.  However non-branded items are available from most retail stores.

Note: The plain navy blue school blazer is not compulsory.

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Winter School Uniform (cold weather)

Boys

  • White collared, long sleeved shirt without school badge
  • Tie with school badge
  • Grey short pants or long grey flannel pants (belt is compulsory for long grey pants)
  • NOTE: only the Grade 7 are permitted to wear the long grey flannel pants in summer too
  • Plain navy blue V-neck jersey or sleeveless V-neck pullover (optional)
  • Black lace up school shoes and long grey socks
  • Warm fleecy top

Girls

  • White collared, long sleeved shirt without school badge
  • Tie with school badge
  • Grey A-lined 6 panelled, flannel skirt with side zip (2 or 4 panelled not advised)
  • or long grey flannel pants
  • Plain navy blue V-neck jersey or sleeveless V-neck pullover (optional)
  • Black lace up or baby doll (with T-bar) shoes with grey long socks or black opaque/knitted tights.
  • Warm Fleecy top

Summer School Uniform (warm weather)

Boys

  • White, flat collared shirt with school badge on front pocket
  • Grey short pants
  • Plain navy blue V-neck Jersey or sleeveless V-neck pullover (optional)
  • Black lace up school shoes and long grey socks

Girls

  • White flat collared shirt with school badge on front pocket
  • Grey A-lined 6 panel, flannel skirt with side zip (2 or 4 panelled slim fit is not advised)
  • Plain navy blue V-neck jersey or sleeveless V-neck pullover (optional)
  • Black lace up or baby doll (with T-bar) shoes with short white socks

Caps

Children are permitted to wear the official school cap (available from our school shop) at all times that they are outdoors. This includes breaktime, Phys ed and afternoons.
Note: Caps may not be worn indoors.

School Bag

We only have 1 kind of school bag in the clothing store.  It is not compulsory for parents to purchase this bag, they may purchase elsewhere as long as the bag is navy, has compartments and does not have wheels.  The tog bag they do have to purchase here as it is the officially branded tog bag.

Pupils’ Personal Appearance

General Notes Regarding Appearance

  • Children are to be neatly attired in clean correct uniform
  • Shoes are to be polished regularly
  •  Children are to bath/shower daily
  • Nails are to be kept short and clean
  •  No nail polish is permitted
  • No jewelery is permitted other than Medic alert chains, plain ear studs or sleepers (only girls- one per ear).
  •  Watches: Pupils may wear wrist watches.  Large faced, colourful watches or colourful trendy straps are however not permitted.
  • No armbands, except medic-alert bands are permitted.
  • After swimming, children may not walk home in their swimming costumes

Hair Regulations

Boys’ and girls’ hair must be neat at all times.

Boys: Hair is to be neatly cut according to accepted school style.  Hair should be off the eyebrows, ears and collar.  No fashionable styles with ‘steps’ are permitted.  Hair may not be gelled.

Girls: Hair may not be worn loose if it touches the shoulder.  In this case, it should be tied back (plaits, ponytail). In the interest of uniformity it is advised that only one or two ponytails / plaits be worn. The fringe may not hang below the eyebrows.  Please note that hair accessories should be plain white or navy blue.  No fancy clips, grips or patterned scrunchies may be worn.

FASHIONABLE HAIRSTYLES, PERMS, GEL OR COLOURING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED FOR BOYS OR GIRLS

Nits and Lice

Infestation of hair with head lice spreads quickly amongst school children.  It is the duty of parents to be aware of this problem and to examine their child’s hair regularly to prevent contamination.

Having nits or lice is not a ‘dirty illness’ and occurs everywhere amongst all social classes.

Lice occur more often in the hot summer months.  Parents should check hair regularly during these months.

Should lice or nits (eggs) be found on a pupil’s head, the pupil will be sent home and may only return to school after prescribed treatment has been carried out successfully and all traces of nits and lice are removed.

This is in accordance with health regulations.