Uniform Code and Purchasing Information

Our uniform and PE kit is ordered from SWI (Schoolwear International) and can be done in the following ways:

Online – visit the website www.swischoolwear.co.uk (Banner) and order via PARENTS ONLINE.

By telephone – call the SWI team on 01928 752 610.

There is a dedicated Web Helpdesk.  If you are having difficulty with your online account or logging in please contact the Team on 01928 752610.

Ties

Year 7 and 8 students wear the maroon ties, Year 9 – 11 wear navy house ties.  These can be purchased online from SWI on from school via ParentPay.

Delivery Information:

Orders over £70 are delivered to your home free of charge.  Orders under £70 incur a £4 delivery charge.  Orders can be delivered to the school free of charge but unfortunately we are unable to accept deliveries during the summer holidays.

Returns Procedure:

In every dispatch there is a form with full details of how to send items back for a refund using a pre-paid returns label.  There is a 30 day returns policy.  Full terms and conditions can be found on the SWI website.   Returns or exchanges must be made with SWI and not the school.

Basic uniform requirements are set out below.  Uniform should be clean, smart and worn in a traditional way, which avoids adornments and extremes of fashion (see Uniform Code).

In line with other clothing retailers, school uniform items are advertised in relation to gender.  At Biddenham it is entirely the choice of the student which items of clothing they select.

Compulsory Uniform:

Compulsory PE & Dance Uniform

Optional Uniform

Second hand uniform is available in school please do not hesitate to telephone or email us for more details.


Minimum equipment requirements for all students:

 

Other Uniform Items:

Outdoor coats should be plain and dark in colour and not worn in classrooms or the dining room.

Scarves and hats should be plain and dark in colour.

Jewellery/make-up – Students are requested to avoid excessive jewellery and make-up.  A wrist watch, one bracelet, a neck chain (worn under shirt), one simple stud earring in each pierced ear are acceptable.  The school advises against all other forms of body piercing because of health and safety implications i.e. all jewellery must be removed for PE/Games activities and, where appropriate, other lessons.

If used makeup should be applied naturally and subtly so as to be barely noticeable.

Hair should be of a natural colour.

Uniform Code: (Revised by the Governors in September 2003 following Sports College designation)

In a diverse school like ours, ways of unifying the community are very important, and at Biddenham uniform is a key factor.  So that this impacts positively on self image, we have adopted a “feel smart-think smart” blazer based uniform, and therefore a strict uniform code.

As a general guidline, uniform should be worn in a way that would be acceptable in an adult working environment where people come into contact with members of the public.  Uniform should be worn correctly from leaving home to returning home in the evening and in school at all times unless directed otherwise.

Supplement to the Biddenham International School Uniform Code:

This supplement aims to explain the code in more detail for students or parents and carers who seek greater clarification.

Students, parents or carers who seek further clarification on these matters should not hesitate to contact the Head of School.

Biddenham uniform price list April 2022
Sizing Guide
Example of uniform can be found here