Uniform Code and Purchasing Information

Students wear the same uniform through from year 7 to year 11.
Our uniform and PE kit is ordered from SWI Schoolwear 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.
SWI has 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 wear maroon ties and Year 9-11 wear navy house ties. These can be purchased at school or online from SWI.
Delivery Information:
Orders over £70 are delivered to your home free of charge.
Orders under £70 incur a £4 charge.
Orders can be delivered to school free of charge. Unfortunately we are unable to accept deliveries to school 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).
Uniform:
Boys’ Uniform:
Navy blue blazer with gold trim and school badge
White shirt and school tie
Black trousers
Traditional black shoes this does not include leather trainers (e.g. Nike Airforce)
Optional navy V neck sweater with gold trim and school badge
Girls’ Uniform:
Navy blue blazer with gold trim and school badge
White shirt and school tie
Black tailored trousers or black skirt (maximum 2”/5cm above knee)
Traditional black shoes (maximum 2”/5cm heels) this does not include leather trainers (e.g. Nike Airforce)
Optional navy V neck sweater with gold trim and school badge
Optional plain white ankle or calf-length socks or plain, dark or flesh coloured tights
Black or Navy blue shalwar kamiz/jalbaab worn with tie or hejab
PE Kit:
Navy blue Biddenham polo top with school badge and sports logo
Boys – Navy blue tracksuit bottoms or shorts with school badge and sports logo
Girls – Navy blue tracksuit bottoms or shorts or skort or sport leggings all with school badge and sports logo
Long maroon socks (winter) and white socks (summer)
Optional fleece with school badge
Non-marking trainers
Optional astro turf boots and studded boots
All PE kit should be clearly labelled with the student’s name.

Minimum equipment requirements for all students:
School bag (handbags/man bags not appropriate)
Planner
Reading book
School books for day
Charged Chromebook
Pencil case containing: selection of writing pens, pencils, rubber, ruler, compass, protractor, pencil crayons, pencil sharpener, scientific calculator.
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 – single items of jewellery are permitted (watch, necklace, bracelet) and a small sleeper or stud earring in each ear – these must be removed for PE and other lessons as appropriate. (Other body piercings and visible tattoos/adornments are not permitted.)
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 guideline, 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 SWI School Uniform Price List 2021
Sizing Guide
Example of uniform can be found here