Uniform can be purchased using the order form, the online shop and from the official stockist. (see links below)
Please contact The Forest School for uniform enquiries, returns, exchanges and refunds.
Tel: 01403 261086
Once uniform orders have been placed, delivery is then made to school. The school will notify you as soon as the order is ready to be collected (please note this could take up to 10 days)
The school has many items of nearly new or excellent condition second hand uniform, of various sizes, that have been kindly donated by past and present pupils. Items are available to pupils who wish to have them. Please contact your son's Community Leader for more information. All we ask is for a small donation to the school fund which would be gratefully received.
We are proud of the high standard of uniform in the school and we expect all pupils to maintain this high standard and wear the full correct uniform at all times. This includes travelling to and from school, in school and when representing the school away from the premises.
Trousers: Black, plain worsted type material. (Cotton jeans and cords are not allowed) If a belt is required this must have a small, simple and plain buckle.
Tailored Black Shorts: Plain black with pockets and belt loops, no PE shorts, may be worn with the polo shirt for the summer uniform.
Shirts: Plain, white, school style. (If long-sleeved, sleeves must be worn long and buttoned at the wrist at all times) No logo shirts must be worn.
Polo Shirt: Black polo shirt with the school logo in the appropriate Community colour can be worn during the summer term and the first half of the autumn term
Shoes: Plain black leather lace-up or slip on shoes. We will not accept suede shoes, trainers, trainer style shoes, canvas shoes or boots (this includes 'Kickers' style boots or similar). No shoes with visible sports logos are acceptable and they must be able to be polished. Acceptable shoes are defined by the school.
Socks: Plain black only. Students must have a separate pair of white socks for PE.
Tie: Appropriate Community ties must be worn in the conventional style and length with the top button done up. Ties available to purchase from the main School Office
Sweatshirt: Black with embroidered school badge. No other sweatshirt or jumper is allowed – in or out of school
Outdoor: Black uniform fleece with embroidered Forest School badge. If additional waterproof outdoor wear is required, it should be sensible and appropriate for school. Hooded sweatshirts, track-suit type tops and jackets and denim are not permitted
P.E: Official T-Shirt in relevant Community colour. Official rugby sweatshirt in the relevant Community colour. Black shorts. Black rugby/football socks. Plain white socks. Shin Pads. Football boots. Trainers (this must be an alternative pair to shoes worn for the normal school day). Gum shields are highly recommended (these can be purchased from the PE Department for £2.50 or from any local sport shops e.g. Bedford Sports).
Jewellery, tattoos and piercings: Students are not allowed to wear earrings, facial studs or ear expanders. Students with piercings will be required to remove them for the duration that they are in school. Rings, bracelets and necklaces may not be worn. It is an offence under UK legislation to tattoo a person under the age of 18 except when the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a medical practitioner.
Nail Varnish and Make Up: Nail varnish and make-up is not permitted.
Hair: Hair and facial hair must be smart and presentable (as defined by the school). No radical colouring is permitted and hair length should not be too short or too long (covering the face or below the collar) and should not have extreme differences in lengths e.g. steps, tramlines or patterns. See link below for examples.
Headwear and religious clothing: Religious headwear may be worn (agreed by the school following a written request from parents) and should be either plain black or navy blue.
Bags: All students are expected to use a school bag that fits an A4 folder inside, and is robust and sensible.