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Uniform & Equipment

This detailed information sheet about our uniform requirements is designed to make things as clear as possible for parents when purchasing these items for their children.

The full list of uniform items, PE kit and equipment is given in the attached document below.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Support Manager for your child’s year group should you need further advice/clarification. 

Our 2024/2025 Student Support Managers are:

Year 7 Mrs Julia Downs jdowns@chaileyschool.org
Year 8 Mrs Liz Gill lgill@chaileyschool.org
Year 9 Miss Ellie Martin emartin@chaileyschool.org
Year 10 Mrs Chloe Rhodes (from September 2024)  crhodes@chaileyschool.org
Year 11 Mrs Nancy Feltham nfeltham@chaileyschool.org

General Information Regarding Uniform

For academic year 2024-2025 Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 will wear the Taylor Tartan (GST) skirt. New Year 7’s will need to purchase this skirt when starting in September. The skirt can be purchased from any of our suppliers. This can only be purchased in minimum length of 20” only and has an adjustable waist. No alternations are to be made to this skirt, as the minimum length is mandatory for all students, regardless of their height. The skirt must be worn at knee length or below the knee.

Students are expected to wear trousers or their skirt properly. Skirts and trousers must not be rolled up and any belt on trousers should be plain black or navy with a normal and discreet buckle.  Denim or casual trousers (e.g. chino or combat-style) are not permitted.

The Chailey blazer is compulsory at all times in school.  The school jumper may be added for extra warmth, but may not be worn instead of the blazer.

Fashion items in colours, fabrics or styles noticeably different from the items from our suppliers are not acceptable school uniform.  Please do not allow your child to convince you otherwise.  If in doubt please contact your child’s Student Support Manager.  The prescribed skirt length ensures that for all our students who choose to wear it, their skirt will be an appropriate length for school.

Plain, black school shoes are required.  If in doubt, please note that shoes which are the same or equivalent to Adidas Stan Smith, or Vans Vulcanised are acceptable, however shoes (trainers) with a large sole, running style, not leather or with non-black features e.g. logo or with an air bubble (for example Nike Air 270 or Nike Air Hurache) are not acceptable to wear at school.  Shoes must be well fitted and have enclosed heels and toes.  Metal toe caps and ankle boots are not allowed.  Please be advised that if shoes have a heel, this should be a safe, sensible height for moving around a busy school, including up and down stairs.  Please do not allow your child to wear sandals, flip flops or canvas shoes/plimsolls – these result in wet and cold feet very quickly!

Friends of Chailey school hold regular second hand uniform sales.  Dates can be found on the Friends of Chailey school page on our website:/chailey-families/friends-of-chailey-school 

Uniform stockists     

Broadbridge’s Ltd
Intersport of Lewes
Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists
2 Sussex Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 4EA
53 Cliffe High Street,
Unit 1&2,
Bridge Road Business Park,
Haywards Heath, RH16 1TX
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Uniform Equipment Requirements 2024 2025 17th Jun 2024 Download