We believe that a uniform creates a feeling of belonging. Harlington students are proud to wear Harlington School’s uniform as a symbol of identity and school unity. We are unapologetic about having high expectations about the wearing of our uniform. All students are required to wear full school uniform at all times, including to and from school. Dealing with inappropriate uniform matters detracts from time devoted to learning so thank you in advance for your support in this matter.
All students are expected to wear their shirt, tie and blazer with lapel year “pin” badge at all times in lessons and around school (with the exception of PE lessons). If a student loses a year badge or their year group tie, replacements must be purchased from finance. Students will be issued these items free of charge in the September they join the school, and in Year 11. They will have the same colour stripe/ badge throughout their time in the school from year 7 – 10.
Year group colours:
Year 7 – Green
Year 8 – Light Blue
Year 9 – Orange
Year 10 – Purple
Year 11 – Plain Navy
Sixth Form – Red Lanyard & ID badge
Students who are not in correct uniform and who do not have a note from their parent explaining the reason will be offered uniform to borrow, secluded from other students, or issued a School Detention. If pupils bring or wear non-uniform items to school, they will be confiscated. Failure to hand items over, or a refusal to change into provided items will result in a student being internally excluded for failing to follow staff requests. Students in the Sixth Form who are not wearing clothes that adhere to the Sixth Form dress code will be sent home to change.
Please note that we will not return confiscated items to students, but only to their parents. We only return confiscated items to parents on a Friday after school, unless an appointment has previously been made with the Head of Year. Please do not turn up unannounced demanding your child’s items, as we expect support from parents in ensuring that these items are not worn in the first place, and that parents do not undermine the school in matters of uniform. Should a confiscated item be mislaid, please be aware that we will not replace it or reimburse you, whatever its value.