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For Parents and Carers

Our uniform

Lawnswood School_20 (35)Pride in our community

One of the ways we can ensure that our pupils are respected in the local and wider Leeds community is by encouraging them to dress appropriately for the school environment.

We need parents and carers to reinforce the need to maintain standards of dress for Lawnswood pupils.

All students must wear:

  • Black blazer with embroidered school badge. Students must wear blazers at all times. It is not acceptable for pupils to keep their blazers in school bags.
  • A formal white shirt with a stiff collar, designed to be worn with a tie. The shirt must be tucked inside trousers and have the top button fastened
  • Correct school tie for year group
  • Formal black trousers or skirt.  The trousers must be black and appropriately formal school trousers.  Jeans, tracksuit bottoms, skin tight trousers, leggings or combat trousers are unacceptable.
    The skirt must be black and appropriately formal, intended to be worn as school uniform.  Skirts shorter than just above the knee are unacceptable; the length of the skirt must be decent for the safeguarding of all our students.
    Students may wear dark colour knee or ankle length socks or plain tights in black or flesh tones.
  • The V neck school jumper (grey for KS3 and black for KS4) is optional and is not an alternative to wearing the school blazer.
  • A black shalwar kameez or black hijab is also acceptable
  • During warm weather, we advise pupils not to bring their jumper to school.
  • Coats, sweatshirts, hooded garments, hats, gloves and scarves and large belts as a fashion item must not be worn inside the school. If seen, they will be confiscated and passed on to the pupil’s Year Manager for return at the end of the school week.
  • School shoes that are formal and a sensible style.  They must be leather and entirely black with black laces: no boots, no stiletto heels, no shoes without backs, no pumps or trainers, no logo of any kind. Dark socks or plain tights in flesh/black tones should be worn.  For examples of acceptable shoe styles, please see below.

Examples of suitable Lawnswood School shoes:

shoe example 1 shoe example 2

PE Kit and Expectations 

You must bring your full PE kit for every lesson. If for any reason you cannot take part in the practical element of the lesson, you must still bring your kit. This is to ensure that you can adopt the role of umpire, official or coach in order to remain fully involved in the lesson.  

All Students 

Red Lawnswood PE top 

Black tracksuit bottoms, sports leggings, or shorts 

Red and black socks 

Trainers suitable for indoor sport (no Converse, or similar) 

Boots or Astroturf trainers for outdoor lessons 


Lawnswood reversible rugby shirt 

Lawnswood PE sweatshirt 



Students should avoid extremes of personal appearance. This includes hair colouring and hair cuts.

No excessive jewellery or make up is allowed.  One small necklace, one ring, one bracelet, one pair of stud earrings are acceptable.

No facial piercings are allowed for safety reasons.

Mobile phones, iPods and other musical devices and their earphones are not allowed in school.  If seen, the will be confiscated and passed to the relevant Year Manager.

Buying school uniform

Visit or contact our suppliers:

Whittakers, 3/5 Town Street Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5EN

Tel:      0113 256 6020
Online shop: https://www.whittakersschoolwear.co.uk/

Rawcliffes Schoolwear Centre, 617 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 4AR

Tel:      0113 249 4025

Email: customer.service@rawcliffesleeds.co.uk
Online shop:

Help with the cost of school uniform 

Students who are eligible for pupil premium may be able to apply for a grant to help with the cost of school uniform. 

A student whose parent/carer receives one or more of the following benefits is entitled to apply for Pupil Premium Grant:  

  • Income Support  
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance  
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance  
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999  
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit  
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)  
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit  
  • Universal Credit  

    To apply, please click on the link below to access the application form. Please complete and return this form to your child’s year manager, with receipts for uniform. If eligible for this grant, we will arrange for a payment to your bank account for up to the amount of £70. 

Lawnswood School - Uniform grant application  >

If your child is not eligible for the pupil premium uniform grant, at Lawnswood we also offer a Sustainability Shop where we sell good-quality, freshly washed uniforms. We operate a ‘pay as you feel’ scheme, meaning you pay what you can afford. 

There are some local school uniform swap shops available as well if you look on social media. Sites such as the Leeds School Uniform Exchange (which is part of Zero Waste Leeds), LS616 Community Uniform Exchange, and Uniform 4 All North West Leeds.