Uniform

Our uniform can be purchased from Schoolwear Solutions (either at the shop in Oadby or ordered online) https://www.schoolwearsolutions.com.

Where the uniform has not been purchased from the company, it must be clearly reflective of our chosen uniform. The last date for ordering uniform from Schoolwear Solutions is 31st July ; after this date it cannot be guaranteed to be ready for the start of the new academic year. 

All students are to wear the following: 

  • Smart black pleated knee length skirt or black modesty skirt to the ankle
  • Black bootleg or straight leg suit style trousers (these should not be denim/jeans/leggings or a skinny fit, and must be full length) 
  • A white blouse not a polo shirt
  • Plain white or black ankle socks or black tights, no long socks  
  • All black shoes (these must not be high heeled/fashion shoes)/ankle boots 

Either: 

  • A blue and black v-neck jumper with the Sir Jonathan North logo on it OR a black with blue piping blazer with the Sir Jonathan North log on it 
  • For physical education and dance students are to wear either a short OR long sleeved black sports top with the Sir Jonathan North logo on, and either black sports leggings, black tracksuit trousers or black shorts, white socks and sports trainers, a zipless black sweatshirt may be worn in winter

We also request that students follow the guidelines below regarding their appearance: 

  • Only one small stud earring to be worn in each ear
  • No facial piercings 
  • No make-up 
  • No long or false nails which might impede the ability to learn 
  • Sensible coats or jackets 
  • Plain black or white headscarf, and if a headscarf is worn during physical education it must be changed to an elasticated one without a pin 

Throughout the year, students will have some opportunities to wear non-school uniform. We will issue further guidelines for this, but request that students dress sensibly and appropriately at all times.

We ask parents to support the College uniform and ensure that their daughter is in the correct uniform every day. The College reserves the right to decide on the suitability of any items of clothing. Should you be unsure about anything, we urge you to contact us before purchasing.

ITEM
ACCEPTABLE
UNACCEPTABLE
ADDITIONAL NOTES
Trousers
  • Plain smart black
  • Flat or pleated front
  • Full length bootleg or straight style
  • Cropped /shorts/rolled up
  • Skinny or flared leg
  • Jeans or denim
  • Jeans “style” or combats
  • Leggings/jeggings/tracksuits
  • Zips that show
  • Large belts
  • Buckles/ laces
  • Pin stripes
Belts should be black and not be worn within belt loops and not for decorative purposes. If worn with boots, trousers should be worn outside boots.
Skirt

 

  • Plain black pleated school skirt 
  • Knee length
  • Black modesty skirt to the ankle

 

  • Skinny fitting styles/tube/jersey/lycra/leggings
  • bandeau/clingy fabric
  • Large belts, buckles, laces, pin stripes
  • Denim
  • Slits
  • Jubbah/shalwaar kameez/abaya
  • Pinafore dresses
Skirts should be knee length. 
Blouse
  • School range
  • Plain white
  • Must have collar
  • Fitted/ tailored
  • Polo shirt
  • Coloured
  • Embroidery
  • Sleeveless
  • Patterned
  • Midriff on show
  • Sheer/transparent
Any vest/top worn underneath should be plain white, and the blouse should remain buttoned up to cover this.
       
Tights / Socks
  • Tights - Plain black or flesh coloured – school range
  • Socks – Plain black or white ankle length
  • Patterned or footless tights
  • Long socks
 
Black V-neck jumper with blue piping and the SJNC logo 
OR
Black blazer with blue piping and the SJNC logo 
  • Black with blue piping and the SJNC logo 
  • Anything other than the items listed 
 
Coat
  • A waterproof coat
  • Coloured sweatshirts/hoodies
  • Denim
Coloured sweatshirts/hoodies are not suitable to be worn as a coat.
Shoes
  • Plain black leather or “leather look” or waterproof suede school shoes or boots
  • Daps/Plimsolls/Vans/Converse
  • Trousers tucked into boots
  • Trainers
  • Flip flops
  • Heels over 2”/large platform soles
  • Ugg/Ugg-style or knitted boots
  • Studs/chains/decorations
Trainers are only to be
worn when participating in a sporting activity.
Boots must be fully laced up.
Head / hair
wear
  • Plain black or white headscarf
  • Plain black or white hair bands,
  • “bobbles and clips”
  • Embellished or decorated
  • Coloured
Hats should not be worn indoors at any time.
Dance Kit
  • Either a long sleeved or short sleeved black sports top with the SJNC logo on
  • Black sweatshirt
  • Black tracksuit trousers or leggings
  • Trainers and white socks
  • Zips or buttons on sweatshirts (Health and Safety)
 
PE Kit
  • Either a long sleeved or short sleeved black sports top with the SJNC logo on 
  • Black shorts or tracksuit trousers
  • White socks
  • Black sports leggings only for trampolining, aerobics, health and fitness and fitness activities
  • Sports Trainers only
  • If a headscarf is worn it must be elasticated with our a pin 
  • Zips or buttons on sweatshirts (Health and Safety)
  • Pumps/Converse/Vans
  • Hair down (it must be tied back)
Year 7 will also require a swimming costume and a towel.
Other
  • No make up
  • Only one small stud earring to be worn in each ear 
    Watch
  • ID cards to be worn on lanyard at all times
  • (these will be provided)
  • Nails must be of a suitable length for PE
  • No facial piercings
  • Extreme, non-natural hair/weave colours e.g. pink, blue, red, green – including dip dyed
  • No long or false nails 
  • Any item of jewellery other than those listed - including facial piercings
  • Ear stretcher
 

Please note, the ‘unacceptable’ list is not exhaustive, and we expect parents to support the spirit of the College Uniform. We would like our students to look business like and ready for learning. This guide does not attempt to deal with every aspect of clothing - what it is offering is a guide to a common-sense approach to dress, if you are unsure about any items of clothing please contact us prior to purchasing.

 

FAQ

SJN Uniform FAQs Website  July 2020