Uniform and Lost Property

It is a rule of the school that uniform in accordance with current regulations must be worn in school, on journeys to and from school, on all school occasions, and when the school is being represented at games fixtures either home or away.

All clothing must be clearly and securely marked with the owner’s name. In any dispute over clothing regulations, the Headmaster’s judgment is final.

The regulation articles are to be obtained from John Lewis online only.

Years 3 to 6:

School blazer with sewn-in badge as supplied by John Lewis.

Shorts - mid-grey only - not light-grey or charcoal or near-black.

Trousers FOR YEAR 6 ONLY - same colour as shorts.

Shirt - white (short sleeves if desired) NB no T shirts with loud or visible motifs or lettering to be worn beneath the regulation shirts.

Pullover - plain grey V neck or school regulation.

Socks - plain grey, navy blue or black (not white or pale, no patterns).

Shoes - plain black leather (no canvas, no suede, no cord, no trainers, no metal attachments, no industrial style, no boots). Black laces only. Must be kept clean.

Tie - orange stripe Junior School tie.

Art apron (optional).

School Bag – School bags should be navy or black without large, colourful logos.

Badges (metal lapel badges and other insignia) - only prefects’ or other specifically authorised (by the Headmaster) badges are allowed.

Jewellery - no jewellery of any sort including studs, sleepers and finger rings.

Hair should not be dyed, highlighted or unnaturally coloured, and should be tidy and not unacceptably long (cut above the collar) or excessively short.

Years 7 to 11:

Mid-grey trousers (not light-grey or charcoal or near-black).

School blazer with sewn-in badge as supplied by John Lewis.

Pullover - plain grey V neck or school regulation.

Socks - plain grey, navy blue or black (not white or pale, no patterns).

Shirt - white (short sleeves if desired) NB no T shirts with loud or visible motifs or lettering to be worn beneath the regulation shirts.

Shoes - plain black leather (no canvas, no suede, no cord, no trainers, no metal attachments, no industrial style, no boots). Black laces only. Must be kept clean.

Tie - House tie, or tie specifically authorised (by the Headmaster) and awarded for school sporting or cultural activities. 

Art apron (optional).

White woodwork apron (optional).

White laboratory coat (not nylon). This can also be used for Design/Technology and Art. This is compulsory, and pupils will not be allowed to take part in Science practicals without one. 

School Bag – School bags should be navy or black without large, colourful logos.

Badges (metal lapel badges and other insignia) - only prefects’ or other specifically authorised (by the Headmaster) badges are allowed.

Jewellery - no jewellery of any sort including studs, sleepers and finger rings.

Hair should not be dyed, highlighted or unnaturally coloured, and should be tidy and not unacceptably long (cut above the collar) or excessively short.

Sixth Form:

Sixth Form Boys:

Pullover - plain grey V neck or school regulation.

Socks - plain grey, navy blue or black (not white or pale, no patterns).

Shirt - white (short sleeves if desired) NB no T shirts with loud or visible motifs or lettering to be worn beneath the regulation shirts.

Shoes - plain black leather (no canvas, no suede, no cord, no trainers, no metal attachments, no industrial style, no boots). Black laces only. Must be kept clean.

Sixth Formers may wear a plain navy blazer as an alternative to a dark grey, navy or black suit (NB pin stripes are not acceptable).

The blazers should be worn with mid-grey trousers and white shirts.

White laboratory coat (not nylon) for those studying Chemistry or Biology.

A Sixth Form or Colours tie may be worn instead of the House tie.

Art apron (optional).

White woodwork apron (optional).

Jewellery - no jewellery of any sort including studs, sleepers and finger rings.

Hair should not be dyed, highlighted or unnaturally coloured, and should be tidy and not unacceptably long (cut above the collar) or excessively short.

Sixth Form Girls:

Suits may be black, dark grey or navy (NB pin stripes are not acceptable).

The suit may be of any formal design with a skirt of a length no shorter than 3" above knee. The skirt should be made of a suit material (not cotton) and must not have a high split. 

Girls may also wear trousers of a suit material. Both skirt and trousers must be either part of the same suit as the jacket, or not be of a noticeably different material to the jacket. Cropped trousers (cut to the calf) are not acceptable but trousers cut to the ankle can be worn.

The blouse should be a plain white blouse with a collar without a low neckline. If the neckline of the blouse is too low then a white camisole should be worn under the blouse.

A plain black, dark grey or navy jumper may be worn.

Natural or dark coloured tights should be worn with a skirt, and should be plain.

Shoes should be of a formal, work style and should be black or navy.

Art apron (optional).

White woodwork apron (optional).

Jewellery is not allowed except plain ear studs. No more than one ear stud may be worn on either ear. No finger rings.

Make-up, if used, should be discreet.

Only clear, not coloured, nail varnish may be worn.

Hair, if coloured, should be a natural colour. Highlights may be put in hair if they look natural.

A white laboratory coat (not nylon) is required for those girls studying Chemistry or Biology.

Sports Kits:

Sports Kits are available from Akuma.

Years 7 to 10:

PE Kit

White PE shirt, white shorts, white socks, trainers, school swimming trunks and towel.

Michaelmas Term Games Kit - Rugby

School/House games shirt, blue rugby shorts, games socks, rugby boots (grass), school tracksuit bottoms and school drill top.

Lent Term Games Kit - Hockey

School/House games shirt, white PE shorts, hooped socks, trainers or Hockey AstroTurf boots.

Summer Term Games Kit - Cricket

White Cricket/PE shirt, Cricket whites, Cricket jumper, trainers or Cricket spikes.
Athletics vest (optional - if selected).

Year 11 and Sixth Form Boys:

Compulsory items for those selected to represent school teams:

Rugby: Match shirt (supplied at the start of the season), Blue Elite Rugby shorts and blue and gold Rugby socks.

Hockey: Match shirt, white Hockey shorts and white and gold Hockey socks.

Cricket: Match shirt, Cricket whites

Optional extra kit:

Technical tee, sleeveless technical tee, drill training top, tracksuit bottoms, House shirt, hooded top, Cricket jumper – either sleeveless or long sleeved, Cricket cap, blue base layers – top, shorts and leggings (Rugby/Hockey), white base layer top (Cricket), House Athletics vest, school Athletics/Cross-Country vest, training/gym vest, beefy tee, kit bag, rucksack, boot bag and beanie hat.

Sixth Form Girls:

Netball: Netball shirt, Netball skort, Netball beefy sweater, elite training pants, baselayer and good quality trainers.

General Sportswear: T-shirt, tracksuit trousers or shorts and footwear suitable for sport.

NB As Netball is held during the winter months with some training and matches held outside, it can get extremely cold and it may be necessary to wear layers.

Outdoor Wear:

Outdoor wear must be coloured plain dark navy blue or grey. Raincoats, overcoats, trench and duffle coats, anoraks and cagoules are permitted, providing they are clean and in good order. These must have no plastic or leather patches, no tabs or brass buttons, and the lining must be unobtrusive.  A school coat is also obtainable from John Lewis.

Cyclists may wear on their way to school suitable protective clothing over their uniform, including fluorescent bands, but must, of course, wear their uniform into school buildings.

Scarves must be plain navy or black. 

Dark coloured gloves.  

Coats, gloves and scarves are for outdoor wear only.

Music Concerts and Performances

Please note that the Dress Code for the majority of Eltham College (Senior School) concerts is Dinner Jackets (or very dark/black suits) with black bow tie and white shirt for boys and all black (long dresses) for girls.  If your child is asked to perform, please ensure that they have the appropriate concert dress.

Second-Hand Clothing

The Parent-Teacher Association organise a second-hand clothing sale on the first Thursday of every month throughout the academic year where school uniform (including dinner jackets) may be bought and sold.