Uniform Requirements & Purchasing

How to order uniform

Parkside school ties and branded PE tops can be purchased directly through the school via ParentPay.

Parkside branded PE tops and optional PE Hoodies can be ordered directly from Not Just Tshirts via the following order page: http://parksidepe.deco-apparel.com/

Parkside branded blazers can be purchased through Trutex at https://www.trutexdirect.com/

PE Uniform Expectations

In addition to the PE Uniform poster section below, please see the additional clarifications/expectations from our PE department:

  • Our PE uniform is comprised of:
    • Black tracksuit bottoms, leggings, or shorts
    • A Parkside embroided t-shirt
    • An optional Parkside embroided hoodie
    • Trainers
  • Additional layers may be worn underneath your PE kit (e.g. thermal base layers), but a Parkside embroided PE shirt or hoodie must be the top layer
  • PE kit is expected to be brought in for every PE lesson, even if you are injured/ill
  • Sanctions will be issued if pupils do not meet kit expectations

Uniform Requirements

Uniform policy change 2023
Following our consultation regarding our uniform policy for September 2023, the school governors have approved the following :
From September 2023 all skirts should be knee-length and pleated.

In September, we will be strongly enforcing our uniform policy. If/when you buy a new skirt, you must make sure that it meets the uniform policy.


  • You can still opt to wear either tailored trousers or a skirt.
  • Black opaque tights must be worn except in Term 6 where the summer uniform will be in place and white/black ankle socks can be worn.
  • Local retailers stock different size fits of pleated skirts, including slim/plus fit sizes and longer length skirts.  Our uniform supplier Trutex also supplies this style in 3 different lengths with different waist sizes including up to age 16+.  
  • We are not including skorts/culottes in our policy as our aim is to keep it as simple as possible to be clear and consistent about our expectations.In the past years we have allowed various styles of skirt to be worn, which has resulted in skirts not conforming to our policy of knee-length.  Therefore to make it simple and clear to follow, only one type of skirt will be allowed. 

Uniform Requirements Poster 2020 Page 1

Uniform Requirements Poster 2020 Page 2 

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