Our uniform policy
We think that a simple, comfortable school uniform helps to create a sense of school community and avoids fashion competitiveness. The Belham uniform is very easy to wear and practical - based on the colours navy and pale yellow. It is easy to spot a 'Belhamite' in Peckham!
Parents can mix and match items from the list depending on the weather, and whatever your child prefers - the most important thing is that they are happy and comfortable.
Uniform items with the school logo can currently be purchased online through Earth Uniform, however we are committed to ensuring no parent experiences a barrier to providing a school uniform for their child, and there is no obligation for your child to wear items of clothing bearing our logo.
Look out for our Friends of Belham second-hand uniform sales throughout the year.
If you wish to purchase new uniform items with The Belham logo, these can be found here:
- Navy sweatshirt with/without Belham logo
- Navy hoodie with/without Belham logo
- Pale yellow short-sleeved aertex polo shirt with/without Belham logo
- Pale yellow T-shirt with/without Belham logo
- Navy cardigan with/without Belham logo
Trousers and shorts
Trousers should be in a plain navy fabric in a smart school uniform style. Summer shorts should be knee-length, in a plain navy fabric and a school uniform style.
Skirts and pinafores
These should be in a plain navy fabric, and of a reasonable length. Pinafores can be worn over a polo shirt or a T-shirt.
In the summer term pupils can wear a pale yellow gingham dress/culotte-dress.
Shoes and socks
Pupils should wear black or navy school shoes. School shoes should be hard-wearing, sturdy and sensible, fastened with Velcro or laces and should cover the whole foot. Trainers are not suitable school wear. Socks should be plain and either white or a single dark colour. Tights should be navy.
As each class regularly visits our outdoor learning space, pupils will need to bring wellies on their outdoor learning day. Unfortunately these cannot be stored in school throughout the week.
A plain white T-shirt should be worn for PE, together with navy sports shorts or navy jogging trousers, white socks and plain sports shoes.
Jewellery and hair accessories
Only non-smart watches and plain stud earrings are allowed. Pupils should wear simple plain hair bands and all long hair which touches the shoulders should be tied back. Headscarves and wraps should be plain black or navy. We have adopted the Halo Hair Code for schools - please see below for more detail.
Coats, hats and gloves
We want your children to be able to spend lots of time outdoors so they will need warm/waterproof coats, hats and gloves. These should be practical and easy to put on. A knitted beanie hat with Belham logo is available.
Lightweight waterproof jacket and trousers
For those days when there is a chance of rain, your child may need a lightweight plain navy waterproof jacket and trousers to wear over their uniform.
A yellow water resistant bag with the Belham logo is available to purchase, but your child may use any other suitable drawstring bag that can hang on their classroom peg.
The children will be given a Belham book bag free of charge on their first day at school. Any replacements are available to purchase.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHES, SHOES AND BAGS ARE CLEARLY LABELLED!
The Halo Code
Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.
We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.
At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone's ability to succeed.