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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

School Uniform

Main changes to uniform from September 2016



JUMPER*                    Navy blue, V-neck jumper, embroidered with school badge

SKIRT*                         Knife-pleated, navy blue knee-length skirt

TROUSERS*               Navy blue traditional, loose-fitting formal trousers (no additional zips/trimmings,

                                         jeans, low-waist, tight or skinny trousers)

BLOUSE                      White, revere collar blouse, short or long sleeve SOCKS/TIGHTS        

                                       Plain black or navy blue (not patterned). Socks must be worn below the knee

OVERCOAT                Plain black or navy blue (no logos, hoodies, leather or denim)

SHOES                        Flat, plain black leather shoes which can be polished. No plimsolls, boots, hybrid

                                        shoes/trainers or trainers permitted.

Permitted jewellery

  • One pair of small, plain stud earrings and a plain watch
  • No facial piercings, nose studs or ear stretchers
  • Non-permitted jewellery will be confiscated.
  • Hair and Make-up
  • No shaven, extreme hairstyles. Only natural coloured hair will be allowed
  • Hair bands must be navy blue
  • No painted or false nails
  • Make-up not permitted in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
  • Make-up in Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) must be light and discreet


  • The niqab is not allowed
  • If students wish to wear a religious headscarf, it must be plain navy blue
  • If students wear a salwar kameez, it should be plain navy blue and worn under the regulation school skirt, blouse and jumper
  • Mobile phones/ electronic devices are not to be used on the school site at any time. If seen or heard they will be confiscated.

*Purchase through Stevenson’s, 12-14 Market Place, Reading, RG1 2EG Tel. 0118 9596462 or online at


  • Items of value must not be brought into school (e.g. jewellery, mobile phones, tablets, significant sums of money etc)
  • The school cannot accept liability for the loss or damage of the following:
    • valuables brought into school
    • items that are confiscated


Required kit:

  • *1 pair of navy blue school tracksuit bottoms
  • *1 blue “BUKTA” type blouse - short sleeved "V" neck with collar
  •   1 pair of  trainers (non-marking soles) and white sports socks
  •   Hairband unless hair is short
  •   Water bottle

Optional extras

  • 1 tracksuit – Navy blue
  • 1 pair of navy PE shorts

*Purchase through Stevenson’s, 12-14 Market Place, Reading, RG1 2EG Tel. 0118 9596462 or online at

  • Pens, pencils, ruler (marked in inches and centimetres), eraser, coloured pencils or fibre tipped pens, protractor, setsquare, pair of compasses, Casio Scientific calculator and a dictionary.



Lost property is handed into the Pastoral Leaders’ Office. Provision is made during PE lessons for the safe keeping of money and watches. The responsibility for the safe keeping of such items is the student’s, as the school does not accept responsibility.

Cigarettes, lighters, glass bottles and other harmful objects may not be brought into school. Any found will be confiscated and destroyed.


The first occasion that jewellery or mobile devices are confiscated, they will be available for collection by the student at the end of the school day.

Any items that are confiscated for a second or subsequent time will be held at the school until parents come to collect them or until the end of the school week, whichever is sooner.

The school cannot accept liability for the loss or damage of any items that are confiscated.


11-12 Market Place, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2EG.
Tel: 0118 9596462 or online

Sports Clothing and Equipment

Sports Clothing

Required kit:
  • navy blue school jogging pants*
  • blue 'BUKTA' type blouse - short sleeves 'V' neck with collar
  • Trainers with non marking soles and white sports socks
Optional extras:
  • hockey boots or trainers (for outdoor use)
  • games skirt
  • navy PE shorts