Reedworth Street, London, SE11 4PH


Archbishop Sumner

Church Of England Primary School


Archbishop Sumner Primary School

Uniform Dress Code


All ABS pupils are expected to wear the correct uniform to school every day. Our burgundy and light blue uniform items are an essential part of the school's identity and we believe that wearing a uniform:


  • instills pride
  • supports positive behaviour and discipline
  • encourages identity with, and support for, our school ethos
  • ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome and included
  • protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way 
  • nurtures cohesion between different groups of pupils
  • supports effective teaching and learning.


At the start of each school year, parents and pupils sign the Home School Agreement which states:

"Parents/Carers please ensure your child wears the correct school uniform and brings in their PE/Swimming kit when required."

Therefore, staff at the school will speak to pupils who are not wearing the correct uniform and remind them of expectations but parents/carers will also be contacted if the wearing of incorrect uniform persists.






·  Grey school trousers

·  Pale Blue shirt/polo shirt

·  Maroon school jumper or cardigan with school logo  

·   White, grey or black socks

·  Grey pinafore dress, grey skirt or grey school                trousers

·   Pale blue shirt or blouse, buttoned to the neck

·   Maroon school jumper or cardigan with school logo   ·  White socks or grey/black tights


(additional options)

As above but grey shorts

As above but with the option of wearing a summer dress (short sleeved pale blue gingham checked dress)


·   Black low heeled shoes should be worn

·   Black flat heeled boots for girls. 

·   No high heeled footwear.

·  In summer, closed-in black sandals may be worn

Indoor PE Kit

·   Plain white short sleeved T shirt

·   Plain black shorts

·   Black slip on plimsolls

·   We normally encourage children to bring their PE kit to school in a named PE Bag but in response to the        Coronavirus pandemic, we ask that all pupils come to school already dressed in their kit and stay in it all          day. Parents/Carers may want to provide a change of footwear.


(Year 4)

·     Swimming trunks (not baggy shorts)

·     Swimming hat

·     Towel


·  one piece swimming costume (no bikinis)

·  Swimming hat

·  Towel

Goggles are not essential but advised. 



In writing our school uniform code, we have worked to ensure that our school uniform is inexpensive, easily obtainable and practical.


Please Note:

Uniform is purchased on line through .  Place your order as early as possible


With the exception of simple stud or sleeper earrings, jewelry must not be worn to school.

Extreme hairstyles are discouraged and hair which reaches the shoulder, is to be tied/clipped back with hair bands/clips in school colours; burgundy, light blue, grey or black.  


Make up should not be worn in school - including nail varnish.