School Uniform

To view the full uniform policy please click here: Uniform Policy

Our school uniform is similar for all pupils in Years 7-10. In Year 11, a different distinctive tie may be worn. In the 6th Form, students are expected to wear suits.

Uniform gives a corporate unity to the School and we therefore insist upon the wearing of it. The official suppliers are ‘Graduates Limited’ at 201 High Street, Orpington and ‘OZ’ of 6 Chatsworth Parade, Petts Wood.

We attach great importance to the conduct and appearance of the children as they come to and from school. Smart uniform and good behaviour indicate a pride in the community to which the pupils belong.

The School Rules specify that School uniform must be worn to and from school.

Branded items such as shirts, blouses, blazers, ties, trousers and skirts must be purchased from the School’s uniform suppliers who will advise which items are Darrick Wood uniform. Second hand uniform may also be worn, available from the PSFA who hold regular sales at the School.

There are two versions of our uniform from which to choose and some items can be worn with either uniform option:

Uniform A

  • Honey-gold blouse
  • Dark brown single-breasted cardigan or V-necked jumper with School logo in plain knit
  • Dark brown pleated skirt no shorter than knee length and worn with dark brown or fawn tights or white socks
  • Dark brown trousers may be worn instead of the skirt, worn with dark brown, black or fawn socks
  • The blouse and cardigan or V-necked jumper may be replaced with the honey-gold shirt worn with school tie and blazer with school badge

Uniform B

  • Honey-gold shirt worn with the school tie
  • Dark brown V-necked jumper in plain knit
  • Dark brown blazer with the school badge
  • Dark brown trousers
  • Dark brown, black or fawn socks

Uniforms A and B

  • Hair bands, if worn, should be plain dark brown, black, gold, or white. Sensible, plain, dark brown or black leather shoes (not suede, moccasins or trainer style) with heels no higher than 3cm. Trainers may not be worn in school, except in PE or Drama lessons. Boots may not be worn.
  • Outerwear must be plain dark brown or black (without large logos) – leather coats will not be allowed
  • A plain black or brown scarf may be worn
  • Science overall in white
  • Bags must be a plain colour and large enough to hold A4 books and folders

Optional items

  • An overall for Art and Pottery and a vinyl-coated apron for Food Technology

PE Kit

All PE kit, except socks, must have the School badge and should be purchased from our uniform suppliers:

Compulsory branded items for all pupils:

  • Black School T-shirt with badge
  • Black School shorts with badge
  • Yellow Football socks with black top and/or unbranded white sports socks

Compulsory unbranded items for all pupils:

  • Trainers: pupils should have supportive sports trainers. Converse, Vans and other non-supportive trainers will not be allowed

Optional branded items:

  • Black tracksuit trousers with badge
  • Black leggings with badge
  • Black ¼ zip top with badge
  • Black School rugby shirt with badge

Other items required on occasions:

  • Football boots must not be blades but can be studded or moulded
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield for Rugby during winter