School Uniform and Equipment

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All students in Years 7 – 11 will wear the Prendergast Ladywell School uniform and are expected to be smart at all times. Any problems with regard to uniform should be raised in writing to the Form Tutor.

All Prendergast Ladywell School uniform is available from Wearabouts Schoolwear on Sydenham Road and Bailwood Uniforms on Lewisham High Street.

Please note that for September 2023, new Year 7s will need a tie with a gold stripe – this will stay with them for the five years they attend PLS.

In the current academic year 2022-2023, the tie colours are:

Year 7     Green stripe

Year 8     Blue stripe

Year 9     Green stripe

Year 10   Silver stripe

Year 11   Gold stripe


In the academic year 2023-2024, the tie colours are:

Year  7   Gold stripe

Year 8     Green stripe

Year 9     Blue stripe

Year 10   Green stripe

Year 11   Silver stripe

Please click the link to see the Bailwood pricelist and the Wearabouts pricelist. Wearabouts Schoolwear are offering a half price tie and half price PE polo shirt to Year 7 students when purchased with the blazer, jumper and PE sweatshirt between 1 June and 20 July. Please see more details in this pricelist.

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We moved to the new logo, 'Achieving Excellence' and have some old stock available at the School Admin Office at knock-down prices while stocks last: blazers  and cardigans are £2 but we have limited sizes left.

Any new stock with the updated logo will be sold at the full price at Bailwood Uniform on Lewisham High Street and Wearabouts Schoolwear in Sydenham. 


Hardship: Cases of hardship are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and we can sometimes source second hand uniform for students. If you have any old uniform in good, clean condition, please consider donating this to the school, so that we can pass it on to those who need it. Many thanks. 


Uniform items

• Black knee-length skirt or black trousers of a tailored style, no jeans or cords.

• White shirt style blouse or shirt, buttoned to the neck, normal collar.

• School tie tied at the collar to at least the fourth button down on the shirt.

• Black V-necked, plain knit jumper or cardigan with the School logo.

• Optional: black blazer with the School badge.

• Black / white socks. Girls may wear ankle or knee-length socks, or plain black / flesh-coloured tights. No lace or patterned tights.

• Black, sensible leather shoes. No trainers, sneakers, boots or canvas shoes of any colour.

• Dark coloured outdoor coat when needed (e.g black or dark blue). No logos, badges or patterns. No knitted cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies or tracksuit tops.

• Bags may be any colour, but should be large enough to contain an A4 exercise book without folding.

• One inexpensive wrist watch.

• Hats must not be worn inside the School buildings at any time. In the winter, dark coloured (e.g. black or dark blue) hats and scarves may be worn outside of the School building. Caps of any description are not allowed at any time.

• Hair ribbons, clips, etc. should be burgundy or black.

• Only one small stud earring per ear allowed, only in the ear lobe. Facial piercings, including nose studs, are not allowed.

• No other jewellery of any kind is permitted, e.g. bracelets, necklaces, or rings.

• Acrylic nails, nail varnish and false eyelashes are not allowed.

• Make-up must be discreet; only natural hair colour permitted.

• Scarves worn for religious reasons should be in School colours: black, white or red. There must be no bandanas.


Uniform for Physical Education

Students are required to wear appropriate clothing for Physical Education (PE) lessons.

Compulsory items

• Short-sleeved purple polo shirt with the School logo.

• Plain black round neck sweatshirt jumper OR the School's purple sweatshirt with the School logo.

• Plain black shorts or black jogging bottoms. No leggings.

• Trainers with non-marking soles. Laces must be tightly tied so they are not a trip hazard.

• Footwear must be appropriate for a variety of sports. No plimsolls, except school plimsolls issued for not wearing appropriate school shoes.

•  Black PE raincoat which has the School logo on it; this is available to order from Wearabouts Schoolwear and Bailwood.

Optional items

• Black football socks

• Football boots

• Shin pads

• Gum shields

• Shower kit, e.g. towel, shower gel, roll-on deodorant

It is compulsory that a complete separate change of clothing is worn for all PE lessons, in order to allow students a full range of movement and to encourage good personal hygiene.

Students are prohibited from wearing jewellery and bringing valuables to lessons. The PE department and the School will not be responsible for any lost or damaged items.

The Department for Education advises that uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual, nor do they need to be cleaned using methods which are different from normal.