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The Ladies' College


Uniform changes

As we are phasing in a new uniform, girls are allowed to continue wearing the old style until the items need replacing. From September 2016 the new uniform will become compulsory. At present, the Pre-Preparatory summer dress is under review. Any changes will be announced. 

Items with a * must be purchased locally from Fletcher Sports. Other items can be purchased elsewhere.

Pre-Preparatory Department Winter uniform

May be worn from the start of Michaelmas Term, becoming compulsory after half term)

Flake Icon  ’Ellie’ style v neck pinafore in Ferguson Tartan*
Flake Icon  White aertex shirt with Pre-Preparatory Department logo*
Flake Icon  Green cardigan with Pre-Preparatory logo*
Flake Icon  Bottle green knee length socks or tights*

Pre-Preparatory Department Summer uniform

May be worn from the start of Trinity Term, becoming compulsory after half term)

Sun Icon  Either the green and white striped Summer Dress*, or a white Aertex Shirt with Pre-Preparatory Department logo*, with the ’Ellie’ style v neck pinafore in Ferguson Tartan*
Sun Icon  Sun hat, any style or colour
Sun Icon  Plain white ankle socks (not sports socks)


Compulsory extras needed throughout the year

Octicon Checklist 13  Checked smock with name embroidered on the front*
Octicon Checklist 13  Green book bag*
Octicon Checklist 13  Wellington boots, any style or colour
Octicon Checklist 13  Coat, any style or colour
Octicon Checklist 13  Slippers, any style or colour (with a firm sole)
Octicon Checklist 13  Ideally plain black velcro fastening school shoe
Octicon Checklist 13  Spare knickers and socks to be kept in the PE kit bag


Monday: As this is swimming day, girls should come to school wearing their costumes rolled down, with knickers over the top and their tracksuit (the girls will stay in their tracksuit all day). Drink, smock, towel and white swimming cap with name clearly written on the outside, should be placed in their swimming bag, we will provide a healthy snack for the girls. Girls should bring their book bag in as well. Flotation devices are provided by Beau Sejour Swim School.

If for some reason your doctor advises that your daughter should miss a swimming lesson we would ask that she is brought into Pre-Preparatory Department after the swimming lesson is finished. However, if this is inconvenient, please discuss this with a member of staff.

Compulsory Swimming Kit needed throughout the year

(for girls attending on Mondays only) 

Map Icon Swimming 13  Swimsuit, any style or colour
Map Icon Swimming 13  Swim Cap, white with name written on outside
Map Icon Swimming 13  Any swimming towel, named
Map Icon Swimming 13  Small back pack, any style or colour, not drawstring


Tuesday: The full PE kit bag should be brought in and left at school for the week. PE kits will be returned every Friday for washing.

Compulsory PE Kit needed throughout the year

Football 13  Tracksuit top, bottle green with Pre-Preparatory logo
Football 13  Tracksuit bottoms, bottle green
Football 13  Athletic shorts, bottle green
Football 13  Green kit bag with name embroidered on the front
Football 13  Black plimsolls, preferably Velcro fastening
Football 13  White ankle socks


Ballet 13  For girls attending on a Thursday will also need a ballet leotard, ballet shoes and ballet socks (they can be ordered through Melrose on the first ballet lesson of each term.)


Toys  It may be comforting for your daughter to bring a favourite toy for company during the first year. Such toys should be named and it must be understood that although reasonable care will be taken, the school is not responsible for them.

Shoes  Must be approved styles only i.e. black lace up, buckle or Velcro fastening school shoes. Thick soles, high heels, shoes with flashing lights, ballet style and patent leather are not permissible.

Hair  Must be kept tidy and away from the face. Hair of shoulder length must be tied back.

Naming  ALL items must be clearly marked with embroidered/iron-on name tapes unless otherwise specified.

Uniform Chest  The Melrose PTA offer second hand uniform for sale at the start of each term.


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