School Dress Code

We believe that school uniform is important because it:

  • Fosters equality,
  • Looks smart.
  • Contributes to a sense of belonging.
  • Fosters a feeling of pride. 

Extreme colouring of hair or hair styles such as Mohicans, tribal patterns and shaven heads are not permitted. Nail varnish should not be worn.

Shoes - These should be dark coloured school shoes, no brightly coloured laces/logos are allowed. Footwear should be suitable for children to play outside in, no open toes/high heels.


We strongly recommend that your child should not wear earrings in the interests of health & safety, if you choose to allow your child to wear earrings only gold stud are allowed (not jewelled or fashion studs) if they come out staff will not be able to assist children to replace them. We cannot accept any responsibility if they are lost.


In the interest of Health & Safety the Headteacher and the Governing Body has the right to decide whether certain types of clothing or particular items are deemed suitable to wear in school.



Is now available for you to order online from Total Sport NE Ltd, Hendon, Sunderland SR1 2JD and can be delivered to your home for a charge of £5.00 per order OR you can order and it will be delivered to the school office for you to collect.  We will no longer sell uniform from the school office.

Girls– navy blue/grey skirt or pinafore dress, royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan, blue/white polo shirt. Summer dresses if desired, royal blue/white and navy/white.

Boys– navy/grey trousers, blue/white shirt, royal blue sweatshirt, blue/white polo shirt


Outdoor/Indoor PE kit

Please ensure that you have provided your child with a PE kit

Navy shorts, blue/white t-shirt and suitable PE footwear. All children are provided with a PE bag which remains the property of Ryhope Infant School Academy.


It is essential that you put your child’s name in all articles of clothing, including footwear/hats etc.