Uniform | Abingdon Senior School

School uniform and sports kit can be purchased from our uniform supplier, Stevensons, who operate either online, or from their shop in Summertown, Oxford or from the Second-hand Uniform Shop (SUS).

Please see the Covid-19 information page for information on uniform for September 2020.

All items of clothing must be clearly labelled with name tapes.

Boys should observe the guidelines for dress code.

School Uniform for September 2020

School uniform for September return

We are very aware that September will require some adjustments to our normal practices. One of these is temporary adjustment to our school uniform. A key factor is to try to minimise pressure on our changing facilities. Given all this, please see below the school uniform requirements for September. These will be reviewed at the end of September.

Pupils should wear either summer dress or sports kit (including tracksuit bottoms), as stipulated below:

Summer Dress 

  • Lower School: grey trousers plus white shirt
  • Third and Fourth Year: grey trousers plus plain blue shirt
  • Fifth Year: grey trousers plus plain blue shirt or striped blue shirt
  • Sixth Form: chinos and smart shirt
  • Black leather, polishable shoes, not black trainers

If the weather turns cold, pupils may wear a plain jumper:

  • Lower School and Middle School: plain, NOT patterned, blue or grey jumper
  • Sixth Form: plain, smart jumper (of any colour)

Sports Kit:

On days when boys are exercising, and only on those days, pupils may wear Sports Kit:

Pupils should wear Abingdon shorts, Abingdon t-shirts/games shirts, and Abingdon socks. Pupils may wear trainers

  • ALL pupils MUST wear blue or black tracksuit bottoms (for reasons of safety in Science and practical subjects) but these do not have to be Abingdon branded.
  • For reasons of hygiene, pupils MUST bring in a change of t-shirt and a change of socks. Their change t-shirt should be inoffensive and does not need to be Abingdon branded.

School Uniform

Lower School – Years 1 and 2

  • Navy blue School blazer
  • White school shirts
  • Grey flannel trousers (with black belt)
  • Dark plain socks
  • Black plain shoes
  • Appropriate School tie
  • Navy blue v-neck pullover

Middle School – Years 3 to 5

  • Navy blue School blazer
  • Blue school shirts
  • 5th year (optional) – blue/white stripe shirt
  • White shirt (for formal occasions)
  • Grey flannel trousers (with black belt)
  • Dark plain socks
  • Black plain shoes
  • Appropriate School tie
  • Navy blue v-neck pullover

Sixth Form

  • Dark plain suit
  • Plain black or brown shoes
  • Navy School blazer and plain light chinos (summer term)
  • Mid-coloured blazer and plain navy chinos (summer term)
  • Dark plain socks
  • White shirt (for formal occasions)
  • Plain light colour shirt or with light stripe/fine check
  • Appropriate School tie
  • Monochrome v-neck pullover of sober colour

Boarders

Recommended quantities of Uniform:

  • 6/8 shirts
  • 2 pairs of trousers
  • 2 School jumpers
  • 10 pairs of socks
  • Two sets of Sports kit, in a sports bag
  • Two sets of casual clothes

Further information about other items will be provided in an information pack for boarders.

Authorised ties: The School takes pride in its wide range of ties. The award of a tie can be a recognition of achievement and house ties encourage a sense of identity. All boys are entitled to wear a tie for their day or boarding house, but may become entitled to other ties as a scholar, member of a particular society, orchestra or activity, or may be awarded one as a prize or reward, or for sports colours, or on entry to the Sixth Form.

Scarves: The only patterned scarves permitted are the official school scarf or Sixth Form scarf; plain dark scarves are also acceptable.

Raincoats or overcoats: Coats should be plain navy blue or black and the same length or longer than the blazer, and should not carry conspicuous logos or colours.

Sports Kit

Lower School – Years 1 and 2

Compulsory Kit:

  • Abingdon White PE Polo Shirt
  • Abingdon Reversible Rugby Shirt
  • Abingdon Cricket Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Shorts
  • White Socks
  • Abingdon Black Games Socks
  • Trainers
  • Rugby / Football Boots
  • Black Swimming Trunks
  • Abingdon Swim Cap
  • Abingdon Tracksuit Top
  • Mouth Guard
  • Shin Pads

Optional Kit:

  • Abingdon Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Base Layers – Black or White only
  • Cricket Whites
  • Abingdon Cricket Sweater
  • Abingdon Athletics Vest
  • Abingdon Baseball Cap
  • Abingdon Holdall
  • Abingdon Boot Bag
  • Abingdon Water Bottle

Middle School – Years 3 to 5

Compulsory Kit:

  • Abingdon White PE Polo Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Shorts
  • White Socks
  • Trainers
  • Black Swimming Trunks
  • Abingdon Swim Cap
  • Abingdon Tracksuit Top

Dependant on what Core Sports your son chooses he will need the following compulsory clothing in excess of the items listed above:

If your son has / intends to choose Rugby:

  • Abingdon Reversible Rugby Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Games Socks
  • Rugby / Football Boots
  • Mouth Guard

If your son has / intends to choose Hockey or Football:

  • Abingdon Pink Games Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Games Socks
  • Hockey Astros / Trainers or Football Boots as appropriate
  • Mouth Guard (Hockey)
  • Shin Pads

If your son has / intends to choose Cricket:

  • Abingdon Cricket Shirt
  • Cricket Whites

If your son has / intends to choose Rowing:

  • Abingdon Rowing Suit
  • Abingdon Rowing Splash Top
    NB: The Splash Top is required by all boys only once they start competitive racing

Optional Kit:

  • Abingdon Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Base Layers – Black or White only
  • Abingdon Cricket Sweater
  • Abingdon Athletics Vest
  • Abingdon Baseball Cap
  • Abingdon Holdall
  • Abingdon Boot Bag
  • Abingdon Water Bottle

Sixth Form

Dependant on what Core Sports your son chooses he will need the following compulsory clothing:

If your son has / intends to choose Rugby:

  • Abingdon Sixth Form Hooped Rugby Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Shorts
  • Abingdon Black Games Socks
  • Abingdon Tracksuit Top
  • Rugby / Football Boots
  • Mouth Guard

If your son has / intends to choose Hockey or Football:

  • Abingdon Sixth Form Hooped Hockey Shirt / Football Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Shorts
  • Abingdon Black Games Socks
  • Abingdon Tracksuit Top
  • Hockey Astros / Trainers or Football Boots as appropriate
  • Mouth Guard (Hockey)
  • Shin Pads

If your son has / intends to choose Cricket:

  • Abingdon Cricket Shirt
  • Cricket Whites

If your son has / intends to choose Rowing:

  • Abingdon Rowing Suit
  • Abingdon Rowing Splash Top

If your son has / intends to choose Athletics / Badminton / Cross Country / Health Related Exercise / Squash / Tennis / Volleyball:

  • Abingdon White PE Polo Shirt
  • Abingdon Black Shorts
  • White Socks
  • Trainers

If your son has / intends to choose Swimming / Water Polo:

  • Black Swimming Trunks
  • Abingdon Swim Cap

Optional Kit:

  • Abingdon Tracksuit Top
  • Abingdon Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Base Layers – Black or White only
  • Abingdon Cricket Sweater
  • Abingdon Athletics Vest
  • Abingdon Baseball Cap
  • Abingdon Holdall
  • Abingdon Boot Bag
  • Abingdon Water Bottle

Please contact the Director of Sport and PE if you have any queries.

Dress code for all years

Boys should observe the following guidelines:

  • Clothes must be smart, clean and well cared for.
  • Hair must be cut so that it does not lie on the collar nor is excessively close-shaven. Hair must look smart, and must not appear to be attention seeking. Bleaches or dyes that are in blatant contrast to a boy’s natural colour are not permitted.
  • No ear-rings, bracelets, studs, chains, necklaces or rings are permitted (other than a single signet ring in the Sixth Form).
  • The wearing of coloured T-shirts under school shirts, or T-shirts which are visible at the collar is not permitted.
  • White shirts should be worn on all formal occasions.
  • Shirts should be tucked in at the waist, with top buttons done up and ties worn correctly.
  • Hats or caps should not be worn.
  • Arrangements for summer dress will be announced as appropriate.
  • Boys should have clean-shaven faces, unless this has been agreed, for religious reasons, by the Headmaster.

The School reserves the right to exercise its discretion over any aspect of a boy’s appearance.