All students wear a UWCSEA turquoise polo shirt, with grey culottes for the girls, and shorts for both girls and boys. A UWCSEA grey cardigan is available.
Shoes should be black and fully enclose the feet but not cover the ankles. Socks should be white, grey or black.
A PE uniform—dark blue shorts and the PE shirt—is also needed, and sturdy trainers (athletic shoes) are required for nearly all PE activities. Students participate in swimming lessons during the year, and there is an optional UWCSEA sun protection vest.
Students should wear their PE uniform to school if they have PE in the first two periods of the day, but they must bring their normal school uniform to school to get changed into (including the uniform black shoes). If students have PE later in the day, they must wear their school uniform to school and bring their PE uniform to change into. Junior School students always shower after their PE lessons, so they will need to bring a towel to school with them on these days.
Sun protection: all students are required to wear the UWCSEA sunhat for outside playtimes, during PE, lunchtime sports, sports team practices and sports days. Junior students without this hat will have to play in the shaded areas.
Jewellery, hair and make-up: students are permitted to wear one pair of earrings (studs or sleepers) and a watch to school. Rings, bangles and necklaces are not allowed and any religious symbols should be discreet. Junior students should not wear extreme hair styles and make-up is not allowed.
Junior School students may choose their own backpack/school bag style.
We ask that all students fully cooperate with our uniform policy, in terms of both appearance and behaviour, to maintain the good image of UWCSEA in the community.
If students are required to wear jewellery for relgious reasons, please approach the Principal for permission. Jewellery outside of the guidelines outlined above will be placed in safe keeping.
Students with make up, or excessive make up in grades where make up is permitted, will be asked to remove it. Coloured nail polish is not permitted.
If a student has a legitimate reason to be out of uniform for a short period of time, a note must be directed to the respective Head of Grade.
Students travelling home at 3.00 pm should wear full school uniform. Students travelling home after activities may travel in their activity clothes.
Students who repeatedly ignore these guidelines may be sent home.
Please note all students are expected to attend their first day of term in the school uniform. Uniforms for all grades of the school can be obtained from two suppliers (including made to measure uniforms), click here.
Periodically, there are second-hand uniform sales where all uniform items, including PE kit and backpacks, are offered for sale for a nominal price to support one of the Global Concerns programmes. Donations of used uniforms in good condition are also called for prior to the sale. Details are provided in eBrief as they become available.