School Uniform is available to order online at www.michaelhope.co.uk.

Good quality second hand uniform can also be purchased through the school office.

We expect all parents to provide school uniform for their child and that pupils wear their uniforms with pride. When the children are inside the building, shirts are tucked in and cardigans/sweatshirts are not to be tied around the waist.

Our aim is always to keep expectations simple but apply them consistently. For example:

  • School shoes should be black and toes covered i.e no sandals. We have spare black  pumps available at the office should a child forget their shoes one day.

Whilst we are aware that enforcement of uniform can create tension, we hope that by dressing smartly, the children will be proud of how they look and that this then reflects on attitudes to learning in class.

For Boys:

Mayhill sweatshirt or a plain red crew-necked sweatshirt, white shirt or polo shirt or Mayhill polo shirt, grey/black trousers or shorts. 

White, black or grey socks.

Black school shoes with laces, slip-on, velcro or buckle fastening are acceptable.

Lightweight shoes are acceptable for the summer months.

  • No fashion shoes of an exaggerated type are to be worn
  • No boots
  • No sandals
  • No trainers

For Girls:

Mayhill sweatshirt/cardigan or a plain red crew-necked sweatshirt/cardigan, white shirt or polo shirt or Mayhill polo shirt, grey/black skirt or grey pinafore dress.

Appropriate black/grey school trousers, not jeans or high fashion.

In summer, red and white checked cotton dresses may be worn.

White socks or, in winter, grey, black or red tights. Black school shoes with laces, slip-on, Velcro or buckle fastening are acceptable. No sandals, as these generally provide poor foot support and protection and are inadequate on wet playgrounds!

  • No fashion shoes of an exaggerated type are to be worn
  • No other colours
  • No boots
  • No high heels or platforms
  • No sandals
  • No trainers

P.E Kit

For Physical Education lessons, boys and girls wear black or navy shorts, a Mayhill PE T-shirt or a plain white T-shirt. Children work barefoot indoors unless they have a foot infection, but will need trainers for lessons.

In winter, a black/navy tracksuit, a black or navy (non-hooded) sweatshirt and black/navy joggers can be worn for outside games. Hoodies are not acceptable due to a ‘catch’ risk. Hair must be tied back off children’s faces. It is Hampshire policy that all earrings are removed for PE. School staff are not permitted to remove or reinsert earrings. 


We do not specify a uniform coat but during winter it is important that children have their coats in school. As well as break time and lunch time there may be other times when pupils are working outside the classroom and for these occasions they will require a coat. In summer, we ask that children are sent to school with a light rain mac.


We encourage the wearing of a hat during the summer term for protection against the sun.

Jewellery and make-up

Make up and nail varnish may NOT be worn in school and we do not allow the wearing of jewellery except a watch and plain stud earrings. Children who cannot remove and replace earrings themselves should not wear them on P.E days. No child is permitted to wear any form of jewellery, including ear-studs, during a P.E lesson.

Hair must be tied back off children’s faces. Girls should wear regular hair / Alice band or clips and not over-sized hairbands and bows/flowers which can be a distraction.

Body adornments e.g. mimic tattoos, hair braids / beads and body piercings are not acceptable in school.

For the Classroom:

Each child should bring a small, named pencil case to school for their colouring pencils.  School will provide a pencil and handwriting pen (if they have their pen licence) at the start of the school year, thereafter children need to provide their own pencils and pens.  Please ensure the pencil case is small enough to fit into a class tray.