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What do you mean you didn't have one? This country used to be great once upon a time, &c.
(boys' selective non-fee-paying grammar, girls allowed in sixth form)
·Year 7-11 gold/black diagonal stripes.
·Lower sixth: an optional awful plain grey one with a crest on. I passed on that one, cheers.
·Upper Sixth: If you were a prefect you could wear that tie, which was the proper gold and black stripes style, but with a thin blue stripe added. oh, the power of the thin blue stripe!
·Year 7-9: Grey v neck. I opted for the chunky knit.
·Year 10+: Optional black. Jumped straight on to this one.
Yes, with crest on top pocket. Hated it with a passion and repeatedly got told off for just wandering round school with just the black jumper on. Thankfully they'd gotten rid of the piping on the lapels a few years earlier.
Red(mine)/Blue/Yellow/Green tops for sport.
Occasionally, I'd have a_pear for lunch.
Navy blue jumper with red Wyvern logo
Year 10 and 11 prefects had red jumpers
Tie was navy with a coloured stripe for each house; Yellow for Austen, Blue for Nightingale, Green for Lisle, Red for Wykeham.
Now they've got a horrid navy blazer, bleeurgh.
Hogging all the limelight, front and centre.
She's pretty gigantic. May have been held down a few years or something.
Even though we had a very resonably priced standard blue jumper at primary school, there was always the odd few kids who were dressed up differently. Bold moves at that age.
coupled with a yellow polo shirt, but up until year 5 you could wear pretty much anything as long as it was yellow or blue. I had this well boss long sleeved shirt which was quartered into yellow black white and blue, I liked it because the material felt nicer than the polo shirt. In year 5 we got a new headteacher, and on her first day she did a tour of the school. When she came into our classroom, literally the first thing she did, before even introducing herself, was to point at me, turn to Mrs. Mettam and say "that child is dressed inappropriately."
I think I dimly understood then what grown up life was going to be like.
IT sounds like a v snazzy top.
So well done on putting it off for as long as possible.
Were they deliberately trying to school a bunch of plumbers, sparks, sky dish fitters and warehouse workers?
And yeah she was horrible. A social climber interested in keeping up appearances that the shifting government policy in education tacitly encouraged. Exactly the same thing happened in secondary school- standard knockabout navy jumper was replaced along with the head by nasty polyester blazers that was zealously enforced- like, to the point where they'd station teachers half a mile down the road JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE WEARING THEM ON THE WAY BACK HOME. I burnt mine on the last day of term. It was like tar.
shirt (non patterned)
Shirt, green and black stripey tie, black trousers, black shoes. Nobody wore the school jumper.
My bag = http://www.dwsports.com/pws/client/images/catalogue/products/191004/large/191004_navy-white_1.jpg
white blouse tied at midriff
and when we had assembly they would bring out foam machines and we would sing the school hymn Saturday Night by Whigfield.
our PE kit: hotpants and croptops
the only sport we played was Competitive Starjumps
I am there, dressed right sexy like and singing good songs to no-one in particular. On the ground is a PITCHER OF WATER. There are exits north and east.
in retrospect we looked a little bit like some sort of Hitler Youth type group.
Bag: various. Generally record bag with tip-ex all over it.
Infant' school winter uniform was ace. Thick knitted yellow jumper with a navy pinafore.
My school decided they wanted to change their whole 'look' when I was in year 9. So:
Sky blue shirt
Navy and white diagonal striped tie
Grey Pleated Skirt
Navy blue blazer
red tie with school crest on
same but with navy blue straight skirt with one pleat at the front so you couldn't roll it up to make it really short
same as yr 10 but with a naxy blue tie
i was a total cool rebel in yr 11 though and sewed a skull and crossbone into my tie.
mauve tie with thin diagonal sky blue stripes. west ham colours basically.
Nothing fancy. But we were the only school in town to have brown so if anyone was seen doing anything they shouldn't in town after school, some old biddy would always complain that they knew it must've been one of us and we'd all get yelled at in assembly.
Being a wee lad at the time with little if no knowledge of sartorial elegance I never did get a decent one. And the less said about my selection of Scooby Doo ties the better.
that's amazing. I would really like a garfield tie
anyone turning up with a scooby doo tie would be the king of the playground, surely.
Plus when you're stood next to someone with a musical Simpsons tie you're a nobody.
Guess which one I am. Clue: Whoever bought my shirt must have been colourblind and whoever did my tie didn't know how to do ties properly.
You're the kid with the big head, second right on the bottom. You look like the devil may care, leader of the gang sort of guy. The sort of guy who wears a tie like that and then every kid in the school is wearing it like that.
I was a maverick trailblazer back then. What happened? :( Asian Miliband was my best friend I'll have you know.
Navy blue sweatshirt with school crest or navy blue v-neck jumper with school crest (featuring some deer – pretty cool)
Shirt and tie
White shirt (if the shirt was visible you had to wear the navy blue tie with school crest, including under the v-neck jumper)
or navy blue polo shirt with school crest
Shirt had to be tucked in, I don't think the polo shirt had to be
Black trousers or skirt, no jeans
Had to be entirely black. This led to a mental period where a head of year starting colouring in white Nike ticks on people’s shoes with a permanent marker
Whenever I met people from other local schools, they always said two things to me. ‘Your school’s really strict on uniform, isn’t it?’ And ‘There are loads of drugs at your school, aren’t there?’ I’m not sure if these were connected.
in my first school we got shouted at if we were wearing black jumpers instead of navy, even though our trousers were black.
In my second school they were pretty lax, i used to wear my skirt with purple knee high socks and an orange tank top over my shirt :'D i was so cool.
5th & 6th year (non prefects) black or white shirt, maroon tie & black or navy trousers/skirt
but i was a prefect so i got a royal purple tie and a blazer instead cause i'm AWESOME.
here is a picture of me @ 16 in our common room (on the right)
if you have eagle eyes you'll notice the plebs behind us wearing maroon ties.
Maroon jumper with crest
maroon, silver tie...we picked out ht ewhite bits to make it black
grey skirt with 2 kick pleats
Black shoes, laces properly tied
The corridors were full of kids retying shoe laces so they had proper bows and ties so they were right way round, oh and girls unrolling their skirts
Black blazer, with crest
Check straight skirt black, grey and white
Black shoes...a small heel was allowed
i'm the one with glasses, and less pox marks
secondary was all brown, brown blazer, tie, knee length skirt, tights, shoes...even brown gym knickers
Light Blue shirt (in the summer we were allowed to wear a light blue polo shirt)
Stripey tie – light blue and navy blue. Tie was made from Brethin, which is a ‘traditional’ Welsh wool (it’s a bit like a brillo pad)
Navy Blue V Neck Jumper
Navy Blue trousers
Doc Martin boots, because I was cool (except from when I forgot trainers and had to do cross country in Doc Martin boots)
Rucksack worn on BOTH shoulders because I was totally messing with people’s expectations that wearing it on one shoulder was cool.
Grey or Black jumper
Tie of our choosing. For some reason, I chose one depicting a squad of X Wings preparing their attack run on Death Star mk1 with Yavin in the background. Then I got rid of that and got a flowery one. Then I just stopped wearing ties.
at high school our uniform was pretty good actually, compared to the other local schools. white shirt, tie, black jumper, skirt, blazer, tights and shoes
the catholic high school down the road had BOTTLE GREEN UNIFORM. so rank
i went to a sixth form college for 16-19 year olds, so we could wear what we liked. i pretty much lived in hoodies/jeans/converse shoes for the entire time. i even had short sleeved hoodies for the sumemr :/
that some high schools didn't have blazers. the all the local schools near me had them, and all the local schools were rubbish. we did make fun of some boys from the harrow school once behind the station, because of their stupid hats
look at them, how could one not laugh
you know the worst part? they probably had to pay about £100 for those hats
i'm the one on the left with the perfect fingernails