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All Varndean School students are expected to be in school uniform at all times during the school day. 

The uniform consists of the following items, branded items must be purchased from our supplier, Inter Sport, non branded items may be purchased from any retailer.

Item Branded item? Required/optional
Varndean School blazer Yes Required
Varndean School tie Yes Required
White collared shirt (polo shirts/under-tops not to be seen) No Required
Varndean School Jumper Yes Optional
Black trousers (full length - no jeans or leggings allowed) No Trousers/shorts or skirt required
Black tailored shorts (not cargo or PE style) No Trousers/shorts or skirt required
Black pleated school skirt of appropriate length. Can be worn with black opaque tights. No Trousers/shorts or skirt required
Black or white socks (no logo) No Required
Plain black footwear No Required
Dress for religious affiliation: Varndean tunic, Varndean blazer, plain black trousers and plain black or white hijab or headscarf Part branded Optional

PE kit:

Item Branded item? Required/optional
Blue Varndean PE polo shirt Yes Required
Plain royal blue PE shorts No Required - can be purchased from Inter Sport or elsewhere
Plain royal blue football socks - no logos No Required for September - May; white socks are permitted May - July - can be purchased from Inter Sport or elsewhere
Blue Varndean PE long sleeve jumper/jacket (hooded tops are not permitted) Yes Optional
Sports leggings or tracksuit bottoms (black and no logo). Tights not permitted as not designed for sporting activity.  No Optional
Long sleeved thermal base layer to be worn underneath the blue Varndean PE polo shirt No Optional
Moulded studded boots No

Recommended, but trainers can also be worn.

Moulded studded boots are required for those in sporting clubs and teams

Gumshield No Recommended for rugby and hockey


Please see the poster below for other items such as hairstyles and jewellery.

Varndean Smart Six (1)




Where to buy Varndean School Uniform - Inter Sport

After tendering Varndean’s school uniform service on a best value for money basis, in accordance with EU regulations and in association with Brighton & Hove Council, the school is pleased to announce that the school’s uniform service is managed directly by Inter Sport in Lewes.

Parents are able to order online from the website with free delivery to the school or buy directly from their shop in Lewes.

Alternatively they can be contacted on 01273 475235.

Nearly New Uniform Donations

If you have unwanted school uniform that you’re not sure what to do with, please donate it to your child’s school base! We are especially looking for Year 11 leavers items and blazers of any size, but all items of uniform will be gratefully received and will benefit other students.

We also pass on some of these items to Smarter Uniforms who offer a marketplace for used uniforms for many schools across the city.