Tudors sighted at Horsham (Susanah Rwamakuba, Christ’s Hospital

The uniform, consisting of a dark blue coat and trousers for boys and a dark blue jacket and skirt for girls in the summer term, very much shapes the perception of the school by anyone who looks at Christ’s Hospital students. At first glance, you could say they look like vicars or Hogwarts students, but a closer look at the uniform is sure to tell you the meaning behind it.

The uniform has remained unchanged for 460 years. In the early days the school collected donations from the generous citizens of London to provide new clothes for the students. Christ’s Hospital provided “poor and fatherless” children with shelter and an excellent education that would not have been possible without the help of King Edward VI, the founder, immortalized in the silver buttons on his coat. Inexpensive and brightly colored, the blue and yellow dyes were chosen specifically to identify the children of Christ’s Hospital and distinguish them from those in surrounding schools. They also conformed to the Tudor style. The “Broadie” is a metal buckle that students are given when they reach the ninth grade (Little Erasmus), and the next year, which follows in the tenth grade (Upper Fourth), the girls switch from yellow socks to black tights thus signaling the beginning of their class senior years. If a family member or friend has previously attended Christ’s Hospital, the buckle can be passed down from generation to generation. Oftentimes, a long buckled chain can indicate a long-standing association with the school.

While the uniform may be unusual in this era of rapidly changing fashions, it is a well-known symbol of Christ’s Hospital School history and unique only to Christ’s Hospital students.

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