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Head’s Blog 17th May 2019

As the academic year seems to be flying by, your thoughts may be turning to the new year and purchasing items of uniform and so I thought it timely to remind you of our uniform guidelines and to alert you to some changes.

One of the areas of concern with our current uniform is the length of girls’ skirts which, in many cases is far too short.  Having skirts which are so short is simply not practical in school and this will change in September.  Should girls choose to wear skirts then these should no shorter than 5cms above the knee and must be worn as intended, not rolled up at the waist to make them shorter. Skirts will continue to be part of our uniform for the next year however, if it is felt that there is still an issue with the length of skirts then governors will be asked to consider removing the option  to wear a skirt with all pupils wearing trousers from September 2020.

This is important for parents and carers who are considering purchasing skirts as often, those that are on sale are too short, made of the incorrect fabric (stretchy) and so on.  Hopefully, informing you of this change at this early stage will help you to be able to plan your uniform purchases carefully.

The other change (one which you are already aware of) is the fact that polo shirts will no longer form part of our uniform in the summer – during that period pupils will not be required to wear their blazers/jumpers.

Girls Uniform Boys Uniform
Skirt Plain mid/dark grey – Sensible length – no more than 5cms above the knee
Trousers Plain mid/dark grey, straight cut (no turn-ups, no black or flared) with a navy, black or grey belt if needed. Trousers should not be tight, short or jean type material Trousers Plain mid/dark grey, straight cut (no turn-ups, no black or flared) with a navy, black or grey belt if needed. Trousers should not be tight, short or jean type material
Shirt Plain white shirt/blouse Shirt Plain white shirt
Blazer Official School Blazer Blazer Official School Blazer
Jumper Plain navy v neck with school badge. Neither sweatshirts nor hooded tops are acceptable Jumper Plain navy v neck with school badge. Neither sweatshirts nor hooded tops are acceptable
Ties Lower School – Broad stripes. Upper school – Narrow stripes. Clip on ties prefered Ties Lower School – Broad stripes. Upper school – Narrow stripes. Clip on ties prefered
Socks Dark grey or grey tights. Grey or black socks to be worn with trousers Socks Dark grey or black
Shoes Black sensible shoes(not trainers or any type of boots). Shoes Black sensible shoes(not trainers or any type of boots).

Thank you for your support with our uniform as, on the whole, the standard is extremely high.

Our photo of the week shows some of our y9 pupils enjoying the recent Techniquest workshops and is another example of the fantastic range of opportunities which are offered to our pupils.  Next week, my blog will focus on our first literary festival which we are all eagerly awaiting  – watch this space!

Thank you for your support

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