School uniform is available to purchase at: The Sewing Shop, 4 Echo Square, Gravesend. To purchase items you can either visit the shop, order via the internet at www.the-sewing-shop.co.uk or by telephone at 01474 536700.

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • Engenders a feeling of community and belonging;
  • Is practical and smart;
  • Identifies the children with the school;
  • Is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be);
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • Is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents;
  • Has been designed with health and safety in mind.

Uniform Details

Boys Grey trousers (short or long) Blue polo shirt Plain grey or white socks Dark shoes (not trainers) blue school sweatshirt with logo Fleeces

Girls Grey skirt/trousers/pinafore Blue polo shirt Plain grey or white socks/tights Dark shoes (not trainers) blue school sweatshirt or cardigan with logo Fleeces During the summer months, girls may wear a summer dress.

PE / Sports Kit for boys and girls

  • White T-shirt with school logo
  • Black shorts
  • PE Bag
  • Plimsolls or trainers for outdoor activities

Optional Items

  • Reversible Coats
  • Ties
  • Sun Caps
  • Book Bags
  • Swimming Caps
  • Rucksack

Skirts should be long enough to enable the wearer to sit cross-legged without embarrassment.

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. If a child wishes to have his/her ear(s) pierced, we ask that this be carried out at the beginning of the summer holiday, so that the healing process is complete by the time school starts again in September and the ear stud can be removed. In the rare cases when a child cannot remove their ear studs parents must provide plasters that the child can themselves apply to cover ear studs during PE lessons. If they are not covered the child will not be able to take part in the PE lessons. In these circumstances only plain studs may be worn. Inexpensive watches may be worn in Key Stage 1/2. However, if a watch is designed for games or making disruptive noises it should not be worn for school.

Hair and make-up

The school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts or colouring that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hair bands, clips etc. should be discreet designs in colours compatible with school colours and only used in order to keep hair in place. Long hair should be tied back for practical subjects, including P.E. Some hair ornaments may need to be removed for P.E. on the grounds of health and safety. No make-up or nail varnish may be worn during the school day. Similarly, temporary transfers or fake ‘tattoos’ are not appropriate.

Footwear

The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels in school, so we do not allow this. Shoes made of breathable material such as leather are preferred and totally plastic shoes (such as jelly shoes) are not acceptable. We do not allow children to wear trainers to school; these are appropriate for sport or as leisurewear, but are not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform (including travel to and from school). We require all children to wear the types of shoe described in the uniform list. Shoes which incorporate flashing lights or similar distracting gimmicks in their design are not appropriate for school wear. Winter boots/Wellington boots may be worn to and from school during bad weather but shoes must be brought to school and worn during the school day. Flat sandals that provide firm support may be worn in summer but they must have a heel strap to ensure that the foot cannot slip off the sandal.

Seasonal Safety

All children require a coat in school when the weather is changeable, cold or wet. On hot sunny days children should be protected from the sun when outdoors by:

  • Wearing a hat or cap
  • Wearing an appropriate SPF sun-screen that has been applied at home, or that they have brought to school to apply themselves (adults in school are not permitted to apply sun-screen).
  • Wearing sunglasses with a CE mark which conform to British Standard BS EN 18361977 and are of a design/colour compatible with school colours.
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