Uniform

School Uniform Dress Code

The uniform tradition is as old as the school itself. It was started in order to ensure all pupils were smart, identifiable and focused on learning rather than concerned about what is fashionable. That is why it is strictly enforced. The notion is “they can all do it or none can do it”!

  • Hair Styles – pupils hair should be well-groomed and in a style suitable for school. Hair which is bleached, coloured, highlighted etc. is not acceptable. Short cropped hair must not have shapes, words or logos shaved into it. Plain gold, silver, white or navy hair clips may be worn if needed or plain navy or white hair bands. Coloured braids or brightly coloured headbands are not permitted.
  • Footwear – pupils must wear black school shoes, not black trainers or boots. Boots are not acceptable because the children often sit crossed-legged on the floor and boots cut into their legs and stop circulation.
  • P.E. Kit – Navy blue shorts, yellow polo shirts or t-shirts and black plimsolls. These must be placed in a bag with all items labelled. Plimsolls are necessary so that the children do not slip on the equipment. It is also advisable for pupils to leave their PE kit in school, for emergency use, when shoes break, or they get their clothes wet, etc.
  • Jewellery is not permitted with the exception of small stud or sleeper earrings and a watch.
  • Pupils also need a school bag, to carry their reading books and homework and any school letters. Please check regularly.

As a school community, we all strive to do our best for the children.

The School Uniform is: 

Boys: 

Winter  

  • Navy blue jumper (logo)
  • Light blue shirt
  • School tie
  • Grey trousers
  • Navy or black socks
  • Navy or black coat
  • Black shoes

Summer

  • Light blue polo shirt (logo)

 Girls: 

Winter  

  • Navy blue cardigan (logo)
  • Light blue blouse
  • School tie
  • Navy pinafore (Infants)
  • Navy skirt (Juniors)
  • Navy tights or socks
  • Navy or black coat
  • Black, low-heeled shoes

Summer

  • Light blue striped or gingham dress (logo)
  • White socks

Shoes – Black 

Doc Marten boots and platform shoes/boots are never allowed. The base of the heel must be wider than a ten pence piece to ensure safety and stability and to avoid damaging the parquet floors. No open-toed or sling back styles are allowed. Boots/wellingtons in regulation colours may be worn to and from school in winter, but must never be worn indoors.

All items must be clearly labelled with the child’s name.

As a school that operates a uniform, we receive regular and numerous comments about the high standard of behaviour and appearance of our pupils. The distinctive uniform makes our pupils more easily identifiable than some other local schools.

All uniform (except for ties) can be purchased from the Sewing Shop, Echo Square, Gravesend where the friendly and helpful staff will be ready and willing to assist you.