Uniform

Our school uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school, and promotes a strong, cohesive school identity, supporting the high standards we aspire to. It gives our students a sense of identity.  Students in Years 7 – 11 are required to wear a school uniform at all times. We hope that parents will understand the reasons for our school uniform and support us.

We want our students to be smartly and sensibly dressed, and despite fashion trends we aim to have a uniform which is practical, comfortable and fit for purpose, but also reflects the ethos and values of the school. We also want our students to be proud of their uniform and their school. It is widely accepted that a uniform improves a child’s attitude to work and allows them to focus on learning, rather than their appearance.

A uniform also helps prepare our students for the world of work, ‘dressed for business’; the business being that of learning. Also, a uniform reduces socio-economic differences and instances of bullying based on appearance.

The compulsory uniform consists of:

Boys
  • Grey blazer with embroidered logo
  • Plain, white school shirt
  • School tie
  • Plain, black tailored school trousers
  • Flat, black leather or leather look school shoes
Optional item
  • A plain, black V neck jumper of a fine knit type may be worn under the blazer during the winter months.
Girls
  • Grey blazer with embroidered logo
  • Plain, white school shirt / blouse
  • School tie
  • Plain, black, tailored school trousers, or a black, pleated knee length skirt.
  • Black opaque tights
  • Flat, black leather or leather look school shoes
Optional item
  • A plain, black V neck jumper in a fine knit type can be worn under blazers in colder weather.
The following items are not permitted under any circumstances
* Hoodies
* Canvas shoes/pumps or logoed shoes/trainers. The school has the final decision over the suitability of footwear.
* Boots, high heels, slipper-type pumps
* Hipster, jeans-style, frayed, lycra, skinny, decorated or casual trousers
* Short skirts/fitted skirts
* Wide belts/large buckles
* Unnatural hair colour
* Ear lobe stretchers, highly decorative earrings, bars or multiple ear piercings
* Excessive make–up
* Brightly coloured nail varnish and false nails
* Any form of headwear inside the school building.

* It is against the law for anyone under the age of 18 to have a tattoo and therefore we do not expect any of our Yr 7 – Yr 11 pupils to have one.

PE Uniform Boys Compulsory           
The Grove School rugby top
The Grove School navy shorts
Blue football socks
Plain white sport socks for inside activities

PE Uniform Girls Compulsory
The Grove School polo shirt
The Grove School navy shorts
Blue football socks
Plain white sport socks for inside activities

PE Uniform Boys Optional
The Grove School polo shirt
The Grove School mid-layer top (not to be worn when participating in rugby)
Long-sleeved navy base layer
Navy base layer bottoms to be worn under shorts

PE Uniform Girls Optional
The Grove School rugby top
The Grove School navy skort
The Grove School mid-layer top (not to be worn when participating in rugby)
Long-sleeved navy base layer
Navy base layer bottoms to be worn under shorts

PE Uniform Boys Compulsory for Health and Safety
(available from any sports shop)
Gum shield for rugby and hockey
Shin pads for hockey and football
Football boots
Training shoes

PE Uniform Girls Compulsory for Health and Safety
(available from any sports shop)
Gum shield for hockey
Shin pads for hockey and football
Football boots
Training shoes

School blazers and all boys’ and girls’ PE clothing is available from our uniform supplier Trutex. Their details are:
Trutex.
Unit 11, Emerald Way,
Stone Business Park,
Stone,
Staffordshire,
ST15 0SR
www.trutexmeir.com
Adaptations may be made to the uniform for medical, disability or religious reasons. If Parents/Carers wish to discuss this, please contact the school.