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 Grove School Uniform

We want to provide you with as much information as possible to make the correct purchases. Our guidelines are here.

PE Uniform

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/skort
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.

Code of Dress

How students dress for school is an important part of how they behave and helps to set the right expectations and standards as a community. Any student failing or refusing to follow these guidelines will be sent home or isolated until they are able to do so.

With all aspects of uniform we do our upmost to provide images of acceptable and unacceptable uniform to allow correct choices to be made. If in doubt, please refer to the information above and ask for advice before making purchases. It is at the discretion of the school to make decisions regarding uniform that does not conform to the requirements set out in this guide. Please remember that choosing The Grove School implies a willingness to conform to our school uniform guidelines at all times. This policy is also fully endorsed by the school’s board of governors. We realise that some students can be very persuasive over choices of coats, shoes and skirts and hope that this guidance, which has also been talked through with students, will help you in explaining school policy to your child and avoiding any problems.