With all aspects of school uniform, we do our upmost to provide images of acceptable and unacceptable uniform, to allow correct choices to be made when purchasing. If in doubt please refer to this information prior to making purchases. It is the discretion of the school to make decisions regarding uniform that does not conform to the requirements of the school code of dress. If you have any questions or wish to discuss any element of the policy before you buy items, please do get in touch. Please remember that choosing The Grove School implies a willingness to conform to school uniform guidelines at all times.

This policy is fully endorsed and approved by the school’s board of governors. The school views the wearing of correct uniform as a key element of the schools identity and standards as a community. Any fashion trend which may from time to time become popular should be reserved for leisure wear outside school and should not be worn to school.

Key Uniform Items:

Branded items that are required

  • branded, grey blazer
  • Branded school tie
  • branded, PE polo shirt

Non branded items that are required:

  • Students can wear a plain, black, v-neck jumper underneath blazer.
  • A plain, white shirt/blouse
  • Plain black trousers or plain black knee length pleated skirt
  • Tailored black shorts can be worn during the Summer Term
  • Shoes – must be plain black leather style (trainers, canvas-style and ballet pumps are not permitted)
  • Navy blue PE shorts/skort
  • Plain navy blue jumper (not hoodie) or branded PE mid layer/sports top
  • Navy blue football socks either plain or branded
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads
  • Mouth guards (recommended)
  • Navy blue base layer
  • Plain navy blue legging

Update for ordering uniform 

Orders can be placed: School Shop Direct

School Shop Direct are open all year and uniform is available to order via these channels:

  • Main Shop – Uniform will be available from the Shrewsbury Shop, 17/18 Sundorne Trade Park, Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NS.
  • Online – uniform will be available to buy online.
  • Telephone – orders can be placed by telephone, please call 01743 440 449.

In addition to the reduction in branded items, we have also worked with our uniform supplier to offer free delivery to school and a free click and collect option from retail outlets in Denbigh, Shrewsbury or Whitchurch.

To support with communication, School Shop Direct will adhere to a 48hr response time on emails to info@schoolshopdirect.co.uk – please ensure emails include order number, school your child attends, sizes and products needed to help with the query.

Summer Uniform

In the summer term some small edits to our full uniform policy are made to allow students to dress comfortably when hotter days appear. Smartness is still important and so the following is followed:

In the summer term students can wear tailored shorts.

Shirts should be tucked in and may be short or long sleeved.

Ties should be worn down to the waist.

Uniform Recycling

As your child’s school life comes to an end, we are hoping that there are some items of their uniform which have not. Please may we ask parents and carers of Year 11 students, who have items of school uniform and P.E. kit which are no longer needed or have been outgrown, to kindly donate these to the school for recycling. In particular the P.E. Kit, black Year 11 jumpers and ties.

By donating items of school uniform you can contribute to the greater aim of recycling in the school and assist other parents/carers with the purchase of uniform.

If you have any questions or would like further information regarding uniform recycling please contact 01630 652121 or email admin@gro.mmat.co.uk

Pre-Loved Uniform Scheme via Little Stars

The 4 ALL Foundation the charitable arm of the Marches Academy Trust is collaborating with Little Stars who offer a pre-loved uniform service. Save the date of this upcoming pop up event: