Information for ordering 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. Our clearly defined guidelines can be found here and some guidance pictures are included to further ensure that parents and carers are clear about our expectations.
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.
Samples of blazers are available at our school so you can check sizing prior to ordering. Please arrange to visit the school office if you wish to try on uniform for size.
Update for ordering uniform
Orders can be placed https://ourschoolwear.co.uk/collections/the-grove-school-market-drayton
RAM Leisure are open each day including school holidays and uniform is available to order via these channels:
- Click and collect from RAM Leisure
- Book an appointment to try on and buy directly from RAM Leisure
- Order online and pay for delivery to home address
- Order online and have free delivery to school
Postage will be £5.70 for 48hr tracked and £6.50 for 24hr tracked if sent to a home address. Returns can be sent back directly to RAM Leisure for £3.25 (returns information will be in the parcel)
To support with communication, RAM Leisure will adhere to a 48hr response time on emails to email@example.com – please ensure emails include order number, school your child attends, sizes and products needed to help with the query. We thank you for your continued support.
The Grove School Uniform
The uniform consists of:
- A branded, grey blazer
- Students can wear a plain, black, v-neck jumper underneath
- A plain, white shirt/blouse
- Branded school tie
- 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)
*Trousers and shorts must be smart school-style only. Trousers must not be skin tight below the knee, hipster style or legging style. Material must not be cord, denim, stretch legging style or canvas/jean-style cotton and should not contain cargo pockets or logo labels.
**Skirts must be tailored in style with no fashion detailing such as pockets, patches or zips.
For PE, students will require:
- A branded, PE polo shirt (unisex or fitted)
- 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 leggings
A full selection of uniform available to purchase can be found here. Alternatively, you can click on the below images to order. Whilst we do not require all uniform to be branded (see branded requirements above), some branded items are available to order as we know some families prefer the branded option.
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.