All students at Gillotts are expected to wear school uniform.
Gillotts’ uniform is intended to be smart, simple, functional and value for money. Standards of uniform are very high and we assume, by selecting Gillotts for your child, you will accept our policy and support us in maintaining these standards.
The uniform list can be found below, but the following additional comments may also help:
Outdoor coats may not be worn in the classroom.
Muslim girls who wish to wear hijabs may do so provided the fabric is plain, light weight and dark blue or black. Garments covering the face or whole body are not permitted. Jewish boys may wear a skullcap and Sikh boys may wear a turban. A lightweight gold or silver chain with a small religious symbol is permissible.
PE Kit: High standards of appearance are very much in evidence in PE and games. Students will be expected to wear proper Gillotts kit that is suitable for the activity they are involved in. The PE staff will tell your child what activity they are doing and what kit to bring for each lesson. Ideally, all PE, games and dance kit should have the student’s name or initials embroidered on the OUTSIDE left hand side as well as a name tape sewn on the inside.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure their children come to school in correct uniform. Staff will monitor that students are wearing correct uniform at all times. Non-uniform items will be confiscated. Black soft shoes & other items of uniform can be borrowed from the Student Services. Students may be sent home to change, or taken out of lessons, should this not be possible.
Students will often ‘pressure’ parents into buying non-uniform items under the pretext that others are wearing them. Parents are advised to contact their child’s tutor if they are uncertain about any item.
All items of uniform should be named.
In the case of financial difficulties, please contact your child’s tutor.
Second-hand unform can be purchased from regular sales organised by the Parents’ Association. Dates are on the school calendar, usually the penultimate Friday of short terms 1, 3 and 5. Parents are asked to donate items of uniform; the Parents’ Association will sell the items as part of their fundraising for the school.
Requests to vary the uniform for particular reasons, such as medical needs supported by a doctor, will always be carefully considered.
The Headteacher’s decision on matters of uniform is final.