The aim of the school uniform & dress code is to:
- promote a shared identity and foster pride in the School
- ensure dress appropriate for the working day
- promote equality and avoid issues of comparison & peer pressure
Students are expected to be smart. School uniform is to be worn correctly at all times during the school day including to and from School as well as for visits and school events unless otherwise noted. Non-school uniform days students clothing should be smart casual and suitable for the business of the day, normal regulations regarding jewellery, hair and make-up apply on these days.
|Blazer*||School blue blazer with school badge.|
|Blouse*||School white formal, open neck, rever shirt with school badge.||Must be tucked in.|
|Jumper* (optional)||School blue V-necked jumper with trimmed neckband and school badge||Optional. This is the only jumper permitted.|
|Tartan Skirt*||School tartan skirt available from the uniform supplier.||Tartan skirt, no more than 6cm above or below the knee. Compulsory for Y7 students and optional for Y8 -Y11|
|Black Skirt||School black skirt. We recommend that this is obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design.||Plain black pleated, no more than 6cm above or below the knee. No extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips.|
|Trousers||School black trousers. We recommend that this is obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design.||Plain black full length tailored, straight legged trousers. No fashion trousers, no flare or narrowing, no bootleg, no extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips.|
|Socks||Dark socks with trousers, black or white with skirt.||No patterned tights|
|Tights||Plain black or natural|
|Blazer*||School blue blazer with school badge.|
|Shirt||White shirt - conventional classic design with stiffened collar.||Must be tucked in with top button fastened. Short sleeves with the school logo allowed for the Summer term as part of Summer dress code- see below.|
KS3 School blue tie with badge for years 7 & 8.
|Tie to be worn correctly with the logo visible and top button fastened|
|Jumper* (Optional)||School blue V-necked jumper with trimmed neckband and school badge||Optional, This is the only jumper permitted.|
|Trousers||Black tailored trousers; traditional cut||Belt is optional for boys but must be discrete if worn. Trousers to be worn correctly around the waist.|
|Socks||Dark socks with trousers|
|Shoes||Black leather flat or low heeled shoes* not ankle boots||No trainers, no trainer shoes. No "Ugg" boots* Open-toed or backless sandals are not allowed at any time for health and safety reasons.|
|Coat||Dark weatherproof outer coat should be smart and worn over the blazer. (Reflective arm bands aid visibility in the winter.)||Rainproof jacket available from the PE list is suitable. Coats must not display any slogans or offensive logos|
|Bags||The recommended school bag is a rucksack.||Bags must have an over the shoulder strap. No fashion bags, no handbags, no excessive adornments (non-functional buckles, straps, plaid handles, chains, studs, scarves etc) No plastic bags|
White laboratory coat.
|Safety Spectacles are provided where necessary and students may buy their own pair if the wish (available from the Science Dept. at approx. £3)|
|Design Technology*||Blue apron appropriate for workshop & all practical work|
White Laboratory coat and blue DT apron are compulsory for Years 7 - 11
Summer Uniform - Term 6 only
|Shirt/Blouse*||White short sleeve shirt/blouse with school badge (replaces the normal shirt for boys and worn with no tie).||Shirt to be tucked into trousers/skirts. Jumper optional.|
|Blazer*||Must be worn to and from school and during the school day as normal.||In particular hot weather, students will be allowed to leave blazers in lockers/bags during the school day.|
PE Kit - Year 7 - 11
Navy/Sky/white polo shirt
|Must be purchased from school suppliers|
|Shorts*||Navy/sky/white shorts||Must be purchased from school suppliers. Optional for girls|
|Skorts*||Navy/sky/white skort||Must be purchased from school suppliers. Girls may wear short and/or skort|
|Tracksuit trousers*||Navy/white with school initials||Must be purchased from school suppliers|
(Optional for Girls)
|Navy sport leggings with BCGS printed on calf in white, must be worn with the school skort||Must be purchased from school suppliers Optional for girls|
|Hooded Top* and/or Rugby shirt*||
Navy/Sky/white hoody and/or Navy/sky/white reversible rugby shirt.
Must be purchased from school suppliers. Students may wear rugby shirt and/or the hooded top.
Long game socks – navy
Waterproof Training Jacket (optional)
Navy/white with school initials
Must be purchased from school suppliers. Can be worn for sports or as weatherproof jacket over the blazer. Available to order
Durable Baselaye (Optional)
White, long sleeved
May be worn under the polo shirt on cold days
A sports trainer that is suitable for indoor use with a non-marking sole and sufficient ankle support.
Trainers with discrete colouring are preferred Canvas trainers of a plimsole/vans/ converse style are not appropriate.
Studded boots for hockey and football + shin pads
Uniform Supplier & Other Information
|S. Simmonds & Son Ltd||
64 Calverley Road
(1) Official school badges only
(2) No jewellery - except for watch & one small, discreet stud in each earlobe if necessary. (To be handed in for PE).
(3) No other visible body piercing or tattoos
(4) Make-up: none visible Years 7 – 9; minimal & discreet (if worn) Years 10 - 11. No coloured nail varnish.
(5) Hair: no extremes of fashion; no obvious dyes (natural colour only). Hair clips/scrunchies etc should be discreet.
(6) Hair, shoulder length or longer, must be tied back for science and all practical lessons
(7) The following items are not allowed:
- denim coats/jackets, sweatshirts, hooded sweaters etc
- jeans, denims, cords, laced or decorated trousers; extremes of width for trouser legs
- suede / leather boots
- visible polo–necked or other sweaters etc. under shirts
- caps/hats - except outside in extreme weather then plain navy blue
(8) In the event of a medical condition necessitating trainers these must be black & student must have a dated letter of explanation from parent/doctor
All clothing and kit must be clearly named with the student’s full forename & surname