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Uniform

At Gosforth Central Middle School we foster a feeling of belonging and a sense of pride in our school community. The school uniform is worn by pupils to show that they are part of the school family and as clear signal that they are ready to conform to our high expectations of behaviour for learning. All aspects of this policy apply to all of our pupils, regardless of their gender.

Our uniform provider is Emblematic, for more information you can visit their site HERE. Orders can be placed directly with them.

General Uniform

  • Royal blue school branded sweatshirt

  • A school branded tie – either clip on or tied

  • Light blue shirt with a collar and the top button fastened. The shirt may be long or short sleeved. In our experience, short sleeved shirts are more practical.

  • Black tailored trousers – not jeans, canvas, cotton, cargo style, leggings, jeggings or chinos. The trousers should not have any rivets or studs at the pockets. Trousers should be full length, not rolled at the ankle or skinny fit.

  • Black or grey tailored knee length school shorts

  • Plain black skirt – knee length or just above. The skirt may be pleated but it may not be fitted.

  • Plain black or white socks – knee or ankle length

  • Plain black or white tights

  • Plain black flat waterproof shoes that can be polished.  No sports brand, black / coloured trainers (with or without logos), pumps, or canvas shoes. Boots are not permitted in classrooms – pupils may change into shoes on arrival at school in inclement weather.

  • Summer only – pale blue school branded polo shirt instead of shirt and tie (optional)

  • Pupils are permitted to wear plain blue or black head coverings for religious reasons.

Physical Activity

Indoor PE

  • School branded PE top (with pupil initials)

  • School branded navy shorts / skort (with pupil initials)

  • Clean trainers or plimsolls – any colour but the sole should not mark the gym floor.

Outdoor Games

As above plus

  • School branded long sleeved top

  • Long navy socks

  • Trainers or football boots

  • Black or navy tracksuit bottoms (optional)

  • School branded PE rain top (optional)

 

 

Hair and Jewellery

  • Long hair (past shoulders) should always be tied back for hygiene reasons. Pupils with mid-length or long hair must have it tied back securely for practical subjects. Hair accessories should be black or blue and be with any pupil with mid-length to long hair at all times.

  • Hair styles should be neat, tidy and in a formal style. Please consult with your child’s Head of Year in advance of a hair style change if you are unsure of its suitability.

  • Shaved hair should not be extreme or patterned.

  • If hair is dyed it should be a natural hair colour.

  • A watch may be worn – no other wrist jewellery is permitted

  • Rings may not be worn

  • Necklaces may not be worn

  • A small pair of stud earrings may be worn, one in each lobe. These must be removed for PE, games and swimming.

  • Ear ‘gauging’ (stretched ear lobes) is not allowed

  • No facial / tongue / body piercings are allowed

  • Minimal make-up may be worn – tinted moisturiser and concealer only. Other make up including lipstick, mascara eyeshadow, fake tan, nail polish and false nails, may not be worn