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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Uniform

School uniform and smart appearance play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. Most schools in England have a school uniform or dress code, and other rules on appearance. The DfE strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion, promoting good relations between different groups of pupils. Above all, many schools believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning. The Governing Body of each school decides on the uniform policy or dress code and it is the Headteacher's responsibility to make sure pupils keep to the rules.

 

Winter
(October half term to Easter)
Summer
(Easter to October half term)
  • Navy V neck jumper / cardigan     
  • Grey/charcoal grey trousers/skirt/pinafore
  • School tie available from  school. Order your uniform here through our
  • White shirt/white blouse
    (long or short sleeved)
  • Socks – black, grey, navy or white
  • Tights – black, grey or navy
  • Footwear – should be black sturdy
    school shoes or ankle boots (no open toed sandals should be worn)
As winter uniform or
  • Grey/charcoal grey tailored shorts (above the knee)                                                   
  • White polo shirt
  • Blue and white checked/striped summer dress                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E.  Uniform
  • Polo shirt – to match house colours* Order your uniform here through our
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Grey/navy/white socks
  • Black plimsolls for indoors
  • Non-marking trainers for outdoors (all weather pitch)
  • If you are considering buying a tracksuit for outdoors, please choose Navy blue.

 

*Polo Shirts will be allocated during your first week of school.  Red - St Teresa, Blue – St Bernadette, Green – St Augustine, Yellow – St Francis (houses will be allocated during first week of school).  

 

Further to this, may we remind you that all children’s clothing and belongings should be clearly labelled, as this ensures that if an item is mislaid, it can be quickly and easily identified and returned to its owner

 

Uniform School Policy

It is the policy at The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great that all children wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We ask parents to uphold our uniform policy and maintain the high standards for which our school is known. We fully endorse the principle that the School’s uniform should be affordable for everyone. Accordingly, it can be bought from local supermarkets and stores. Any uniform specific to the school can be purchased from the school office.

 

Our policy for school uniform is based on the principles that school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Is practical and smart
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered by parents as good value for money
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind

 

Footwear

The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels, open toe shoes or backless sandals and we strongly discourage the wearing of such. Neither do we allow the wearing of trainers to school. This type of footwear is damaging, in the long term, to growing feet and is only appropriate for sports, PE or leisurewear. Neither is it in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.

 

Jewellery

For safety reasons we do not allow the wearing of jewellery or earrings. Children who have pierced ears are permitted to wear studs, which must be taken out or in exceptional circumstances, covered up for P.E.

 

Hair Styles

For health and safety reasons and to ensure that all pupils are integrated into the school and not made to feel different, hair style should be plain and appropriate for school. It should be smart, tidy and of natural colour. Hair over shoulder length should be kept tied back. Fashions evolve over time and we remain aware of changes in trends, but no extreme haircuts or style or extremes of fashion are acceptable - “artwork” on the scalp and shave-patterned are regarded as a fashion extreme. Only plain, functional and safe hair accessories are allowed.

 

The school does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to pupils' property.

 

The Role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support our uniform and appearance policy and maintain the high standards for which our school is known. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, which is clean and in good repair and ensure that their children are of smart appearance (see Appendix 1).

 

Please clearly label ALL of your child's clothing including sports kit, socks, shoes and lunchboxes. Despite all of our best efforts, clothes and belongings are often misplaced by the children.

 

General Information

  • PE Kits; please make sure your child has the correct coloured t-shirt representing their house team.
  • Uniform; please make sure everything is named!
  • Water Bottles; these need to be clearly named and filled with fresh drinking water every day.
  • Please ensure your child empties their bags themselves and hand any notes directly to their teacher. Their bags will not be checked by an adult.
  • Please check emails regularly and respond to permissions, offers of help and payments straight away.
  • St Gregory’s Book Bags £5.00, Ties £2.50/£3, PE Polo shirts £4.50, School Caps £3.50 Water bottles £1.50 are available from the school office.   Order your uniform here through our Unifrom-Order-Form-Editable

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