Uniform and PE Kit
A number of parents have contacted the school recently to discuss concerns about the cost, quality and availability of our current school uniform. In a bid to address these issues we have decided to change the supplier of our uniform and improve its appearance. In September 2013 we intend to introduce a new uniform as follows:
Grey jacket with school badge, black trousers, white shirt, school tie incorporating house colours and black v-neck sweater (optional) either badged or plain. For PE: black shorts, outdoor reversible games top, akoa polo shirt and sector hoodie. All sportswear except socks will incorporate the school badge.
Grey jacket with school badge, black skirt or trousers (skirts must only be worn with black tights), white shirt, school tie incorporating house colours and black v-neck sweater (optional) either badged or plain. For PE: black court skort or shorts, akoa polo shirt and sector hoodie. All sportswear except socks will incorporate the school badge.
Although the PE hoodie may not be worn generally around school, it may be worn during residential school trips, removing the need to purchase expensive trip specific hoodies, as is currently the case.
The new uniform will be available for parents to view throughout this academic year during parent consultations and review days.
Cost has been a primary consideration for us, and we appreciate that not all of our students will need new uniform in September. It is our intention therefore to introduce the changes over a two year period, with all Y7-11 students wearing the new uniform by September 2015. The uniform for the Sixth Form is currently under review and details will be published separately, in due course.
Parents of existing students wishing to purchase the new uniform during the
2013/14 academic year however, may do so at a promotional price. Uniform
packs containing a jacket, skirt or trousers and a tie will cost:
Junior sizes (jacket up to 36” chest) - £32
Senior sizes (jacket 38” chest and above) - £38
We believe this represents excellent value as the average cost of these items from our current supplier is approximately £55.
The new uniform will be available to purchase from 1st July 2013 on-line: www.trutexmeir.com, or from a mobile shop which will visit the QEGS site on the following dates.
- 1st July 2pm until 6pm
- 8th July 2pm until 6pm
- 5th August 10am until 3pm
- 14th August 10am until 3pm
- 9th September 3.30pm until 6pm
We firmly believe a smart and appropriate school uniform improves the discipline and reputation of the school and hope to receive your full support in introducing changes that will benefit the school, its students and our parents.
HAIRSTYLES: No extreme hairstyles. Hair must not be cut too short or with tramlines or patterns. Heads must not be shaved either fully or in part. In certain lessons, long hair must be tied back for safety reasons. Dyed hair - only full head or highlights in natural hair colours. No blocks of colour.
MAKE-UP: Make-up and nail varnish should be discrete
JEWELLERY: No jewellery except for one plain stud in each earlobe in the case of pierced ears. NO other piercings are allowed. A wrist watch may be worn.
SCHOOL BAGS: School bags should be practical and large enough to hold an A4 folder. No handbags.
Aprons for practical subjects are available to hire or purchase from the relevant department
ALL clothing must be clearly marked with student's name