Uniform

St Gregory the Great Secondary School's distinctive uniform helps students identify with the values of our community, including fairness, equality and the pursuit of excellence and is compulsory from Year 7 through to Year 11 . It looks smart, it is value for money and it is appropriate for classrooms, labs, workshops and sports.   

Students who arrive to school in incorrect uniform will be sent home to change or will work in isolation from other students. We also have a ready supply of second hand uniform which we can provide on a temporary basis if necessary.  If your child arrives out of uniform, their Head of Year will follow this up with you.  If there is an unavoidable problem with uniform, please tell us by writing a note in your child’s planner.

School Uniform (Please note that all those items marked with * must be purchased from our nominated uniform suppliers detailed below) 

Compulsory Items

  • Blazer with school logo*
  • School tie*
  • White shirt with collar
  • Navy pair of school trousers with school logo* OR
  • Navy knee length skirt with school logo* (girls)
  • Plain socks or navy/ black tights  
  • Plain black school shoes (please see below for more information or see here St Gregory the Great Catholic School - shoes)

Optional Items

  • Navy jumper with school logo* (can be worn under blazer)
  • Warm, waterproof coat in cold weather
  • Cultural head coverings should be plain blue or black

PE Kit

Compulsory Items

  • Navy/Sky Polo Shirt with logo*
  • Navy/Sky shorts or skort (girls)*
  • Navy blue socks
  • Trainers

Optional Items

  • Navy tracksuit bottoms*
  • Navy/Sky hooded top with logo*
  • Leggings*

All items should be clearly marked with the student’s name. This allows us to return any lost items and avoids you having to pay to replace them.

Further Guidance

  • Strictly no hoodies or tracksuit tops are permitted.
  • Coloured t-shirts are not permitted under shirts – they don’t look smart.
  • Obvious make-up and nail varnish is not permitted.
  • False nails of any type are not allowed in school due to Health and Safety reasons.
  • No jewellery is permitted except a watch and/or crucifix and one stud in the lobe of each ear.
  • Hair must be kept tidy and of an appropriate length and extravagant hairstyles are not permitted.
  • Hair should be of a natural colour.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed in school. If they are seen or heard they will be confiscated. Read the mobile phone policy.

 

Uniform Shops

Students starting Year 7 in September 2019 should order from Price & Buckland for correct kit.

Orders with Price & Buckland must be placed by the 20th August to ensure delivery before the start of term.

Stevensons offer a fitting appointment booking system. Please click here for more information.

  

A current price list can be viewed on their websites.

School Shoes

Acceptable School Shoes

Shoes must be plain black and should not have a separate heel of more than 30mm in height. Where the shoe has a ‘filled-in’ sole (i.e. the heel and sole are moulded together) then the heel should be no more than 40mm high. Heels such as ‘Kitten heels’ or stilettos are not allowed. 

In other words, flat, black, sensible, school shoes, NOT any form of trainer or canvas shoe.

 

Unacceptable School Shoes

The reasons for these shoes being unacceptable are: heels or wedges too high (over 40 mm); not plain black; cheap ‘Dolly Style’ shoes are too thin and not supportive enough so they are unsafe; canvas; over decorative; white soles. Boots or trainers are not acceptable.