Gwernyfed High School

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School Uniform

 

Our school uniform can be bought from Clubsport by following the link below:

www.clubsport.co.uk/product-category/all/schooluniform/highschools/gwernyfed-high-school/

 

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.

 

Lower and Upper School

All Year 7-11 pupils will wear:

  • White short or long sleeve shirt or blouse - pointed collar, to be tucked in.
  • Tie (compulsory) – clip-on, maroon with white stripes. This must be worn on the top button of the collar. A small stock of ties will be available for purchase at the main school reception.
  • Navy V-neck jumper with gold school shield or plain navy V neck school style jumper with a metal school badge (the school will supply the first badge for free - there will be a small charge for replacement badges which will be available at reception)
  • Black trousers or black, knee length skirt or black, knee length tailored shorts.
  • All black shoes (no trainers or steel toe capped boots please). Leather style lace up pumps are allowed.
  • Dark opaque tights or socks (black, navy or grey)

 

Post 16

Pupils in Post 16 are not required to wear a formal school uniform.
Dress code is ‘business attire’ in their wardrobe approach, with a smart casual flavour rather than a casual one.

 

Physical Education

 

  • School polo shirt (fitted or unfitted style) or plain black/white
    polo shirt.
  • School rugby shirt.
  • Plain black shorts or black skirt.
  • Optional plain black tracksuit bottoms.
  • Optional School 1⁄4 zip sweatshirt.
  • Black or white sports socks, with or without school logo.

 

 

More detailed guidance on uniform is provided annually:

Outerwear:  A suitable plain, dark coloured coat may be worn as outerwear to and from school. There should be no logos on this clothing. 

Trousers: Plain, grey classic school-style trousers. These should be straight legged and not a tight, ‘bootleg’, ’drainpipe’ or ‘jeans’ style, nor should they be ‘low-rise’. There should be no large belts or buckles. Trousers should not be made out of a denim fabric or leather.

Skirt: Skirts should not be tight, slit, or made of stretch fabric. The hem of the skirt should be no more than 5cm above the knee.

Hats and Head Covering: No hats to be worn in school buildings. The wearing of a head scarf or hijab, for religious reasons, is permitted. Garments covering the face or whole body, for example the abaya and niqab are not permitted.

Shirt/Blouse: Plain white, long or short sleeved shirt/blouse with stiff collar. The shirt/blouse should be tucked into the waistband when worn under a jumper/sweatshirt so that it is not visible below it.

Jumper: A navy blue V-neck jumper with the school logo.

Socks: Plain black socks.

Hair health and safety: Pupils with long hair or headscarves are required to tie them back safely for PE and work in science labs or technology workshops.

Jewellery: On health and safety grounds we do not allow pupils to wear any jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule is a wrist watch. We ask the pupils to remove these objects during PE and games, to prevent them from causing injury.

Extreme haircuts and colours: The school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts and unnatural hair colours that could serve as a distraction to other pupils. Only basic hair accessories are to be worn i.e. scrunchies, bobbles and headbands which should be appropriate.

Footwear: The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for pupils to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow pupils to wear such shoes in our school. Neither do we allow pupils to wear trainers to school; this is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. We require all pupils to wear shoes as stated in the uniform list. Shoes need to be black in colour.

 

 

Support for school costs is available through the School Essentials Grant:

www.gov.wales/get-help-school-costs