Wednesday September 18th, 2019
It is currently week:

Uniform

GOSFORD HILL SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY

Gosford Hill School places great emphasis on students being part of a community – one in which students learn and are proud to belong to their house and their school. Governors and teachers believe that a smart uniform is central to the school ethos where every learner is encouraged to be their best.

Students are expected to take responsibility for wearing the correct school uniform and comply with this policy at all times in school and on journeys to and from school. Students who are inappropriately dressed will face sanctions in accordance with the school behaviour policy.

This school is a learning environment; this is reflected in the dress code.

Blazers will display the school badge; school ties will be clip-on and will reflect the Students’ house. These items, along with skirts, can only be purchased from PMG Schoolwear

This policy applies to all students in Years 7 to 11 inclusive.

Boys’ UniformGirls’ Uniform
BASIC UNIFORMBASIC UNIFORM
Black blazer with school badge.Black blazer with school badge.
Plain white Shirt with collar.1Plain white shirt with collar.1
Clip-on School Tie with House Colours.Clip-on School Tie with House Colours.
Black tailored trousers.2Black Tailored trousers2 or plain black skirt.3
Socks will be black.Socks will be black if worn with trousers. Socks will be white if worn with a skirt. Tights4, if worn will be plain black and at least 40 denier.
All Black shoes suitable for all weatherand black laces if appropriate. No trainers or canvas shoes.3All Black shoes suitable for all weatherwith black laces if appropriate5. No trainers or canvas shoes.
NOTESNOTES
1Shirts may be short or long sleeved and will be tucked in to the trousers at all times. Top buttons will always be done up, unless the hot-weather policy applies.1 Shirts will be tucked in to the trousers/skirts at all times. Fitted shirts will be allowed. Top buttons will always be done up, unless the hot-weather policy applies.
2Trousers will NOT be denim, linen,corduroy or pin-stripe; they will NOT be low-waisted, skin-tight, excessively loose, long, short or deliberately torn.2Trousers will NOT be denim, linen,  corduroy or pin-stripe; they will NOT be low-waisted, skin-tight,  excessively loose, long, short or deliberately torn. 
3Shoes will be in a sensible style. Shoes with a coloured or white logo or white soles are NOT permitted. Boots are NOT permitted.Skirts will be approximately knee-length (above or below); they will NOT be lycra, tight-fit, linen, denim, corduroy or pin-stripe; they will NOT be low-waisted. They must be tailored, andmay be pleated or plain and purchased from the school supplier.
4 If a skirt is worn, plain black tights WILL be worn, except if the hot-weather policy is implemented. Tights will be opaque and at least 40 denier.
5 Shoes will be in a sensible style. Shoes with a coloured or white logo or white soles are NOT permitted. High heels are not sensible in a school environment and are NOT permitted. Boots are NOT permitted.
JEWELLERYJEWELLERY
The ONLY permitted items are a watch and one pair of one plain stud earrings. (One earring per ear.)The ONLY permitted items are a watch and one pair of one plain stud earrings. (One earring per ear.)
Any other body piercing, including ‘clear’ studs, space-making rings, large, circular or ‘dangly’ earrings of any description are NOT permitted even if covered by a plaster.Any other body piercing, including ‘clear’ studs, space-making rings, large, circular or ‘dangly’ earrings of any description are NOT permitted even if covered by a plaster.
Nose, tongue or face studs, or any kind of facial piercing is NOT allowed.Nose, tongue or face studs, or any kind of facial piercing is NOT allowed.
HAIRHAIR
Hair will be a single natural colour and must be of a length and style that is practical and safe in a school environment.Hair will be a single natural colour and must be of a length and style that is practical and safe in a school environment.
Patterns cut into hair are NOT permitted.Hair ribbons or hair bands, if worn, will be black.
Patterns cut into hair are NOT permitted .
 GENERALGENERAL
A belt, if worn, will be plain black with plain buckle and will not be excessively wide.Make-up or nail varnish is NOT permitted.
A ‘V’ necked black pullovermay be worn in addition to, not in replacement of, the blazer.A belt, if worn, will be plain black with plain buckle and will not be excessively wide.
Hoodies, denim jackets and any other inappropriate or non-weatherproof coats are NOT permitted. Outdoor clothing (coats, gloves, scarves etc.) will be taken off in form rooms, classrooms and assemblies. Hats will not be worn indoors.Caps are not permitted.A ‘V’ necked black pullovermay be worn in addition to, not in replacement of, the blazer.
Hoodies, denim jackets and any other inappropriate or non-weatherproof coats are NOT permitted. Outdoor clothing (coats, gloves, scarves etc.) will be taken off in classrooms, form rooms and assemblies. Hats will not be worn indoors. Caps are not permitted.

Blazers will display the school badge; school ties will be clip-on and will reflect the Students’ house. These items, along with skirts, can only be purchased from PMG Schoolwear

All other items of uniform, including plain white shirts, black V necked pullover and black trousers can be purchased from many retail outlets throughout the area.

Families who may have difficulty financing the purchase of uniform clothing are encouraged to contact the school to seek advice

EQUIPMENT

Students will bring a black pen, pencil and ruler to school in a bag large enough to hold an A4 folder in addition to subject specific equipment/books and their planner.

HOT WEATHER POLICY

In the event of exceptionally hot weather, it will be the decision of the Headteacher to implement the hot weather policy.

The policy may be implemented for any period of time and may be rescinded if the exceptionally hot weather ceases. It is not expected that normal Summer temperatures would cause the implementation of this policy.

This policy will state whether blazers and/or ties and/or tights have to be worn to, from or in school.

SNOW

If heavy snow settles on the ground, appropriate boots would be permitted.

BREAK AND LUNCHTIME ARRANGEMENTS

All students are expected to wear full school uniform at break and lunchtime unless the hot weather policy applies. If involved in active games on the all weather pitch, the Science/Art playground or field, students may remove their blazer and tie and put on trainers, but must put on full school uniform (including shoes) when the warning bell sounds.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAR FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM AT PARENTS’ EVENINGS, ILP DAY AND FORMAL SCHOOL EVENTS. THIS INCLUDES TRIPS UNLESS SPECIFIED BY THE MEMBER OF STAFF IN CHARGE (unless the hot weather policy applies).

MOBILE PHONES

 To assist student safety, mobile phones may be brought on to the school site but must be switched off and stored out of sight at all times (this includes break, lunchtime, before and after school). Use outside of this policy will result in confiscation of the phone. They will be returned when parents/carers collect them from reception.

If there is a need to contact parents, students need to go to reception to ask for help.

Should a student’s phone be lost, stolen or damaged whilst at school, or on the journey to and from home to school, the school will be limited in any litigation that may ensue. In the event of a lost or stolen phone, the school will be limited in the actions it is expected to take to recover the phone.

Hot Weather Uniform Policy

  • Blazers become optional. Please note that if a second layer is needed on top of the school shirt it will be a blazer, not a jumper.
  • Ties must be worn properly and shirts tucked in on the way to and from school, in lessons and in between lessons.
  • Ties may be removed at breaktimes and lunchtimes. On particularly hot days, students may ask permission to remove ties during lessons.
  • Please note that blazers must be worn for celebration assemblies.

Year 7 PE Kit

Please click here for letter re new PE kit for Year 7 students

Copyright 2012 Gosford Hill School. Gosford Hill School is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Report a problem: webmaster.4060@gosford-hill.oxon.sch.uk [Admin Login]

Contact Us

Sixth Form

three male sixth form students in class

About us

stack of prospectus brochures on table