Skip to main content
RGS uniform, with crest

Uniform

The wearing of school uniform is compulsory in Years 7-11. It helps to establish standards of conduct and discipline. Students carry a uniform card, infringements are noted on the card and after five infringements students will be given community service. We seek the co-operation of parents in enforcing these rules.

The school stockist is S. Simmonds & Son Ltd.

S. Simmonds & Son Ltd,
C/O The Rochester Grammar School,
Maidstone Road,
Rochester,
Kent,
ME1 3BY,
Tel: 01634 848 175

S. Simmonds & Son Ltd,
64 Calverley Road,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent,
TN1 2UG,
Tel: 01892 510 123

S. Simmonds & Son now has a uniform shop on site, which is open every Monday 15:00-16:30, Wednesday 13:00-14:00 and Friday 13:00-14:00. The on site shop can be contaced directly by telephone on 01634 848 175

Every effort is made to keep the cost of the uniform to the minimum, consistent with providing garments which will wear well.

Students are expected to wear their school blazer at all times.

All students are expected to wear either a full length mac or coat or blazer as part of the outdoor uniform. In the winter months all students must wear their outdoor coat.

ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH STUDENT’S FULL NAME.

No jewellery may be worn with the exception of one pair of plain small gold or silver ball studs for pierced ears worn in the ear lobe and one watch. Any other jewellery including inappropriate earrings will be confiscated for a term.

Hair should be a natural colour; make-up including nail varnish should not be worn.

ALL ITEMS OF PE KIT SHOULD BE LABELLED WITH YOUR DAUGHTER’S FULL NAME (NOT INITIALS) ON THE INSIDE AND CLEARLY MARKED IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:

  • Your daughter’s initials should be embroidered in her House colour on the left hand side of her white polo shirt (opposite the school badge), just below the shoulder on her navy blue sweatshirt (opposite the school badge), and on the left hand side just above the hem of her PE skort and shorts;
  • The initials should be approximately 3cm high on shirts and sweatshirts and approximately 1cm high on kilts and shorts;
  • Students should not bring expensive trainers and sportswear into school.

Your daughter should keep her PE kit in her locker and not left on a coat peg.

PLEASE NOTE: MOBILE PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN SCHOOL

Items marked with an * must be purchased from our school uniform outfitters.

KS3 Uniform

The school uniform consists of:

  • Tartan kilt – the length of the kilt should be to the knee and no shorter *;
  • Navy blue jumper with the school logo *;
  • Blue school blouse with revere collar with RGS logo on the collar. (Only available from S. Simmomds & Sons) *;
  • Blazer with badge *;
  • School scarf* or plain navy or black scarf;
  • Full length or ¾ length navy or black winter coat or mac:
    • This must be of a plain material;
    • The only short coat allowed is a school blazer with badge.
  • Shoes Leather (black, leather, flat walking shoes not sportswear like):
    • Boots, sandals or plimsolls are not acceptable as are any other non leather shoe.
  • Plain white Ankle socks, No frills or patterns or plain tights (black or beige);
  • Science overall (must be long sleeve to wear in all Science lessons);
  • Purse belt (optional).

Physical Education:

  • Blue PE bag;
  • Predominantly white training shoes with non-marking soles;
  • Plain white T-shirt with collar;
  • House polo shirt – name embroidered in black (Hildegard embroidery will be white) *;
  • PE skort – black;
  • White ankle socks (for netball, tennis and athletics);
  • Plain black dance trousers;
  • Navy blue shorts;
  • Hockey socks (knee length navy blue);
  • RGS blue sweat shirt and plain black or navy blue jogging trousers for PE.

KS4 Uniform

The school uniform consists of:

  • Tartan kilt – the length of the kilt should be to the knee and no shorter *:
    • Year 11 ONLY-Navy Blue knee length pencil skirt (Only available from S. Simmonds & Sons);
  • Navy blue jumper with the school logo *;
  • Blue school blouse with revere collar – Replacement blouse must have the RGS initials on the collar*:
    • (Only available from S. Simmonds & Sons);
    • Yr 11 ONLY-White Revere Collar Blouse.
  • Blazer with badge *;
  • School scarf* or plain navy or black scarf;
  • Full length or ¾ length navy or black winter coat or mac:
    • This must be of a plain material;
    • The only short coat allowed is a school blazer with badge;
    • Please note that anoraks or hooded coats are not acceptable.
  • Shoes Leather (black, flat walking shoes not sportswear like):
    • Boots, sandals or plimsolls are not acceptable as are any other non leather shoe.
  • Plain white Ankle socks, no frills or patterns or plain tights (black or beige);
  • Science overall (must be long sleeve to wear in all Science lessons);
  • Purse belt (optional).

Physical Education:

  • Blue PE bag;
  • Predominantly white training shoes with non-marking soles;
  • Plain white T-shirt with collar;
  • House polo shirt – name embroidered in black (Hildegard embroidery will be white) *;
  • PE skort – black;
  • White ankle socks (for netball, tennis and athletics);
  • Plain black dance trousers;
  • Navy blue shorts;
  • Hockey socks (knee length navy blue);

KS5 Uniform

The Dress Code for the Sixth Form is either:

Female students:

  • A tailored, matching suit. An approved suit list has been collated to guide students in purchasing an appropriate suit;
  • The suit jacket must have a button to allow the jacket to be done up and must have full length sleeves;
  • The jacket and trousers/skirt should be matching in colour. Trousers should be full length (below the ankle) and the skirt should be approximately knee length. Only dresses which are made of suit material, matching the jacket, are acceptable, and must be approved by a member of the Sixth Form Team;
  • The top under the jacket can be a blouse, light woollen jumper or plain T-shirt. It must cover the shoulders and be long enough not to leave a gap above the waistband. There must not be a logo or any lettering;
  • Smart, black or brown leather shoes must be worn, not trainers or any other type of informal footwear. Boots are not acceptable;
  • Tights MUST be worn with skirts and should be beige or black;
  • Whilst reasonable lowlights or highlights are acceptable, any unusual hair colour or style is not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back when necessary for Health & Safety reasons;
  • Subtle jewellery is allowed; however it should be removed in practical subjects and no piercings are permitted other than one in each earlobe;
  • No stilettos for Health & Safety reasons.

Male students:

  • A normal man’s black, navy or grey business suit – jacket and trousers. No cords, casual trousers, jeans of any colour can be worn;
  • The suit must be matching in colour and sleeves must be full length;
  • A plain shirt and school tie is to be worn. The shirt must be tucked in;
  • In colder weather a navy or black v neck jumper may be worn under the jacket. This must be plain without logo or lettering and be no longer than the suit jacket;
  • Black or dark tan leather shoes must be worn, not trainers or any other type of informal footwear;
  • Male students should be close or clean shaven. Any unusual hair colour is not acceptable;
  • Visible piercings is limited to one in each earlobe.

Both female & male students are expected to wear a RGS pin badge on their jacket collar along with their house badge.

Any student inappropriately dressed will be sent home to change and will be expected to make up any time missed. If we are concerned about your ability to follow the dress code you may be placed on uniform monitoring and have your uniform checked each day by a member of staff.