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Uniform

The wearing of school uniform is compulsory in Years 7-11. It helps to establish standards of conduct and discipline.  We seek the co-operation of parents in enforcing these rules.

The school stockist is S. Simmonds & Son Ltd

64 Calverley Road,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent,
TN1 2UG,
Tel: 01892 510 123

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

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

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4:

The school uniform consists of:

  • Tartan, knee-length, kilt * or
  • Navy blue, straight leg and full length, tailored trousers *– no casual style, lycra material or tight fitting
  • Navy blue jumper with the school logo *
  • Blue school blouse with revere collar with RGS logo on the collar *
  • Blazer with badge *
  • If students choose to wear a scarf it must be the school scarf * or plain navy, dark grey or black
  • Shoes – must be flat, black and plain. They must not resemble any kind of boot.  The shoe must not resemble a sports pump.  For example, brands such as Converse, Vans, Nike, Adidas, and Lacoste etc. are not acceptable.
  • Plain white ankle socks – these should not be branded with labels. They should not have any type of frill. Alternatively, the student may wear black or nude tights.
  • Science overall (must be long sleeve to wear in all Science lessons)

From Term 6 of Year 10:

  • Navy blue knee length pencil skirt with RGS embroidered on waist band*
  • Students may continue to wear the tartan kilt * or navy blue, straight leg and full length, tailored trousers *

PE Uniform – all year groups (7-11)

  • 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 skirt – Navy
  • White ankle socks (for netball, tennis and athletics)
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Hockey socks (knee length navy blue)
  • RGS blue sweatshirt and plain navy-blue jogging trousers for PE

Jewellery:

The following items are permitted in school for KS 3 and KS 4 students:

  • One pair of gold or silver studs in the ear lobe. No other piercings are permitted.  If a student wears any non-permitted piercing to school, they will be asked to remove it.
  • All jewellery must be taken out before any practical activity. Covering the piercing with tape etc. is not permitted the item must be removed.
  • A small religious symbol may be worn on a necklace. If there is a specific religious item that is required to be worn elsewhere on your person, please discuss this with your Head of House.
  • A watch. If a smart watch is worn, then it cannot be used for any other purpose than to tell the time.  If used in any other way, then there will be a sanction given and it will be confiscated.

Make-Up:

Students are not permitted to wear make-up.  This includes false eyelashes, pencilled eyebrows, painted nails, painted false/acrylic nails.

Hair:

The colour of a student’s hair must be a natural tone (black, brown, auburn, blonde or grey).  Unnatural colours are not permitted – this includes but is not limited to blue, purple, bright red and green.  Headbands may be worn but they must be plain black or navy in colour.  Headcoverings may be worn for religious reasons, they must be plain black or navy in colour.

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

 

Key Stage 5 Dress Code

The core principle of the dress code is to promote professional, modest work wear.

Female students:

  • The suit jacket must be formal and tailored and must be worn walking to and from school and to and from lessons. They must have a button to allow the jacket to be done up and must have full length sleeves.
  • Trousers should be full length (reaching the ankle) and the skirt should be approximately knee length. Smart dresses in block colours are acceptable, however must be worn with a suit jacket. No stretch fabrics are acceptable in skirts or dresses.
  • The top under the jacket can be a blouse/shirt or light woolen jumper. Blouses/shirts 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. Thick, woolen jumpers are not permitted.
  • Smart, dark colour 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 nude or black.
  • Long hair should always be tied back when necessary for Health & Safety reasons.
  • No stilettos for Health & Safety reasons.

Male students:

  • A normal man’s business suit in a dark colour should be worn – jacket and trousers. No cords, casual trousers, jeans of any colour can be worn.
  • The suit must be formal and the jacket/blazer should be worn to and from school and to and from lessons.
  • A plain shirt and school tie are to be worn. The shirt must be tucked in.
  • In colder weather a navy or black v neck or round neck jumper may be worn under the jacket, but the shirt collar and tie must be visible under this. This must be plain without logo or lettering and be no longer than the suit jacket.
  • Dark colour leather shoes must be worn, not trainers or any other type of informal footwear.

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.

Jewellery:

The following items are permitted in school.

  • Students may have up to two stud piercings in each ear lobe – hoops or plugs are not permitted.
  • A clear nose stud may be worn – this is the only facial piercing that is permitted.
  • A religious symbol may be worn on a necklace. If there is a specific religious item that is required to be worn elsewhere on your person, please discuss this with your Head of House.
  • All jewellery must be taken out before any practical activity. Covering the piercing with tape etc. is not permitted the item must be removed.
  • If a smart watch is worn, then it cannot be used for any other purpose than to tell the time. If used in any other way, then there will be a sanction given and it will be confiscated.

Make-Up:

Subtle make-up is permitted.  It should not be applied excessively.  If a member of staff deems the make-up non-compliant to these rules, the student will be asked to remove it.

Hair:

The colour of a student’s hair must be a natural tone (black, brown, auburn, blonde or grey).  Unnatural colours are not permitted – this includes but is not limited to blue, purple, bright red and green.  Head-coverings of religious or cultural significance may be worn but they must be plain black or navy in colour.

If any of the above rules are broken by a student, then they will result in a consequence in line with the behaviour policy.