Please see attached the updated uniform policy.
Governors and Staff are strongly supportive of school uniform and our aim is to maintain high standards. The wearing of full school uniform is expected as an integral part of the school ethos which promotes positive attitudes and behaviour and a sense of personal pride. Acceptance of a place at St George’s is seen as a commitment to providing and maintaining appropriate uniform at all times.
We need and value your support as there is a large variety of grey skirts, black trousers and shoes available that do not meet our criteria. Your son or daughter may much prefer to wear these and pressurise you to buy them. We would point out to all parents/carers that the one item of dress which has caused the biggest number of disputes is shoes. It has always been the school policy that pupils must wear school shoes, and that trainers and pumps are not allowed. However, in recent times this has become ambiguous with many suppliers advertising trainers as school shoes. We would like to clarify for all involved what is acceptable, and have implemented a clear pictorial guide to convey this. Please would parents/carers insist on proper black leather (or leather look) shoes and not trainers. Parents should always consult this guide or contact school BEFORE purchasing any item so that costly and unacceptable mistakes can be avoided. Students may be required to return home if improperly dressed or equipped or if deemed to be unsafe. Any item purchased in contravention of the uniform code will be required to change.