Mobile phones should be ‘off and away’ at all times, any phone seen or heard will be confiscated, this includes phones on display in shirt/blazer pockets.
Phones that are confiscated will be returned at the end of the school day in the first instance. Should there be a second occurrence in the same term a call will be made home with the requirement for a parent/carer to collect the phone on their child’s behalf.
The restriction is in place at all times while students are in the grounds of the school, this includes when students arrive and leave at the end of the day. Phones should be away before students enter the school grounds and not accessed until they have left the site.
Should students wish to use their phones at the end of the day to contact parents with any concerns or for collection arrangements following school based activities they need to ask a member of staff for permission.
How to Order Uniform
Uniform purchased from the school supplier can only be ordered on-line at their website. You can choose to have your order delivered direct to the school.
You can also contact them on;
The full uniform expectations are listed below:
|School Uniform||Description||Further Information|
|Blazer *||Navy blue with turquoise piping and embroidered school motif. Compulsory for year 7 & 8 students and new admissions to the school. Students in years 9 – 11 may continue to wear the green blazer until their blazer needs replacing. The blue blazer must be worn with the new tie: if you need to replace your tie you must wear the new blazer, you cannot “mix and match”.||Worn during the day, as well as to and from the school, unless directed otherwise by staff.|
|Trousers||Mid to charcoal grey, classic style, full length if wearing new uniform. Plain black, classic style, full length if wearing the green uniform.||No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean-like material, fashion trousers/leggings or shorts. Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist.
Belts should be black, demure and functional. No oversized buckles, clasps, studs, trimmings, not worn as fashion accessory.
|Skirt*||Full box pleated style which must be knee length in grey with school logo, compulsory for year 7 & 8 and new admissions. Students in years 9 – 11 may continue to wear the green skirt until their uniform needs replacing. You cannot “mix and match” (no green skirt with blue blazer, no grey skirt with green blazer)||Skirts must be worn to the knee and not shortened by either taking them up or rolling them up at the waist. Logo must be visible.|
|Shirt||Plain white traditional school shirt – long or short sleeved.||The shirt must be tucked in and closed/buttoned/fastened at the neck.
Any polo-neck, T-shirt, vest or underwear worn underneath should not show or be visible through the shirt. No designer shirts or girls fitted blouses.
|School Tie*||New school tie with logo compulsory for years 7 and 8, and new admissions. Students in years 9 – 11 may continue to wear the old Gaynes tie until their uniform needs replacing. The blue blazer must be worn with the new tie: if you need to replace your tie you must wear the new blazer, you cannot “mix and match”.||Tie should be worn at appropriate length i.e. New tie the logo must be visible below the knot.
All ties must be worn to the waistband of skirt or trousers.
|School Jumper*||Navy V neck with embroidered school motif from school uniform supplier if wearing new uniform. Black V neck jumper if wearing the old uniform (years 9-11 only)||Optional, but only the school version is to be worn, no other jumpers or cardigans are acceptable.|
|Socks/ Tights||Tights – black. Socks – plain white ankle socks||No footless, patterned or fishnet tights, leggings or legwarmers, socks not to be worn with tights, leggings or legwarmers. Socks cannot be knee length or trainer socks – ankle socks only.|
|Shoes||Polished black, traditional, formal, sturdy style.
Black laces and stitching.
Black sole and heel
|A plain design, no trimmings, no logos, no decorative buckles, no coloured laces or stitching, no labels, no tags, or other decorations.
No shoe/trainer cross footwear e.g. Prada.
Trainers, pump style or fabric shoes e.g. ‘Vans’/‘Air Force Ones’ or rugged hiking/work boots, ‘Dr Martens’ boots or knee-length boots are not permitted.
Plain black ‘Dr Martens’ shoes and ‘Kickers’ lace up shoes(not Tovni lacers) are permitted; however, all stitching must be black
|Coat / Jacket||Plain black or navy blue coat. Appropriate for school.||Plain black, dark grey or navy blue, one small logo, (no greater than three inches in diameter) is allowed. No fabric/knitted tops, cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, waistcoats, sleeveless or hooded tops, body warmers, denim jackets, fur coats etc. are to be worn. Hoodies are banned on the school site including being worn to and from school.|
|Head Scarf||Plain black (no pattern or logo) No other head coverings are allowed.||For religious reasons only.|
Only black or white hair accessories (hair bands, clips) are allowed.
|Jewellery/Valuables||No jewellery except for one wrist watch (not a smart watch)
Earrings, nose studs, other forms of body piercing or visible tattoos are not permitted.
No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists, ankles or attached to clothing.
Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects i.e. electronic devices, should not be brought on site.
Gaynes School will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft, accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst on the premises.
Mobile phones must not be seen or heard on the school site.
Money should be kept in a purse or wallet.
Confiscated items must be collected by a parent.
Students will also require the following books/equipment, which may be purchased from any retail outlet:
- Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary
- Collins Little Gem English Dictionary and Mini Thesaurus
- Calculator – Casio FX-83 GT Plus (no other make please)
- Geometry Set – Helix or any other reputable brand.
- Set of 3.5 mm earphones/headphones – required for every music lesson (these are the type that are typically used with a portable music device such as an mp3 player).
- All items marked with a * must be purchased from the school supplier