What to Wear??? Who needs Trinny and Susannah when we've got these top dress tips.
The school colours are navy and white and in making our recommendations to parents for school dress, we hope very much that clothing can be selected in these colours. Neatness in dress is desirable in school, actively helping with commitment and discipline and adding to the standing and reputation of the school when pupils are making visits and journeys. This page outlines the uniform that pupils will be expected to wear.
Wearing with Pride
From the basic Jumper with our logo to House colours - feel proud and wear all the uniform with pride.
Hygiene is a must!
Uniform is there for a reason. GCSE Catering students wear uniform for protection and hygiene reasons. They also look part of a professional team.
The P.E Uniform is there to keep you safe. Make sure you have the right Kit with you at lessons.
Moving in Style
From Dance to Drama - the subjects have specific uniform in order for you to get the most out of the subect.
What is good about our Uniform?
- It creates a sense of community and belonging
- It is unisex and therefore we have equality
- We don't have to plan what we wear to school
- It allows us to take part in practical activities without being too self conscious
- It is cost effective
- I can cycle to school and look respectable
- The school Oak Leaf on our crest represents the idea of growing - we are learning to grow
Wear to buy your Uniform?
Other Uniform Notes
- The navy blue trousers for girls are available from the PMG National Schoolwear Centre, 40 Westgate Street, Ipswich 01473 212050 and are available in two styles - TLE and BBL. These are the only trousers which the girls are allowed to wear.
- The light blue polo shirt with school crest is only available from the PMG National Schoolwear Centre.
- Jeans, casual trousers, T-shirts, casual or high fashion wear are not acceptable or suitable in the context of school dress.
- Footwear is often a contentious issue. Trainers, canvas shoes, plimsolls and boots are all unacceptable wear. Plain dark, low heeled shoes should be worn for both boys and girls - not 'trainer-style' shoes.
- Sweatshirts are not allowed for normal school wear - only those with the school crest available from the National Schoolwear Centre.
- white T-shirts must not be worn and visible underneath the light blue polo shirt. Too keep warm, the official school round neck jumper should be worn.
- Jewellery (watches excepted) and make-up must not be worn. Pupils with pierced ears must wear only one pair of studs or small flat earrings.
- Facial Piercings are NOT permitted.
- It is our aim at Kesgrave High School to bring each individual to his/her full potential in a school atmosphere of harmony and shared community values. For this reason, we insist upon reasonable standards in dress and appearance. Naturally, extreme hairstyles are not tolerated.
If you are receiving supplementary benefit or family income supplement from the Department of Health & Social Security, you may be entitled to some assistance towards the provision of specialist and distinctive clothing for your children. Further advice may be obtained from your Area Education Office or from your local Education Welfare Officer who can be contacted through the school.