Students are expected to wear the correct uniform and to maintain the highest possible standards regarding their individual presentation. Full uniform checks take place regularly. All items of uniform should be labelled.
Only the following items are to be worn at school:
- Navy blazer with school crest
- Sleeveless school jumper (optional)
- White long/short sleeved shirt
- GCA Y7-10 tie or Y11 tie as appropriate*
- Medium grey straight-leg trousers or GCA pleated tartan skirt**
- Plain black ankle socks or plain black tights as appropriate
- Flat plain black shoes – must be closed toe with a back
- Black, dark grey or dark blue overcoat
- GCA polo shirt (from May Day bank holiday only)
- White apron for food tech lessons
- Blue apron for DT lessons
- Jewellery is not permitted with the exception of a wristwatch
*Boys and girls will both wear ties with a white long/short sleeved shirt.
Boys in years 8 – 10 may continue to wear the existing 3 striped tie until September 2019. Girls, all year 7 students and new tie purchases will wear the new single stripe tie.
Y11 students will wear the new red tie.
**new skirts on sale will incorporate a new red lion logo in the centre of the waistband. From September 2019, this ‘red lion’ skirt will be compulsory.
- GCA contour fitted polo shirt or crew neck shirt with GCA badge
- GCA contour skort or GCA contour short
- GCA touchline socks
- Training shoes (strictly no ‘pimple soles’)
- Football boots and shin pads as appropriate
- Gum shield as appropriate
- GCA contour 1/4 zip sweatshirt
- Black/navy long sleeved skins as appropriate
- Hair should be tidy in appearance and of a natural colour;
- Make up (if worn) should be minimal and of natural appearance;
- Nail varnish is not permitted;
- Acrylic or gel nails are not permitted;
- The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch. For reasons of safety and security - no other jewellery is permitted.
If a student is wearing an incorrect item of uniform, they must bring a note from home explaining the reason and the short timeframe required to correct the issue.
No explanation from home and/or an unacceptable length of time before anticipated correction, will result in students losing their breaks and lunchtimes until an acceptable solution has been arrived at.
Students continually wearing unacceptable items of uniform will be subject to our normal behaviour management routines as they will be considered to be not following reasonable instructions.
Members of the SLT reserve the right to challenge what they consider to be unacceptable uniform and appearance issues.
Members of SLT may decide to confiscate inappropriate items which may then need to be retrieved by a parent.
The final decision over subjective interpretations of uniform rests with the Principal.