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School Uniform

Our students are encouraged to maintain the highest possible standards regarding their presentation. The smart wearing of the school uniform is one way of projecting that image.
Basic Uniform (Years 7-11)
  • Dark brown skirt, double kick pleat - worn on the knee and not rolled up
  • Cream long sleeve blouse - worn with the top button done-up and tie
  • Cream short sleeve, open neck summer blouse
  • Brown pullover with trim
  • Tie (house colour) - worn with a smart knot
  • Blazer - brown with blue and gold stripes (wearing the blazer is optional)
  • Plain black or brown leather low-heeled shoes (not above 3½ cm) - trainers, canvas shoes, mules, pumps (unless they have a front strap), boots or any ankle shoes are not allowed.
  • Plain brown or flesh coloured tights
  • Plain brown, beige or white knee or ankle socks
  • ID badge and lanyard - worn at all times in school.
  • A sensible school bag large enough to hold A4 books and folders
  • Outdoor wear
    • Dark brown school fleece – can be reversible
    • A brown cagoule  can be worn over the fleece  in rainy weather
    • Scarf: school or plain brown or cream of the same size as the school scarf
    • Hats and gloves should be brown, beige or in your house colour



We have recently updated our policy in regard to the use of coats during the winter months.  Please see here for more details.

PE Clothing
  • Gumley logo polo shirt
  • Gumley logo sweat shirt
  • White socks, white trainers
  • Black shorts
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • Large draw-string bag for PE kit
  • No jewellery is allowed except a wrist watch (not ornate) and small, plain gold, silver or pearl studs (no diamente) or sleepers. Only one earring in each lower earlobe is permitted.  No other visible piercings will be accepted including those covered up by plaster or retainers.  Your daughter will be asked to remove any jewellery that is not accepted as part of the uniform code. The item may be confiscated and not returned.
  • Make up, including mascara and eyeliner, should not be worn – your daughter will be asked to remove it and donate 50p to Charity
  • Coloured nail varnish, should not be worn – your daughter will be asked to remove it and donate 50p to Charity.
  • For health and safety reasons false nails are not allowed. Nails should be kept short.
  • Hairstyles should be conventional. Fad hairstyles including, but not limited to, Mohawks are not permitted.
  • Excessive and unnatural hair colour is not permitted.
  • Hair below shoulder length needs to be tied back in the laboratory and/or practical activities.
  • Hair bands and clips should be plain: brown, beige or in House colours. There should be no other adornments, for example bows or flowers. Head scarves should not be worn.
Summer/Winter differences

Summer blouses are worn in the summer term by all students.  Yr 11 have the choice to continue wearing their winter shirt and tie.  In the autumn term, summer uniform is optional until the half- term break, after which full winter uniform must be worn by all students.

Identification Badges
Gumley House is a large school and as part of ensuring the safety of all, it is necessary for students to wear an ID badge which will be given to them at the beginning of Year 7 and refreshed in Years 10 and 12.  It is essential that the ID badge and lanyard is worn and visible at all times while in school.  The ID badge is also a multipurpose card which will allow students to access functions such as photocopying, printing and cashless catering (as appropriate).