A basic element of education is self-discipline, as are the ability to meet expected standards of personal presentation and to produce work of a high quality. The development of excellent organisational and time management skills are keys to success in both academic qualifications and future working life. Our aim is to be consistent in our approach throughout the year and we do expect high standards at all times, undertaking uniform and equipment checks on a regular basis. If you have any queries regarding your daughter's uniform, planner use or academic target setting, please do not hesitate to contact her Form Tutor in the first instance.

Uniform Policy

The wearing of a school uniform encourages students to have a sense of pride and belonging as well as reinforcing the high standards established within the local community. Our school uniform has been has been designed to be smart, traditional and affordable.

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Core Purpose

  • To ensure all students are well presented demonstrating a sense of pride and reinforcing high standards of appearance.

Broad Purposes

  • To ensure all students are smartly presented and prepared for learning
  • To ensure all students are equal in terms of appearance
  • To provide smart, affordable clothing in keeping with the school's mission
  • To reflect high standards.

Policy details

In choosing FGS parents are making a commitment to ensure that their daughter wears the uniform correctly. The list is provided as a supplement to the handbook and makes clear all compulsory and optional items and indicates where the items may be purchased.


Please note that footwear is required to be plain black no heeled leather or similar shoes with no logos or very obvious designer branding. 

Outdoor Clothing

Please note that students should wear a ¾ or full length plain black or plain grey outdoor coat. Other short jackets, hoodies, jumpers and jewellery (except a wrist watch) are NOT permitted.

Students may also wear a winter hat, scarf and gloves (optional).

All items should be clearly labelled with the name of the owner.

If a student comes to school without the proper uniform (e.g. wearing boots, wrong type of trousers or without a jacket), she may be withdrawn from classes and parents will be contacted. Persistent refusal to comply with the uniform policy may result in the student being excluded from school. Please note:

  • Makeup and nail varnish/false nails are not permitted

Retainers in piercings are NOT allowed

  • All hair should be neatly tied back with plain black hair bands where directed by staff, for health and safety reasons. Unnatural coloured/peroxide, dipped dyed and streaked hair or shaved/short clipped, fashion styles are not appropriate.

From September 2022 the official school PE kit list is;

PE Kit Item Year 7 to 9 Years 10 and 11

Polo Shirt (compulsory)

New kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Current kit(SWI-Aptus) or new kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Shorts or skort (compulsory)

New kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Current kit(SWI-Aptus) or new kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Training top or hoody (compulsory)

New kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Current kit(SWI-Aptus) or new kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Training trousers or sports leggings (optional)

New kit-black/purple(Falcon)

Current kit(SWI-Aptus) or new kit-black/purple(Falcon)


Uniform purchasing

FGS specific uniform items are available from Monkhouse Uniform Specialists (formerly John McHugh). Their store is located at The Old Post Office 10 King Street Stretford Manchester M32 8AE, telephone number 0161 865 3142. Or you can order on line;


Pre-Loved Uniform Sale Events

After the success of our pre-loved uniform events held in July 2022 we are hoping to run more of these in future but this is totally dependent on receiving donations of clean items of uniform in good condition from parents. Please send your items into school.

Information about future events will be posted here and also emailed home.

Please contact finance(at)vantageacademies.co.uk if you have any queries about pre-loved uniform sales.