Uniform & Equipment
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.
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.
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comes to school without the proper uniform (e.g. wearing boots, wrong type of trousers or without a jacket), she may be withdrawn from classes and parents will be contacted.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.
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 online.
Pre-Loved Uniform Sale Events
After the success of our pre-loved uniform events 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 emailed home.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about pre-loved uniform sales.
Equipment & Personal Belongings
Students must bring their planner to school every day and be fully prepared for lessons. The planner is the property of school and students are expected to look after it and keep it up-to-date. Apart from school uniform and a planner, the following items of equipment are considered to be essential:
- A sensible school bag for exercise books, text books and A4 size folders.
- Pencil case: pen, pencil, rubber, sharpener, ruler, compass, protractor and a set of coloured pencils.
- A calculator (correct type available from the Mathematics department).
The school cannot accept responsibility for such items including mobile phones and personal music players and the use of these on the school site is not permitted. Expensive personal belongings should NEVER be brought to school. Electronic devices either being used on school premises or misused off premises will be confiscated by staff and, where subject to an investigation, may be stored in the safe for a prolonged period or handed directly to the police.
Other items such as perfumes, makeup, nail varnish, tippex, permanent markers, jewellery, hoodies, and leisure wear are banned items and must not be brought into school. All items such as these will be confiscated by staff and may only be collected at the end of the half term. Where students are repeatedly having items confiscated, parents will be asked to collect the items from school.
We operate a zero tolerance approach to fizzy or sugary drinks, such as “Lucozade”, “Oasis” or “Coca Cola”, and also to dangerous items such as aerosols and smoking paraphernalia; any such items will be disposed of by staff members.
If you have any concerns regarding your daughter’s planner use or require clarification regarding any equipment / personal belongings queries, please contact her Form Tutor in the first instance.