School Uniform

The school uniform and dress code make an important contribution to creating a positive and purposeful school ethos.  We rely upon parents to uphold our expectations in maintaining a smart and appropriate appearance for all pupils.

Banned Items

  • Mobile phones are NOT allowed in school.  If, on the odd occasion they are required, the phone must be given to the Pupil Coaches or handed in at Pupil Services for safe keeping until the end of the day.  If banned items are brought into school,
    e.g. mobile phones, they will be confiscated and must be collected by parents.  The school takes no responsibility for banned items if they are lost or damaged.

  • Chewing gum, lighters, matches, cigarettes, items of make-up, computer games, CD players, laser pens, MP3 players, iPods, skateboards, aerosols, knives.

  • Jewellery should NOT be worn because it can be dangerous, is easily lost and is not insured at school, although a watch and medi-alert items are allowed.  Bracelets, other than those worn for medical reasons, are not to be worn.  A pair of small studs or sleepers is permitted for pupils with pierced ears, maximum one earring per ear.  No stretcher-type earrings are to be worn.  No other body piercing is allowed.  Our school policy is that ALL jewellery MUST be removed for PE.  This includes earrings – there are NO exceptions – if you are planning a piercing, please ensure that it is done within a timescale that allows for this.

  • Coloured nail varnish and false nails are NOT permitted.  Make-up should be minimal.

  • Only suitable, PLAIN coats are allowed to be worn to school – coats should be removed in school and kept in bags / lockers.  NO hoodies should be worn to or from school.

  • Trainers should only be worn for PE and at no other time in school.

  • A scarf may be worn to and from school during cold weather.  However, it is NOT to be worn inside school.

  • Hair should be clean, tidy and if long, ideally tied back.   Bizarre styles, tramlines, letters or patterns shaved into hair or extremes of length are not allowed.  Colouring, other than with natural hair colours, is not permitted – combinations of colouring (unless subtle and natural in appearance) is not permitted.

All clothing should be clearly named to ensure we can return it to the rightful owner if it becomes lost.  Any unmarked lost property is held by the Pupil Coaches until the end of each half term, at which point, if still unclaimed, it is taken to a local charity shop or disposed of.

 

Enforcement

If uniform is incorrect, parents will be contacted.  The pupil may also be issued with a suitable replacement for that day.  Pupils will be issued with an after school detention if they refuse to co-operate or continue to wear the incorrect item of uniform to School.  Uniform infringements that are deemed to be inappropriate may result in a period of internal suspension.

 

PE Kit

PE Kit is available to order from the Price & Buckland online shop:- pbparentsonline.co.uk/gtsacademy and also Instant Images Embroidery, Torrington.

 

The following items are compulsory for boys and girls:

  • School approved PE shorts (Black with Emerald side panel);

  • Sports polo shirt with logo (Emerald with Black contrast (panels);

  • GTS Sports Socks (Emerald with Black tops);

  • Towel for showering;

  • White trainer socks (for Summer Term only);

  • Trainers; must have non-marking soles and must be suitable for sport.  Converse type / fashion pumps / skater-style trainers are not acceptable.  

  • Hair bands for all pupils with hair length that may obstruct vision.

The following items may be required by boys and girls; pupils will be advised at the start of each year if they will be required:

  • Shin Pads;

  • Football boots;

  • A gum shield for rugby / hockey – a dentally fitted one is advisable, although a “boil-and-bite” version can be purchased from the PE Office throughout the year.

Optional PE Kit

  • Rugby shirt, fully reversible for football and rugby.

  • GTS grey sports hooded sweatshirt, printed with pupil’s initials.  Recommended for all.  Available to order from In-Stitches.

  • Plain, black tracksuit bottoms, only for wearing in winter PE lessons over the top of shorts, when approved by Head of PE.

  • Plain black leggings, to be worn underneath shorts.

Our School policy is that ALL jewellery must be removed for PE, including earrings. There are no exceptions to this.

Ordering / Supplier

Uniform can be purchased direct from our suppliers, Price and Buckland via their online shop: 

 

pbparentsonline.co.uk/gtsacademy 

Uniform - Order Form

PE Kit - Order Form

 

This service will give you the opportunity to purchase uniform during holiday periods.  Price and Buckland will be able to arrange to deliver the uniform either direct to your home (for a small fee) or alternatively to school where it may be collected. 

In addition we will hold a small stock of the most requested items (ties and socks) in school, which will cover emergency situations.  These may be bought direct from the Finance Office or via the Parentmail portal. 

Uniform will still be available to purchase from Instant Images in South Street, Torrington Devon EX38 8AB, Tel: - 01805 938002 Email instantimages.devon@btinternet.com

Uniform/PE Kit will be held in the Finance Office that may be used for sizing purposes.

PE Hoodies – In Stitches, Unit 1, Springfield, Littleham, Bideford Devon EX39 5HN 
Tel/Fax 01237 478373 Email: info@institchesembroidery.co.uk


If you are in doubt, rather than purchase items of uniform that are incorrect and therefore cannot be worn, please contact the School first.