Gilbert Inglefield Academy


May 2018
Before buying new and costly items of clothing please check that they adhere to the school rules.  
If in doubt, please contact the school.
The rules below will take effect in September 2018. Please read the letter below to learn about the changes being brought in  and the position for current pupils regarding polo shirts and house ties. 

School uniform policy

School uniform letter to parents


School Uniform 


  • White school shirt worn with the school tie
  • Purple school V-necked sweatshirt with the school logo
    Purple school sweatshirt-cardigan with the school logo
  • Year 8 students may wear black V-necked sweatshirt with the school logo
  • Mid grey or charcoal grey knee length skirt, tailored trousers or culottes. (Trousers must not be fashion trousers, leggings, jeans or narrow at the ankle: the hem width should be at least 18cm seam-to-seam. Skirts may be A-line or pleated but without side slits and not of a stretchy fabric)
  • White, grey or black socks or tights
  • Black school shoes or ankle boots (shoes must not be trainers or ballet-style pumps and should have heels of no more than 2cm height; all shoes must be waterproof and protect the top of the foot.)


  • Mid grey or charcoal grey traditional school trousers (no fashion trousers or jeans style trousers)
  • White school shirt worn with the school tie       
  • Purple school V-necked sweatshirt with the school logo
  • Year 8 students may wear black V-necked sweatshirt with the school logo
  • Navy, grey or black socks
  • Black school shoes or ankle boots. Trainers are not acceptable.

Uniform Rules

  • Hair bands and slides must be suitable for school. 
  • One set of plain metal ear studs (one stud only in each earlobe) and a watch may be worn. No other jewellery or body piercing may be worn.
  • Pupils are not allowed to wear make-up of any kind, including nail varnish and false nails, and coloured or “dip-dyed” hair is not permitted.

P.E. Kit for Boys and Girls 

  • Short sleeved purple & black sports shirt with school logo
  • Long sleeve rugby-style top in purple & black with school logo
  • Black shorts or skort (skort optional for girls – no cycling shorts)
  • Plain black football socks
  • Trainers (running style NOT plimsolls or baseball boot style & no black soles)
  • Football boots with studs or Astro boots
  • Shin pads (essential for hockey and football)
  • Gum shield (essential for hockey and rugby)

Optional extras:

  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms to be worn over shorts in cold weather
  • Black gloves and black beanie-style hat for cold weather
  • School hoodie
  • Sports/gym bag with school logo

Year 8 Young Sports Leader Kit

  • Young Leader top
  • Black shorts
  • Plain black socks

P.E. Lesson Rules

  • During P.E. lessons, watches and ear studs must be removed. Earring tape is not acceptable to cover studs.
  • If a pupil forgets their P.E. kit they must borrow spare kit from the school. The school will not telephone home to get someone to bring the kit in for them. The incident will be logged on school records.
  • If a pupil brings in a note from home to say they are not well enough to do P.E. they should still bring in and change into their P.E. kit, as they will normally still be able to coach or umpire.