School Uniform is an important part of JHGS's identity and the policy will be enforced.
Black Blazer - Blazer Badge embroidered on pocket
Shoes of the black leather type (no suede or trainers) and laces should be the same colour as the shoes
Socks of a plain, dark colour
Workshop apron - navy blue
Pullover - black with a v neck.
While certain items of clothing may be purchased elsewhere, the style and material must conform with the uniform as sold by our supplier.
In cold or inclement weather boys are expected to wear a plain coat to school. Hoodies are not allowed.
With effect from Friday 1st April 2022, JHGS uniform will be sold by our new supplier for both daywear and sports kit - Hawkinsport in Bourne End.
A full tender process was undertaken 12 months ago, in anticipation of the new statutory guidance that was issued in November 2021, and the school seeks to provide the best possible value for money, whilst maintaining the benefits of a standard uniform.
Parking is available at their store at Unit 10A, Wessex Rd, Bourne End SL8 5DT, and uniform may also be ordered online for delivery either to home or to school. https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/
In order to minimise the cost of daywear, the only essential JHGS branded items are the school blazer and tie which can now be purchased from Hawkinsport.
A blazer pocket badge is also available from Hawkinsport which may be sewn onto a plain black blazer if required.
Black V-necked jumpers are available with the JHGS logo, however a plain black V-neck jumper is also acceptable.
All other items of daywear are unbranded.
B) Sports kit
We have taken this opportunity to re-style the sports kit, although the JHGS black and gold colours remain. From September 2022 incoming Years 7s will be expected to have the new style kit, but for existing students this can be phased in as new kit is purchased. There are a few items that are required (reversible games top, house top, football/rugby shorts, socks and holdall) but much of the available kit is optional.
C) Second hand uniform
The school has a stock of second hand uniform and we hold sales regularly. There is a limited quantity of unused old style PE kit available from the second hand shop.
D) Students eligible for Free School Meals are entitled to a grant towards the cost of new school uniform and can access the second hand uniform shop at a reduced price. Please contact the school for details.
HAIR Years 7 - 11
Boys in Years 7-11 will be clean shaven.
Hair will be cut in a conventional manner and must be neat and tidy. It should not be cut shorter than a grade 2, nor grown below the collar or cover the face. Skin fades are not permitted.
Boys are not allowed to have shapes or patterns shaved into their hair. Any extremes of fashion will be dealt with by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Headteacher will be the final arbiter of acceptability.
Parents will be informed if a style is unacceptable.
PE and Games Kit
Boys will be expected to have for all PE and Games lessons:
If you have any questions please speak to a member of the PE department.
RUSH is our second hand uniform shop and stocks both uniform and sports kit. Please contact them via this link.
Sixth Form Uniform and Personal Appearance
Students in the Sixth Form are expected to act as examples to younger students and should present themselves tidily at all times, including the journey to and from school.
The uniform is as follows:
Smart black, dark blue or dark grey suit, which should be plain or narrow pinstripe.
Pullover – grey, black or dark blue.
White or plain, sober coloured shirt or predominantly white shirt with stripes/checks.
Appropriate school tie (Sixth Form, Honours, Prefect etc.). A Sixth Form tie is available as part of the induction package.
Clean black/brown leather shoes, not boots or trainers.
Plain dark socks.
Watches and a single ring are permitted but other jewellery is not.
Piercings of any sort are not permitted.
One charity band is permitted.
No make-up or nail varnish can be worn and no visible tattoos are allowed.
Hair will be cut in a conventional manner and must be neat and tidy. Any extremes of fashion, including unnatural hair dye or shaved lines, will be dealt with by the Director of Sixth Form. Parents will be informed and a pupil will face a sanction, in accordance with our Behaviour Management Policy. Where students choose to have longer hairstyles, they should use a hair band/tie so that hair can be removed from the face. This is relevant for studying, but more importantly for practical/safety reasons in science and design lessons, for example.
All students should be clean-shaven at the start of school, unless maintaining or actively seeking to grow a beard. Beards must be trimmed often and neatly presented at all times; persistent instances of unkempt presentation will be referred to the Director of Sixth Form who has the right to withdraw the permission or insist that the student shaves.
The final decision on suitability of dress and presentation rests with the Assistant Head - Director of Sixth Form.
School uniform will be worn properly at all times, including school matches,unless the member of staff in charge has agreed otherwise.