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School Uniform

Changes to School Uniform for 2015-2016

Our school uniform helps to promote a school culture which provides all students with a fundamental sense of belonging and helps develop within each student a sense of personal identity which is linked to their commitment to the school community. Our uniform reflects the positive image and values that we as a school want to demonstrate to the wider community. A consistent and fair uniform policy improves overall student morale and student cohesion in the school community. Students at Dhahran British Grammar School are therefore expected to maintain a high standard of personal grooming at all times. The school uniform is a cornerstone of our discipline policy and helps us maintain high standards of behaviour and achievement.

From September 2011 we are making some small changes to our school uniform policy. We feel that the changes will make our students look smarter, help us maintain consistency and will have minimal cost implications. The changes are:

Shoes: students must wear black, plain, polished leather lace-up or velcro style school shoes. Plain black leather trainers are also acceptable. Laces should be black also. Heels should be flat. School shoes are available from Clarks, M&S, British Home Stores, City Plaza, Taba Centre and many other suppliers. For health and safety reasons, shoes should cover the toes and top of the foot. Shoes should not extend above the ankle. Approved school shoes can be seen here (pdf).

PE Footwear: students must change into different footwear for PE. Sports shoes should provide some ankle support and have non-marking soles. Basketball shoes are not permitted for PE lessons.

Socks: socks should be white or navy blue

Headscarf (if worn): plain navy blue or white

Hair: hair should be neat and, if below shoulder length, should be tied back with a blue or white ribbon, blue or white scrunchie or a discrete elasticated band to match the uniform. Fringes are acceptable, but not over the eyes. Exaggerated hair styles and colours are not permitted. Small hair clips are permitted to keep hair back, either in plain silver, black or brown. Hair bands should be either blue or white. Boys should be clean shaven.

Makeup and Nail Varnish: these are not permitted.

Jewellery: students are permitted to wear a single, simple stud earring in one or both ear lobes. The only other jewellery permitted is a watch.

Other uniform remains unchanged and should be bought from the school shop. It is listed on the below:

Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

Shirt: white with school logo

Sweat Shirt (if worn): navy blue, with school crest

School Fleece: navy blue, with school crest

School Jumper: navy blue, v-neck

Shorts: plain navy blue, well-cut, no side zips or buttons

Skirt: plain navy blue, no more than 6 cm above the knee

Trousers: plain black, well-cut, no side zips or buttons.

Tights: in cold weather students may wear white or navy blue tights under their skirt or shorts, or they may wear long trousers, as above.

Physical Education Uniform: this should be purchased from the school shop

Hats: students should wear a plain, navy blue cap/hat when outside at all times. Sun hats may be purchased from the Academy Store.

Underwear: should be discrete and not visible under or above clothing.

Sixth-form Uniform here

Foundation Stage 2, Key Stages 1 & 2

Girls: striped blue dress with school logo OR blue polo shirt with school logo and navy tailored skirt/tailored navy shorts

Boys: tailored navy shorts. Blue polo shirt with school logo.

PE: Physical Education uniform should be purchased from the school shop.

Hats: students should wear a plain, navy blue cap/hat when outside at all times. Sun hats may be purchased from the Academy Store.

School Fleece: navy blue, with school crest

School Jumper: navy blue, v-neck

Tights: in cold weather students may wear white or navy blue tights under their skirt or shorts, or they may wear long trousers, plain black, well-cut, no side zips or buttons.

Underwear: should be discrete and not visible under or above clothing.

These new uniform rules will be in effect from the beginning of the Autumn Term in September. Our school shop, the Academy Store, works closely with a regional clothing manufacturer to supply our uniform needs. In selecting school uniform, Dhahran British Grammar School has chosen simple clothes that look smart, are cost effective and practical in the local climate.

For children of non-standard size, and for senior girls who prefer a longer length skirt, material may also be purchased so that clothing can be made in custom sizes.

To avoid embarrassment and unnecessary expense please consult the school before purchasing items of clothing where doubt may exist as to its suitability.

Academy Store hours

Opens daily, Sunday to Thursday, from 7.45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Special occasions

Please note that there will be specific occasions when pupils may be allowed to wear their own choice of clothing. Guidance will be provided at these times for what is acceptable casual wear.

 

Useful link:

  • Where to buy/order labels? More information here.
  • August 2014 Uniform Price List here