At Gateacre School, we aim to achieve standards of excellence in all areas of school life including appearance.
Our uniform is as follows:
- Black Blazer with Gateacre School badge
- Black trousers or black knee-length skirt
- White shirt
- School House Tie
- Plain black shoes with flat or low heels
- Plain black or white socks or tights
- (Optional) School V-neck jumper with Gateacre School badge
- Sports PE Kit
Click to view our full uniform guide and sports kit, including where to buy uniform.
Rationale for School Uniform
If all students wear a clearly recognisable uniform, it is easy to identify strangers. On the way to and from school it also affords a degree of safety as the students are part of a large body of young people who will look out for each other.
Ready to Work
Putting on uniform is a signal you are going to work hard and learn.
Students have told us that if they look smart they will have more self-belief and achieve more.
A Sense of Pride
Uniform and team kits help our students to demonstrate pride in their school.
Preparation for the Future
Many jobs require staff to wear a uniform or there is often a dress code. Uniform helps young people get used to dressing to a prescribed standard and know the difference between formal and informal dress.
Relieves Students from Fashion Stress
Uniform eliminates the stress placed on students to purchase and wear expensive, fashionable items.
Value for Money
Uniform is a relatively inexpensive way of dressing young people for school.
Sixth Form Dress Code
During the school holidays (except the Christmas break) we offer a Uniform Swap Shop service. We want to provide parents with the opportunity to swap worn out, outgrown uniform for donated uniform items by other Gateacre School families for a small donation to the PTFA.
If you have any uniform items you wish to donate, please drop them off to our school reception.