School Uniform

We have a school uniform which consists of items that all children need for school. They are available from Emblematic to buy (please scroll down to the bottom of this page for full information on ordering). Required uniform is listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a change in uniform for PE kit, we are phasing out the old PE uniform. Pupils can continue to wear the old style of kit until a time it becomes necessary to replace it, at which point we would ask parents to buy the new PE uniform.

It is important that all pupils wear sensible flat shoes that will protect and support the feet, especially in practical subjects such as technology where tools are regularly used. For this reason we do not allow pupils to wear canvas/trainers or ‘ballet style’ shoes.

Please note that no jewellery (except a watch), may be worn whilst at school. Children that have recently had their ears pierced should cover them to avoid injury until they can be removed after a 6 week healing period. Pupils must not wear make up in school.

We expect reasonable haircuts with no extreme shavings or unnatural hair colours. Longer hair will need to be tied back for practical lessons in the interests of safety.

In addition to our school uniform and PE kit we ask that pupils have the following equipment:

  • Black handwriting pen
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Ruler
  • Homework planner (provided by school)
  • Set of coloured pencils

School Uniform

Boys

  • School tie – normal or clip on
  • Shirt – pale blue, short or long sleeved*
  • School logo polo shirt (summer term only)
  • School ‘V’ neck sweatshirt with badge
  • Trousers – dark grey or black*
  • Sensible black shoes*
  • Socks – grey or black*

Girls

  • School tie – normal or clip on
  • Blouse/shirt – pale blue, short or long sleeved*
  • School logo polo shirt (summer term only)
  • School ‘V’ neck sweatshirt with badge
  • Trousers – black (not jegging/legging-type or tight fitting)*
  • Skirt – black (any sensible style which allows the wearer to move easily, length no shorter than just above the knee)*
  • Sensible black shoes*
  • Socks – black or grey*
  • Tights – black*

*Can be bought at any retail outlet to suit

PE Uniform

PE Lessons:

  • New style PE top (School logo and child’s initials)
  • Games/PE shorts/skorts (child’s initials)
  • Clean trainers/plimsolls

Please note: initialling is optional. Old style PE kit can be worn until it requires replacing.

Games

As above plus

  • Training shoes
  • Football socks
  • Long Sleeve Games Top (matching style above)
  • Optional: Long navy socks, tracksuit bottoms and rain tops (matching style to compulsory items), football boots
  • Swimming costume (Year 5 only)

Please note: We highly recommend the use of a gum shield for rugby and hockey, as well as shin pads for football and hockey, particularly if your child represents the school in these activities.

Labelling

Please ensure that all school uniform including PE and games kit is clearly named.

Where to get school uniform

We have now changed our system for buying school uniform. It is now an online ordering system through Emblematic (see link below). As a result school uniform is no longer available for purchase from school. As of Monday 4th April 2016 you can buy:

School sweatshirt, short sleeve shirt, summer polo shirt, school tie, black trousers (boys and girls), black skirts, school games top (rugby). The current white school PE top is being phased out, however your child will still be able to wear the one they currently have until it needs replacing. We anticipate this process of phasing out will take about two to three years.

You can order online at www.emblematic.co.uk or visit their shop:

Unit 26, North Tyneside Industrial Estate, Whitley Road, Benton, NE12 9SZ. Telephone 0191 2701449.

The website is easy to use, once on the home page simply click on ‘schools’ then scroll down to Gosforth Central Middle. If you have difficulties with their site, please contact Emblematic directly (number above).