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School uniform and PE kit

Members of the Greenshaw High School (not in the Sixth Form) must wear school uniform when attending school and for all school functions, unless special permission is granted to the contrary.

School uniform

Non-uniform items will be confiscated until 30 minutes after the school day, unless advised otherwise.
If a student’s uniform or appearance does not match our expectations, they will have to correct it before being allowed into lessons.

 

Year 7 to 11 uniform

Compulsory items purchased from Banner (previously known as SWI):

  • Year colour tie (see colours below)
  • Jumper
  • Trousers
  • Skirt
  • School bag 

Compulsory items that can be purchased from any supplier:

  • White shirt
  • Black leather shoes
  • Black or white socks/black tights

School ties (from September 2021)

  • Year 7 – White
  • Year 8 – Bottle Green
  • Year 9 – Purple
  • Year 10 – Red
  • Year 11 – Yellow

All years – please note:

  • Jumpers are a compulsory part of the uniform. They must not be tucked in. No additional clothing visible under the uniform.
  • Black trousers or skirt. Skirts must be worn to the knee (not rolled at the waist). 
  • Plain black tights/black or white socks may be worn. Patterned or flesh coloured tights are not permitted. No leggings or knee high socks. Tights and socks must not be worn together.
  • Smart, flat black leather shoes: no trainers, sandals or cloth shoes. If students wear incorrect shoes they will be expected to wear Greenshaw plimsolls.
  • Coats should be plain black or navy, with no pattern, logo, or writing. No denim, leather, imitation leather or fur coats, fleeces, hooded sweatshirts, body warmers or coats with woollen sleeves. Coats should not be worn without a jumper.
  • Plain scarf and gloves may be worn to and from school in winter.
  • Headscarves worn for cultural or religious reasons should be plain black and not obscure the Greenshaw logo.
  • Hairbands must be plain black. No other hair accessories should be worn.
  • Make up is not allowed, including false nails, eyelashes and nail varnish.
  • Items of jewellery are not allowed except a standard wrist watch and one pair of small studs worn in the ear lobe. No other piercings are allowed.*
  • All electronic equipment including mobile phones, smart watches and headphones should not be visible, heard or used on the school site. Failure to comply will result in confiscation of the item and a sanction will be applied.

Non-uniform items will be confiscated until 30 minutes after the school day, unless advised otherwise.

If a student’s uniform or appearance does not match our expectations, they will have to correct it before being allowed into lessons.

*If a student has any other piercing, they will not be allowed to cover it with a plaster or wear any form of bar or stud, clear or otherwise, to school. The school accepts no responsibility for any financial issue or risk of infection that arises if students are asked to remove piercings.

If you have any queries regarding school uniform, then please contact the school office.

PE uniform

Items from our supplier (see below) – Greenshaw branded:

Tops:

  • Vapour polo shirt (bottle green/black)
  • Aptus ¼ zip training top (black/white) 

Bottoms:

  • Shorts (black/white) – choice of two lengths
    or
  • Aptus training pants (black/silver) 
    or
  • Aptus female leggings, (black/silver)*

*If students choose to wear leggings for PE/dance, they will be required to wear shorts or training pants OVER the leggings while they are in non-PE/dance lessons, i.e. for the rest of the day, before and after their PE/dance lesson. 

Items that can be purchased from any supplier: 

  • Sports trainers
  • White sport/trainer socks
  • Black football socks
  • Studded football boots (must be worn when playing football or rugby on the school field)
  • Mouth guard (must be worn when playing rugby)
  •  Shin pads (must be worn when playing football)

Please also note the following requirements:

In the circumstance that students are wearing PE kit all day, if students choose to wear leggings for PE/dance, they will be required to wear shorts or training pants OVER the leggings while they are in non-PE/dance lessons, i.e. for the rest of the day, before and after their PE/dance lesson.

Due to the Covid situation, PE lessons will be outside as much as possible until further notice, so students should wear an additional plain black base layer underneath their PE kit if they think they might be cold.  This can be long or short-sleeved. 

GCSE PE or Dance:

Students who have opted to take PE as one of their GCSEs may wear the red GCSE polo shirt instead of the standard green one (order via PE dept).

Students who have opted to take Dance as one of their GCSEs may wear the black GCSE Dance round-neck t-shirt instead of the standard green polo shirt (order via PE dept).

Apart from these two exceptions, GCSE PE and Dance students must adhere to the uniform rules above.

School uniform and PE kit is ordered direct from our specialist supplier, Banner (previously known as SWI).

How to order:

  • Online at www.swischoolwear.co.uk and select the parents/school login link
  • By phone: 0845 5190099
  • By post to: Banner Ltd, Fairoak Lane, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn, WA7 3DU. (Please download the order form below.)

Delivery:

  • Free home delivery on all orders over £70
  • Free weekly term delivery into school. Orders will be available for collection on Wednesdays after 3.00pm (term time only).

Returns and exchanges

Banner offers a 30 day refund or exchange period with Freepost returns.

If you have any queries, or need further information about ordering uniform, please contact the Finance Team on 0208 715 1001.