Uniform

NOTE: Our full Uniform Policy can be downloaded here: UNIFORM POLICY

Kings Norton Girls’ School is proud of its traditions and specifies the following uniform in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

A high standard of personal appearance is expected at all times.

Years 7—10

Skirt

  • Navy blue with back vent or navy blue with all round pleats.
  • Material containing a polyester and viscose mix has been selected.
  • Fitted, lycra skirts are not allowed.
  • Skirts should be no less than 5cm above the knee (a good test is to kneel with a 90° bend at the knee; the skirt should be close and level with the floor).

Blouse

  • Short or long sleeved blouse with revere collar and open necked in plain (school) blue.

Trousers

  • Navy blue tailored trousers only.

Sweater

  • KNGS v-neck sweatshirt in navy blue with our school logo.

Socks

  • Navy or white socks, or black or neutral plain tights (no footless tights).

Coats and shoes

  • Suitable shoes must be worn in school at all times.
  • Coats and other outdoor clothing are not to be worn in school and must be kept in lockers.
  • Students arriving in boots or other non-school footwear of any kind must change before entering any of the school buildings, they must then be kept in lockers and not worn again until outside the school building after 3:05pm. School shoes must be plain (no patterns), black coloured (leather style) and low-heeled with preferably non-slip soles.

Jewellery and accessories

  • Piercings are not permitted e.g. nose, eyebrow, lips, teeth, belly button, tongue etc.
  • Bracelets are not permitted including the wearing of hairbands on the wrist.

With the exception of PE and some practical lessons, girls may wear a flat signet ring, wristwatch and one small stud in the lobe of each ear. One item of devotional jewellery is also allowed but it must be kept under the uniform only.

Make-up

Girls are not allowed to wear make-up in years 7, 8 and 9 and only discreet foundation from Year 10. Girls are not allowed to wear nail varnish or false nails.

Hair

Hair colour (natural) and style must be appropriate for school. Hairbands, if worn, must be plain blue or black. Religious headscarves must be blue or black (Hijabs).

P.E. uniform

  • Pale blue polo shirt
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Navy blue fleece
  • Navy blue waterproof jacket
  • White sports socks
  • Navy blue jogging bottoms
  • White (non-marking) soled trainers
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads
  • Navy football socks

Stockists

  • Clive Mark Schoolwear, 38 Poplar Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7AD
  • Midland Schoolwear, 1160 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 6BP (orders can be taken by phone and delivered to St Andrews Centre on Linden Road once a week)

Year 11

Year 11 girls may wear a black skirt, a white polo shirt, black tailored trousers and a round-necked sweatshirt with the year 11 logo in a colour chosen by the year group.

Consequences

It is important to us that the correct uniform is worn at all times and we take steps to ensure other girls do not see others breaking the rules. Inappropriate jewellery, hairbands, shoes, etc, are confiscated and parents are asked to collect them from school. If school uniform is not in line with expectations students may be asked to change into a temporary item supplied by the school if available, and hand in their inappropriate item. Girls will be asked to remove make-up immediately.

Non Uniform days

Sometimes for charity events or certain trips students are allowed to wear non uniform. Students must wear smart and appropriate clothes. Shorts, hats and piercings will not be allowed.

Equipment

Students are expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Black or blue pen (and a spare)
  • Coloured pencils
  • Pair of compasses
  • Scientific calculator (the school sells these at a reduced rate)
  • Pencil
  • Pencil eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Fine fibre tips (optional)

Tipp-Ex / liquid paper is not allowed in school and must not be used in any school work.

Text books and specialised equipment will be issued on loan and students will be required to pay for any loss or damage to school property.

Possessions and lockers

We ask that all possessions and items of uniform are clearly marked with the student’s name and that valuable items are not brought into school.

In addition, each girl has the opportunity to keep her belongings in a locker. We ask for a £5 hire charge for use of the locker. This contributes to the maintenance of the lockers. If meeting this cost is a problem, parents are encouraged to contact the Raising Achievement Leader. Lockers can be paid for in cash or through ParentPay. For students who are yet to start school, we also accept payment by cheque (cheques should be made payable to Kings Norton Girls’ School). Money for lockers will be collected at induction evening.

Lost property is kept in the school office and displays are held termly after which any unclaimed items are disposed of.

Please note that no responsibility can be taken for valuables or money brought to school by students.

Mobile phones are allowed in school but must remain switched off and out of sight at all times. The school does not have any liability for the loss of mobile phones. Tablets, mp3 players, iPods, iPads, etc. are not permitted in school. Any use of mobile phones, use of personal music players or inappropriate jewellery will result in the item being confiscated. Parents will then need to collect the item from the school.