Uniform

NOTE: Our full Uniform Policy can be found on our Policies page.

School Uniform

Kings Norton Girls’ School expects its students to follow the uniform policy and we ask that any purchase of school wear which may be made adheres to this policy. The policy specifies the following uniform in Years 7, 8, 9 and 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 and/or Lycra skirts are NOT allowed.
  • Skirt should be no more than 5cm above the knee (a good test is to place a school planner on the top of the knee and the skirt should touch it).

Blouse

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

Trousers

  • Loosely hanging navy blue tailored trousers only years 7-10.  Tight fitted trousers are NOT allowed.

Socks & Tights

  • Socks: white or black.
  • Tights: Black (please note socks and tights are not permitted to be worn at the same time). However, black, below ankle trainer style socks can be worn over tights, as long as they are not visible.

Sweater

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

P.E. uniform

  • Pale blue polo shirt
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Navy blue fleece (no hood)
  • White sports socks
  • Navy blue waterproof jacket (optional)
  • Navy blue jogging bottoms
  • White (non-marking) soled trainers
  • Football boots  (certain lessons)
  • 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).
  • Clive Mark School wear, 38 Poplar Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7AD
  • Kids Essential, 762 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2NN.

Year 11

Year 11 girls wear exactly the same style and length of skirt as in years 7-10 however, they may choose to wear black as an alternative to blue.  Tailored trousers exactly the same style as in years 7-10 (as described above) however they may choose to wear black as an alternative to blue. Also, a white polo shirt and a round-necked sweatshirt with the year 11 logo in a colour chosen by the year group during year 10.

Sixth Form Students

Students will be expected to present themselves in the manner of young professionals in preparing themselves for their future and as such wearing smart attire of their choosing.

Consequences

It is important the correct uniform is worn at all times, and the school takes steps to ensure other girls do not see others flouting the rules. Sanctions and procedures will be used in line with the uniform and behaviour for learning policy.

Non Uniform days

Sometimes for charity events or certain trips students are allowed to wear no inform. Students must wear smart and appropriate clothes; short skirts/shorts, hats and piercings will still not be allowed.  The same makeup and jewellery rules apply as for all other school days.

Uniform Policy – Appendix 2

Appearance at School: A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students at all times

 Jewellery and accessories

  • With the exception of PE and some practical lessons, girls may wear a flat signet ring, wrist watch and ONE small plain stud in each ear (all non-hazardous).
  • One item of discreet devotional jewellery is also allowed but it must not be visible.
  • Other piercings are NOT permitted.
  • Bracelets are not permitted including the wearing of hairbands on the wrist.

Make-up

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

Hair

Hair colour must be natural and style must be appropriate (at discretion of the school) for school (no unnatural highlights or multi tone colouring). Hair bands, if worn, must be plain blue or black.  Hair clips should be natural, metallic or blue/black. Religious headscarves (Hijabs) must be blue or black; only plain slide clips are permitted, pins should not be used.

 Coats and shoes

  • Suitable shoes must be worn in school at all times (see below).
  • 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. 

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.