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St Albans Girls' School

Uniform

'It's a beautiful thing when you wear a uniform that represents a group of people..... it symbolises oneness, togetherness.'

Nia Long

A uniform binds us together as a community and allows us all to relate to one another on a similar level. It provides guidelines for suitable dress in a learning environment. Students at STAGS are proud to wear the uniform that represents their school and visitors often comment on how well our students are presented.

This code has been formulated within the guidelines of ensuring compliance with a schools obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.

All uniform must be worn correctly and as the manufacturer intended. No adaptations/ additions can be made. Consequences are given to students who chose not to follow the uniform code. This may include internal isolation if a student fails to remove items not permitted. 

All uniform items marked with an asterisk (*) must be from 'Stevensons Uniforms' St. Albans - Stevensons or 'Beat School Uniforms' https://beatschooluniforms.co.uk (click on the links to see websites for price lists and appointments). These can be purchased new or alternatively, the PTA hold regular nearly new uniform sales at school. All uniform items must be clearly and permanently named.

School Uniform Years 7-11

Compulsory items

  • STAGS navy blue blazer* - must be worn at all times. School related badges only can be worn on lapels

  • STAGS navy blue knee-length pleated skirt* or STAGS navy blue trousers*

  • STAGS light blue shirt* - with house coloured ‘stag’ on collar, long or short-sleeved

  • STAGS navy blue jumper* - can be removed in warmer weather

  • Shoes - plain black, leather style, sturdy, low-heeled (trainers, canvas shoes or boots are not permitted)

  • Tights - plain navy, black  or Ankle socks - plain navy, black or white, worn over the ankle (no sports socks)

  • School bag - plain and suitable for carrying school books

Non-compulsory items

  • Outdoor coat - plain, waterproof and suitable for school (hoodies/sweatshirts are not permitted). Reflective stripes are recommended in winter for safety

  • Hijab - navy blue or black, secured, consistently worn. Full face head veils (Niqab) are not permitted.

Physical Education (PE) Kit Years 7-11

Compulsory items

  • STAGS PE fitted polo shirt* 

  • STAGS PE shorts* and/or STAGS PE leggings*

  • STAGS PE tracksuit bottoms*

  • STAGS PE hoodie* or STAGS PE jacket*

  • STAGS PE knee-high sports socks* (football, rugby and hockey)

  • White ankle socks (rounders, netball and athletics)

  • Sports trainers - non-marking soles

  • Football boots - non-metal studs

  • One piece swimming costume 

  • Swimming hat - non-swimmers white, swimmers any other coloured hat

  • PE kit bag (STAGS branded PE bag is available but is not compulsory)

  • Gum shield

  • Shin pads

Non-compulsory items

  • One piece sports hijab - plain navy blue or black

  • STAGS PE Skort*

Jewellery, make-up and nails

  • No jewellery is permitted except for; a watchone pair of small plain silver or gold studs in the lower lobe

  • All other ear, facial, tongue or body jewellery, including clear retainer studs are not permitted

  • Make-up, tattoos, self/fake-tan, false eyelashes/eyelash extensions, nail varnish, false nails, gels, acrylics, eyebrow slits are not permitted

  • All piercings must be removed during all practical PE lessons for health and safety reasons. Putting tape over piercings is not an option as it does not negate risk. Any student wishing to pierce their ears for the first time must do so at the start of the six-week summer holiday to allow time for lobes to heal

Hairstyles

  • Hair must be a natural hair colour (e.g. black, brown, blonde, natural redhead)

  • Hair should not be shorter than a grade 2 

  • No hair accessories are permitted except for; a headbandhairbands/elastics, hair clips, beads (maximum one per braid) any of which must be plain, unpatterned, silver, gold, navy blue, white or black only

  • Hair must be tied back for practical subjects (PE, DT), and wrapped if hair contains beads

Religious Items

Within the school uniform policy, we recognise that there are religious items that are required as obligatory within some religions. The compulsory wearing of these items is written within the sources of wisdom and authority (sacred texts such as the Qur'an and Guru Granth Sahib for example) as something a follower has to wear in order to carry out their religious practice.

Whilst we recognise that there are religious items that allow a believer to express their religious belief, we have not included these in our uniform policy due to the optional nature of such items, for example prayer beads or necklaces displaying a religious symbol.

Due consideration has been paid to the Department of Education statutory guidance on providing multiple and affordable uniform options, found here  Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021. If there is any family who would like assistance with basic uniform items, please contact the Director of Learning.

Post 16 Dress Code

 Our sixth formers are role models for the whole student community. This dress code indicates the standard of dress expected of Post 16 students 

Expectations

Guidance & Restrictions

Dress, skirt or full length trousers
 

  • All clothing  must be clean and in good repair (not ripped)

  • Leggings can be worn if they are black and worn under a skirt of an appropriate length

  • Shorts are not permitted

  • Blue denim is not permitted as part of any clothing item

Top with sleeves

  • Sleeves may be short or long

  • 'Strappy' or cropped tops are not permitted

  • Sweatshirts or hooded tops should not have an obvious/sensitive logo 

Smart shoes, sandals or boots

  • Flip-flops/ sandals should have a strap at back for safety reasons

  • Any trainer style shoe  should be smart and black or white

Tailored jacket

  • Optional, not denim 

 

Formal occasions (when Post 16 students represent the school)

Expectations

1. BLACK skirt of reasonable length or BLACK full length smart trousers

2.BLACK or WHITE top with sleeves

3. BLACK shoes or leather style boots

4. BLACK tailored jacket (optional)

 
  • Hats and outdoor clothing should not be worn in school

  • Students who attend school or school functions wearing inappropriate clothing may be sent home to change

  • A single discreet nose stud may be worn.  Other facial jewellery and visible tattoos are not acceptable.  Students’ hair colours must be those which are naturally occurring colours (for example no purple, but brown or blonde are acceptable)

  • For PE activities, students must bring sports clothing which is not worn in school during the day

  • All Sixth Form students must wear their ID lanyard when on the school premises

  • Students are welcome to wear a Hijab, but not a Niqab

Get in touch

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St Albans

Hertfordshire

AL3 6DB

01727 853134