Uniform

The wearing of school uniform is compulsory in Years 7-11. It helps to establish standards of conduct and discipline.

We seek the co-operation of parents in enforcing these rules.

The school stockist is Monkhouse Schoolwear and uniform can be purchased via their website Monkhouse Schoolwear: Rochester Grammar School

Or parents and carers can visit their shop at the following locations:

MAIDSTONE SHOPCHATHAM DOCKSIDE SHOP
Newnham CourtMaritime Way
Bearsted RoadChatham Maritime
MaidstoneChatham
Kent ME14 5LHKent ME4 3ED

 

Every effort is made to keep the cost of the uniform to the minimum, consistent with providing garments which will wear well.

Items marked with an * must be purchased from our school uniform outfitters

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

  1.  Items that are starred red are compulsory to have, and must be purchased from our uniform supplier.
  2.  These items are compulsory for students to have, and can be purchased from either our uniform supplier or from high street retailers such as supermarkets.
  3. These items are optional extras that parents can choose to purchase, but they must follow the expectations set, such as colour and size, set out below.

The school uniform consists of:

ItemDescription//
Blazer

Navy RGS Blazer with badge.  

(The House Flash is optional.)

KiltTartan knee length kilt.
Blouses

Blue school blouse with revere collar. 

(The RGS logo on collar is optional)

TrousersOptional as an alternative to wearing the kilt - Navy blue straight leg full length tailored trousers – no casual style, tight fitting or lycra material.
For Year 10 only from Term 6 onwards

Pleated navy blue knee length skirt.

White school blouse with revere collar. 

Students may continue to wear the tartan kilt or navy blue straight leg and full length tailored trousers into Year 11 should they wish.

JumperNavy blue jumper with the RGS logo
School LanyardThese will be issued for each student when joining in Year 7.  If lost, additional lanyard/passes can be purchased through student services. All students are expected to wear these when in school, at all times.School supplied
Socks/tightsPlain white ankle socks (no branding or frill), or black/nude tights.
ShoesPlain flat black formal shoes (no visible logos, no boots, no sandals, no trainers or canvas shoes allowed)
Head coverings

These may be worn as appropriate for religious reasons – and should be plain in colour – black, dark grey or navy.

Caps, durags and bandanas are not permitted.

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BagsA suitable back pack that allows students to carry all necessary books and equipment with them throughout the school day. Handbags are not therefore suitable.
Hats, scarves, glovesThese should be dark in colour and stored in either bags or a locker during the school day and should not be worn in the school buildings.
Watches/Jewellery
  • One pair of small plain studs in the ear lobe. No other piercings are permitted.  If a student wears any non-permitted piercing to school, they will be asked to remove it.
  • All jewellery must be taken out before any practical activity. Covering the piercing with tape etc. is not permitted the item must be removed.
  • A small religious symbol may be worn on a necklace and should be no bigger than a 20p piece. This should be worn under clothing. If there is a specific religious item that is required to be worn elsewhere on your person, this should be discussed with the student’s Head of Year.
  • A watch. If a smart watch is worn, then it cannot be used for any other purpose than to tell the time.  If used in any other way, then there will be a sanction given and it will be confiscated.
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Hair

The colour of a student’s hair must be a natural tone (black, brown, auburn, blonde or grey). Unnatural colours are not permitted – this includes but is not limited to blue, pink, purple, bright red and green.

Hair beads can be worn but should all be of the same colour.

 

Students must have hair tied back for PE lessons.

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Other

Lunchboxes should be named and stored in school bag/locker.

Water bottles should be named.

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Miscellaneous Equipment

Please note the expectation for students to bring the following equipment daily to support their learning:

  • Black writing pens
  • Blue writing pens
  • Green writing pens
  • Coloured pencils
  • Maths set to include set square, protractor and compass
  • Calculator
  • Eraser and pencil sharpener
  • Ruler (30 cm)
  • Pencil case (large enough for all of the above) – please note separate requirements for examinations where this must be transparent

 

PE Uniform

  1.  Items that are starred red are compulsory to have, and must be purchased from our uniform supplier.
  2.  These items are compulsory for students to have, and can be purchased from either our uniform supplier or from high street retailers such as supermarkets.
  3. Those left blank are optional extras that parents can choose to purchase, but they must follow the expectations set, such as colour and size, set out below.

PE Kit (September 2022 cohort onwards)

Item

Description

PE Top

Navy & royal blue track top with RGS badge


Navy & royal blue PE shirt with RGS badge

Shorts

Navy & royal blue skort / PE shorts

Tracksuit

Navy tracksuit bottoms with white trim with RGS badge

Footwear

Predominantly white training shoes with non-marking soles. Trainers must be suitable for physical activity, in all weathers. Fashion trainers (such as Converse or Vans) are not permitted. 

 

White ankle socks / knee length navy blue socks.

PE bags

A suitable waterproof drawstring bag

 

PE Kit for students admitted to RGS prior to September 2022

Item

Description

PE Top

House polo shirt – house name embroidered in black (Hildegard embroidery will be white) 


Plain white T-shirt with collar

Shorts

Navy Blue Shorts

Navy blue PE skort

Tracksuit

RGS blue sweatshirt and plain navy-blue jogging trousers for PE

 

Footwear

Predominantly white training shoes with non-marking soles. Trainers must be suitable for physical activity, in all weathers. Fashion trainers (such as Converse or Vans) are not permitted. 

 

White ankle socks / knee length navy blue hockey socks

PE bags

A waterproof drawstring bag

 

ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH STUDENT’S FULL NAME.

Nearly New Uniform

The school sells good quality new nearly new uniform donated by the students.  You can contact School Reception who will be able to share details of uniform items that are currently available to purchase. 

Should you have any items of clean, good quality uniform that are no longer required, then please hand them into the School Reception.

Key Stage 5 Dress Code

The core principle of the dress code is to maintain a professional work environment.

Female students:

  • A formal, tailored, suit jacket should be worn to and from school and to and from lessons.
  • Skirts can be just above knee length or longer. Smart dresses are acceptable. No stretch fabrics are acceptable in skirts or dresses, and no strappy dresses are permitted. Trousers should be tailored and smart. No cords, casual trousers, leggings or jeans of any colour can be worn.
  • The top under the suit jacket can be a blouse/shirt/smart T-shirt (no logos or writing) or light woollen jumper. Blouses/shirts/T-shirts must cover the shoulders and be full length – crop tops and strappy tops are not permitted. Thick, woollen jumpers and hoodies are not permitted.
  • Smart, dark colour leather shoes must be worn, not trainers or any other type of informal footwear. Boots and stilettos are not acceptable.
  • Students may be asked to tie back long hair for Health & Safety reasons.

Male students:

  • A normal, man’s business suit in a dark colour should be worn including jacket and trousers. No cords, casual trousers, jeans of any colour can be worn.
  • The suit must be formal and the jacket/blazer should be worn to and from school and to and from lessons.
  • A plain shirt and school tie are to be worn. The shirt must be tucked in.
  • A smart v neck or round neck jumper may be worn under the jacket, but the shirt collar and tie must be visible under this. This must be plain without logo or lettering and be no longer than the suit jacket.
  • Dark colour leather shoes must be worn, not trainers or any other type of informal footwear.

Both female & male students are expected to wear a RGS pin badge on their jacket collar along with their house badge.

Where students are inappropriately dressed they will be isolated. If we are concerned about your ability to follow the dress code, you may be placed on uniform monitoring and have your uniform checked each day by a member of staff and privileges may be removed.

Jewellery:

The following items are permitted in school.

  • Students may have up to two stud piercings in each ear – hoops or plugs are not permitted.
  • A plain nose stud may be worn – this is the only facial piercing that is permitted.
  • A subtle necklace may be worn.
  • All jewellery must be taken out before any practical activity. Covering the piercing with tape etc. is not permitted the item must be removed.
  • If a smart watch is worn, then it cannot be used for any other purpose than to tell the time. If used in any other way, then there will be a sanction given and it will be confiscated.

Make-Up:

Subtle make-up is permitted.  It should not be applied excessively and should not include strip lashes.  If a member of staff deems the make-up non-compliant to these rules, the student will be asked to remove it.

Hair:

The colour of a student’s hair must be a natural tone (black, brown, auburn, blonde or grey).  Unnatural colours are not permitted – this includes but is not limited to blue, pink, purple, bright red and green. 

Head-coverings:

These may be worn as appropriate for religious reasons- and should be plain in colour – black, dark grey or navy.  Caps, durags and bandanas are not permitted.

If any of the above rules are broken by a student, then they will result in a consequence in line with the behaviour policy.