BOYS

  • Navy blazer with school crest
  • Sleeveless school jumper (optional)
  • White long/short sleeved shirt
  • Navy blue/red/silver tie
  • Medium grey straight-leg trousers
  • Plain black socks
  • Flat plain black shoes
  • Black or dark blue overcoat
  • GCA poloshirt (from May bank holiday only)
  • White apron for food tech lessons
  • Blue apron for DT lessons
  • Jewellery is not permitted with the exception of a wristwatch
     

GIRLS

  • Navy blazer with school crest
  • Sleeveless school jumper (optional)
  • White tailored open rever blouse
  • GCA pleated tartan skirt or medium grey shaped-leg trousers
  • Plain black tights or plain black ankle socks
  • Flat plain black closed toe shoes with a back
  • Black or dark blue overcoat
  • Plain white upper undergarments
  • GCA poloshirt (from May bank holiday only)
  • White apron for food tech lessons
  • Blue apron for DT lessons
  • Jewellery is not permitted with the exception of a wristwatch
     

PE KIT - Boys

  • GCA contour polo with GCA badge (standard fit)
  • GCA contour short
  • GCA touchline socks
  • Football boots and shin pads
  • Training shoes (strictly no ‘pimple soles’)

Optional

  • GCA contour 1/4 zip sweatshirt 
  • Black/navy long sleeved skins
     

PE KIT - Girls

  • GCA contour polo with GCA badge (girls fit)
  • GCA contour skort or GCA contour short
  • GCA touchline socks
  • Training shoes (strictly no ‘pimple soles’)

Optional

  • GCA contour 1/4 zip sweatshirt

Personal Appearance 

  • Hair should be tidy in appearance and of a natural colour;
  • Make up (if worn) should be minimal and of natural appearance;
  • Nail varnish is not permitted;
  • Acrylic or gel nails are not permitted;
  • The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch. For reasons of safety and security - no other jewellery is permitted.

Wrong Items

If a student is wearing an incorrect item of uniform, they must bring a note from home explainingthe reason and the short timeframe required to correct the issue.  No explanation from home and/or an unacceptable length of time before anticipated correction, will result in students losing their breaks and lunchtimes until an acceptable solution has been arrived at.

Students continually wearing unacceptable items of uniform will be subject to our normal behaviour management routines as they will be considered to be not following reasonable instructions.

Members of the SLT reserve the right to challenge what they consider to be unacceptable uniform and appearance issues.  Members of the SLT may decide to send students home to rectify their uniform and/or confiscate inappropriate items which may then need to be retrieved by a parent.

The final decision over subjective interpretations of uniform rests with the Principal.

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 (changes in italic)

BOYS

  • Navy blazer with school crest
  • Sleeveless school jumper (optional)
  • White long/short sleeved shirt
  • GCA Y7-10 tie
  • Medium grey straight-leg trousers
  • Plain black socks
  • Flat plain black shoes
  • Black, dark grey or dark blue overcoat
  • GCA poloshirt (from May bank holiday only)
  • White apron for food tech lessons
  • Blue apron for DT lessons
  • Jewellery is not permitted with the exception of a wristwatch
     

GIRLS

  • Navy blazer with school crest
  • Sleeveless school jumper (optional)
  • White long/short sleeve shirt
  • GCA Y7-10 tie
  • GCA pleated tartan skirt* or medium grey shaped-leg trousers
  • Plain black tights or plain black ankle socks
  • Flat plain black closed toe shoes with a back
  • Black, dark grey or dark blue overcoat
  • Plain white upper undergarments
  • GCA poloshirt (from May bank holiday only)
  • White apron for food tech lessons
  • Blue apron for DT lessons
  • Jewellery is not permitted with the exception of a wristwatch

* new skirts on sale will incorporate a new red lion logo in the centre of the waistband.  From September 2019, this 'red lion' skirt will be compulsory.

 

PE KIT - Boys

  • GCA contour polo with GCA badge (standard fit)
  • GCA contour short
  • GCA touchline socks
  • Football boots and shin pads
  • Training shoes (strictly no ‘pimple soles’)

Optional

  • GCA contour 1/4 zip sweatshirt 
  • Black/navy long sleeved skins
     

PE KIT - Girls

  • GCA contour polo with GCA badge (girls fit)
  • GCA contour skort or GCA contour short
  • GCA touchline socks
  • Training shoes (strictly no ‘pimple soles’)

Optional

  • GCA contour 1/4 zip sweatshirt

Personal Appearance 

  • Hair should be tidy in appearance and of a natural colour;
  • Make up (if worn) should be minimal and of natural appearance;
  • Nail varnish is not permitted;
  • Acrylic or gel nails are not permitted;
  • The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch. For reasons of safety and security - no other jewellery is permitted.

Wrong Items

If a student is wearing an incorrect item of uniform, they must bring a note from home explainingthe reason and the short timeframe required to correct the issue.  No explanation from home and/or an unacceptable length of time before anticipated correction, will result in students losing their breaks and lunchtimes until an acceptable solution has been arrived at.

Students continually wearing unacceptable items of uniform will be subject to our normal behaviour management routines as they will be considered to be not following reasonable instructions.

Members of the SLT reserve the right to challenge what they consider to be unacceptable uniform and appearance issues.  Members of the SLT may decide to send students home to rectify their uniform and/or confiscate inappropriate items which may then need to be retrieved by a parent.

The final decision over subjective interpretations of uniform rests with the Principal.