King’s School launch consultation into school uniform

Rob Gammon has nearly completed his first term as head of The King's School

Rob Gammon has nearly completed his first term as head of The King's School - Credit: Archant

The King’s School has formally launched a consultation into changing its school uniform.

Under the proposals, students in years seven to nine would be expected to wear blazers and white shirts from September, with changes to girls’ skirts to include the school’s logo.

In a letter to parents, the school said the new uniform could save parents £13 per boy and £19 per girl to purchase a blazer, tie, four shirts, two trousers and two skirts. Speaking this week, Mr Gammon said: “I have been pleased with the volume of responses that this consultation has prompted so far and would encourage parents and carers to reply, whether they are in favour of the proposals or not.

“What is evident from all the responses is that the community is very proud of the school and recognises the hard work and commitment of the staff at the school in providing a high quality education for their children.”

Mr Gammon said the school will discuss its process to support families who might face financial difficulty if the proposals are implemented.

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The consultation will finish on January 20 and the outcome will be announced next month.

Mr Gammon last month told the Herald that the uniform could be ‘smarter’ to reflect the ‘expectations and aspirations’ of the school.

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