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HAZEL GROVE HIGH SCHOOL

HGHS School Uniform Consultation

HGHS School Uniform Consultation

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you are well.

I write to you with an update on the uniform and branding consultation. Firstly, thank you to all those individuals who took the time to share their views during both consultations. I hope you feel that it has been a robust process where your views have been listened to.

The feedback from staff, students and our wider community has been significant, but we are pleased to say that we appear to be reaching a point which has significant support. In fact, at least 70% of all the 580+ people who have responded to the latest consultation have agreed with the outcomes below.

It is for that reason that we wanted to let you know that:

    1. The maroon blazer will be retained – but it will be without the blue piping. The new blazer, with a new logo, will come in for Year 7 in September 2020. From the summer, all sales of the old blazer will stop so any new blazers purchased will be the new design. It is our hope that, naturally, all the old blazers will phase out by the end of the 2022/23 academic year.
    2. A new tie will be implemented, which will be a maroon and silver stripe. All students will be expected to wear this from September 2020.
    3. All students will be expected to wear white shirts from next September and a plain black V-neck jumper will also be part of the uniform.
    4. Black trousers and skirts, which meet the requirements of our existing uniform policy, will also remain.
    5. There will no longer be a requirement for students to wear a black coat.

We will also be phasing out our existing PE kits to ensure that there are less branded items. We will be looking at options in early 2020. Again, this will formally start with our Year 7 intake in September and phase in from there over the following years.

We are also making the commitment to ensure that all old uniforms are distributed, through a charity, to a school in Africa.

On the school branding, the lion was the preferred option as, collectively, almost every part of the community stated that was the logo they liked the most. In fact, less than 10% of people stated that neither of the two options that were put forward in this consultation worked for them.

That being said, there were some helpful suggestions as to how to evolve the lion logo further, particularly from the students. We will, therefore, be working on evolving this option over the Christmas break before launching a final version early next year.

Thank you once again for all your efforts in helping us to get to this point. We hope that you see we are trying to do everything we can to reduce pressures on families, while developing a uniform that is more affordable over the longer term and reflects our exciting future.

Kind regards

Mr M Stewart
Head of School