Our uniform was introduced following a long consultation period. It is designed to be worn by any pupil or student at either JCP or JCG. Those who still have the previous uniform will be allowed to continue to wear it until it needs replacing. It is hoped that by September 2024, all pupils and students will be wearing the new design. We have put together a small Q&A which we hope will address any questions you may have.
Why do we need a uniform?
It is important to us that all pupils and students of both JCP and JCG wear their uniform smartly and with pride. Our uniform reinforces a real sense of identity and belonging to the College. The students are our greatest ambassadors. How they are presented reflects upon both themselves and the College as a whole. We are rightly proud of our pupils and students and expect their pride to be reciprocated through their own presentation. Our uniform is largely transferrable from one school to the other, so at the end of Yr6 parents do not need to buy all new again for Yr7 and we believe this also reinforces our One College identity.
How was our uniform designed?
We invited uniform specialists to present their suggestions and designs to a varied group, which included students. Once we had compared them all, we made the decision use two on-island providers, Lyndale Sports and JSSK. Both these providers are extremely experienced retailers and offer both a physical space to try items and an on-line option for ease of purchase.
What does the uniform look like?
The main elements of the uniform for both schools can be seen on the photos above. There is an extensive list of available items, some of these are part of the compulsory items that will be required, and some are optional extras. The material and designs were chosen in consultation with a student group and are softer to touch and more contemporary. Feedback from the pupils and students, who were involved in critiquing the ‘new look’, was overwhelmingly positive towards the proposed changes.
Will the uniform change between winter and summer?
There is no specific winter or summer uniform. Students can choose to wear whatever item at whatever time of the year.
Where can I buy the uniform?
Jersey College uniform is available from Lyndale Sports and JSSK. The JCP PTA (for JCP) and the Jersey College Foundation (for JCG) will in time also run second-hand uniform sales of the new design at regular intervals, giving parents an opportunity to purchase good quality items at reduced prices.
6th Form Dress Code
All Sixth Form students have an important role to play as ambassadors for the College and as role models for students from Reception to Year 11. In addition to this, we aim to create a positive collegiate atmosphere within the Sixth Form and to ensure that all students fully reach their academic potential in their A level examinations. Students having excellent attendance, adopting a scholarly approach to their learning, being fully involved in their College, local and global communities and being smartly dressed all contribute towards us achieving this aim.
The Sixth Form dress code is as follows:
- All students are expected to come to school in a black suit and to always have their jacket with them – the jacket must be black and can be matched with black trousers, skirt or dress.
- Shirts/Tops and accessories should be black, grey, red or white. Tops with writing/logos across the front, vest tops, cropped tops and off-the-shoulder tops are not permitted.
- Footwear should be smart and black, grey or red and made from leather or a similar material. Canvas shoes, trainers, flip-flops, stiletto heels and over-the-knee boots are not permitted.
- Students should not be wearing outdoor coats, scarves, gloves or hats around school.
- Hair should be neat and a natural colour.
- Sixth Form students are permitted to wear jewellery, make-up and nail varnish, provided that they are still smartly presented. Facial piercings (including nose studs) and visible tattoos are not permitted.
We would strongly suggest that the students label their belongings (jackets in particular) in order to make them easily identifiable and so prevent loss.
Any Sixth Form student who does not meet our expectations will be issued with a behaviour mark. Three behaviour marks in a half term will result in the student going on uniform report.
Students can wear coats (of any colour) when outside on the College campus. Students are asked to remove coats as they come inside, and not to wear them in College buildings.