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All King John students in years 7 to 11 must wear the school uniform

At The King John School, uniform is important to us. It is part of how we create a safe environment where we identify as a school community, and it promotes a strong identity. We believe a uniform helps to promote a commitment to achievement, self-respect and improves discipline. Our uniform policy reflects and supports our Core Values by teaching students to dress in a professional manner that represents a positive attitude.

The King John School uniform supports equality for all students from all backgrounds and cultures, and by wearing the same, they are demonstrating a united community. The King John School student will develop a sense of pride and understand the importance of having the correct appearance in different settings as they enter the world of work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please refer to our Uniform Policy before purchasing clothing.

Expectations and Equality
We ensure that our uniform is affordable and available for all. All children have equal access to The King John School uniform regardless of their race, culture, disability, ability or gender. We are committed to ensuring all students can thrive within school, in a positive climate, free from discrimination. We have a uniform swap shop group which has been created to responsibly recycle, swap or sell new or used uniform for King John students. This means items of school uniform can be swapped, sold or donated. Please see the Uniform Swop Shop information at the bottom of this page.

When students come in to school in breach of our rules and expectations they will be challenged and required to revert to what we expect. We have tried over the years to maintain very high standards and expectations by being consistent and fair, with the majority of students adhering to the rules.

Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. (Please see the appearance information below for further details) At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone’s ability to succeed.

Uniform Shop: Information and Opening Times

For uniform orders please visit Penn UK. Their opening times are:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9am to 3pm

Penn Sports are located in South Benfleet or you can visit their website: https://www.pennuk.com/ .

Uniform List – Years 7-11

Girls’:

  • Plain black blazer with KJS school badge
  • (Optional)Plain black V-neck pullover or cardigan, which must have the KJS school badge embroidered
  • Blouse: Plain white revere collar with the KJS logo or plain white button up shirt with KJS tie (Revere collar no tie required, button up shirt, a tie will be required)
    (Please note new uniform for Sept 24, whereby all girls will be required to wear a button up shirt and tie. Students may still wear revere collar blouses until the end of the 2024/2025 academic year)
  • Plain black pleated skirt, (KJS approved style), the length of skirt should be deemed as a professional length. This is at the discretion of staff but as a guide the hem should be no more than 2″ above the knee and not below mid-calf.
  • Plain black trousers – optional (KJS approved style). Tight fitting or denim/chino styles are not permitted. Baggy, flared or bell bottom style trousers are also not permitted.
  • Plain black or white trainer socks or ankle socks ONLY. Long socks or rolled down socks are not permitted. No socks should come above mid-calf length.
  • Plain black or natural tights, (one colour only). Socks should not be worn over tights.
  • Plain black shoes (flat heel) without decoration are permitted. No Canvas shoes are to be worn, and no shoes or boots from a sports brand are acceptable. (Eg, Adidas, Nike, Sketchers) This is not an exhaustive list.
  • Black, flat heeled ankle boots may be worn with trousers, but may not be worn with skirts.
  • Summer polo shirts are no longer permitted.

Changes from September 2024

  • From September 2024 all girls will wear a buttoned-up shirt and tie.
  • If year 8-11 girls have revere collar logo blouses that they wish to wear after September 2024 they may do so until the end of July 2025.
  • Summer polo shirts will no longer be part of the school uniform for boys and girls, with effect from September 2024.

Boys’:

  • Plain black blazer with KJS school badge.
  • (Optional)Plain black V-neck pullover, with KJS school badge embroidered
    Round neck jumpers and hoodies are not permitted.
  • Plain white shirt, (KJS approved style), with collar, (long or short sleeved).
  • School tie KS3 tie – years 7-9 / KS4 tie -years 10-11
  • Plain black trousers, (KJS approved style). Tight fitting trousers, denim/chino style or brushed cotton are not permitted.
  • Plain black or white ankle socks.
  • Plain formal style black shoes / boots without decoration are permitted. (No canvas shoes/ trainers or trainer style shoes from a sports brand (Eg, Adidas, Nike, Sketchers – this is not an exhaustive list)
  • Summer polo shirts are no longer permitted.

Any student wearing non KJS style trousers or shoes will be asked to change into appropriate (spare) attire which will be provided by the Student Support staff. Any student refusing to wear correct uniform, will be placed in the CPC until the uniform infringement is rectified. Please check the school website for uniform information before purchasing items.

Changes from September 2024

  • Summer polo shirts will no longer be part of the school uniform for boys and girls, with effect from September 2024.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form students are viewed as role models to the younger students and therefore are expected to dress smartly and not as if they are going to the beach or to a party. Students may be asked to go home to change if we feel their clothing is unsuitable regardless of time, distance or cost with time made up through the After School Programme (ASP).

Students are expected to wear their Lanyard at all times when at school. Persistent failure to do so may result in the student being placed on the After School Programme (ASP) as a consequence.

For further details please refer to the dress code policy.

The King John Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth form Uniform (for year 12 students with effect from September 2024)

A trouser or skirt suit in grey or black (this will be a two-piece trousers or skirt and jacket)
White shirt with collar (long or short sleeved)
Sixth Form tie
Smart flat heeled shoes, no heels, Uggs, trainers or converse.

The following rules also apply to school uniform and appearance:

Make up

  • Year 7 – 8 students are prohibited from wearing make-up
  • Discreet make-up is acceptable for Years 9-13

Years 9-13

  • Natural looking eyelashes are acceptable.
  • Nails that are short (just above the fingertip) and of a neutral colour are acceptable.
  • Nail varnish is not permitted
  • Long, enhanced false, acrylic, or gel nails are not permitted

Hair – all year groups

  • Students’ hair must be clean, tidy and look professional
  • Natural coloured hair bands (no wider than 10cm) and hair clips should be discreet, a plain colour and free from any decoration.
  • No haircuts to be less than grade one
  • Students are not permitted to have tramlines or shaved eyebrows
  • Hair dye should be natural colours i.e. not pink/red/blue/green. No coloured hair extensions
  • Hijab, abaya, prayer cap, turban, patka: plain matt black.

Our School Adheres to the Halo Code
Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone's ability to succeed.

Jewellery – all year groups

  • One ring only
  • One plain stud in the lobe of each ear (matching studs)
    No other jewellery is acceptable.

Outdoor Coats

  • We prefer coats and anoraks to be of a dark colour (black, navy and dark grey).
  • No scarves, gloves or hats are to be worn within the school building.
  • Hoodies/coats are not permitted to be worn inside the school building.
  • The only badges allowed are those provided by KJS.

The following items are not acceptable nor permitted for all students :

  • Leather/simulated leather garments
  • Denim jackets
  • Caps/Hats
  • T shirts or hoodies
  • Sandals, high heels, platform shoes or trainers
  • Necklaces or bracelets
  • No more than one piecing in the ear lobe with a plain stud
  • Tattoos

Body piercing
Body piercing is not permitted, other than one stud earring in each ear. No other forms of body piercing are acceptable, and if students are seen to have any piercings they will be placed into the CPC and remain there, until the item is removed. Piercing retainers, or tools to keep piercings open, are also not permitted.

PE Uniform - we expect students to wear the following:

Girls’ PE Uniform:

The following items of clothing will be needed for PE lessons:

  • KJS PE t-shirt
  • KJS PE skort
  • Mid knee black shorts (No Nike pro style shorts) ( April – July )
  • KJS Red and black PE socks or plain white sport socks
  • PE trainers No fashion trainer such as converse
  • KJS hoodie

Optional
Plain black long sleeved under top if weather is poor
Plain black sports leggings underneath skort if weather is cold

Boys’ PE Uniform:

  • KJS PE t-shirt/plain black, long sleeved under top if weather is poor
  • KJS shorts
  • KJS PE rugby shirts (only to be worn during PE)
  • KJS red and black PE socks (rugby / football) and plain white sport socks
  • PE trainers No fashion trainer such as converse
  • Studded football boots for use on the field. These are for the safety of students working outside.

Students who are not participating physically in the lesson for whatever reason must still wear the appropriate kit as listed above.

KJS PE Hoodies are available to purchase for boys , but do not form part of the King John PE uniform for boys and are not permitted to be worn in the school building including PE lessons.

Girls are expected to have a KJS PE hoodie for PE lessons (winter garment)
Boys are expected to have a KJS Rugby top for PE lessons (winter garment)

King John School Uniform Swap Shop - Facebook Group

Link to KJS Uniform Swap Shop Group

This group has been set up for the sole purpose of responsibly recycling, swapping or selling new or used uniform for The King John School.
Items of school uniform can be swapped, sold or given away for free.
Feel free to browse the group, as you might find what you need at a fraction of the cost.
If you have any school uniform that you would like to part with, please consider posting on this group in the first instance.