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Uniform

All students at the King John School – from Year 7 to Year 11 – must wear the school uniform. We believe a uniform helps promote a commitment to achievement, self-respect and greatly improves discipline.

Please refer to our school rules regarding uniform before purchasing clothing.

It has come to our attention that some students are purposely misinforming parents / carers with regards to what students can and cannot wear. Just to confirm, canvas or suede shoes, black or any other colour, are not acceptable.

Chino style tight fitting trousers or a denim material trouser are not acceptable. Coloured nail varnish, pointed acrylic nails or a stud, other than in the earlobe, are not allowed. The Governors have not amended our school uniform or code of conduct in any way and students are reminded of this by their tutors and Heads of Year on a regular basis.

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 Sports. 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/ .

Girls’ Uniform:

  • Plain black blazer with KJS school badge.
  • Plain black V-neck pullover or cardigan, (optional), with KJS school badge.
  • Blouse: Plain white revere collar with the KJS logo. Polo shirt, (with KJS logo), may be worn in the summer term.
  • Plain black pleated skirt, (KJS approved style), with hem no more than 2″ above the knee and not below mid-calf.
  • Plain black trousers – optional (KJS approved style). Tight fitting or denim styles are not permitted.
  • Plain black or white trainer socks or ankle socks ONLY. Long socks or rolled down socks are not permitted.
  • Plain black or natural tights, (one colour only).
  • Plain black shoes / boots without decoration. No Canvas shoes. Boots may not be worn with skirts.

Boys’ Uniform:

  • Plain black blazer with KJS school badge.
  • Plain black V-neck pullover, (optional), with KJS school badge.
  • Plain white shirt, (KJS approved style), with collar, (long sleeve or short sleeve).
  • Polo shirts (with KJS logo) may be worn in the summer term.
  • School tie, (to be worn at all times unless wearing a summer polo shirt).
  • Plain black trousers, (KJS approved style). Tight fitting trousers, denim style or brushed cotton are not permitted. If you are not sure of the correct uniform then please contact Student Support for advice before purchasing. Next term any student wearing non KJS style trousers will be asked to change them.
  • Plain black or white ankle socks.
  • Plain formal style black shoes / boots without decoration (No canvas shoes or trainers)

The following rules also apply to school uniform and appearance:

  • Year 7 – 8 students are prohibited from wearing make-up.
  • Discreet make-up is acceptable for Years 9-11.
  • Students’ hair must be clean, tidy and sensible – extremes of style, length or colour will not be tolerated. Students are not permitted to have tramlines or shaved eyebrows.  Black hair bands (no wider than 10cm) and hair clips should be discreet, plain coloured and free from any decoration.  No haircuts to be less than grade one, except on Afro-textured hair (see below) Dyed hair should be natural colours i.e. not pink/bright red

Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair 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 – with wraps and headscarves to be black only in line with the school uniform colours. Beads and clips are not allowed as these are interpreted as jewellery. As with all students, hair should be of natural colours i.e. purple/ blue within braids would not be permitted. Black do-rags will be permitted outside only.

  • Students may wear one ring only. One plain stud in the lobe of each ear may also be worn – no other jewellery is acceptable.
  • We prefer coats and anoraks to be of a dark colour. No scarves or gloves are to be worn within the school. 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 unacceptable for all students, Year 7 – 11: leather / simulated leather garments, denim jackets, training shoes, canvas shoes, sandals, high heels, platform shoes, T shirts or hoodies (other than for PE (see below)).

Please be advised that during the summer term only, students are allowed to wear the summer polo shirt (white with the KJS logo) under their blazers instead of a blouse/shirt.

PE  -we expect students to wear the following:

Girls’ Uniform:

KS3 Girls
– KJS PE t shirt – (plain black long sleeved under top if weather is poor)
– KJS PE skort and/or plain black sports Leggings underneath
– No shorts
– KJS hockey socks or white sports socks
– PE trainers (No fashion trainer such as converse)

KS4 Girls
– KJS PE t shirt – (Plain black long sleeved under top if weather is poor)
– Black sport leggings and/or KJS PE skort
– No Shorts
– KJS hockey socks or white sport socks
– PE trainers (No fashion trainer such as converse)

KJS bases layers for Girls PE is available which includes leggings and long sleeve tops. Parents are able to buy this kit from https://www.silverfx.co.uk/category/school-sports/king-johns-school

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

Hoodies are available but do not form part of the King John PE Uniform and are not permitted to be worn during the school day.

Boys’ Uniform:

– KJS PE t-shirt/plain black long sleeved under top if weather is poor
– KJS shorts
– KJS PE Rugby Shirt (only to be worn during PE)
– Plain white socks or Black football socks with red trim
– PE trainers (No fashion trainer such as converse)
– Studded Football boots for use on the field
– Plain Black Tracksuit bottoms (These may be worn over the top of PE kit if Weather is poor. These will need to be removed during the PE lesson)

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

Hoodies are available but do not form part of the King John PE Uniform and are not permitted to be worn during the school day.

Sixth Form Dress Code

The King John School has a traditional view of educational dress and in years 7 to 11 maintains a traditional school uniform that is recognised and respected within the school’s wider community. The dress code within the school’s Sixth Form seeks to maintain this formality whilst allowing students some licence and flexibility.

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 ID tags 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

 

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Boys Order Form

Girls Order Form

Boys Uniform 2020

Girls Uniform 2020