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MOST RECENT UNIFORM NEWS:

The following points are the direct result of feedback from the recent parent uniform survey and from email requests to the Uniform Committee, and are effective immediately.

BURGUNDY SCHOOL JUMPERS

Students do not need to upgrade their school jumper at the conclusion of the sunset period if they own a serviceable school jumper with the old style, centrally stitched V-neck. The difference between the old and new styles is almost imperceptible.

WINTER UNIFORM START DATE IN TERM 2

At the commencement of Term 2, students may choose between their summer and winter uniform, according to the weather conditions. The official date for the commencement of exclusively wearing the winter uniform will be Foundation Day (usually the first Friday in May).

JUNIOR SCHOOL WEARING OF PE UNIFORM

Junior School students may wear their PE uniform ALL DAY, including to and from school, on any day that they have a PE class or school athletics events (athletics, cross country). This does not apply to co-curricular sports, and exceptions (such as school photo day and excursions) may apply.
• For the old-style PE uniform this means the tracksuit pants and fleece in winter; the house top and shorts in summer.
• For the new PE uniform this means the tracksuit and soft-shell jacket (outermost garment) in winter; the house top and shorts/skort in summer. This rule will continue beyond the uniform  sunset period.

JUNIOR SCHOOL WINTER SKIRT

The rule relating to which year level Junior School students may move from winter pinafore to winter skirt is relaxed.  Junior School students may change from pinafore to skirt whenever it is deemed practical for that child/family. Parents and students can make their own mind up about when it is appropriate to change from the pinafore to the skirt.

WARM SPORTS JUMPER

As a result of parent feedback related to the warmth of the sports uniform, a new – optional – zip sports jumper has been introduced as part of the Sports/PE uniform.  The top is intended to provide an additional layer on top of existing sport tops. Layering is in line with current textile industry recommendations and provides flexibility for individuals’ personal body thermostats.

Whereas the old-style sports uniform had only two layers – House t-shirt and fleece, the new sports uniform has 4 layers – House t-shirt, training top, sports jumper (new) and then the jacket, which comes with or without sleeves.

JUNIOR SCHOOL TRACKSUIT PANTS

We have followed up our sports uniform supplier in relation to concerns regarding a batch of junior school tracksuit pants that were manufactured without “double knees”.  The manufacturer has acknowledged these concerns and has supplied a quantity of fabric free of charge, so that the affected garments can be retrofitted with the knee patches. If you would like to obtain a length of this fabric to patch your child’s tracksuit pants, it can be obtained for free, from the second-hand uniform shop.

All future batches of the junior school tracksuit pants in Bolton’s will have the double knee design.

From the Uniform manufacturer (Noone Imagewear)

PINAFORES (advice about fitting)
  1. When purchasing skirts and pinafores at Bolton’s, parents are advised to ensure there is adequate room for growth through the hip area.  The waistband is adjustable, but the hip width is not.
  2. The skirts and pinafores are designed to be adjusted at the waist.  There is a piece of elastic fed through a channel at the back of the waistband. It has button holes at either end and there are 1 or 2 buttons (depending on the size of the garment), which can be moved in either direction if you need to gather the waistband in or let it out for a better fit around the waist.
COMPARISON BETWEEN OLD AND NEW STYLE PINAFORES

If you are wondering what is the difference between the old and new style winter skirts and pinafores, we have compared 2 identical sized garments in each style. These are our observations:

TWO SIZE 6 PINAFORES
  • The bib length from waistband to shoulder tabs is a centimetre longer on the new style than on the old style.
  • The ‘V’ on the old style is deeper than the new style.
  • The skirt length is 6cm longer on the new style.
  • The waistbands are identical.
  • On the tartan pinafore the adjustment tab is on the outside, on the stripe pinafore the adjustment tab is on the inside.
  • The adjustment tab (the stretch of the elastic) is longer on the new style.
  • The fullness of the skirt at the hemline is 40cm fuller on the old style – this is because knife pleats (new style) use less fabric than box pleats (old style).
TWO SIZE 10 SKIRTS
  • The skirt length is 3cm longer on the new style.
  • The new skirt has 6cm more room in the waist.
  • On the tartan pinafore the adjustment tab is on the outside, on the stripe pinafore the adjustment tab is on the inside.
  • The adjustment tab (the stretch of the elastic) is longer on the new style.
  • The fullness of the skirt at the hemline is 22cm fuller on the old style – this is because knife pleats (new style) use less fabric than box pleats (old style).
  • The pocket is larger on the new style.

 

School uniform survey results

Thank you to everyone who completed the School Uniform Survey .  The survey received 499 responses, which, in relation to our sample size, gives us a >95% confidence level in the data collected level (http://www.raosoft.com/samplesize.html.

Some emerging themes within the survey include:

  • Colour fast issues with the summer dress
  • Call for gender neutral garments
  • Request for a warm sports top

Below are some topline statistics about the survey respondents, this is not the data analysis, which will take longer to work through.

 

Who completed the survey? 

54% of respondents were Senior School students

2% of respondents were Junior School students

23% of respondents were parents of Senior School students

14% of respondents were parents of Junior School children

17% of respondents have children in both Junior and Senior school

 

How many people in the household attend Girton?

47% of respondents have 1 child at Girton

39% of respondents have 2 children at Girton

11% of respondents have 3 children at Girton

3% of respondents have more than 3 children at Girton

 

 

How long has your family been at Girton?

10% of respondents are new to Girton this year.

37% of respondents have been at Girton for fewer than 2 years.

22% of respondents have been at Girton for between 2 and 4 years.

31% of respondents have been at Girton for more than 4 years.

 

 

 

 

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