In 2017, we started a review process of the Epsom Girls Grammar School uniform. The review started with feedback from students, staff and families. Through the results, we found it is important to maintain the traditions and identity of the School within our local community. We also saw a need for more clothing options to cater to our diverse community. A brief was developed which reflected all responses, and attracted a lot of attention from uniform suppliers, and in January 2018 we chose to partner with the Uniform Group.
The Uniform Group worked with students in the Year 13 textile design class to develop ideas for them to consider in the final garments. The textile design students did further investigation of student needs, and their findings were included in the uniform development plan. Throughout Term 2, 2018 we have shared some of the possibilities and proposals to students, parents and members of the community.
We have considered the feedback carefully, responding positively to the recommendations in redefining the uniform. We can now plan to introduce a new uniform in 2020. This will allow time for students and parents to see samples of the new uniform and will give us ample time to meet production deadlines. The transition process for the introduction of the new uniform will be three years, with the current school uniform to be phased out by 2023.
The School requires the correct uniform to be worn:
Outside school hours, e.g. in shopping areas after school, students are to be in either complete school uniform OR complete mufti.
Blouse: striped blouse with white collar.
Culottes: navy, knee length culottes are optional. A navy pleated skirt may be worn as an alternative.
Footwear: plain black leather lace-up shoes or black leather shoes with a closed in toe and heel. White ankle socks are optional.
Headscarves: plain navy, black or white.
Jersey: dark navy with gold lion emblem may be worn in both summer and winter.
Jacket: navy school jacket or the new softshell school jacket from Term 2, 2019.
Blouse: Regulation blue and white striped winter blouse.
Tunic: Dark navy tunic to be worn to the knee. A V-neck T-shirt may be worn under blouses provided it does not show.
Footwear: Shoes as for summer, to be worn with black (sheer or rib) pantyhose or white ankle socks.
Headscarves: Plain navy, black or white.
Scarf: Stripes of royal blue and gold.
Jersey: Dark navy with gold lion emblem.
Jacket: Navy school jacket or the new softshell school jacket from Term 2, 2019.
Blazer: available for Years 11, 12 and 13 students only. It is to be worn with the winter uniform only.
Students may wear their own choice of comfortable active wear for class lessons.
Swimming togs: class lessons require a one piece suit. A school royal blue suit is available from the school uniform shop and is to be worn by swimming, diving and waterpolo teams.
Swimming cap: compulsory item available for purchase from the school shop.
Tracksuit: a navy tracksuit is available from the school shop and may be worn for physical education. Students are expected to purchase their own tracksuit when representing the school in a sporting code.
Year 13 students are expected to be role models for the rest of the School and maintain high standards of dress and grooming.
Skirt: a pleated long length navy skirt. The hem is to be approximately 8cm off the ground.
Blouse: the Year 13 white blouse is optional (available from the uniform shop only.) Students may choose to continue to wear their Year 12 blouse if they do not wish to purchase the regulation Year 13 white blouse.
Blazer: navy blazer. Blazers are compulsory for prefects.
Footwear: low-heeled shoes – plain black leather only may be worn with black ankle socks or black tights.
Jewellery and make-up: excessive or inappropriate jewellery or make-up is not compatible with the school uniform.
Students are to dress in appropriate school uniform on formal school occasions.