This is the school specific policy which is in line with the JTMAT Policy Statement
John Taylor Free School is a ‘uniformed’ school. Therefore, there is a clear expectation that students attending John Taylor Free School will wear the full uniform appropriately and that this expectation will be supported by parents.
If you are in any doubt about what is/is not permitted, please check with the school beforehand.
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:
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The following items are available from our uniform suppliers, the details of which are listed below.
School specific grey blazer with school emblem on pocket (available from school uniform suppliers). Blazers are expected to be worn at all times, unless permission has been given by staff to remove it.
All students wear a clip-on tie reflecting their house colour:
*Ties are available from school (purchased via parentpay)
School specific, tartan skirt only. These must be knee-length (i.e. the skirt touches the floor if the student kneels) at the start of September. We appreciate that students grow over the year so suggest that parents take growth into consideration when buying a skirt. It will be the school’s decision if we deem the skirt to have become too short i.e. it is sitting above the knee.
A v-neck jumper with the school logo is optional. There is a choice of long sleeve or no sleeves from our uniform suppliers. Cardigans, vest-style etc. are not permitted. Alternatively, students may wear a plain black, knitted v-neck jumper underneath their blazer.
Plain white with formal collar. Long or short sleeve. The shirt must be long enough to be properly tucked into trousers/skirts and suitable to be worn with a tie. Fitted or fashion shirts are not permitted.
Plain (no decorative: buttons, zips, belts etc.) black, tailored school trousers ONLY. Trousers which are ‘fashion’ style, those that become narrower at the ankle, have turn ups, ‘ankle grazers’, are tight fitting, low slung or Lycra based, are not permitted. Students may wear black, tailored shorts instead of trousers between April and October.
Only black, plain (no colour trim or unnecessary adornment e.g. big bows, flowers, studs etc.) standard leather-style school shoes will be permitted.
Black trainers, canvas-style shoes, backless shoes etc. will not be permitted. Trainer-style school shoes (often displayed in the school shoes section of shops — reputable shoe shops included) are not permitted. Boots are also not allowed.
Black, grey or white school socks. Black, grey or natural coloured tights (not patterned). Over-the-knee socks are NOT permitted.