School Uniform

A Guide for Students, Parents and Carers

At the George Eliot School, we pride ourselves on having the highest expectations of our students. Our school uniform is an essential part of our school ethos and we work hard to ensure all of our students follow our strict policies on uniform and appearance. In the competitive world that we all live in, both adults and students are judged on their appearance and it is essential that we teach students the importance of good personal presentation.

Our school uniform is designed to be hard wearing, smart and affordable. All students should come to school every day in neat and clean uniform, showing the pride that they have in belonging to The George Eliot School.

All members of staff will support the uniform policy, both in class and around the school. The uniform policy supports the ethos of the school by determining the boundaries of acceptable dress. The wearing of the school uniform will support equal opportunities at The George Eliot School.


School Bags

Bags used for school should only be school bags which are appropriate for carrying school equipment and essential person items. Bags displaying inappropriate images are not acceptable. School bags should be large enough to fit the following items that are typically required in school:

  • A4 folders
  • A4 exercise books / text books
  • Homework planner
  • Pencil case containing writing equipment


Jewellery, Make-Up & Accessories

The only jewellery/accessories that can be worn are:

  • One pair of plain silver or gold ear studs (no more than 4mm diameter)
  • Watch
  • Plain black Alice band
  • Plain black scrunchie/slide
  • Hats – the only hats that can be worn can be purchased from school
  • Summer – a plain black baseball hat Winter - a plain black beanie

The wearing of make-up is not encouraged, Year 7 and 8 students are not allowed to wear make-up, Years 9, 10 and 11 can wear a discrete amount, but may be asked to remove excessive amounts. Nail Varnish or acrylic nails should not be worn and will need to be removed. Body jewellery must not be worn. It is illegal for students to have tattoos under the age of 18. Students with tattoos will be reported to the appropriate Child Protection Officer.



Please keep hairstyles simple and safe. In general they should not be excessive or extreme, long hair should be tidy and tied up for health and safety reasons and should not cover eyes. Colouring that stands out and is obviously different from the student's natural hair is not permitted. Tramlines; shaved areas that leave hair at different lengths are also not acceptable, as well as hair shaped into patterns and sides and back of head being cut short to leave a distinct line/edge between that area and the rest of the hair. Parents should not allow their children to have hairstyles that break these rules during term time. If your child is considering a hairstyle which differs from the norm or maybe considered extreme please seek guidance from the school BEFORE visiting the hairdresser. Please bear in mind that hair dyes takes several days to wash out and tramlines take several days to grow back.



Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Black or blue ball point pen
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Calculator (with name on)
  • Rough notebook
  • Pencil
  • Pencil eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler 12"/30cm

School Uniform items and the PE kit can be ordered from the Schoolwear Centre, 36 Newdegate Street, Nuneaton (02476 341682).

A full internet service is now available to all staff, parents and pupils of The George Eliot School, on the Schoolwear website.

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Prohibited Items

The school doesn’t need your child’s consent to search them if they think your child has prohibited items:

  • mobile phones/iPods
  • earphones
  • pocket computer games
  • compasses (these will be provided in maths lessons)
School Uniform

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