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NEW ENTRANTS TO MAIDSTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
For reasons of sizing, advice on quantities and care labels, and in order to avoid the need for returns, we recommend that uniform for new entrants is purchased from the school shop. The school shop is situated within the grounds of the school buildings adjacent to the car park, facing towards the entrance to the school reception.
An appointments system operates for the purchase of uniform during the summer holiday period. Please book appointments by telephoning the school shop . If phoning out of hours please leave a message and a member of Simmonds staff will call you back to make the appointment with you or answer any queries you may have.
Simmonds provide the Maidstone Grammar School uniform and are responsible for operating the school shop which is managed by Julie Tomlin. The shop is open for business during school term time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1.15pm to 2.15pm and on the first Saturday in each month from 10.00am to 12.00 lunchtime. During the summer holidays the shop opens for a selected period of time. Details of opening times can be obtained from MGS or Simmonds Customer Services 01892 837202.
Please note that uniform for Maidstone Grammar School is not sold through Simmonds Shop in Tunbridge Wells.
The online shopping prices are detailed on the product pages, and may vary according to garment size. Payment online is secure and we operate a credit / debit card payment system through World Pay. Postage and packing is free on all orders despatched by Simmonds. Orders are despatched as promptly as possible however please allow up to 5 working days. Please note that in some schools we offer a uniform shop facility, which means that our stock is kept in numerous locations. Therefore if you place an order in the school holiday period, or during a period that the shop is closed, you may encounter a further delay as occasionally we are unable to access stock in a school shop until that school re-opens.
We hope that you are happy with your purchase, but should you need to return any goods please obtain a proof of posting. Please note, unless faulty or for reasons previously discussed with Simmonds Customer Service, returns are not paid for by Simmonds and you will be returning goods at your own cost.
There is a dedicated customer service email [firstname.lastname@example.org] and telephone helpline available from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Our Customer Service Team will endeavour to respond to your email within 48 hours during our normal opening times, which are Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Simmonds & Son Ltd
3-5 Eldon Way
Kent TN12 6BESTUDENT UNIFORM
Students must be smartly dressed.
The Headmaster may forbid any item he considers inappropriate.YEARS 7 – 11
A single-breasted black blazer with the school badge on the breast pocket
An authorised house tie
A traditional white long or short-sleeved shirt. Shirts must be tucked in and ties outside the shirt.
Black trousers, not jeans
Black shoes, not trainers or boots
Pullovers, if worn, must be plain black or dark blue, without motifs. Plain black sweat shirts are also allowed.
Hair should be clean and tidy [if long, tied back neatly]. It must not be dyed or shaved.
Earrings, studs or conspicuous jewellery items are not allowed.
Outdoor coats must be dark in colour, without prominent motifs. They must not be worn in school.
Luminous bands and a helmet for cyclists.
In the summer blazers are optional but a school tie must always be worn. A short-sleeved shirt should be worn. Pullovers must not be worn without the blazer.YEARS 12 - 13
Students must avoid extremes of fashion, conspicuous jewellery or earrings.
Complete school dress must be worn to and from school.
Outdoor coats and jackets must not be worn in school.
Denim or denim-look-alike garments are not permitted.
Abbreviated tops or skits, T-shirts, polo shirts or polo-neck sweaters are not permitted.
Training shoes or sports clothes must only be worn for sporting activities. MALE STUDENTS
must be clean shaven.
Suit or conventional sports jacket or blazer. A pullover or waistcoat is not a substitute for a jacket.
Shirt and tie. Shirts must be tucked in.
Pullovers must not have large logos.
In summer, jackets are optional but shirt and tie must always be worn.FEMALE STUDENTS
Suit or blazer or tailored jacket together with a dress, skirt or tailored trousers.
Shirts or blouses must have collar and sleeves.
Dresses must have sleeves and not be low cut.
A pullover or cardigan may be worn but never instead of a jacket and must not have large logos.
Shoes or boots must be appropriate to the school environment.
In summer, jackets are optional but a shirt [with skirt or trousers] or a dress must be worn.NAMING ALL CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS
All items of clothing and footwear and personal property should be clearly and permanently marked with the owner’s name. Name tapes are available from Simmonds, either as iron on or sew in, but the school prefers students to have woven name tapes where it is possible to use them.