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ONLINE OR SCHOOL SHOP?
Simmonds offer two options for purchasing school uniform at your convenience; these include online shopping and shopping at the Rochester Grammar School Shop.
NEW ENTRANTS TO THE ROCHESTER 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 at the Simmonds school shop based at The Rochester Grammar School.
The shop is open for business during school term time on Monday 3-4:30, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes between 1.00 pm and 2.00pm and is managed by Rebecca Hillier who can be contacted at the Simmonds shop on 01634 848175 . If phoning out of hours, please leave a message and a member of Simmonds staff will get back to you.
Please note that uniform for The Rochester Grammar School is not sold through Simmonds Shop in Tunbridge Wells.
Shopping online will be available to customers 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
The prices are the same as shop prices and delivery is to home. Payment online is secure and Simmonds 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. If you have a more urgent order you may telephone customer services to see if we are able to facilitate an alternative shipping method via a courier service. This would be a chargeable service paid for by the customer over the phone and would be based on the weight and size of your order. Sometimes for reasons of stock location, multiple goods for one order may be despatched from different locations. This could have an impact on a courier delivery.
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 5pm Monday to Friday.
Calls and emails received out of hours will be answered when normal business resumes weekdays between 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Simmonds & Son Ltd
3-5 Eldon Way
Kent TN12 6BE
STUDENT UNIFORM AT THE ROCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL
The wearing of school uniform is compulsory in Years 7-11. It helps to establish standards of conduct and discipline.
Rochester Grammar School seek the co-operation of parents in enforcing this rule.
Every effort is made to keep the cost of the uniform to the minimum, consistent with providing garments which will wear well.
THE ROCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL UNIFORM from September 2012
The school uniform consists of:
*Tartan kilt - the length of the kilt should be to the knee and no shorter
*Navy blue jumper with the school logo
*Blue school blouse with collar logo
*Blazer with badge
*School scarf or plain navy or black scarf
Full length or ¾ length navy or black winter coat or mac
This must be of a plain material
The only short coat allowed is a school blazer with badge
Please note that anoraks or hooded coats are not acceptable
Shoes (black, flat walking shoes). Boots and sandals are not acceptable
Socks (white, black or navy) or plain tights (black or beige)
Science overall (must be long sleeve to wear in all science lessons)
Purse belt (optional)
Updated list for Physical Education
Navy PE bag
Predominantly white training shoes with non-marking soles
RGS white polo shirt
House polo shirt – name embroidered in black (Hildegard embroidery will be white)*
PE Skort - black
Short white socks (for netball, tennis and athletics)
Plain black dance trousers
Navy blue shorts
Hockey socks (knee length navy blue)
RGS sweat shirt and plain black or navy blue jogging trousers for PE
*These items must be purchased from one of the two school uniform outfitters.
NAMING ALL CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS
Name tapes are available from Simmonds either as sew in or iron on and an embroidery service is available from Simmonds & Son Ltd. 64 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2UG or online at www.simmonds-ltd.com
Your support and custom is appreciated and your comments regarding this website would be most welcome.
Simon J. Smith