The purpose of the uniform policy is to ensure:

  • High standards of dress for all students
  • That everyone follows the same procedures to allow consistency of approach throughout the school
  • That high expectations are clearly communicated

Our aim is to work together to continuously improve standards of uniform in order to develop an ethos of respect and consideration; a sense of community; self discipline.

The uniform and appearance code is based on the following key principles:

  • The school will not discriminate unlawfully on the grounds of religion, sex, race, disability and sexual orientation in determining and applying its uniform and appearance code
  • The school will act reasonably in accommodating religious requirements, providing they do not pose a threat to security, safety and learning, or compromise the well-being of the whole school community. Where individual requirements have an impact in any of these areas, the Headteacher in consultation with the Governing Body, will take appropriate action
  • The health and safety of students is paramount
  • The school is a safe and secure environment for all members of the school community
  • Uniform and appearance do not interfere with teaching and learning
  • The need to promote a strong and cohesive school identity that supports high standards, and a commonality which ensures harmony and a shared sense of purpose
  • That the cost of uniform should not prevent any student from applying to the school or attending the school
  • In circumstances of financial hardship and on written request to the Headteacher, a contribution to the cost of uniform will be considered
  • The school will also act reasonably in applying the Code by taking into account any permanent or temporary medical conditions which may constrain the wearing of certain items of uniform. In such circumstances, the Headteacher must be informed in writing of any such circumstances

Sale Grammar School has two uniform suppliers. Daywear can be purchased direct from John McHugh in Stretford Mall Shopping Centre and PE uniform can be bought from Kukri, a web based company where orders can be made online or by clicking here

The following items of uniform are compulsory.

*Only available through school suppliers

• Black school blazer with school badge *
• Black trousers
• White school shirt (not a leisure shirt)
• School clip on tie which must be worn at all times*
• Black/grey/white socks
• Black sensible shoes (trainers, sport/leisure shoes, canvas shoes and boots e.g. doc martins are not allowed)

• Black school blazer with school badge*
• Black tailored trousers without manufacturer or designer logos, comfortably and loosely cut
• Black straight skirt with identifying purple piping on pockets or SGS logo on skirt* or
• Black half-stitched box pleated skirt
• White school shirt (not a leisure shirt and not tight fitting)
• School clip on tie which must be work at all times*
• Black/grey/white socks/black tights – over the knee socks are not permitted
• Black sensible shoes (trainers, boots e.g. doc martins, high heels, platform shoes, leisure shoes/flat ‘dolly’ shoes, canvas shoes e.g. converse are not allowed)

The items below are optional for both boys and girls

  • Outdoor coats must be all one colour – either black, navy, grey or beige. Exceptions will be made where the coats have reflective markings as a safety measure. Denim, leather/imitation leather coats and short blouson style jackets are not allowed.  Manufacturer or designer logos must not be visible.
  • Black sweater with grey stripe on v-neck for Years 10 and 11*
  • Grey sweater with purple stripe on v-neck for Years 7 to 9*

*only available through school suppliers

PE & Sport

It is compulsory for all students to wear the correct school/team kit when representing the school.

The following items are compulsory


Badged white sports polo with purple stitching*

Badged black football shorts*

Black/purple stripe reversible sports shirt*

Plain black jogging bottoms or track pants are optional when outside

Badged ½ zip sweat top*

Sports socks with school lettering*

Plain white sports socks

Football boots


Plain black or white skins (base layers) are optional when outside


Badged white sports polo with purple stitching*

Badged black sports skirt or football shorts*

Black fitness shorts*

Plain black jogging bottoms or track pants are optional when outside

Badged ½ zip sweat top*

Sports socks with school lettering*

Plain white sports socks


Plain black or white skins (base layers) are optional when outside

*Only available through school suppliers

Students are advised to wear shin pads for rugby and hockey lessons and must wear them for football lessons, practices and games.

Well-fitted gum shields are strongly advised for rugby and hockey.  These can be ordered from school.

Long hair must be tied back.  Plimsolls or canvas pumps are not acceptable footwear for PE lessons.

Any students who participate in sporting activities and suffer from any medical condition that requires medication e.g. asthma sufferers requiring an inhaler, must ensure that it is brought to all PE activities and is labelled with the student's name.

All uniform must be named.

PE Kit Suppliers Kukri GB Ltd operate a pop-up shop for sportswear/PE kit on one day of each school holiday, at Sale Grammar School. Notification of dates will be sent by email to Parents.

All classroom uniform items can be purchased from John McHugh at:

The Old Post Office
10 King Street
Streford Mall
M32 8AE
Tel: 0161 865 3142

Sale Grammar School sportswear items can be purchased from:


Charity Days

Students may wear items of their own choosing for the prescribed days. However, dress must be sensible, not present health and safety risks and conform to standards of decency expected in a school environment. No jewellery is allowed.


Students carry considerable weight to and from school and sometimes during the school day.  The school bag should be a dark colour and as plain as possible, with sturdy straps, for example a rucksack.  Fashion handbags and sport shoe bags are not appropriate.


General Appearance

  1. No jewellery is allowed e.g. earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, wrist bands, except a wrist watch, smart watches are not allowed. Facial piercing and tongue studs are not permitted nor are any other piercing which is visible at any time including in PE / Sport e.g. on arms and hands. Visible tattoos are also not permitted.
  2. Unconventional hairstyles, closely shaved heads, patterned hair styles/eyebrows or unnatural colouring of hair or different colours in one style, are not acceptable. Long hair which presents health and safety issues must be tied back.
  3. Headscarves should be plain black
  4. Make-up including nail varnish, gel and acrylic nails are not allowed.
  5. No hoodies.

Breach of the Code

  • It is the duty of all teaching staff and support staff (when supervising students) to enforce the Uniform Code throughout the day.
  • Where a student is deemed to be in breach of the Uniform Code, by failing to wear an appropriate item, he/she may be asked by the Headteacher or a person authorised by the Headteacher acting on his/her behalf, to return home, dress correctly and return to school (depending on the reason for the breach). Parental permission will be sought before students in Years 7 to 11 are sent home. Where this is not possible and where a replacement item cannot be provided by the school e.g. loan tie from the Student Services, the student may be isolated on that day. Where purchase of an item of uniform is required account will be taken of order/purchase time (no more than a week).
  • Failure to comply with any request to act within 24 hours, where this is reasonable, will result in parental contact. Should the situation continue after parental contact, then this will be interpreted as intentional defiance of school rules and may result in a fixed term exclusion.
  • Where any student persistently breaches the Code, then this will be deemed to be intentional defiance and may result in a fixed term exclusion.


Students in all years will be expected to conform to the Code when on the premises during these times

If you have an enquiry about any aspect of school uniform, please use our contact form and select school uniform from the recipients list. 

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