Uniform & Dress Code
Here at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School we believe that wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, it creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a part of a strong school community and catholic family.
Uniforms show that you are part of an organisation. Wearing it says we’re all in this together. If you wear your uniform with pride, it means you are half way there to being respectful, buying into what the school is all about.
A school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance and help students to prepare for when they leave school and may have to dress smartly or wear a uniform.
There are areas of research that shows a school uniform can improve learning by reducing distraction, sharpening focus on schoolwork and making the classroom a more serious environment, allowing students to perform better academically.
Perhaps most importantly, a uniform means that students don’t have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes. When everyone is dressed the same, worrying about what you look like isn’t so important. There is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which would put a great deal of financial pressure on students and parents. Potential bullies have one less target for their insults; it’s hard to make fun of what someone is wearing when you’re dressed exactly the same.
School uniform at Archbishop McGrath comprises of a green blazer for Years 7 – 11, black blazer for Years 12 and 13, white shirt or blouse, black trousers or skirt, plain black V neck jumper, school tie and black shoes.
Outer coats must be dark and plain and are not permitted within the school building.
Jewellery: for safety reasons, your child may only wear one pair of stud earrings, one in each ear, and a small crucifix and chain, worn under the shirt.
School uniform and PE Clothing is available from Euroschools and Uniform to go in Bridgend.
*Please note that fashion trousers are not considered as acceptable uniform and trousers must not be tight around the ankle.