Tadcaster Grammar School students wear their uniform proudly. We believe it shows that they are a member of our school community and that it is one with the highest of standards. The uniform promotes positive behaviour and supports the staff in the classroom and around the school. It reflects the school’s heritage and supports the equality principles that lie at the heart of a gender neutral uniform.

Our uniform aims to identify students with the school and ensure students are aware of their status as representatives of the school. We hope it promotes a sense of community and belonging to the school, while engendering a sense of pride in, and loyalty to, the school. It should enable students to feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance, not discriminate in any way and promote fairness and equality.


  • Blazer – blue with crest 
  • Jumper – dark grey, v-neck, unbadged
  • Tie – school tie, striped with House colours, Year 11 with crests
  • Skirt – plain, dark grey, pleated, just above the knee.
  • (no tight fitting, pencil or lycra/stretchy material)
  • Trousers – formal, dark grey, standard fitting (no jeans or skinny-fit)
  • Tights – navy, or Black
  • Socks – plain, dark
  • Shirt/blouse – plain white, long or short sleeved
  • Black shoes – low, safe heel, no boots, trainers or canvas

 Outdoor Wear

  • Plain dark coloured outdoor coats only: no hoodies, denim, leather or sweatshirts
  • Navy or black scarves only
  • Plain black belt


  • One plain ring may be worn
  • Plain watch
  • Small gold or silver stud per ear (not jewelled) only in the lobe of the ear
  • No facial piercings are allowed. All jewellery, other than that stipulated, will have to be removed and confiscated. Students who fail to remove jewellery will face sanctions.

Make-up and nail varnish 

  • Not allowed in Years 7, 8 & 9. Discreet make-up is allowed in Year 10 and above. No nail varnish.


  • Any colouring should be of a naturally occurring tone. The style and length should be sensible and appropriate for school. (No shaved haircuts below a ‘number two’)


PE Kit


  • White TGS polo shirt
  • Navy shorts unbranded
  • Navy football socks unbranded
  • Navy TGS reversible
  • Navy TGS sweatshirt/hoodie


  • White TGS polo shirt
  • Navy gym shorts unbranded
  • Navy gym skort unbranded
  • Navy football socks unbranded
  • Navy TGS sweatshirt/hoodie

The following items are required by all students:

  • White ankle socks
  • Trainers (suitable for physical activity)
  • Shin pads (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Gum shield (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Hair bands – long hair tied back – and that includes boys!
  • Football boots (only for certain activities)

All kit should be clearly named!