Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Parents and Carers

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School is committed to working closely with parents and carers to ensure that students are safe, happy and able to do their best at school.  We value the exceptionally high levels of parent support that we receive at Borlase.  The school has an active Parents Association that works with the school management to support the school.  All parents are members of the PA and the PA's committee is always keen to welcome new members.  Do please get in contact with the Chair if you would like to become more closely involved. The most frequently searched for parent information can be found by using the links to the right and the most commonly requested forms are available for download at the bottom of the page.

The box office can be found on the homepage of the website, next to the calendar of upcoming events.  ParentPay can be accessed here, but is also to be found in the main blue menu that can be opened from any page on this website by clicking the three lined menu icon in the top right-hand corner.

If parents need to contact a member of staff, please make sure that you email the school using the address parents@swbgs.com

Parents Evenings

Parents are able to book appointments for parents evening online. Parents will be notified when it is time to book appointments via Recent Mailings.

To book please visit https://swbgs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ to book your appointments.

Please login with the following information:

  • First contact’s title
  • First contact’s name
  • First contact’s surname
  • First contact’s email address
  • Student’s first name
  • Student’s surname
  • Student’s date of birth

Please note that the first contact is the first person named on your data collection sheet. Please contact the school office if you would like to change any of the details.

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.

School Uniform - Years 7-11

Due to COVID restrictions our school shop is shut.

We have made arrangements with the supplier to process all orders made on line and you will be notified when your order is ready for collection.

Orders will be taken to the Reception on a Tuesday and Thursday and can only be collected by our students.

Orders can be placed via the link below.

www.thedirectclothing.co.uk/school-shops/sir-william-borlase/

Appearance

The school does not permit the following:

  • All types of headgear except cycle helmet or a plain black “beanie” for wear to and from school in inclement weather
  • Denim or leather type clothing
  • Sweatshirts, hooded or zipped tops
  • Scarf – other than the Borlase school or plain black scarf
  • Make-up
  • All types of jewellery (with the exception of simple unadorned earstuds, one per lobe) including rings, nose-studs, friendship bracelets, ankle bands, etc. A single charity band is permitted
  • Coloured T-shirts worn underneath white shirts
  • Belts wider than 3cm and decorative buckles
  • No extreme haircuts
  • Hairbands should be plain red, black or white
Boys Uniform - Years 7-11
  • Blazer (black with school badge on pocket)
  • Trousers (charcoal grey/very dark, full length and not tight fitting)
  • Shirt (white)
  • Tie (red with house colour stripe)
  • Shoes (black leather) No trainers
  • Socks (dark grey or black)
  • Plain black V-necked jumper with school logo (optional)
  • School scarf (available only from School shop) or plain black scarf – scarf is optional
  • Outdoor wear (dark plain coat/anorak, no logos or external labels)
Girls Uniform - Years 7-11
  • Blazer (black with school badge on pocket)
  • Skirt mid grey, knee-length, pleated  (All Yr 7) or straight, not tight fitting, with school badge on front lower/left (available from school shop/online) OR Trousers (tailored, mid grey, full length and not tight fitting) Skirts need to be worn no shorter than a width-ways credit card above the knee.
  • Shirt (white)
  • Tie (red with house colour stripe)
  • Shoes (black leather, low-heeled, no open backs or open toes, no trainers)
  • Socks (black or white) OR Tights (black 40 denier or more) Tights must be worn unless we are in Summer Uniform.
  • Plain black V-necked jumper with school logo (optional)
  • School scarf (only available from school shop) or plain black scarf – scarf is optional
  • Outdoor wear (dark plain coat/anorak, no logos or external labels)

6 form uniform

Our 6th form students set the standards for the rest of the school and we expect all students to look smart and to take pride in their appearance at all times.

Appearance

The school does not permit the following:

  • All types of headgear except cycle helmet or a plain black “beanie” for wear to and from school in inclement weather
  • Denim or leather type clothing
  • Sweatshirts, hooded or zipped tops
  • Scarf – other than the Borlase school or plain black scarf
  • Coloured T-shirts worn underneath white shirts
  • Belts wider than 3cm and decorative buckles
  • No extreme haircuts
  • Hairbands should be plain red, black or white
  • Make-up should be discreet

Uniform

Suit

A black/dark grey/navy suit consisting of tailored
jacket and full-lenght tailored trousers or tailored
jacket and tailored skirt/shift dress.  Three piece
suits are permitted with a matching waistcoat with
trousers or skirts.  (Tailored suits are matching
pieces, not separate items of different fabrics).
Skirt/dresses must be no more than 2 inches
above the knee.

Shirt A white shirt or blouse with collar and sleeves.
Tie School ties in House colours are purchased from
the school uniform shop.  They are worn by boys,
however all 6th formers are also welcome to wear
them.
Shoes Black, smart shoes.  No trainers, boots or canvas
shoes.
Tights and socks Dark socks with trousers; black, opaque tights 30
denier + with skirts.
Jumpers/cardigans A fine-knit black/navy/dark grey v-necked jumper
or cardigan can be worn under a jacket, but not
instead of a jacket.  Round neck jumpers,
sweatshirts, hoodies or heavy-knit are
not permitted.
Outdoor coats A plain, dark coat may be worn over the jacket.
Make-up This should be discreet
Jewellery

A single pair of ear-rings, studs or dropper of up to
2 inches - to be removed for sport/dance or other
situations where requested.

Shaving Boys must be clean shaven at all times

Sport and PE Kit 

General Guidance

Watches and wallets must be handed to the teacher at the start of the PE lesson and should be clearly named.

The school takes NO responsibility for items of value, which are left in the changing room or cloakrooms at any time.

Mobile phones and MP3 players will not be accepted by PE staff. They should be put in lockers or named mobile phones can be left at Reception.

For girls Netball, Rounders and Hockey a skort must always be worn. For other games activities, SWBGS leggings may be worn without a skort.  Any other black leggings are only acceptable under a skort.

Shoes and hockey/soccer boots must be marked with indelible ink of a suitable colour.

All upper body kit MUST be labelled with 1” size name tags available from Hawkinsport.

Lower garments to have students initials printed on them (service also available at Hawkinsport).

For obtaining items of school sportswear and gameswear the local supplier is: Hawkinsport & Son, 10A, Wessex Road Industrial Estate, Wessex Rd, Bourne End SL8 5DT. Tel: 01628-819242.

Boys PE Kit
INDOOR
  • White House T-shirt with school House coloured crest

  • Black PE shorts with school crest
  • White socks
  • White trainers
OUTDOOR
  • Reversible rugby jersey
  • Black rugby shorts
  • Games socks black/white turnover top
  • Rugby or soccer boots
  • School sweatshirt or microfleece
  • (Additional optional items see Hawkinsport list e.g. Black tracksuit trousers)
Girls PE Kit
INDOOR
  • White House T-shirt with school House coloured crest
  • Black PE shorts with school crest
  • White socks
  • White trainers
OUTDOOR
  • Games shirt white with school crest
  • Black games skort
  • Games socks black/white turnover top
  • Rugby or soccer boots
  • School sweatshirt or microfleece
  • (Additional optional items see Hawkinsport list e.g. Black tracksuit trousers/leggings)