Our new school uniform is ethically manufactured and made with Fairtrade Cotton by Koolskools.
Why Fairtrade cotton school uniform?
There is no difference in quality between Fairtrade cotton and normal cotton. Fairtrade cotton means that we can be sure that the farmers who grow the cotton receive a fair and sustainable payment for their crop. Their communities also receive a premium for projects such as building schools and hospitals and gaining access to clean water.
Being “Fairtrade cotton certified” means that all parts of the manufacturing process of the Fairtrade cotton garments have been inspected and audited. The factories are signed up to Fairtrade Minimum Standards, designed to ensure that practices such as child labour and enforced overtime or long working hours don’t exist.
Based in Southampton, Koolskools has built an internationally renowned ethical clothing company over the past 8 years and are working with schools all over the UK.
Koolskools is the only school uniform provider in the UK offering a complete range of garments made with Fairtrade cotton. Our research has proved that they offer quality and value-for-money garments which are all double stitched, easy iron, and a durable 50% cotton/50% polyester mix.
Koolskools also works with schools all over the UK, offering presentations to children of all ages about ethical and fair trading. The idea is that, if the school embraces school uniform made with Fairtrade cotton, our children are given the opportunity to learn all about the ethical trading story behind it.
To ensure all students look smart and best represent Gagle Brook Primary School, we have a number of rules when it comes to school uniforms. Our uniform consists of:
- Grey trousers or skirt.
- Jade Green or White logo polo shirt.
- Sensible black footwear.
Uniform expectation: Logo on sweatshirt or cardigan and logo on book bag or backpack.
Summer exceptions: Please note, during the Summer months children are permitted to wear grey/black shorts and green checked dresses.
PE kits should be brought in a suitable named bag. Please label all clothing with your child’s name. The PE kit consists of:
- Black jogging bottoms
- Black shorts or skirt
- Jade or white t shirt/polo-shirt
- Black pumps or trainers
- A plain, dark jumper or school jumper
- Black or Grey Socks
A lost property box will be available in the school entrance office should any missing uniform items be recovered.
Jewellery should be kept to a minimum. It is fine to wear jewellery due to a religious belief.
Earrings should be small stud earrings. Hoop earrings are not allowed as they are a risk during PE lessons and at playtime.
Nail varnish and makeup are not permitted in school, unless with the express permission of the principal.
If, for cultural reasons, parents wish their child to wear a particular type of clothing during the school day, this is absolutely fine. Examples include a turban, headscarf, or a PE kit that includes longer length trousers.
How to Order
Gagle Brook Primary School is delighted to be able to partner with Koolskools as a supplier of Fairtrade school uniforms. If you would like to buy ethically manufactured Fairtrade school uniform, click on the button above and place your order.
Please note that there is a flat delivery charge of £3.50, whether you order just one or multiple garments. Orders will take a maximum of 10 working days (15 days during the busy June to September period) to turn around, from the date of order placement.