The new uniform for a school formed by the merger of two private girls’ schools has been unveiled at a catwalk show.
The new blue uniforms for Newcastle High School for Girls will replace the well-known green and purple clothing currently sported by pupils at Church High and Central High. The schools are set to merge and open as the new establishment in September.
Girls from both schools showcased the new uniform on the catwalk, to a positive response from both parents and pupils.
There are different variations of the uniform for different age groups.
The Nursery and Junior uniform features teal, grey and black patterned tartan, a white shirt with the seahorse logo embossed on the collar, a grey jumper or cardigan, and a teal blazer, again with the seahorse logo.
Grace Jobling, seven, who modelled the new nursery PE kit said: “It was really fun modelling the new uniform, I liked the colours and I thought it looked really smart.”
Brooke Armstrong, currently in Year 3 at Newcastle Church High School, modelled the junior uniform and was also enthusiastic: “I liked the colour of the new uniform and the seahorse on it made it look nice.”
Girls at Newcastle High’s Senior School will wear a specially designed grey jacket and skirt with a teal pinstripe, together with a white shirt with the seahorse logo and teal jumper.
Megan Fletcher from Central Newcastle High School’s Senior School said: “Overall I have to say that the reaction to the new uniform is positive and I am sure we will all enjoy wearing it next year.”
Hilary French, headmistress of Central High and of Newcastle High School for Girls from September, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the new uniform which embodies many key attributes of our new school. It is bold, sophisticated, business like and stylish as well as being colourful, dynamic and upbeat.
“We have had very positive feedback from girls and parents. Girls of all ages will feel proud to wear the new uniform, and also proud of the new school that they belong to.”