Cirencester Deer Park students dress to impress
FROM September all new students at Cirencester Deer Park School will be sporting a different look thanks to the school's first new uniform for 20 years.
The uniform was launched with a fashion show for around 300 parents and pupils who packed the school's main hall to see the new uniform for the first time.
After an extended period of consultation with parents, pupils and governors, it was decided that the new uniform would feature distinctive open-collar striped shirts, navy v-necked jumpers and optional sweater vests.
Caroline Skerten, assistant headteacher, spearheaded the new uniform design. She said: "After thought provoking discussions with the whole school community it has been a pleasure to see the final uniform ideas come to fruition. I am very pleased with the look and feel that involving pupils, parents and staff has really helped the school community feel part of this exciting change."
A new school crest has also been designed featuring leaping deer. Headteacher Chiquita Henson explained: "The striking image of the pair of young deer leaping confidently reflects our drive and ambition as well as our readiness to nurture and work collaboratively."
Parent Alison Carter said: "The new uniform launch was informative and certainly showed that you had been through a very thorough decision making process. It was also good to see the students so involved in the evening and there were some excellent performances. The uniform itself is a really good choice. It is smart, practical and I think very wearable even for the most fashion conscious teenager."
It is expected that by September 2014 all pupils will be wearing the new school uniform.