New uniforms helping St Ives students to ‘walk tall’

St Ivo pupils with head teacher Sam Griffin.

St Ivo pupils with head teacher Sam Griffin. - Credit: Archant

Students arriving back at St Ivo after the summer break are settling into a new regime which has seen the school adopt an updated uniform and house system.

The long-standing maroon jumper and polo shirt uniform of the St Ives-based school has been changed for a new black blazer and grey trouser combination, with maroon-coloured tie as a nod to the school’s heritage.

There is also a grey tartan skirt available for girls.

Also new for the autumn term is a house system, with all students now belonging to one of five houses: Bridge (green), Crosier (purple), Leger (red), River (blue) or Wheatsheaf (gold).

The school hopes the house system will encourage students to mix more outside of their usual groups.

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Head teacher Sam Griffin said: “We are all excited by the opportunities these new initiatives offer our students. The successful launch of a new uniform is already seeing our students walking tall, making a marked difference in encouraging more mature behaviour.”

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