There’s to be a new look about Lewes’ independent school as a revamped uniform has been unveiled which sees a switch from the famous maroon to a sophisticated grey for senior students from September.
The deep red hasn’t vanished completely, though, as it forms finishing touches to the designs such as a lining on senior and sixth form jackets and blazers.
The refreshed style was previewed to Lewes Old Grammar School parents at two presentations in the Town Hall last week.
All the items feature the 500-year-old school’s recently commissioned heraldic crest, created by local artist and former pupil Rupert Denyer. The design includes the ‘lion rampant’ with the eight ‘crosses crosslet’ representing Lewes Priory, and has the seal of approval of the College of Arms.
“It was time for a smart, contemporary look for our students,” said Tim Laker, from Lewes Old Grammar School. “There has been widespread consultation, including involvement by staff, students and the trustees. After viewing design samples from several suppliers, the overwhelming favourite became clear and received a very warm welcome from parents.”