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Lewes Old Grammar's distinctive maroon uniform gives way to smart new grey look

The Argus: The distinctive maroon Lewes Old Grammar uniform. Picture by www.jimholden.co.uk The distinctive maroon Lewes Old Grammar uniform. Picture by www.jimholden.co.uk

The famous maroon uniform worn by pupils at Lewes Old Grammar for decades will disappear at the end of this academic year.

From September a new grey uniform will replace the deep red sported by students since before the Second World War.

Tim Laker, operations manager at Lewes Old Grammar School, said: “It was time for a smart, contemporary look for our students.”

Former pupil and artist Rupert Denyer has also designed a new school crest incorporating a lion rampant with an eight crosses crosslet, representing Lewes Priory.

It will feature on all uniforms, including the revamped sports kits, for all pupils in the school.

Mr Denyer said: “The crest has to be historically accurate. So there were tight specifications to work with.

“It was wonderful to work on such a prestigious and unusual project, and the fact that it was for my old school was an added bonus.”

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2:42pm Tue 11 Mar 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

It's a lot better than the ghastly uniform that was worn by the girls at Lewes High School in the 70's, which was green and had a pleated skirt that made even skinny girls look fat!
It's a lot better than the ghastly uniform that was worn by the girls at Lewes High School in the 70's, which was green and had a pleated skirt that made even skinny girls look fat! getThisCoalitionOut
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7:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Sussex jim says...

Sacriledge!
Sacriledge! Sussex jim
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7:46pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ourcoalition says...

I went there - hated every minute, but I thank the School for one thing - it taught me about the class structure of this country, and gave me the politics I have today. All of this, exactly the reverse of what it was meant to do!

Even led my first strike whilst there (against the compulsory Cadet/Army training - it was the early 70's with Vietnam going on).

Eternally grateful to the Old Grammar.
I went there - hated every minute, but I thank the School for one thing - it taught me about the class structure of this country, and gave me the politics I have today. All of this, exactly the reverse of what it was meant to do! Even led my first strike whilst there (against the compulsory Cadet/Army training - it was the early 70's with Vietnam going on). Eternally grateful to the Old Grammar. ourcoalition
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