Month: June 2024

The Noughties List


Come along to The Noughties List on 11 July at 7pm – a concert of music from the 2000s starring all year groups.

Our songsters have been working hard – don’t miss out!

Book your seats today! Only £4 per seat!

Moving to Arbor Pay

The move from ParentPay to Arbor for payments means that you will have less logins!

Please set up your Arbor account by Friday 12 July ready for the switchover!

Please read the letter below for more information.

It is vital that you set up your account now, ready for our switch to Arbor payments in September. In fact, the big switch will happen on 15 July 2024 before the end of term when we will begin to move payments from ParentPay to Arbor.

From 23 July to 25 July, you will not be able to access ParentPay. Therefore, please top up your account before 22 July to ensure your child has sufficient funds for their school meals.

New Uniform Update

17 June 2024

Further to the letters sent to parents/carers of Years 6 to 10 earlier this term to inform you of changes to our uniform, we wanted to update you on what the new uniform will look like and to provide some clearer guidance.

  • New Year 7 pupils will wear the new uniform from September 2024.
  • Pupils going into Years 8 to 11 in September 2024 can continue to wear the current uniform during the next school year (2024 to 2025).
  • From September 2025, all pupils will be required to wear the new uniform.
  • Uniform assistance will be provided to Year 9 pupils who will only require the new blazer and tie for Year 11.
  • There is no change to the PE Kit (Ellis Guilford PE top, plain black shorts and suitable trainers).

Click on the images below to view details about the new uniform.

Sourcing your Ellis Guilford Uniform

The Uniform page provides lots of information regarding ordering of new uniform and sourcing more affordable and second-hand uniform. Click here to find out how you can earn Guilford Gold by donating your unwanted uniform.

All letters regarding the changes can be found below:

Letters for Year 6 parents and carers

Letters for Years 7 to 10

No Mobile Phones

Please read the letter below from Principal, Mrs Johnson, for a reminder of our Mobile Phone Policy. Children should not be using mobile phones in school. Mobile phones should be switched off and in bags throughout the school day. Mobile phones that are seen or heard will be confiscated until the end of the day.

Y10 Parent Webinar


Please attend Mr Girling’s Year 10 Parent Webinar on Monday 17 June, starting at 5pm, designed specifically to equip you with valuable insights on how to effectively support your child during the upcoming mock exams.

If you have any questions you would like Mr Girling to answer, please email

Find out more by downloading the latest Year 10 letter below which includes the timetable for the PPEs (Pre-Public Examinations), starting on 24 June, and details of breakfast and after-school revision sessions to support Year 10 prepare for their exams.


Pre-Owned Uniform Shop

Earn Guilford Gold in exchange for Uniform Donations!

From September 2024, we are introducing a Pre-Owned Uniform Shop. Families will be invited to browse our pre-owned uniform and recycle items they no longer need for pre-owned ones.

From June 2024, donations for our shop can be dropped off at our Reception during school opening hours. In exchange for your donation, you will receive a voucher for 25 Guilford Gold for your child! The more you donate, the more you earn!

You can also donate uniform during the summer holiday on our Drop-Off dates (on the left).

Our Pre-Owned Uniform Shop will not be open for browsing until September 2024.

Please note uniform for current Y7 to Y10 does not change until September 2025. The ‘new uniform‘ guidance can be found here.

If you are looking for second-hand uniform, you can also try charity shops in the local area and the Nottingham School Uniform Exchange Group on Facebook where you will find uniform items advertised for all schools across Nottingham. You could also have a look for local selling groups on Facebook or try Facebook Marketplace where you can list items you have to sell or items that you wish to buy.