It is our school policy that all children (including Nursery) wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours (unless otherwise stated).
Aims and Objectives
Our policy for school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
Promotes a sense of pride in the school
Provides a sense of community and belonging
Is practical and smart
Identifies the children with the school
Creates peer equality in terms of appearance
Is designed with Health & Safety in mind
It is not compulsory for pupils to wear clothing with the school logo on, and uniform does not need to be purchased from a specific retailer.
All uniform should be named. Any lost, unnamed uniform will be taken to lost property. Lost property still unclaimed after one term will be sold or donated.
Below are acceptable items for uniform:
Red jumpers / sweatshirts / cardigans
Grey skirts / trousers / pinafores
Grey shorts (for Summer term)
Red gingham dresses (for Summer term)
White shirt / blouse / polo shirt
Sensible black shoes – no trainers or high heels
Indoor P.E. kit – white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
Outdoor P.E. kit – white t-shirt, black jogging bottoms, black jacket and trainers.
Jewellery & Makeup
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears and a watch. Children must remove or cover these items during PE and games to prevent them from causing injury.
No makeup or nail varnish should be worn in school.
The role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school dressed correctly and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and that it is clean and in good repair. If there are serious reasons, for example, on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
The role of Teachers and Support Staff
All staff will set a good example in terms of dress. This should be determined by smart professional dress and can be varied according to the activities being taught. For example, PE should be taught in appropriate clothing and footwear.
The role of Governors
The Governing Body supports the Headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It will consider all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the Headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. Governors ensure that the school uniform meets regulations concerning equal opportunities. Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
The role of the Headteacher
The Headteacher will ensure that pupils and staff comply with the uniform policy agreed by the Governing Body. The Headteacher has a duty to enforce the school uniform throughout the school community, as part of the duty within maintenance of day to day discipline in the school.