Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform;
- promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
- is practical and smart;
- identifies the children with the school;
- prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
- makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
- is designed with health and safety in mind.
The school uniform colours are navy blue and white, and we encourage all children to wear it. The school uniform consists of the following:
Main School Uniform
– Grey pinafore dress or skirt or trousers.
– Blue and white checked dress.
– Grey trousers or shorts.
– White polo shirt (with school logo).
– Navy blue sweatshirt (with school logo).
– Black shoes.
– Grey socks.
Children are expected to change into a P.E. kit for every P.E. lesson. For Health and Safety reasons it is important that they have a complete change of clothes for P.E. and that they do not wear their ‘Kit’ under their clothes for the day.
The PE kit is the same for boys and girls and consists of:
- White t-shirt (different to the white polo shirt worn as part of the day to day uniform.)
- Blue shorts or jogging bottoms or a full blue tracksuit.
- Trainers for outside PE (these must be different to the ones used as school shoes).
Makeup and False Nails
The school does not permit children to wear makeup or false nails (either temporary, stick on or acrylic/gel type). The false nails are a health and safety issue both to the child wearing them and other children in school and could cause injury to both.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery including earrings in our school. The exception to this is a wristwatch. We ask the children to remove this during PE, games and swimming to prevent them from causing injury.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear open toe shoes and boots or shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. We require all children to wear black shoes, as stated in the uniform list, for health and safety reasons.
The role of parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school’s uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Responsibilities of parents are to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, has their name marked on it, that it is clean and in good repair.
If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the Headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. 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. If girls wear a head scarf it should be blue.