School Uniform Policy
Policy on School Uniform (2023 - 2024).
It is our policy that all children should wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our school prospectus on the website.
2.Aims and objectives
Our policy is based on the notion of ‘Look Smart – Act Smart’ and that a school uniform:
- promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- engenders a feeling of community and belonging;
- is practical and smart;
- identifies the children with the school;
- is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be);
- makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
- is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents;
- has been designed with health and safety in mind.
(All clothing should be marked with the child’s name)
EYFS –autumn – Spring Term
- Royal blue joggers (for both boys and girls)
- Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan (for both boys and girls)
- White polo shirt (for both boys and girls)
- Black shoes or pumps (for both boys and girls)
- School coat (optional) black or dark coloured coat)
- E – white t-shirt with black shorts
EYFS –Spring /summer (optional)
- Blue checked summer dresses
- Grey shorts with white polo shirts
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Grey trousers / shorts /skirt/pinafore dress.
Royal blue “v” necked sweatshirt or cardigan preferably with school badge (KS1)
Royal blue “v” necked woollen jumper or cardigan preferably with school badge (KS2)
White polo shirt (KS1)
White shirt (KS2)
White or grey socks.
Plain royal blue tie (KS2)
Summer Term Options:
KS2 white polo shirt
KS1 & KS2 girls - light blue and white gingham summer dress, sensible white shoes.
PE / Sports Kit for boys and girls
Children to come to school on PE days wearing their PE kits.
Royal blue hoodie (KS1 & 2) with school logo
Black tracksuit bottoms (KS1 & 2) preferably with school logo
White T-shirt preferably with school logo
Plimsolls or trainers for outdoor/indoor activities.
Small stud earrings are allowed for Key Stage 1 and key stage 2 children.
Inexpensive watches may be worn in Key Stage 2. However, if a watch is designed for games or makes disruptive noises it should not be worn for school.
5, Hair and make-up
The school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts or colouring that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hair bands, clips etc should be discreet designs in colours compatible with school colours and only used in order to keep hair in place. Long hair should be tied back for practical subjects, including P.E. Some hair ornaments may need to be removed for P.E. on the grounds of health and safety. No make-up or nail varnish may be worn during the school day. Similarly, temporary transfers or fake ‘tattoos’ are not appropriate.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. All shoes should be black in colour. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels in school, so we do not allow this. Shoes made of breathable material such as leather are preferred and totally plastic shoes (such as jelly shoes) are not acceptable. We do not allow children to wear trainers with visible motifs; these are appropriate for sport or as leisurewear, but are not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform (including travel to and from school). Shoes which incorporate flashing lights or similar distracting gimmicks in their design are not appropriate for school wear.
Winter boots/ wellington boots may be worn to and from school during bad weather but shoes must be brought to school and worn during the school day. Flat sandals that provide firm support may be worn in summer but they must have a heel strap to ensure that the foot cannot slip off the sandal. Canvas pumps may be worn in the summer but again should be either black or white without visible motifs.
7. Seasonal safety
All children require a coat in school when the weather is changeable, cold or wet.
On hot sunny days children should be protected from the sun when outdoors by:
- wearing a hat or cap
- wearing an appropriate SPF sun-screen that has been applied at home, or that they have brought to school to apply themselves (adults in school are not permitted to apply sun-screen).
8. The role of the school
Acceptance of the school’s uniform policy forms part of our Home-School Agreement. In the event of infringement of the uniform policy, in the first instance a member of staff would have a discrete discussion with the pupil regarding any explanation for the infringement and any remedial action that might be required (for example, a child might be asked to change into P.E. pumps if their footwear is unsuitable for wear in school. In the event of persistent infringements, parents will be contacted.
9. 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 correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair. All items should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
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, e.g. religious objections, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
10. The role of governors
The governing body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding this policy, and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
It is the governors' responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all national regulations concerning equal opportunities, and that our school uniform policy is consistent with our policy on equal opportunities.
Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
11. Monitoring and review
When monitoring this policy, through its committee work, the governing body will:
- seek the views of parents, to be sure that they agree with the policy, and support it;
- consider with the headteacher any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensations;
- require the headteacher to report to the governors on the way in which the policy is being implemented.
This policy will be reviewed by the governing body every two years, or earlier if considered necessary.