School Uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school and sets the tone for the high standards and expectations we have of our children academically and socially. It shows the pride we take in our school and the sense of belonging it creates.
Aims and Expectations
Our policy for uniform is based on the belief that school uniform:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school in line with our ethos
- Develops a sense of community and belonging towards the school
- Supports positive behaviour and discipline
- Identifies the children with our school when taking part in out of school educational activities and visits
- Is practical and smart
- Makes children feel equal to others in terms of appearance
- Is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money
- Is designed with health and safety in mind
- Is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes and hairstyles can be).
- Pale blue shirt or polo shirt
- Navy blue sweatshirt/cardigan/jumper (with or without school logo on)
- Grey skirt, pinafore or trousers
- Plain grey or navy blue tights/white or grey socks
- Summer Option: Blue/white checked dress
- Navy or blue & white hair bands and bobbles.
- Pale blue shirt or polo shirt.
- Navy blue sweatshirt/jumper (with or without school logo on)
- Grey trousers
- Plain dark socks
- Summer Option: Grey uniform shorts
Children should wear sensible black school shoes (no platform soles or high heels)
- Coloured house t-shirt (The first one will be provided by school)
- Black or navy shorts
- Black or navy leotard
- Coloured house t-shirt as provided by school
- Navy or black tracksuit/jogging bottoms and sweatshirt
- Sensible trainers
- Sensible hats can also be worn when necessary (sunny or cold weather)
Girls should wear a one piece swimming costume and boys should wear trunks or ‘short’ swimming shorts (not baggy Bermuda type shorts).
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exception to this rule are plain, simple earring studs in pierced ears and watches. We ask parents wishing children to have pierced ears to get piercings done at the start of the summer holidays so that earrings can be removed for P.E when the school year begins. Where this is not possible we ask for them to be covered with a plaster or medical tape to prevent them from causing injury.
Hairstyles should be reasonable and appropriate for being in a learning environment at school. Hair should be tied up for P.E. Non regulation or extreme hairstyles are not part of school uniform and should not be worn. These would include:
- Shaved cut into the hair.
- Hair that is long in parts and very short elsewhere.
- Hair dyed, either wholly or partly, in a non-natural hair colour.
Make-up is not acceptable under any circumstances, including nail varnish and false nails. Fake tattoos are not appropriate at school and should be removed before the child comes to school.