'It is for the governing body of a school to decide whether there should be a school uniform policy and if so what that should be. The Department (for Education) strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone.'
The reason we, and almost all other schools, adopt a school uniform policy is because:
- It helps to promote equality.
- It promotes spiritual, moral, social, cultural development and British values, because although the school celebrates the diversity of its pupils, at the same time the uniform shows that children share one identity in being part of the school.
- There are fewer distractions in lessons, by for example avoiding pupils being in competition with each other over what they are wearing.
- It is important from a safeguarding perspective, in that it makes pupils easily identifiable. This is particularly important on a school trip when supervising pupils.
- It provides convenience for parents, by being more economical and reduces arguments with children over choice of clothing.
- It promotes a sense of pride in the school.
- It support the school's commitment to inclusion.
- It is practical, smart and designed with health and safety in mind.
- Encourages positive behaviour and self-discipline, which in turn supports teaching/learning.
Essential School Uniform
Our uniform consists of:
- Blue shirt or polo shirt
- Navy blue jumper or cardigan
- Grey or black trousers
- Grey or black skirt
- Grey or black pinafore dress
- Grey or black school shorts - Summer
- Blue and white check summer dress - Summer
- Black school shoes/flat boots
- School bag - children will need a bag for reading records and water bottles.
These do not have to be branded or bought from our supplier, polo-shirts and knitted cardigans/jumpers in the school colours are fine from Asda or other supermarkets.
Optional summer items:
- Blue and white gingham dress
- Grey or black school shorts (not PE shorts)
- Any headwear worn for religious or cultural reasons should be plain and of a dark colour
- Hats/gloves/scarves etc. are encouraged for colder weather
- Hats/caps are encouraged for hot weather
Our PE kits consist of:
- Navy shorts
- Blue T Shirt
- Trainers - PE days only
The T-shirt and shorts are provided by the school and does need to have the school logo on. Parents will need to provide trainers or gym shoes. If your child loses or grows out of their short and T-shirt, parents will need to purchase a replacement from our school supplier.
- Swimming shorts or trunks for boys
- One piece suit for girls
- Swimming hats for boys and girls
- Goggles are optional
- Trainers are NOT part of our daily uniform.
- Jogging bottoms and leggings are NOT part of our school uniform.
- Patterned tights are NOT part of our school uniform.
- Makeup, false tan, false eyelashes or nail varnish are NOT part of our school uniform.
- Jewellery, other than stud earrings and a watch, is NOT part of our school uniform.
- All of our school uniform is available through Border Embroideries and all feature our school logo. Please order via their website: www.border-embroideries.co.uk
- Plain navy blue jumpers and blue polo shirts are available in most supermarkets.
- School does have some pre-loved items of school uniform such as jumpers and cardigans. Please contact the school to see what is available.
If you require further assistance with our uniform policy, please contact the school office to speak to Mrs Bate, Mrs Evans or Mrs Addison.