Uniform


Principles


We believe that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos and environment.  We also believe it is important that certain activities are facilitated by specialised and appropriate clothing 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 children’s school uniform in this policy, in our school prospectus and on the website.  The intention is not to infringe on any individual religious freedom.  Our aim is for equality and not discrimination.


Aims

Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief 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.

Our colours are royal blue, grey and white and the uniform is as follows:


Boys

  • School royal blue sweatshirt/cardigan with school logo
  • School white polo shirt
  • School royal blue fleece and/or reversible fleece jacket with school logo for outdoor wear
  • School royal blue book bag with school logo
  • Grey trousers or grey shorts - please note that very dark grey or black is not acceptable
  • Navy cagoule for outdoor wear (optional)
  • Black shoes (not trainers) with grey socks  

Girls

  • School royal blue sweatshirt/cardigan with school logo
  • School white polo shirt
  • School royal blue fleece and/or reversible fleece jacket with school logo for outdoor wear
  • School royal blue book bag with school logo
  • Grey skirt  or grey pinafore dress (Optional grey trousers) – please note that very dark grey or black is not acceptable
  • Navy cagoule for outdoor wear (optional)
  • Black shoes with grey tights or white socks
  • Blue gingham dresses may be worn in the summer term
  • Sensible sandals with white socks

For special occasions and events, pupils need a school white polo shirt with the school logo, available via the uniform supplier. (This could be tie and shirt!!!)

For PE all children need

  • School white t-shirt with school logo
  • School royal blue gym bag with school logo
  • Navy blue PE shorts
  • A pair of trainers (outdoor) and plimsolls (indoor). Optional blue tracksuit for outdoor P.E..

Optional items

  • School blue sunhat with school logo
  • School blue knitted hat with school logo

Jewellery
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. If your child has pierced ears then only studs may be worn but must be removed for PE and swimming.

Make up and Cosmetics
The school does not permit such products to be worn by any children.

All clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name to avoid loss of property.

Uniform supplier

The School’s current uniform supplier is Tesco Clothing and you may order directly from their website -

www.tesco.com/ues

We appreciate that some items are available elsewhere at lower prices than our suppliers. Non-logo items may be purchased from high street stores or superstores, providing that they are the right colour.  This includes the grey trousers, shorts, skirts, plain white polo shirts and blue check gingham dresses.