School Uniform Policy
It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, representing the school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.
Aims and objectives
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 (see clear guidelines) and good value for money by most parents;
- is designed with health and safety in mind.
Our uniform consists of:
- Burgundy or grey jumper/sweatshirt/cardigan or fleece embroidered with the school logo (available from school)
- grey or black trousers, grey skirt (straight or pleated) / grey pinafore dress
- white, or blue polo shirt
- grey, black or white socks or grey, black or white tights
- Summer uniform:
Boys - black or grey shorts
Girls – red/blue/burgundy school summer dresses.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are small metal ear-ring studs in pierced ears. We ask the children to either remove earrings during PE and games, or cover them with surgical tape (which we have in school), to prevent them from causing injury.
We require all children to wear plain black shoes, no trainers, no heels, no fashion boots. If unacceptable footwear is worn, the child will be asked to change into PE pumps while in school.
(See additional guidance for footwear for PE and games)
Hairstyles are an important part of our children presenting in a uniform and neat manner.
Therefore all long hair (shoulder length or below) should be tied back at all times. Bobbles and headbands should be of dark plain colour i.e. black, grey or burgundy. No sparkly or glittery ,colourful clips or headbands are to be worn. Tramlines shaved into hair are not permitted. Mohicans are not permitted. Extreme hair colours are not permitted.
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. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
We take pride in our uniform and encourage children to do the same. We do check that children are meeting the requirements regularly. If your child is not, then the following procedures will apply
- An incorrect uniform slip will be sent home.
- If the matter is corrected no further action will be taken.
- If the child continues to arrive at school clearly not following our uniform guidance, including hairstyles, then the parents will receive a phone call home.
- If the child continues to arrive at school following the phone call, then the Headteacher will request the parents to come into school for an appointment.
- If the child continues to arrive at school following the appointment, or the parents do not attend the appointment, the Headteacher may exclude the child for a fixed period.
School Uniform Policy
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.
The role of governors
The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform 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 regulations concerning equal opportunities.
Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
Monitoring and review
The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:
- seeking the views of parents, to ensure that they agree with and support the policy;
- considering, with the headteacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform;
- requiring the headteacher to report to the governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented.
Date of Policy Implementation:
September 2010 ( reviewed and updated)
Date of Next Review: