The uniform list below will be enforced from September 2018 -
SCHOOL UNIFORM –
o Dark grey or black trousers / skirt / pinafore / shorts.
o Red or white polo t-shirt (preferably with academy logo, but not essential).
o Royal blue sweatshirt / fleece / cardigan with academy logo.
o Red gingham-style summer dresses (please note - playsuits are not recommended, but are allowed)
o Black or dark brown sensible shoes (no trainers or leisure shoes, no more than ankle high, without heels – please check with the school if you are unsure before purchase).
PE UNIFORM –
o White t-shirt with academy logo or plain white.
o Black shorts and black jogging bottoms.
o Plain sweatshirt or similar for colder weather as appropriate (hoodies are discouraged as hoods pose potential snagging risk).
o Separate PE shoes (plimsolls are usually most appropriate, however trainers might be more appropriate for certain sports such as football. Children cannot do PE in their normal school shoes).
All items of clothing need to be labelled with the child’s name.
- The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels in the academy, so we do not allow this. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school; these are appropriate for sport or as leisurewear, but are not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.
- We require all children to wear the types of shoe described in the uniform list.
Please note: if here are any medical exemptions that a child has that might prohibit wearing of ordinary uniform, either temporary or long term, please provide the school with a letter and some form of medical documentation.
HAIR & MAKE-UP
General appearance is important to the overall atmosphere of the school. Extreme hairstyles, make-up and tattoos are detrimental to the smart and purposeful look that we feel is desirable at our primary school. Therefore, the school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts or colouring that could serve as a distraction to other children.
o All hair styles must be able to be securely fixed back for all Physical Education lessons and for lessons such as science or food technology where hair may become a potential hazard.
o Hair bands, clips, bows, etc should be discreet designs in colours compatible with school colours and only used in order to keep hair in place. Over-sized bows are not appropriate.
o Extremes of hair-styles and colourings are not acceptable – this especially includes
- Words or patterns shaved into hair.
- Overgrown, heavy fringes brushed forward onto the face
- High-top styles of excessive height
- Hair shaved closer than shorter than grade 2
- Shaven parting lines or symbols
- Hair that is styled to give excessive height
- Any variation on the ‘Mohican-style’
- Any dye or colouring to the hair
This is not an exhaustive list, but gives many clear examples.
Please do not allow your children to have hair style such as these above. As with the rest of the Uniform Policy, if you are unsure of the suitability of a haircut, please check with the Academy beforehand.
o Make-up and nail varnish are not permitted – children will be asked to remove them if they come into school with it on.
o Temporary / fake tattoos are not appropriate at school and must be removed without trace. A child coming to school with fake tattoos showing will be asked to remove them. If swimming, there must be no fake tattoos on the parts of their bodies that are normally covered up.
In the purposeful learning environment of a primary school, jewellery is neither appropriate nor necessary for young children. It can cause distractions, arguments and extreme distress if a valued item is lost. It should left safely at home, where no harm can come to it. Therefore, on health and safety grounds and due to risk of loss and damage, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our academy. The exceptions to this rule are:
- wrist watches.
- earring studs (one stud in each ear lobe only) which can be removed by the child unaided.
- small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain.
We will still ask the children to remove all of these objects during PE and games.
It is advised that ear piecing should be restricted to times when children will be away from the school for a significant about of time e.g. the summer holidays, in order for the piercing to heal properly. If children are unable to remove an earring themselves they should not wear them in school.
All children have equal access to wearing school uniform regardless of their culture, race, religion, gender, disability or ability. We ensure that the set uniform respects other policies such as race relations, sex discrimination and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals.