As a school, we have very clear principles about how our school uniform can reflect our aspirations and exceptional standards and our school ethos of BEST.
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:
- Sets a tone for the high expectations of our school
- Creates uniformity and equality with all children
- Fosters a feeling of identity and belonging to the school
- Promotes pride amongst our children and a sense of feeling smart
The Role of Parents
We expect all parents to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and well-presented, including a suitable hairstyle, so they are ready for their daily schoolwork.
Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
Parents are also responsible for ensuring their children come to school in a coat suitable for the forecast weather conditions each day. During break times and lunch, children will still be going outside even in cold windy conditions and light rain.
- ‘Extreme’ haircuts are not permitted in school. ‘Extreme’ being any haircut that is considered by the school to be significantly different to cause distraction to others and therefore their learning and so not in keeping with the school’s ethos. When joining the school, parents/carers are expected to fully support this policy at all times.
- Long hair should be tied back at all times and short hair in a suitable style for school. Plain hair bands are permitted.
- No jewellery, except small, plain studs for pierced ears and wrist watches – both of which must be removed for P.E. (ear studs can be covered with plasters for the first few weeks until earrings can be safely removed).
- No make-up or nail varnish to be worn in school.
- Children may wear caps or hats to protect themselves from the sun or adverse weather conditions.
- All children need a clear & labelled water bottle bought into school daily.
- Children to attend school in the correct P.E uniform on the day of their allocated P.E lesson.
- PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING ARE NAMED.
We prefer children not to wear jewellery for health and safety reasons. All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons and kept safe by the child. If your child is unable to remove their jewellery, they will not be allowed to take part in the PE lesson, which is a statutory part of the curriculum. Parents will be contacted if a child regularly fails to have appropriate kit for P.E.
All clothing and belongings should be named. We are prepared to help search for named items of lost clothing. All lost property is placed in the lost property boxes around your child's year area and we encourage parents and children to look in these. All unclaimed property is given to charity at the end of the year.
Uniform with school logo
We have various items of uniform with our school logo embroidered on the top left hand side. These items can be ordered through our Arbor App - please see the attached information.