We require all children to wear the school uniform and adhere to school rules regarding appearance when attending school, or when participating in events organised by school outside normal school hours. Children take pride in wearing the uniform, and it has the advantage of invariably costing less than other garments. The wearing of the school uniform is supported by parents of children in the school and the governing body. Jeans and tracksuit bottoms are not an acceptable form of everyday school dress.
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform can:
- instil pride;
- support positive behaviour and discipline;
- encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos;
- ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome;
- protect children from social pressure to dress in a particular way;
- nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils;
- support effective teaching and learning.
Our uniform comprises:
Grey skirt or pinafore dress; grey trousers; red sweatshirt or cardigan; white blouse or polo shirt; grey/white/black ankle or knee socks or tights; black footwear; red and white check summer dress; black sandals may be worn in the summer term. These items can be purchased at most major retail stores.
Footwear – 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 school, so we do not allow this. We require all children to wear black footwear, as described in the school’s uniform list.
Our PE uniform comprises:
Indoor – White T-shirt, black shorts, well-fitting black gym shoes
Outdoor – White T-shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers
School branded sweatshirts, cardigans, waterproof jackets, book bags, T-shirts, shorts, gym shoes and PE bags may be purchased from our uniform supplier ‘Total Sports North East Limited’ via the school office.
Gymnastics will be undertaken in the hall in bare feet as recommended by the LA.