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IDLE C.E. (A) PRIMARY SCHOOL
SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending
school, or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school
hours. A complete list of the items needed for school uniform is identified below.
Aims and objectives
Our policy on school
uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
with health and safety in mind
sense of pride in the school;
sense of community and belonging towards the school;
children with the school;
children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in
feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
is regarded as
suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
to good educational practice
To ensure that these aims
are realised, the headteacher retains overall responsibility for assessing the
appropriateness of individual items of clothing and hair style.
health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our
school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears and
watches. Watches should be a sensible size, should not distract either the
child or other pupils and should always be removed for PE.
reasons of safety and personal hygiene, long hair should be tied back with
simple hair accessories.
school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts, hair braids, nail
varnish, etc. as these could serve as a distraction to other children or lead
Stage 1 children should only use school issue PE or book bags at school.
Stage 2 children may bring their own PE bags, but due to limited space in the
cloakrooms, these should be of a ruck-sack type construction and small enough
to hang on the coat pegs.
we are unable to ensure the security of valuable items and to prevent
disruption within the school environment, children are not allowed to bring
mobile phones onto the school premises, without written authorization from the
head teacher. Should this be approved, all phones must be kept in the office
during the school day.
In addition to their PE footwear, all children are
required to wear a pair of black, flat-soled shoes inside school.
Staff code of dress
staff including students on placement are required to conform to a smart code
of dress. This should be conducive to the high standards expected of
The role of parents
ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school
uniform policy and this forms an important element of our Home School
Agreement. 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, that it is clean, in good repair and labeled with their child’s name.
to the uniform policy may only be considered through the usual Governor
channels. 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, then the school will consider any such requests.
From 1st April 2014,
the Local Authority no longer provide the Necessitous Clothing Allowance for
Families who are in
based Jobseeker Allowance,
Credit (Guarantee Credit),
and Support Allowance (Income Based)
Credit (but not Working Tax Credit)
and with an
annual income less than £16190
and who require financial assistance
with school uniform, are asked to contact the School Business Manager in
The Governors Finance
sub-committee have agreed
* to supply
three school sweatshirts/cardigans on request, to families who are in receipt
of any of the above. Evidence of receipt will be required.
Pupil Premium funds will be used
to facilitate this.
*for ratification at the next meeting of the Full Governing Body)
the event of children not adhering to the different aspects of the school
a standard letter will be issued to the appropriate parent.
the school will provide the pupil with suitable clothing to wear whilst on
school premises where appropriate in order to provide time for parents to
purchase the necessary uniform.
children will not be allowed to participate in extra curricular activities
including educational visits and lunchtime clubs until they are in full
compliance with the uniform policy.
will be given one week to ensure compliance with the uniform policy.
The role of Governors
Governing Body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform
policy and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is
implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
is the Governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all
regulations concerning equal opportunities.
ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress appropriately, in
clothing that is hard wearing, safe and practical.
Monitoring and review
Governing Body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its
will consider, with the Head teacher, any requests from parents for individual
children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform.
Idle C.E. (A) Primary School
School Uniform List
The following items should all be appropriately
labeled with the child’s name.
Key Stage 1 Uniform list: (EYFS / Y1
Clothing & Footwear
Plain grey or black
trousers, skirt, dress, or culottes.
Plain grey tailored shorts
Red and white Gingham
pattern dresses, culottes or knee length pedal pushers (summer months)
Plain white T shirt or
White T shirt or polo
shirt embroidered (optional) with the school logo
Red sweatshirts or sweat
cardigans embroidered with the school logo* (compulsory)
Black, flat-soled shoes
Plain, flat soled
stored in a named, school issue PE bag
Plain white or
school logo T shirt
Plain black /
Hair ties for
children with long hair
games and wet days
Key Stage 2 Uniform list:
(Years 3 – 6)
Clothing & Footwear
Plain, flat soled sandals
stored in a named PE bag or small ruck-sack.
Plain black /
navy blue track suits
trainers for outdoor games
swimming costumes and cap in Year 5.
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