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School Uniform Policy
The School Policy is that all children in main school should wear school
uniform. The uniform consists of:
Sweatshirt/cardigan or fleece with school logo
or sweatshirt/cardigan/jumper in plain burgundy, with no hood
White polo shirt/blouse.
shorts/skirts/pinafore dresses in black or grey (no logos or stripes).
Summer dresses may be worn - either red/white
or gold/white checked.
Riverside Primary School Book bag and PE bag
A burgundy baseball type cap or legionnaire
style cap is also available to purchase for summer wear.
PE kit consists of a white T-shirt, black
not beach or cycle shorts – plain Plimsolls or
trainers. Tracksuit bottoms may also be worn during winter months.
Swimming trunks for boys (shorts not
acceptable at pool for health and safety reasons), one piece swimming costume
No jewellery except watches or stud earrings
may be worn in school, which must be removed by children
for all physical activities.
cannot be removed by the child then the child will have to temporarily miss the
If possible, long hair should be tied back
during the school day.
Nail varnish, make-up, hair gel, or hair
colours, must not be worn in school. Long hair must be tied and secured
for PE and Swimming.
As well as the above items, children are expected to wear sensible
footwear – black shoes (no trainers). Shoes must not have heels in excess
All items of clothing must be clearly marked with the owner’s name
The wearing of school uniform is not an option but an obligation.
expected that parents and children will
honour this agreement and make every effort to uphold the desired standard of
parent experiencing problems in purchasing articles of uniform should initially
contact the Office or arrange to meet with the Headteacher.
The intentions of adopting a school uniform are:
to give all children a sense of corporate identity - of
‘belonging’ to Riverside
ii) to standardise items
of clothing worn for school;
iii) to maintain a neat and
clean appearance that will hopefully be transferred to other aspects of
iv) to ease confrontation
between parent/carer and child about what should be worn to school;
These intentions will be communicated to parents/carers and children on
appropriate occasions or when the need arises.
We hope that all those involved in the school community, staff, parents/carers
and children will share these intentions and enforce the democratically reached
decision for children to wear school uniform.
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