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Marsh Lane Primary School

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School Uniform

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
  • is practical and smart;
  • identifies the children with the school;
  • prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
  • is designed with health and safety in mind.

Our Dress Code

Our school has adopted the following dress code:

Tops: White or blue polo shirts and blue sweatshirts/cardigans should be worn and are available with the school logo already on them.

Bottoms: Grey or black skirts, trousers or shorts should be worn. Girls may also wear blue gingham dresses in warmer months. Tracksuit bottoms are not permissible except for PE. All skirts should be no higher than just above the knee.

PE: All boys and girls wear plain white T shirts and black shorts (or track suit bottoms in cold weather.) Shorts must be worn in the summer and for indoor PE unless parents contact the head teacher to inform him of any, health, emotional or religious reasons why a child should wear tracksuit bottoms. Plimsolls are needed for indoor PE.

Optional Extras: Waterproof coats and fleece tops can also be bought in school colours with the school logo.

Items without the school logo e.g. skirts, trousers, white T shirts can be purchased from any supplier.


We want all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels or are of a flimsy nature e.g. slipper type shoes so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. We require all children to wear dark coloured shoes with low heels.

 All items of uniform can be purchased from:

School Trends Ltd
10 Carley Drive
S20 8NQ 

Their opening hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening during the summer months.  

Please mark all your children’s uniform and personal belongings clearly with their name.


On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain. Wearing earrings is however discouraged especially on the days children do PE. This is because removing earrings is difficult (especially for younger children) and PE time gets reduced. Also ear rings and their backs often get lost. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or cover them with a plaster, to prevent them from causing injury.

Extreme haircuts

The school discourages children from having ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hairstyles such as extreme patterns shaved into the hair or a Mohican style crest are deemed inappropriate for school.

The role of parents

We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. 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, and that it is clean and in good repair.