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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.

Smart school uniform is encouraged and our pupils feel proud and pleased to wear it both in school and on visits.  Most items of uniform can be purchased at local shops but in order to make obtaining our uniform as easy as possible we have two online suppliers

 Pinders School Wear or School Trends


Tops: White or blue polo shirts and blue sweatshirts/cardigans may be worn and are available with the school logo already on them from our online suppliers (see above) or from Pinders at Crystal Peaks Shopping Cetnre. Children may however wear plain shirts and sweatshirts of the same colours, they do not have to have logos 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.) Please avoid brands and football shirts. A school jumper should be worn with PE kits. 

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


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.  Therefore, we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. We require all children to wear dark coloured shoes with low heels. We do not permit trainers to be worn, unless it is your child's allocated P.E. day. 

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

Jewellery and Accessories 

On 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 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, earrings and their backs often get lost. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or cover them with tape, to prevent them from causing injury. False nails are also not permitted. 


The role of parents

We politely 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.

Second hand Uniform Swap Shop

We are very fortunate to have volunteers who run a termly Uniform Swap Shop. We have good stock of uniform which has be cleaned and is available. If you have any donations for our Swap Shop, please drop them off at the school office - this may include shoes and coats.


Sainsbury’sAsda and other leading supermarkets – sell school shoes, trousers, skirts

M & S – sell appropriate shoes, trousers, skirts

Next – sell appropriate shoes, trousers, skirts

New Look – sell appropriate shoes, trousers, skirts

Clarks – sell appropriate shoes and trainers