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School Uniform

As a school, we have very clear principles about how our school uniform can reflect our aspirations and exceptional standards.

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

  • Sets a tone for the high expectations of our school
  • Creates uniformity and equality with all children
  • Fosters a feeling of identity and belonging to the school
  • Promotes pride amongst our children and a sense of feeling smart

The Role of Parents

We expect all parents to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and well-presented including a suitable hair style; ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair. Parents are also responsible for ensuring their children come to school in a coat suitable for the forecast weather conditions each day. During break times and lunch children will still be going outside even in cold windy conditions and light rain.

PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING ARE NAMED.

About Our Uniform

Our school uniform comprises of the following items of school wear and can be purchased from MAPAC

WOLLASTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

School Uniform Policy

Introduction

The School Policy is that all children should wear school uniform.

The uniform consists of:

School Uniform

  • Sweatshirt/cardigan with school badge or sweatshirt/cardigan/jumper in plain navy blue (no black please) without a hood.
  • White or navy polo shirt with school badge polo shirt/blouse in plain white or blue (no logos or stripes).
  • Trousers/tailored shorts/skirts/pinafore dresses in plain navy blue, black or grey (no logos or stripes). Grey or navy tights
  • Summer dresses may be worn - either blue/white striped or blue/white checked.
  • Navy book bag and PE bag with logo.
  • A plain navy baseball type cap for summer wear and a plain fleece pull-on hat for winter wear.

PE Kit

  • PE kit consists of T-shirt – pale blue or white - Navy shorts (available from school) – not beach or cycle shorts – plain Plimsolls or trainers. Navy tracksuit bottoms and a plain navy fleece body warmer 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 for girls.

Jewellery & Other Items

  • Sensible well-fitting watches (not bangle type) can be worn to help children tell the time. The school takes no responsibility for these items if they are lost, damaged or broken. Watches must be removed for PE.
  • If earrings need to be worn, they should be plain stud earrings. The school takes no responsibility for these items if they are lost, damaged or broken. Earrings must be removed for all physical activities by the child, a member of staff is not permitted to remove earrings or put them back in. If the child is unable to remove their earrings then they will have to temporarily miss the activity.
  • If a specific item needs to be worn for religious observance or a medical reason please come into school to discuss with the Head Teacher.
  • Nail varnish, make-up, temporary tattoos/other body art, hair gel, hair colours or braids or similar, should not be worn in school. Long hair—on both girls and boys—should be tied and secured for PE and Swimming (if this is for a specific religious observance please come into school to discuss with the head teacher).
  • As well as the above items, children are expected to wear sensible footwear – black shoes (no trainers). Shoes must not have heels in excess of 5cm.
  • 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. It is expected that parents and children will honour this agreement and make every effort to uphold the desired standard of dress.

Any 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:

  1. To give all children a sense of corporate identity - of ‘belonging’ to Wollaston Community Primary School;
  2. To standardise items of clothing worn for school;
  3. To maintain a neat and clean appearance that will hopefully be transferred to other aspects of children’s education;
  4. To ease confrontation between parent and pupil about what should be worn to school;

These intentions will be communicated to parents and children on appropriate occasions or when the need arises.

We hope that all those involved in the school community, staff, parents, children will share these intentions and enforce the democratically reached decision for children to wear school uniform.