We are proud of our school uniform; it is designed to be simple and practical and solves the daily problem of what to wear – it is not a fashion statement! More importantly, it gives a sense of belonging and pride. We are also extremely aware of the potential cost of uniforms to parents and families; with regards to this cost, non-branded uniforms from major retailers are definitely permitted. At points throughout the school year, we will also be having a ‘secondhand collection’ of uniform that doesn’t fit anymore, in order to pass on to other children.
Uniform, including school sweatshirts/polo shirts and P.E. shirts bearing the school logo can be purchased online via Brigade.
Non-branded uniforms are acceptable and are available from major retail outlets.
Every day uniform
All children are expected to wear full school uniform on non-PE days.
- Grey or black trousers, shorts (tailored not casual or sports shorts) skirt or pinafore dress.
- White shirt/polo shirt – which must be worn tucked in.
- Red sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece.
- White/grey/black socks.
- Black shoes – not trainers. Shoes must be ‘closed’ i.e. not peep-toes or sling backs.
- Summer dress – red check.
- Red, grey or black tights.
P.E. and games uniform
All children are expected to wear their P.E. kit on their P.E days.
- Plain black shorts or black tracksuit with no large brand logos.
- P.E. T-shirt in House colours:
Leopards – Green
Lions – Red
Pumas – Blue
Tigers – Yellow
- Suitable sports trainers.
- Jewellery such as watches and stud earrings must be removed and longer hair must be tied back. It is preferable that children do not wear watches and earrings to school on P.E days.
- Our youngest pupils take part in outdoor activities on a daily basis.
- Please can we ask that waterproof clothing and wellington boots are kept in school for all Reception children.
Naming items and lost property
- Please make sure all school uniforms are named. If it is not named, it is very difficult to reunite children with lost property!
- The academy accepts no liability for personal property with regard to loss.
- Lost Property is collected in black bins, which are located in the Link Corridor.
- Children should not be wearing jewellery in school.
- If children are wearing a watch, it remains the child’s responsibility throughout the day.
- Small ‘stud’ earrings are acceptable for children who have newly-pierced ears.
- Jewellery must be removed or earrings covered with micropore tape (each child must bring their own supply) for P.E.
- We have no means of storing items securely, therefore we strongly recommend that jewellery is left at home on P.E. days.
- We are not allowed to remove or assist with replacing stud earrings.
Nail varnish, hair gel, hair colours and other fashion accessories
We understand that young people enjoy dressing up, trying out different ‘looks’ and new effects but this is not appropriate in school.
We ask that nail varnish, temporary tattoos, make-up, coloured hair and extreme hairstyles are reserved for weekends and holidays.
Hairbands should not be embellished with bows, glitter, flowers or other decorations.
An appropriate, waterproof and sealable bag should be purchased for the protection of all school items.
Designer handbags, large rucksacks and holdalls are not acceptable as they take up too much space and block corridors as they will not fit on coat pegs.
Our preferred style of bag for Reception and Year 1 is a book bag so children are able to carry their books and letters to and from school.
Children in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 should bring a drawstring bag which will not take up too much space on their pegs.