Our School Uniform
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|Our Uniform Policy
School Uniform Policy
- Sets out our approach to requiring a uniform that is of reasonable cost and offers the best value for money for parents and carers.
- Explains how we will avoid discrimination in line with our legal duties under the Equality Act 2010.
- Clarifies our expectations for school uniform.
Our school’s legal duties under the Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination against an individual based on the protected characteristics, which include sex, race, religion or belief, and gender reassignment.
To avoid discrimination, our school will:
- Avoid listing uniform items based on sex, to give all pupils the opportunity to wear the uniform they feel most comfortable in or that most reflects their self-identified gender.
- Make sure that our uniform costs the same for all pupils.
- Allow all pupils to have long hair (though we reserve the right to ask for this to be tied back).
- Allow pupils to request changes to swimwear for religious reasons.
- Allow pupils to wear headscarves and other religious or cultural symbols.
- Allow for adaptations to our policy on the grounds of equality by asking pupils or their parents to get in touch with the school.
Limiting the cost of school uniform
Our school has a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform.
We understand that items with distinctive characteristics (such as branded items, or items that have to have a school logo or a unique fabric/colour/design) cannot be purchased from a wide range of retailers and that requiring many such items limits parents’ ability to ‘shop around’ for a low price.
We will make sure our uniform:
- Is available at a reasonable cost
- Provides the best value for money for parents/carers
We will do this by:
- Carefully considering whether any items with distinctive characteristics are necessary
- Limiting any items with distinctive characteristics where possible
- Keeping the number of optional branded items to a minimum, so that the school’s uniform can act as a social leveler and is available from ‘high street’ retailers
- Making sure that arrangements are in place for parents to acquire second-hand uniform items.
- Avoiding frequent changes to uniform specifications and minimising the financial impact on parents of any changes
- Consulting with parents and pupils on any proposed significant changes to the uniform policy and carefully considering any complaints about the policy
Expectations for school uniform
Our school’s uniform
- White polo shirt – Without logo
- Navy jumper / cardigan - with school logo
- Grey skirt / pinafore / trousers
- Dark coloured sensible leather-type sturdy shoes or boots with no more than 1-inch heels.
- Trainers are not to be worn for school. If children come into school in trainers, they will be given are pair of plimsoles to wear.
- Blue and white checked dress in the summer (optional)
- Grey or white socks or tights
- Long hair should be tied back with appropriate discrete school-coloured hair accessories – No large hair accessories.
NB – Jewellery must not be worn for health and safety reasons and where ears are pierced, only small studs are permitted to be worn. Exceptions can only be made for medical or religious reasons. Watches can be worn however, children cannot wear ‘smart watches’
For reasons of Health and Safety it is important that no jewellery is worn during P.E. or swimming. Long hair should also be tied back.
Our P.E. uniform is:
- Plain white T-shirt (no logo)
- Navy Blue shorts
- For swimming a full swimming costume (not bikini or tankini) or swimming trunks should be worn – N.B. swimming shorts are not welcomed at the swimming baths for health and safety reasons. A towel will be needed from home.
Expectations for our school community
We all believe that a school uniform is important for the following reasons:
- It looks smart and gives a sense of belonging
- It eliminates social problems caused by latest fashion fads
- It contributes to a feeling of pride within our school
Pupils are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times (other than specified non-school uniform days) while:
- On the school premises
- At out-of-school events or on trips that are organised by the school, or where they are representing the school (if required)
Pupils are also expected to contact the school office if they want to request an amendment to the uniform policy in relation to their protected characteristics.
Parents and carers
Parents and carers are expected to make sure their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that every item is:
- Clearly labelled with the child’s name
- In good condition
Parents are also expected to contact the school office if they want to request an amendment to the uniform policy in relation to:
- Their child’s protected characteristics
- The cost of the uniform
If you have any ‘nearly new’ uniform that you wish to donate then please see a member of staff.
By enrolling your child into Ince CE Primary and Nursery School you are agreeing to the terms of our uniform policy.
Staff will closely monitor pupils to make sure they are in correct uniform. They will give any pupils and families breaching the uniform policy the opportunity to comply, but will follow up with the Head of School if the situation doesn’t improve.
In cases where it is suspected that financial hardship has resulted in a pupil not complying with this uniform policy, staff will take a mindful and considerate approach to resolving the situation.
The governing board will review this policy and make sure that it:
- Is appropriate for our school’s context
- Is implemented fairly across the school
- Takes into account the views of parents and pupils
- Offers a uniform that is appropriate, practical and safe for all pupils
This policy will be reviewed every 2 years by the Executive Headteacher / Head of School. At every review, it will be approved by the full governing board.
Our uniform suppliers will be as follows:
- Slaters Schoolwear
- Touchline - Online shop will be available soon (Please contact Touchline direct for orders - 01925 413777)
Child's name label will be printed in each garment.
Please click here to download order form.