It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.
Aims and objectives
Our policy for 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
- Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- Is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered by parents as good value for money
- Is designed with health and safety in mind
Britannia Village Primary School uniform consists of:
- Black knee length skirt or pinafore dress, or plain black tailored school trousers (full length)
- Yellow polo shirt
- Royal blue sweatshirt or royal blue cardigan
- Plain black school shoes or plain black trainers (no high heels)
- Boots, if worn, should be plain black leather (no Ugg type boots or high heels)
- White or black socks or tights (not leggings)
- Plain black cycle shorts may be worn underneath skirts or dresses in the summer (for modesty)
- Plain black tailored school trousers (not jogging bottoms, no stripes)
- Yellow polo shirt
- Royal blue sweatshirt or jumper
- Plain black school shoes or plain black trainers (no stripes, no colour other than black)
- White or black socks
PE (Girls & Boys)
- Black shorts/track suit bottoms, white t-shirt, trainers/plimsolls. A Pe bag is also available for storing the PE kit.
Girls - blue or yellow checked summer dresses
Boys – plain black tailored school shorts
A warm, waterproof coat
All clothing, book bags, PE bags and water bottles should be clearly labelled.
School book bag – All children must have one to safely transfer items between home and school
Water bottle – We encourage every child to have a water bottle in school, to fill it with fresh water daily and to drink it! (Research shows that it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day for optimal brain function because the brain does not have any way to store water. When the body loses more water than is being replaced, dehydration will kick in and brain function will be affected. However when the brain is functioning on a full reserve of water, children are able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity.)
Purchasing School Uniform and Equipment
The following items can usually be bought at the school:
- Sweatshirts with the school logo
- Polo t-shirt with the school logo
- School book bag
- Water bottles
All items are very reasonably priced.
Other items can be purchased at major supermarkets.
Children are not allowed to wear jewellery to school. The only permissible items are wrist watches and very small stud ear-rings which must be removed or taped over for PE.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. For health and safety reasons in school it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels, open toes, no back or shoes that do not support the foot. Children should not wear these to school. Boots are not designed to be worn all day and may become restrictive and uncomfortable for children - they are better off wearing sturdy shoes in the winter.
The Role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child has the correct uniform. The uniform is available to buy from the school office. We may also have items of good quality, second hand uniform available. We will consider family’s individual circumstances and may be able to give financial assistance for uniform items held in stock at the school. In addition all families in receipt of Free School Meals on entry to the school receive a free T-shirt and sweatshirt.
The Role of Governors
It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all the regulations concerning equal opportunities.
The governors will consider, with the headteacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation, either for religious or medical reasons, with regard to school uniform. This policy, which has been endorsed by the Board of Governors, will be reviewed regularly.