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Frenchwood Community Primary School

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Uniform Information

1. Introduction

At Frenchwood we pride ourselves in being smart, well presented and ready for learning. It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school organised events outside normal school hours. We ask children to wear their shirts tucked into their skirts, shorts or trousers and to take a pride in their personal appearance. Some items of uniform can be bought from school, whilst others are easily available, at very competitive prices, at local shops including supermarkets. A complete list of the items needed for school uniform including those for Physical Education, is at the bottom of this policy.

 

2. Aims

Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that we are pleased to wear a uniform that:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in our school
  • Helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Identifies pupils with the school
  • Supports the school’s commitment to inclusion
  • Prevents pupils from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that could be distracting in class
  • Is practical, smart, and designed with health and safety in mind
  • Is considered to be good value for money

 

3. Jewellery, Make-up and Nail Varnish

For many reasons, including safety, we do not allow children to wear jewellery. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears. Children are required to remove any items during P.E. lessons to prevent them from causing injury.

Please note: Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings.

Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be plain black.

 

3. Cultural adaptations

Only headwear worn for religious or cultural purposes are to be worn indoors, e.g. hijab, topi. These should also be black. Hijab must be pull-on style that requires no pins or clips. Leggings may be worn, but no arm coverings, except for the school sweatshirt or cardigan.

 

4. Footwear

For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels. All children are required to wear plain black shoes without logos as stated in the uniform list. Boots are not to be worn indoors. Pupils wearing boots indoors will be asked to change into trainers or pumps.

 

5. PE Kit

PE kit should be worn on PE days. This reduces the time spent on changing and maximising the lesson time. Only official school PE kit is to be worn. When attending a sports club after school, pupils should bring PE kit in a bag to change into at the end of the day.

 

6. The Role of School Staff

All school staff are responsible for ensuring that the school policy on uniform is followed consistently to ensure all pupils are treated fairly. Any breaches of policy will be dealt with in a discreet manner and will be mindful of individual needs. Any learner requiring adjustments due to their additional needs will have this recorded on their Individual Learning Plan which will be monitored by the SENDCo, Mrs Wilkinson.

 

7. The Role of Parents and Carers

We believe that one of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that it is clean, in good repair and that the child’s name is visibly labelled The Frenchwood Family – Together We Grow

Uniform Policy – July 2021

 

on all items. If a parent has difficulties for any reason with fulfilling this request they are asked to speak confidentially to a senior member of staff to discuss the issues. Parents should be assured

Children who arrive at school wearing non-school uniform clothing will be loaned an appropriate item to wear for that day if possible. The same system will apply for children who do not have a PE kit. Parents will be contacted to discuss the matter.

If any parent would like to request an exception to the uniform policy they should, in the first instance, contact the headteacher or the SENDCo.

 

8. The Role of Pupils

Our learners are responsible for wearing their uniform correctly. They should wear PE kit only on their PE days. When attending an after school sports club they should bring kit to change into at the end of the day.

 

9. The Role of Governors

The governing body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.

It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal Monitoring and Review opportunities.

Governors ensure that the school uniform policy enables children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.

 

10. Monitoring and Review

The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work and by considering, with the headteacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform. At Frenchwood we pride ourselves in being smart, well presented and ready for learning. It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school organised events outside normal school hours.  We ask children to wear their shirts tucked into their skirts, shorts or trousers and to take a pride in their personal appearance. Some items of uniform can be bought from school, whilst others are easily available, at very competitive prices, at local shops including supermarkets. A complete list of the items needed for school uniform including those for Physical Education, is printed below.

 

 

Frenchwood School Uniform List

Mandatory uniform

 

What colour must this be?

When is this worn?

Where can I buy this?

Trousers, skirt, culottes or pinafore

Dark Grey

All year round

Most supermarkets and uniform shops

Polo shirt

White

All year round

Most supermarkets and uniform shops

Sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo

We are able to send non branded items to our embroiderer (currently £3 per item)

Royal blue

All year round

School office

Some school uniform stockists

Shoes/Trainers

Plain black

All year round

Supermarkets, shoe shops

Socks

Dark grey

All year round

Supermarkets/Clothes shops

Optional

Gingham dress

Blue/white

Summer only

Most supermarkets and uniform shops

Shorts

Dark grey

Summer only

Most supermarkets and uniform shops

Leggings

Black

Cultural/modesty

Supermarkets/ Clothes shops

Hijab

Black

Cultural/modesty

Clothes shops/Online

Topi/prayer hat/ turban

Black

Cultural

Clothes shops/Online

Mandatory PE Uniform

Shorts or jogging bottoms

Black

On PE days

Supermarkets/ Clothes shops

Round neck t-shirt

Royal blue

On PE days

Supermarkets/ Clothes shops

Trainers or plimsoles

Black – no white or coloured trim or logo  

On PE days

Supermarkets/ Clothes shops/ shoe shops

 

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