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St Edburg's CE Primary School

Sapere aude - Dare to be wise

School Uniform

Wearing a school uniform gives the children both a sense of pride and belonging. We encourage the children to take care of their belongings and to take responsibility of their kit whilst it is in school. It should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. Children should have a PE kit in school every day.

Aims of Wearing the School Uniform

We believe that wearing our school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in our school
  • Helps to create a sense of community and belonging
  • Identifies the children with the school
  • Prevents children from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that can distract in class
  • Is practical, smart and safe

 About our School Shield

The school shield reflects our Christian ethos and shows a Bible and a Crook. The Bible reminds us that we learn wisdom and the crook reminds us of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

Our Uniform

The Basics:

  • White polo shirt
  • Grey or black skirt or trousers or shorts. Please note that skirts should be an appropriate length.
  • Burgundy (not red) cardigan, jumper or fleece. Please note that our classrooms are warm and we advise that children should not wear a fleece in the classroom.
  • Girls may choose to wear tights or socks which should be black, grey or burgundy
  • Black or grey Leggings may be worn under skirts instead of tights or socks
  • In the summer girls may choose to wear a burgundy and white checked dress

 Footwear

  • All children should have a pair of black plimsolls in school for inside use. Children change into these if it is muddy or wet outside.
  • Children may wear plain, black trainers (no logos or markings) or black shoes. Shoes must be low heeled and support the foot. Dolly shoes and backless shoes are not permitted.
  • If black boots are worn to school instead of shoes then the pupil may be asked to change into their indoor shoes whilst inside the school building.

 P.E

  • A white round necked T shirt
  • Black or Burgundy shorts
  • Joggers or sports leggings for outside PE (class newsletters indicate what kind of PE)
  • Trainers – these must be suitable for outside wear and can be the same as the child’s outside trainers or they can be sports trainers of any colour)

If a pupil forgets their PE kit we will do all we can to help and will loan them a kit for the session. If it happens repeatedly then the teacher would discuss this with the parents/carers.

 Swimming

Pupils take part in swimming lessons once in Key Stage 2.

  • Girls should wear a single piece costume and boys should wear swimming trunks.
  • Bikinis and swimming shorts are not permitted.
  • Swimming goggles are permitted in some circumstances and parents should consult their child’s teacher regarding this.

Jewellery

No jewellery is allowed apart from stud earrings and an appropriate watch or fit-bit

Earrings must be taken out for PE and swimming. (We would strongly recommend that pupils leave earrings at home on these days. Teachers are not allowed to take out a child’s earrings).

 Make Up/Hair

  • Nail varnish and make up are not permitted in school.
  • Long hair should be tied back during lessons
  • Short hair cuts should be appropriate for school ie no inappropriate “tram lines” or Mohican style cuts.
  • Hair extensions are not permitted

Religious Dress: The school welcomes children from all faiths and none. Girls in year 5 and 6 who wish to wear a hijab may do so which can be either black or burgundy.

Where to Purchase the School uniform

  • The school holds samples of uniform so that you can compare sizes but do no sell uniform. School uniform can be ordered from the link below.
  • Pupil Premium: If you child is in receipt of Pupil Premium then some support with buying school uniform may be available. Parents and carer can speak to a member of the office team in confidence about this.
  • Second Hand Uniform: There is a small amount of second hand uniform for sale and this can be obtained for a small donation from the school office.