Please see our School Uniform Policy 2022 – this has recently been agreed by governors as a formal policy. There are no changes to our school uniform, this just formalises what has already been in place.
In line with this, last year we introduced our “Best-Dressed Class” award every week in assembly. The Leadership Team look at every class and pick ‘best-dressed’ classes from Years 1-2 and Years 3-6 (this means the classes with the most children in the correct uniform/PE kit). The winner is announced every week in assembly alongside the best class attendance. In line with suggestions from our school council, the best-dressed class at the end of the term gets a mufti day!
As always, if you need any help with uniform or are struggling to secure uniform for your child – please don’t hesistate to get in touch, as we have spares available for those in need.
We have had some queries regarding smart watches. Children are not permitted to bring smart watches into school, only analog or digital watches. This is because, with any devices that can connect to the internet, cameras, or mobile phone lines, we cannot guarantee the safety and confidentiality of other children in school. Teachers do not have the time or resources to check if every smart watch has these features turned on or off, so for everybody’s safety, we do not allow smart watches or wearable technology of any kind in school (other than that essential for medical reasons). This includes Fitbits, Apple/Samsung watches and similar products.
Additionally, we remind you that mobile phones are only allowed in school with a signed mobile phone agreement, and these must be labelled with your child’s name and class and be turned off and put away once children enter the school site. Again, we ask for children not to use phones in school for everyone’s safety.
One of the benefits of our uniform policy is that it does not highlight the differences in family circumstances. We do ask that families are particularly sensitive about this during the current cost of living crisis, which is having a significant impact on many of our families. Our priority is that children feel happy, confident and comfortable in school, so they are able to focus on their learning and other fun activities.
While we appreciate that your children may want to wear their devices and bring their toys into school, to avoid these things getting damaged or causing upset among other children, we do ask that you respect our school policies.
Thank you for your continued support for our community.