St Faith’s Church of England School
School Uniform Policy
It is the policy of the school that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform.
Our policy on 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;
- identifies the children with the school;
- makes the children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
- prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
- is designed with health and safety in mind.
School Uniform List
Girls: Grey pinafore dress or skirt or tailored trousers with a white shirt and school tie or white polo shirt and a green v-neck jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt with logo. In summer, girls may wear a green/white gingham dress. Plain hairbands in green, grey or white.
Boys: Grey trousers or shorts with a white shirt and school tie or white polo shirt and a green v-neck jumper or sweatshirt with logo.
Footwear should be in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. We ask that all children wear sensible, smart, black shoes. Socks and tights should be either white or grey.
Year 6 only require a school blazer, shirt and a school tie.
PE Kit: Dark green or black shorts with a white T-shirt or polo shirt. Plain green or black tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirt can be worn in winter months. Plimsolls or trainers may be worn for outside games.
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ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME. This is especially important as uniform all looks similar and can easily be confused for another child’s. The school cannot accept responsibility for any lost items.
On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears. Watches are permitted in the junior classes, worn at the pupil's own risk. We ask the children to remove these objects during PE and Games. No makeup or nail varnish should be worn on nails or toes.
The Role of Parents
We ask parents who send their children to our school to support the School Uniform Policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
If anybody has difficulty complying with the Uniform Policy on ethical or medical grounds this should be referred to the Headteacher.
The Role of Governors
- The governing body supports the Headteacher in implementing the School Uniform Policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding this 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 national regulations concerning equal opportunities, and that our School Uniform Policy is consistent with our policy on equal opportunities.
- Governors ensure that the School Uniform Policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
Monitoring and Review
When monitoring this policy, the governing body will:
- consider with the Headteacher any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensations;
- require the Headteacher to report to the Governors on the way in which the policy is being implemented.
This policy will be reviewed by the governing body every three years, or earlier if considered necessary.