At Eastergate CE Primary School children wear a uniform when attending school, representing the school, or when participating in a school event outside normal school hours.
We believe that a school uniform:
- is practical and smart;
- promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- reinforces a sense of community and belonging;
- identifies the children as members of the school;
- makes children feel equal in terms of appearance;
- prevents children from competing with clothes;
Please name all items of school uniform, shoes and PE bags
We ask for the co-operation of all parents/guardians in providing the following items:
- dark grey or black traditional school trousers, black or grey shorts (Not leggings, jeans or cropped trousers.)
- grey or black skirt;
- white or red plain polo shirts, blouses or shirts of a length suitable to be tucked in;
- red and white summer dresses;
- red school sweatshirts or plain red cardigans;
- white, red or grey socks or tights;
- a painting shirt for practical work;
Clothing of religious significance will need to be discussed with the Headteacher on a case by case basis.
Embroidered uniform can be ordered from:
- a drawstring bag for storage, not too large please
- flexible trainers or plimsolls for outdoor P.E.
- traditional length shorts in plain red or black
- red cotton T-shirt of a suitable length to be tucked into shorts.
During cold weather a plain black or navy blue tracksuit may be worn for outdoor P.E.
Wellies or alternative footwear may be brought into school to change into for outdoor playtimes.
- waterproof bag
- one-piece swimsuit for the girls
- pair of trunks for the boys
- swimming cap (optional, but long hair must be tied back)
- comb or hairbrush
Children are required to wear black shoes, without built up heels, and without any coloured ‘flashes’, logos or laces.
For games lessons children should wear trainers or plimsolls (trainers are recommended for KS2 games).
For reasons of health and safety children are not allowed to wear jewellery at school.
The only exceptions are small objects of religious significance; watches, for the purpose of telling the time; and ear studs in pierced ears. To prevent injury children should remove ear studs for PE lessons, or if they cannot be taken out children should not wear earrings on the day they have PE. In exceptional circumstances, parents may provide a plaster to cover the studs.
Hair, nails and make up
Extreme hair styles are not appropriate for school.
The use of styling products should be kept to a minimum and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed. Long hair should be tied back at all times. Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be plain and either red or black. Hair bands should not have large flowers or bows attached. Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school unless for an out of school hours’ function, for example a school disco. If a child does come wearing makeup, they will be told to remove it. No caps or other headwear are allowed inside school, with the exception of headwear worn for religious purposes and agreed by the school.
Monitoring by Staff
All staff will monitor the uniform of children in the school.
If a child does not have appropriate footwear, unless a letter is sent in from their parent/carer stating there is a medical condition, they will be asked to change into black plimsolls. If a child does not have the correct PE kit in school on more than one occasion a letter will be sent home to their parent/carer.
If there is a reason why a child is not wearing the correct uniform the parent/carer should contact their class teacher.
Special Days, Visits and Extra-Curricular Activities
There may be days where children are asked to wear something other than their school uniform.
Parents will be given notice of this, either on the school newsletter, or a year group letter. If a child is not able to find appropriate clothes for a themed day they may wear their school uniform. Children may wear their own clothes to school on their birthday. For the majority of visits in school time children will be expected to wear their school uniform, so they can be easily identified. If the visit involves the children doing certain acitivities for example a significant amount of walking getting, parents will be informed that they may wear other footwear, or clothes. Children that are involved in extra-curricular activities organised by the school would normally be loaned a school kit or uniform appropriate to the activity.
The Role of Parents/Carers:
In choosing Eastergate CE Primary School parents/carers are expected to support the school’s uniform policy; sending their children to school in the correct uniform, in clean and good condition, and ready for learning.
Please make sure your child' s clothes are named.