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School Uniform

We are very proud of our GSP uniform and it is often commented upon positively by others.

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our school.

When deciding on school uniform, every effort has been made to ensure that the cost to parents is minimised. The vast majority of items are available from a range of sources. 

Click below to view our new online uniform website.

http://www.sgworkwear.co.uk/pages/school-shops

School ties can be purchased directly from the School office.

Aims and Objectives

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school.
  • encourages a sense of community and belonging towards the school.
  • is practical and smart
  • identifies the children with the school.
  • prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be very expensive and distracting in class.
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance.
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents.
  • is designed with health and safety in mind.

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds we do not allow our children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain. We ask children to remove these objects during PE and games to prevent them from causing injury.

 

Extreme Haircuts

The school discourages children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children.

 

Footwear

The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels or straps. We discourage children to wear such shoes in our school. We do not permit children to wear trainers to school; this is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.

We require all children to wear shoes as stated in the uniform list.

 

The Role of Parents

We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy, this is part of our partnership agreement. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily school work. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.

If any parent would like the school to modify the school uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the Headteacher.

The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.

 

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 opportunities.

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

 

Monitoring and Review.

The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:

  • seeking the views of parents, to ensure that they agree with and support the policy.
  • considering, with the Headteacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform.
  • requiring the Headteacher to report to the governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented.

 

School Uniform

When deciding on school uniform, every effort has been made to ensure that the cost to parents is minimised. The vast majority of items are available from a range of sources. The only item that must be purchased via school is the jumper/cardigan and PE colour shirt if you require the school emblem and our school tie.

School Uniform   

  Grey school jumper / cardigan (*with school logo)

  White collared blouse/shirt

  Grey school skirt (Y1 and upwards) / trousers / shorts.

  Please note that skirts must be worn at or below knee level. 

* From September 2018, new school skirts are being introduced. Children starting school, who choose to wear skirts, will be required to wear the new ones. Those childrn already in school from Y1 onwards may still wish to wear the old grey skirt or until new purchases of uniform are required.

  *School tie

  Plain white, grey or black socks or black, red or grey, woollen school tights

  Black flat soled or small flat healed school shoes

  Summer red/white gingham dresses

PE/Swimming

  Plain red, green, yellow or blue t-shirt (depending on the child’s house group)

  Plain black shorts

  Black pumps (indoor)

  Trainers (outdoor)

  Track suits may be worn for outdoor PE on cold days

  Swimming costume, trunks or shorts (not long shorts or bikinis)

  For Health and Safety reasons all earrings must be removed for PE

Sanctions include:

Where a child is not wearing full uniform for school and a request for exemption has not been received, this should be challenged by staff at a level appropriate to the child’s stage of development.

It is expected that in the vast majority of cases, a question about why uniform is not being worn and a request for this to be rectified the following day will be sufficient.

However, in event of a child persistently not wearing uniform, without any agreement from the Head teacher, the Head teacher should write to the parents requesting that the correct uniform is used, as soon as possible.

In extreme circumstances and/or where a parent refuses to support the school policy, the school will take additional measures in line with school policy and LA guidance.

 

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