Uniform Policy

(This policy will change in September 2017 with the introduction of the new school uniform.)

Principles

Our policy is that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos.

Aims

Our policy is based on the belief that a school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • engenders a feeling of belonging
  • is practical and distinctive
  • identifies the children with the school
  • is not distracting in class (as fashion clothing might be)
  • makes children feel equal to one another in terms of appearance
  • reflects the sense both of community and of diversity that the school takes pride in
  • is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents

 

All children (Reception – Year 6) need:

  • burgundy sweat shirt/sweatshirt cardigan with St. Bridget’s logo
  • gold polo t-shirt (with or without St. Bridget’s logo)
  • grey school trousers/skirt/pinafore dress
  • burgundy St. Bridget’s book bag (Infant children)
  • in summer girls may wear a red gingham dress and boys grey shorts

 

Footwear

Black shoes with flat heel or plain black trainers. Boots are not appropriate footwear for school. If it is a wet or cold day and your child need to wear wellies or warm boots to travel to school, please provide normal school shoes to change into.

 

For PE all children (Reception – Year 6) need:

  • gold T-shirt • burgundy PE shorts
  • plimsolls/trainers
  • gym bag to keep these in at school.

PE Kit should be worn for After School sporting clubs. All PE kits should be free from any logo or brand name, apart from the school logo.


Uniform can be ordered and purchased online

All clothing should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. This is especially important, as uniform items look similar and can easily be confused for another child’s. The school cannot accept responsibility for any lost items.

 

Role of the Class Teachers and Support Staff

  • Set a good example in terms of dress.
  • Remember that in our respective roles we serve the local community as a set of professionals.
  • To remind children to wear school uniform. The class teacher will speak to children who do not wear the correct uniform. If they still are not wearing the uniform they are to be referred to the Headteacher.

 

Role of the Headteacher

  • The Headteacher is to ensure that pupils comply with the uniform policy agreed by the governing body.
  • The Headteacher has a duty to enforce the school uniform throughout the school community, as part of the duty within maintenance of day to day discipline in the school.
  • The Headteacher will speak to the parents of children who persistently do not wear the correct uniform.
  • The school will follow the DfE guidelines and not consider exclusion from the school where a pupil fails to comply with the school’s rules on uniform.

 

Role of the Parents/Guardians

  • To ensure that their child / children adhere to the school’s uniform policy.
  • To ensure that children come to school in uniform everyday unless there are special circumstances such as non-uniform days.
  • To ensure that all uniform is labelled correctly and clearly.

 

Equalities

All children have equal access to wearing school uniform regardless of their culture, race, religion, gender, disability or ability. We ensure that the set uniform respects other policies such as Equalities and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals.