The School Policy is that all children should wear school uniform.
The school uniform policy links with behaviour, discipline and positive attitudes towards school and learning.
It is our policy that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos. We also believe it is important that certain activities are facilitated by specialised and appropriate clothing when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for children's school uniform in this policy and in our parent handbook.
Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief that a school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school engenders a feeling of community and belonging is practical and smart identifies the children with the school is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be) makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents has been designed with health and safety in mind.
The uniform consists of:
As well as the above items, children are expected to wear sensible footwear – black school shoes (or plain black trainers). Shoes must not have heels in excess of 5cm. If it is a wet or cold day and your child need to wear wellies or warm boots to travel to school, please make sure they have normal school shoes to change into.
All items of clothing must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
We recommend that hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style or colour. Any style or colour deemed inappropriate by the school will first result in a discussion with HT who will attempt to find reconciliation, but whose word is final subject to appeal processes.
Long hair should be tied back during Physical Education lessons and swimming for safety.
The wearing of school uniform is not an option but an obligation. It is expected that parents and children will honour this agreement and make every effort to uphold the desired standard of dress.
Role of the Head teacher and Governing Body
Role of the Parents/Guardians
Any parent experiencing problems in purchasing articles of uniform should initially contact the Office or arrange to meet with the Head teacher.
The intentions of adopting a school uniform are:
These intentions will be communicated to parents and children on appropriate occasions or when the need arises.
We hope that all those involved in the school community, staff, parents, children will share these intentions and enforce the decision for children to wear school uniform.
Racial Equality & Equal Opportunities
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 Race relations, sex discrimination and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals. Eyres Monsell Primary School is committed to creating a positive climate that will enable everyone to work free from racial intimidation and harassment and to achieve their full potential.
Loss of clothing is not only difficult for parents, who may have to replace items, but also causes difficulties for staff within the school, particularly if many items are un-named and the amount builds up over time.
Lost property which is named is returned to its owner. Unnamed items are put into lost property for 2 weeks, after which they will either be recycled in the 'use me again' box or donated to charity.
We welcome donations of uniform no longer required which are in good condition and which we can sell on to other parents at a cost of £1 per item. This ensures all pupils can have access to quality uniform and that we are able to reuse and recycle existing uniform.