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School Uniform

Cutteslowe Primary School Uniform Policy

School Uniform

Main uniform

  • Plain black or dark grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
  •  White shirt or white/red polo shirt
  • Red cardigan, jumper or sweatshirt (with or without the school logo)
  •  Suitable plain black shoes (no heels allowed)
  • Sandals are allowed during hot weather but they must have straps around the back of the foot / ankle. Sliders and flip-flops are not allowed. 
  • In Nursery and Reception, we ask that children wear shoes without laces. 
  • Warm Winter Coat for the colder months and access to Waterproof Coat in the warmer months - we will go out for playtime in all weathers so please make sure your child has access to the waterproof coat in particular in the spring and summer months.

Optional summer uniform

·         Plain black or dark grey shorts, trousers, skirt or pinafore

·         Red gingham summer dresses or jumpsuits

PE Kit

·         Plain black or dark grey shorts or tracksuit bottoms

·         Plain red or white t-shirt

·         Trainers or rubber-soled plimsoles

·         School jumpers/cardigans should be worn with PE kit

PE kit should be worn to school on the day of PE lessons. Please see your class brochure for this information or ask your child’s teacher.

Headscarves/Hijab

These may be worn for religious reasons but must be in school colours – red, grey, black or white

Hairstyles

We recommend that long hair (shoulder length or longer) be tied back. Headbands or hair bobbles should be plain. Elaborate hair ties and bands are not used as it can be distracting for other children who are sat behind children who are wearing these especially when on the carpet and in assembly. 

Jewellery

One plain set of gold or silver stud earrings can be worn to school but must be removed or covered for PE lessons. Children are also encouraged to wear a watch (with no sound effects, cameras or games). No other jewellery is allowed due to health and safety, this includes charity bands. 

 

Please can we ask that every item of school uniform is named including wellingtons, PE trainers and school shoes.

 

Aims and objectives

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

  • promotes a sense of pride in our school;
  • helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
  • supports our commitment to inclusion;
  • prevents children from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that could be distracting in class;
  • is practical, smart and designed with health and safety in mind;
  • is affordable;

 

Expectations

We expect all pupils to comply with this uniform policy, which will be monitored. We will work with any family not meeting the policy to help overcome any barriers.

If you require any special adjustments to the school uniform for an individual child please contact the Headteacher or Inclusion Manager via the school office.

The school has a supply of second-hand uniform. If parents/carers are struggling to fund the uniform, we can often support them with uniforms, shoes, coats and outdoor learning clothes. Please contact the school office or headteacher in confidence.

 

How to Buy

Sweatshirts and Cardigans with our school logo can be bought at a reasonable price from a supplier called MACPAC at: https://www.mapac.com/education/parents/uniform/cuttesloweprimaryschoolox27sx

The rest of our school uniform (including PE kit) can be bought from most major stores at competitive prices.

A second-hand uniform stall will be set up three-times a year (before the Christmas holidays, before the Easter holidays and before the Summer holidays) where any donated high-quality sweatshirts and cardigans will be available to purchase at a reduced rate.

 

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