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School Uniform Policy

Introduction

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.

 Aims and objectives

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

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school 
  • Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school 
  • Is practical and smart 
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance and identifies the children with the school
  • Prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by parents and carers
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind 

Seaton Sluice First School uniform consists of:

Pupils from Nursery up to Year 2

Pupils in Years 3 and 4

White shirt/blouse or polo shirt  

White shirt

Purple crew neck sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan

Elasticated purple and silver stripe tie

Grey trousers or skirt/pinafore

Purple V-neck sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan

Grey or white socks or tights

Grey trousers or skirt/pinafore

Black shoes or boots (please see below)

Grey or white socks or tights

Lilac gingham or striped summer dress

Black shoes or boots (please see below)

P.E T-shirt (in appropriate house colour)

Lilac gingham or striped summer dress

Navy or black P.E shorts 

P.E t-shirt (in appropriate house colour)

Black plimsolls

Navy or black P.E shorts

 

Optional Purple P.E hoodie (for outdoor lessons)

 

Optional Black/Navy jogger bottoms (for outdoor lessons)

 

Sports Trainers (easy fastening)

Hairstyles should be appropriate and colour of hair should be natural.

School P.E bags and reading folders are also available to purchase.

Sweatshirts & cardigans with the school logo (not compulsory) are available to buy online at  www.emblematic.org.uk or Anne Thomas in Whitley Bay. All items are available to buy at alternative suppliers such as supermarkets and department stores. 

The school has available some second-hand uniform supplies that have been kindly donated to school This can be offered for either a minimal voluntary contribution or can be provided free of charge. This uniform is organised by the school's Parent, teacher and Friend's Association (PTFA). For assistance with uniform, please contact the school office at admin@seatonsluicefirst.co.uk

N.B. All items of clothing should be clearly marked with the child's name

 Jewellery

On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in school. The exception to this rule is one small pair of earring studs in pierced ears (one earring per ear) and watches. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or preferably refrain from wearing them on the relevant days. If children are unable to remove stud earrings themselves they must cover them with micro pore tape brought from home. If they are unable to cover or remove their earrings they will be unable to take part in the PE lesson for health and safety reasons. Children wishing to have their ears pierced must have them done at the beginning of the 6 weeks summer holiday so that they can be removed on their return to school in September.

 Footwear

Children should wear ‘sensible flat school shoes’ with laces, buckles or Velcro fastenings to ensure safety at all times. Shoes should be comfortable and practical for the children, which are also suitable for outdoor play. On rainy days, wellies can be worn but a change of shoes should be brought into school in a separate bag. 

P.E

To ensure the health and safety of all children at Seaton Sluice First school, we expect each child to follow our PE dress code.

  • Children will change into their PE kit for indoor and outdoor PE.
  • If children forget their PE kit, we expect children to take part in the lesson using spare school kit.
  • Children with long hair will be expected to have it tied back for PE lessons.
  • All watches and jewellery should be removed.
  • Earrings to be covered with micro pore tape/elastoplasts if they cannot be taken out.
  • For Dance and Gymnastics children will take part in plimsolls or bare feet.
  • For outdoor PE and games activities in the hall children will be expected to wear plimsolls or trainers.

The Role of Parents

We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and that it is clean and in good repair.

The Role of Governors

It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all the regulations concerning equal opportunities.
If there are significant reasons why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the governors will consider personal circumstances.