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School Uniform 2023 / 2024

Aims

Crampton Primary School is committed to promoting equality and value for money and to ensure no child is discriminated against due to their religion or belief, economic circumstances or social and cultural background. This policy contains provisions to meet these objectives and has been created with health and safety, value for money and practicality at its heart.

Additionally, it is important that our pupils feel a sense of belonging to our school. We believe that wearing a smart and practical uniform allows all children, regardless of their backgrounds, to feel equal to their peers and confident in their appearance.

We also believe it is important for children to wear clothing that is conducive to a successful learning environment, including activity-appropriate clothing, such as sports attire.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Governors are responsible for:

  • In consultation with the Head Teacher and school community, establishing a practical and smart school uniform that accurately reflects the schools vision and values.
  • Ensuring that equal opportunities are considered regarding the schools uniform and that no person is discriminated against.
  • Listening to the opinions and wishes of parents / guardians, pupils and the wider school community regarding changes to the schools uniform.
  • Ensuring that the school’s uniform is accessible and affordable.

 

The Head Teacher is responsible for:

  • Enforcing the school’s uniform on a day to day basis.
  • Ensuring that school staff understand this policy and know what to do if a pupil is in breach of the policy.
  • Listening to the opinions and wishes of the school community regarding the schools uniform and making appropriate recommendations to the Governing Board.
  • Providing pupils with exemptions as appropriate e.g. for a pupil who has a broken arm and requires a loose-fitting top.

 

Teaching and non-teaching staff are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that pupils dress in accordance with this policy at all times.
  • Taking appropriate action when pupils are in breach of this policy.
  • Ensuring that pupils understand why having a consistent and practical school uniform is important e.g. to establish school identity.

 

Parents / Guardians are responsible for:

  • Providing their children with the correct school uniform as detailed in this policy.
  • Informing the Head Teacher if their child requires a more relaxed uniform policy for a period of time, including why.
  • Ensuring that their child’s uniform is clean, presentable and the correct size.

 

Pupils are responsible for:

  • Wearing the correct uniform at all times, unless the Head Teacher has granted an exemption.
  • Looking after their uniform.
  • Respecting why a school uniform is important to the school e.g. develop a sense of belonging.

 

Cost and Availability

In accordance with the school admissions code, Crampton Primary School, ensures that the School Uniform Policy does not discourage parents / guardians from applying for a place for their child.

The school is committed to meeting the DFE’s recommendations on costs and value for money.

Every care is taken to ensure that our uniform is affordable for all current and prospective students and that the best value for money is secured through reputable suppliers.

The school currently uses two suppliers, Stitch Design & Gooddies Ltd, to procure our school uniform which gives the best value for money.

The school does not amend uniform requirements regularly and takes the views of parents / guardians and students into account when considering changes to school uniform.

 

 

Religious Clothing / Ceremonial Wear

Some religions and beliefs require their members to conform to a specific dress code. The school does not discriminate against any religion or belief; the school weighs the needs and rights of individual students against the health and safety concerns of the entire school community.

Crampton Primary School endeavours to allow religious requirements to be met, wherever possible.

Please make an appointment with the Head Teacher, Miss. Kennedy, to discuss the policy and to make any requests for Ceremonial wear to be worn at school

Parent / Student concerns or requests regarding religious clothing are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

 

Equality

The school is required to ensure that this policy does not discriminate unlawfully.

Every step has been taken to ensure that cost of similar items e.g. trousers versus skirts are not disproportionate.

The school endeavours to ensure that our uniform is as gender neutral and inclusive as possible.

 

Complaints and Challenges

The school endeavours to resolve all uniform complaints and challenges locally and informally, in accordance with the school’s complaints policy.

To make a complaint, parents / guardians should refer to the Complaints Policy.

 

 

School Uniform Supplier

Our school uniform suppliers are:

 

Stitch Design

Station Hill

Thomas House

Overton RG25 3JH

(PE Kit)

 

Gooddies Ltd

Unit 3

Pottinger Street

Aston-under-Lyne

OL7 0PW

(School Uniform)

 

 

Non-Compliance

On rare occasions, for example, if slogans on clothing are offensive, the Head Teacher and / or Deputy Head Teacher are permitted to ask a student to take off the clothing, such as a sweatshirt or jumper. In the event that they cannot take the clothing off, parents / guardians will be contacted and they will be asked to bring in more suitable uniform / clothing.

 

On other occasions, for example, of a children is wearing inappropriate footwear, the Head Teacher / Deputy Head teacher will inform the parent / guardian by telephone or in-person.

 

Our uniform

The school endeavours to ensure that our uniform is as gender neutral as possible.

The uniform is as follows:

  • Royal Blue Jumper or Cardigan (with school logo)*
  • Royal Blue or White polo shirt (with school logo)*
  • Royal Blue PE Shorts*
  • Grey Trousers
  • Grey Skirt

 

*Purchase from school

All items of clothing must be labelled with the student’s name.

 

 

Our PE Kit

Children in Reception, Years 1 to 3 are asked to come into school on the day of their PE lesson wearing their PE kit. They can wear it for the full school day

Children in Years 4 to 6 are to wear their school uniform and change into their PE kit at school.

Parents / Guardians are responsible for ensuring their child is dressed appropriately for PE.

 

The PE kit is as follows:

  • Plain white T-shirt 
  • Royal Blue Shorts*
  • Black Jogging bottoms or leggings (No logos)
  • Plain, appropriate trainers or plimsolls

 

*Purchase from school

All items of clothing must be labelled with the student’s name.

 

Jewellery

 

The only permitted jewellery that may be worn is:

  • One pair of stud earrings (no other piercings are permitted)
  • A sensible wristwatch (not a smartwatch)

 

Jewellery is the responsibility of the student and not the school. Lost or damaged item will not be refunded or replaced.

 

All jewellery must be removed during practical lessons e.g. PE lessons / swimming lessons. If children cannot remove their own earrings, then this should be done at home on the day of PE.

 

School Bag

A school bag can be purchased from the school:

  • Book Bag (Reception & KS1)
  • Portrait Bag (KS2)

 

Large bags & rucksacks are discouraged for day-to-day lessons due to space and for the general welfare of the student.

School bags featuring inappropriate images, slogans or phrases are not permitted.

The school encourages students to bring non-valuable bags to school. The school will not be liable for lost or damaged school bags.

 

Water Bottle

All children should bring a water bottle into school every day: this can be refilled by children whenever necessary during the day.

Water bottles must be labelled with the student’s name.

 

Hair Styles

Hairstyles should be smart and moderate in style. Brightly coloured hair is not permitted.

Long hair should be tied up. This is to avoid health and safety risks and ensure that children’s vision is not impeded.

Large, excessive hair accessories should not be worn; however, small hairclips or plain headbands are acceptable.

Hair extensions are not permitted.

At the Head Teachers discretion, there may be exceptions to the above in extreme circumstances e.g. a student may be permitted to cover their hair if they have hair loss / illness etc.

 

Make – Up

False nails and nail extensions are not permitted.

Children are not allowed to wear make-up; students wearing make-up are required to remove it.

 

Adverse Weather

 

Hot Weather

Everyone working at / attending school during hot weather conditions is required to wear sun-safe clothing that covers as much of their skin as possible.

 

This includes:

  • Loose fitting tops with collars or covered necklines
  • Tops that cover the shoulder area
  • School PE shorts or pale blue and white summer dresses
  • Sun-safe hats
  • Sunscreen (this must be applied at home)

 

During hot weather, lightweight clothing is suggested to reduce the risk of overheating. Pupils are not required to wear their jumpers / cardigans during heatwaves.

If outside during break and lunch times, pupils not wearing sun-safe clothing / sunscreen are advised to stay in an area protected from the sun.

 

Cold weather

During cold weather, it is suggested that pupils wear winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves when they are outside.

Additional layers underneath the usual school uniform are accepted.

 

 

Labelling

School staff encourage good organisation of clothing and footwear, for example, designated spaces for children to keep their belongings in and checking of labels. However, all pupils’ clothing and footwear must be clearly labelled with their name.

Clothing and footwear are the responsibility of the pupil and not the school.

If the child goes home in another child’s clothing e.g. jumper by accident, parents / guardians should send the item of clothing not belonging to their child back into school and handed to the class teacher or a member of staff at main reception.

Any lost clothing is to be taken to lost property at main reception. All lost property is retained for a term and if not collected will be given to The Friends of Crampton to be sold.

 

 

Date Approved: September 2023

Date for review: September 2024

 

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