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Uniform Policy

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours. We ask children to wear their shirts tucked into their skirts, trousers or shorts and to take a pride in their personal appearance. All items of uniform are easily available, at very competitive prices, at local shops including supermarkets.

Aims of the policy

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;
  • identifies the children with 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 considered good value for money by most parents;
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    Jewellery, Hair Accessories, Make-up and Nail Varnish

    For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear jewellery. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance. Children are required to remove any items during PE lessons to prevent them from causing injury. Please note: Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings. Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be plain and either red or black. Hair bands should not have large flowers or other accessories attached. Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school.. Extreme hairstyles are not appropriate for school and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed.

     

    Footwear

    For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels. All children are required to wear plain black shoes. Boots and trainers are not allowed for children.

     

    The Role of Parents

    We believe that one of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that it is clean, in good repair and that the child’s name is written on all items. If a parent has difficulties for any reason with fulfilling this request they are asked to speak confidentially to a member of staff to discuss the issues. Parents should be assured that we will do all we can to help.

     

    Uniform

    • Charcoal grey skirt/pinafore dress/shorts/trousers
    • White polo shirt (except year 6 who will wear a white collared shirt with a tie)
    • Red jumper or cardigan
    • Plain white or grey socks/tights
    • Please note skirts should be an appropriate length and of a style which allows girls to sit comfortably on the floor. When girls wear shorts, even when these are worn over tights, they should also be of an appropriate length. Grey tights may be worn with winter uniform or for cultural reasons, as, may leggings if bare legs in skirts are not permissible. Leggings must be grey

       

      From Easter until October half term summer uniform can be worn. This includes sensible grey shorts and red and white gingham dresses.

       

      You can purchase red crew neck Thorns logo sweatshirts from the school office.

       

      Head scarves worn for religious or cultural reasons are permitted but they should be red or white (school colours). For health and safety reasons they are unsuitable for PE as they could be caught on apparatus etc.

       

      P.E. Kit

      Children need a change of clothes and footwear for P.E (for health and hygiene reasons) and a draw-string bag in which to keep the kit at school. PE bags may be bought from the school office. All school uniform and P.E. kit MUST be named. Children can become upset as a result of lost clothing, please help us by naming everything.

      PE kit should consist of

      • black shorts
      • plain white T-shirt or polo shirt
      • a pair of black plimsolls – velcro fastenings are advisable for younger children
      • black jogging bottoms for outdoor lessons in cold weather
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        For health and safety reasons children are not permitted to wear earrings for PE. Your child’s teacher will advise you when PE lessons take place so that earrings can be removed.

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