Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning since it promotes a sense of pride in the school, in line with our ethos, and engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school. We have designed our uniform with health and safety in mind.
Sports trainers (not fashion design) may be worn for PE and lunchtime activities only
Summer Additional Options:
Red and white summer dress
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are plain, simple earring studs in pierced ears and watches. 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. If earrings cannot be removed for any reason then they will be covered with medical tape.
Extreme Haircuts and General Appearance:
The school does not permit children to have haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hair should be of a ’natural’ colour. In long hair, ribbons, bobbles, hair bands and slides should be simple in style and preferably in the school colours. Short hair should be no shorter than a ‘No 2’ and should not have ‘fashion’ markings shaved into it (e.g. tram-lines). Parents should also be aware that tattoos, nail varnish and other forms of make-up are not permitted.
Red sweatshirts, white polo-type short-sleeved shirts, red PE tops and ties with embroidered school motif and village name can be purchased from Hooks in Bridgwater (Prices available on request).
Please note: fleeces can only be worn as outdoor garments and not as a replacement for jumpers, cardigans or sweatshirts in school.
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 senior member of staff to discuss the issues. Parents should be assured that we will do all we can to help. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will consider such requests sympathetically. If any parent would like to request a modification to the uniform policy they should, in the first instance, contact the headteacher.