Proposed Uniform Policy
From September 2019
Albert Bradbeer Primary School Uniform Policy- guide for parents
This policy is intended to be read by parents of children at Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy. Uniform is compulsory at Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy and we are proud of our uniform. We believe that wearing uniform promotes a sense of belonging and unity. Wearing the uniform helps to maintain our calm school approach, whilst reinforcing our school value of Responsibility.
· School jumper or cardigans with school badge
· Grey trousers or skirt.
· Grey/black pinafore dress.
· White Polo shirt (if a formal shirt is worn, then it must be tucked in)
· Dark or white socks
· Grey or dark plain tights, no patterns.
· Black shoes (no trainers)*. Shoes with excessive heels are also not permitted. Open toed or backless shoes are not permitted.
· Headwear for religious observance. Headscarves covering the face will not be permitted and should only be shoulder length. All headwear should be dark coloured, green or white.
*(NB. Any item of footwear with a sports trademark is not a shoe, but a trainer.)
Summer uniform variations
· Green/white summer dress.
· Grey shorts.
· Black Shorts and White T-shirt.
· Black pumps.
· One piece swimming costume (girls KS2).
· Swimming trunks – Not long legged shorts (boys KS2).
· Tracksuit, trainers for outdoor PE in winter.
· No items should display any football emblem or badge.
Please ensure all items of clothing have the child’s name inside it as school cannot take responsibility for any lost item. Children need a medical note to not take part in the P.E. lesson. Please seek guidance from school if unsure.
A small pair of stud earrings and a watch (for those children who can tell the time) are the only acceptable items of jewellery. Small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain are acceptable if worn under clothing. All items of jewellery should be removed or covered with a plaster for PE. Children must be able to remove jewellery independently, or they will not be permitted to wear it.
Children are encouraged to wear either a digital or analogue watch. Unfortunately, no smart watches are permitted that can access either the internet, have phone or photograph capabilities or have any games built in.
Long hair must be tied back at all times in school, especially during PE. Any hairstyle that could be seen as “extremes of fashion” (Mohicans, coloured extensions and patterned hair etc.) will not be permitted unless previous permission has been sought and granted for school activities.
Makeup and nail varnish are not permitted. Any child found wearing makeup, will be asked to remove it immediately.
Exceptions can be made on individual request on acceptable grounds, e.g. religious observance, medical needs or children with disabilities. All requests will be discussed within the Senior Leadership meetings, with the Head Teacher having the final decision to grant an exception. Appeals against any decisions can be made to the Albert Bradbeer Local Advisory Board through the School Office or website.
Compliance with Uniform Policy
The policy is an expectation on the children and parents of Albert Bradbeer Primary School. All children following the school uniform policy will be rewarded as part of their class.
The following actions will occur if the policy is not followed.
· Children not wearing the correct school uniform will be given repeated verbal or written reminders. If these reminders are not acted upon, the school will contact the parents to arrange a meeting to discuss the non-compliance.
· Parents/guardians will be invited into school to discuss the issue of non-compliance and agreed actions to remedy the situation. If reasons are not accepted, and/or a timescale agreed for compliance, then the child may (but not specifically) be subject to rules and procedures from the school’s Behaviour Policy
· The Behaviour Policy of the school does allow the child to miss all (or parts of) breaktime, lunchtime and/or Goldentime. In extreme cases, the School Behaviour Policy does allow internal exclusions, where the child may be removed from the class and be taught an individualised time table within school.
Appeals against any decisions can be made to the Albert Bradbeer Local Advisory Board through the School Office or website.