St Andrew's School Uniform Policy
Updated/approved: July 2022
Next Review: June 2024
St Andrew’s School Uniform
- St Andrew’s school jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan
- White shirt and tie or white polo shirt
- Grey trousers, shorts, skirt, pinafore or summer dress (blue/white)
- Black shoes, no trainers
- White plain t-shirt
- Black shorts
- Black plimsolls or trainers
- PE bag (St Andrew’s PE bag is optional)
- Black tracksuit bottoms / school sweatshirt / trainers for outdoor PE activities (no brands)
Basic uniform is available from many suppliers including supermarkets.
Sweatshirts and cardigans with the school logo are available from www.taylormadeuniforms.co.uk
Book bags and PE bags are available to purchase from the school office.
Please ensure that all items are clearly marked with your child’s name.
PE kits need to be available in school each day. During COVID restrictions PE kit needs to be worn to school on PE days.
Please ensure that your child comes to school with a coat every day. We advise that children have a sun hat in school on sunny days (and have sunscreen applied before coming to school)
If you child is not able to wear school uniform for any reason, please be in touch. Religious attire such as head coverings is permitted –please ask a member of staff if you have any questions about this.
Please note we are not able to permit children to cover earrings with micropore tape or plasters.
Jewellery, Hair and Make-up and other accessories
Jewellery is not allowed to be worn with the exception of one pair of stud earrings. As jewellery is not to be worn during PE, children must be able to remove their own earrings before a lesson and replace them. It is much better if earrings are not worn on the days the class has PE so as not to risk losing them.
- Members of staff are not permitted to remove or insert earrings and cannot accept responsibility for the safe keeping of such items.
- Covering earrings with micropore tape or a plaster is not sufficient (this is in accordance with local authority policy and advice).
- Long hair must be tied back for health and safety reasons. Accessories should be in school colours (eg black, blue and/or white), and not excessively large. Hair gel must not be worn.
- Make-up, nail varnish or tattoo style transfers must not be worn to school.
- Inexpensive watches may be worn but please note that the school cannot accept responsibility for any damage to or loss of a pupil’s watch. Smart watches are not permitted.
- Sunglasses should only be worn if there is a medical reason and your child’s class teacher should be informed of this.
It is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure that their child(ren) are wearing the correct school uniform and have PE kit when required. If a child is unable to wear school uniform, then they should contact the school office. If a parent is facing financial challenges, they should speak to a member of staff in confidence.
All staff should check that children are wearing the correct uniform. If they are not, then a letter (attached) should be sent home and the relevant class teacher informed. If there is a persistent problem, staff should speak to the parent and/or report it to the Pastoral Lead or member of the SLT.
Governors should monitor standards of uniform (e.g. when visiting the school) and report any concerns to the senior leadership team. Governors should also ask senior leaders about how the school is supporting vulnerable families / pupil premium children to have the appropriate uniform and other equipment.