We believe that school uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school. The aim of our school uniform is to present a smart appearance that promotes a sense of belonging and pride in our school.
We thank parents for supporting our Uniform Policy, which is:
- St Chad's RC Primary navy sweatshirt or plain navy jumper
- Black or grey trousers/skirt/pinafore
- Sky blue polo shirt
- Grey, black or white socks (no coloured socks)
- Grey or black tights (no leggings)
- Sensible black shoes or ankle boots (no trainers)
- Any headscarves worn must be plain, and either navy or black (for safety reasons headscarves must not be too long and must be fitted where possible)
In summer, boys can wear black or grey shorts and girls can wear blue gingham checked dresses.
The PE kit for our children is as follows:
- plain white t-shirt
- plain blue or black shorts/ jogging bottoms
- black pumps/trainer
Extreme haircuts are not permitted in school (‘extreme’ being any haircut that is considered by the school to be significantly different so as to cause distraction to others, and therefore their learning, and which is not in keeping with the school’s ethos). Long hair should be tied back at all times.
Limiting the cost of school uniform
Our school has a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department of Education on the cost of school uniform
We will make sure our uniform:
- Is available at a reasonable cost
- Provides the best value for money for parents/carers
- Offer Swap Shops where parents/carers can access items of uniform for a small donation
- Make sure that arrangements are in place for parents to acquire second-hand uniform items
- Avoid frequent changes to uniform specifications and minimising the financial impact on parents of any changes
Only one set of small, metallic stud earrings is allowed and they must be removed for PE, unless the ears have been very recently pierced. Staff cannot remove earrings nor can the earrings be taped up. This is a health and safety procedure agreed by the Governors. No other body adornments are allowed. One watch may be worn.
Jewellery worn for religious reasons will be dealt with on an individual basis. Parents will be contacted to discuss the health and safety procedures agreed by the Governors. Failure to follow the school policy on make-up, jewellery, uniform and accessories will result in the school's behaviour policy being followed.
Make-up, Nail Varnish and Accessories
Make-up and nail varnish is not allowed for any children at St Chad's. Any child wearing make-up or nail varnish will be asked to remove it and their parents notified.
Acrylic or false nails are not permitted to be worn by children for any reason. Parents will be notified about the health and safety procedures agreed by the Governors. Failure to follow the school policy on make-up, jewellery, uniform and accessories will result in the school's behaviour policy being followed.