School Uniform

With effect from September 2019 detailed below is our school uniform requirements.

Uniform Policy Parent Letter.docx

All clothes and shoes must be named.

P.E. clothes should be kept in a small drawstring bag. Please do not send your child to school with a large sports type bag as space in the cloakrooms is at a premium – Lower Peover School book-bags only are permitted, along with the drawstring bag for PE.

Uniform

In order to maintain a strong sense of identity, children are required to wear school uniform at all times. Below are the official school uniform garments for Lower Peover CE School, the uniform consists of:

Winter Uniform – To be worn from 1st October to 31st March

Pale blue blouse/shirt and school tie                                   

Navy blue V neck jumper / or cardigan with logo

Plain grey skirt / pinafore dress

Plain grey trousers or shorts

Grey tights or socks

Black shoes

Reversible waterproof / fleece school coat with logo or navy coat with no branding

Blue knitted hat with logo

Summer Uniform – To be worn from 1st April to 30th September

Light blue Gingham check dress or light blue polo shirt with or without school logo

Navy blue V neck jumper / or cardigan with logo

Grey trousers, shorts or skirts

White Socks (with Gingham check dress)

Grey socks (with trousers or shorts)

Black Shoes

Reversible waterproof / fleece school coat with logo or navy coat with no branding

Blue baseball cap with logo

Uniform at Church Services

For all church services (Harvest, Christmas, Christingle and Easter), if children are not wearing related costumes, they will be expected to wear their winter uniform.

Indoor PE Kit

Navy Shorts or Skorts

White T shirt with logo

Black Pumps

Outdoor PE Kit

Navy Shorts or Skorts

White T shirt with logo

Navy crew neck sweatshirt with logo

Navy jogging pants

Suitable outdoor trainers

Drawstring bags (blue or black with no logo) will be required for PE kits.

NB Both PE Kits are required for all year groups

Year 6 children may wear their ‘leavers hoodie’ during PE lessons (all year round).  On completion of SATS in May, they may wear them as part of their normal daily uniform.

Swimming Kit (Year 3 only)

Shorts or trunks without pockets or a one-piece swimming costume (preferably blue or black);

A towel and a drawstring bag (blue or black with no logo) to keep wet kit separate from dry clothes;

A pair of goggles (optional) 

Where to get your child’s uniform

Many high street retailers stock the items detailed in the Uniform section above. Here are some examples:

Bags

School Logo Book Bags only are permitted due to limited space in classrooms and cloakrooms.  No other form of rucksack or bag are allowed.

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are small, gold or silver stud earrings in pierced ears (or those that ears are pierced in), watches and small objects of religious significance. During PE lessons, stud earrings should be taped over and the other above-mentioned items must be removed and handed to the teacher for safekeeping.

If a child wears a medical bracelet, it must be covered with a sweatband in order to partake in PE. The same rule applies if a child wants to wear a Fitbit.

Please note that the school will not take responsibility for any watches that are lost.

Footwear

The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels in school, so we do not allow this. We require all children to wear the types of shoe described in the uniform list. No form of boot is allowed.

Make Up

Makeup and nail varnish should not be worn to school unless for an out of school hours’ function, e.g. a school disco

Hairstyles & Hair Ornaments

Extreme hairstyles are not appropriate for school. The use of styling products should be kept to a minimum and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed. Long hair below the shoulder should be tied back for health and safety reasons. Hair bands, ribbons, bows or scrunchies should be small, plain and either blue or black.

The Role of Parents

We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.

If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, e.g. religious objections, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests. Similarly, should an item of school uniform prove problematic for a pupil with additional needs, then parents are invited to draw this to the attention of the headteacher. The school will not treat pupils with additional needs unfavourably.

General Equipment

Mobile phones and other electronic equipment should not be brought into school.  They are not permitted.

Please note that the school will not take responsibility for any phones or gadgets that are lost.

No knives or sharp blades should be brought into school under any circumstances.