Uniform and Dress Code

This code sets out the uniform and standard of appearance that the school expects from its pupils. Governors are responsible for setting the uniform requirements in community schools and in this school we believe that a consistent approach helps to promote a sense of belonging. The Dress Code is designed to help children in the classroom environment by preventing distraction and to ensure Health & Safety requirements are met.

The Governing Body is very aware of the financial implications of buying school uniform and has therefore ensured that the majority of the uniform items are available at many supermarkets and stores.

Uniform Boys

  • Dark Grey Trousers
  • White Polo Shirt with collar, either plain or with school name
  • School Sweatshirt with school name
  • Grey socks
  • Black shoes with firm fixings (Velcro or laces)
  • Coat suitable for bad weather
  • Dark grey shorts just above the knee may be worn during the summer

Items not allowed:

  • Trousers: no jeans, tracksuit or cargo type trousers or shorts allowed
  • Shirts: no T shirts or button-up shirts allowed
  • Sweatshirts: no other jumpers or sweatshirts allowed
  • Socks: no ‘trainer socks’, no socks with logos, pictures etc.
  • Shoes: boots and trainers are not allowed, no logos eg. Nike etc.

Uniform Girls:

  • Dark grey trousers, knee length skirt or pinafore
  • White Polo Shirt with collar, either plain or with school name
  • School Sweatshirt or Cardigan with school name
  • Grey socks or tights
  • Black shoes with firm fixings (Velcro, laces or buckles)
  • Coat suitable for bad weather
  • Blue check dress or grey culottes may be worn during the summer with plain white ankle socks

Items not allowed:

  • Trousers: no jeans, tracksuit or cargo type trousers allowed. No low-waisted trousers.
  • Shirts: no T shirts or button-up shirts
  • Sweatshirts: no other jumpers, cardigans or sweatshirts
  • Socks and tights: no ‘trainer socks’, no socks with logos, pictures etc.
  • No patterned tights.
  • Shoes: no boots, ballet-style pumps or trainers are allowed, no logos eg. Nike etc. No raised heels. No open toes.

PE: Kit List

  • Yellow T-shirt with school name
  • Royal blue shorts
  • Black plimsolls
  • A change of socks (Years R, 1 & 2)
  • Royal blue PE socks (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Yrs 5 & 6 will need trainers for outside activities (Suitable for hard work and mud)
  • Yrs 5 & 6 will need to wear a tracksuit for winter outdoor sport. (Suitable for hard work and mud) The school is looking to source a tracksuit for those who wish to purchase via the school.

All items with the school name are available to order from the Big Wight T-Shirt company. www.bigwight.com

Please label all items of clothing clearly

Earrings: Many children have their ears pierced by parental choice and some for religious reasons. Hunnyhill Primary will only allow STUD earrings to be worn in school. Only one earring in each ear is allowed. The British Association of Advisors and Lecturers in Physical Education, BAALPE, recommends earrings are removed for all PE lessons to help prevent any injury to the child or those around them. We will however continue to provide tape to cover earrings. The school accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage. Other activities may require removal of earrings at the discretion of the teacher.

Jewellery: Some religions require items of personal jewellery to be worn and the school will consider each case on application to the Headteacher. No other jewellery is allowed except Medicare bracelets. Individual cases should be discussed with the Headteacher.

Watches: Suitable watches are allowed to be worn by pupils in Years 5&6 only. The school has plenty of time-telling opportunities and watches are not necessary. Pupils in Years 5&6 must remove them for PE. The school accepts no responsibility for loss or damage.

Hair: The school expects all pupils to have tidy hair. No sprays, colours, gels or similar hair styling products are allowed. Some pupils may have allergies to ingredients in these products and some products are flammable. Long hair must be tied back, boys and girls, with a covered elastic ‘stretchy’ or a hair band. Ties and bands must be plain blue or black and have no other ornament; this is to prevent distraction in the classroom. Hair grown long for religious purposes must be restrained in a manner which prevents the hair becoming a Health & Safety risk. No spikes, patterns or logos cut into the hair are allowed. Head lice infestations will be discussed as a matter of urgency with the parent/ carer and a course of action recommended.

Religious Head coverings: Hunnyhill Primary is fully conscious of the requirements of some religions to obscure or partially obscure the face for reasons of modesty. However to enable all children to receive the best education that the school can provide the teaching staff and other pupils need to be able to observe responses to teaching therefore we do not allow facial covering. Head coverings which do not cover the face are allowed for those whose faith requires head coverings.

Following the Uniform and Dress Code: All pupils are expected to follow the uniform and dress code. If it is not followed a letter will sent home asking for the problem to be remedied. Parents and carers are welcome to discuss any problems with the Headteacher.