Through this policy the school aims to:
- Identify ourselves as a school family
- Promote a feeling of identity for children with the school they belong to and to promote a sense of pride in the uniform they wear
- Support a strong, cohesive school identity which support high standards and expectations in all areas of school life
- Prevent possible loss of self esteem for children whose families are unable or unwilling to keep pace with the newest, most expensive or fashionable clothing and equipment
- Equip children with life skills required in later life, learning to dress in a smart and acceptable manner. Smartness and high standards are expected at all times
- Provide clothing which is hard wearing and represent good value for money, it is also designed with health and safety in mind
- Be inclusive, however variations to policy may be considered on the basis of established religious of cultural traditions, however these variations will be dealt with on a individual basis and remain at the discretion of the Head Teacher and Governing Body
All children are required to wear a school uniform within school or when representing the school and comply with the school uniform policy in terms of hair styles, dress and shoes. Parents are expected to sign up to the policy and assist in enforcing this with their children.
Please note that all uniform items must be labelled with the child’s name.
- Blue school sweatshirt with logo
- White shirt or polo shirt
- Grey trousers (boys and girls) or grey skirt, blue checked dress in the summer (girls)
- Appropriate school shoes, that they can fasten themselves (not trainers and no high heels)
- Book bag, for reading packs. Logo book bags are available from Monkhouses in Rochdale, please note that the logo is optional, any book bag is fine.
- White T-Shirt
- Black shorts
- Black pumps
- Jogging bottoms (for outdoor use in cold weather – KS2 only)
- Dark coloured sweatshirt, no hoods allowed (for outdoor use in cold weather – KS2 only)
- Bag to keep PE kit in
- Waterproof coat (all year round)
- Hat, scarf, gloves (winter) or sun hat (summer)
- School fleeces (optional – available from Monkhouses Rochdale)
- Jewellery should not be worn within school, the exception would be for pierced ears where plain studs may be worn
- Watches may be worn for school but these must be removed prior to PE
- The school cannot accept any responsibility for loss of jewellery items within school
Make Up and Hair
- No makeup or nail varnish is permitted to be worn in school. Please note that acrylic and false nails are not to be worn
- Hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style (i.e. cut out patterns) or extremes of colour
- It is recommended that long hair is tied back
Equipment and Possessions
- Mobile phones should not be brought into school. The exception to this is in Year 6 where mobiles may be brought into school but these should be handed into the school office at the commencement of the day and collected at home time
- No medicines should be brought into school by any pupil. The school will not generally administer medicines. Certain exceptions exist to this rule and are detailed in the school medicine policy. Further information is available from the school office.
- Personal possessions, other than the equipment required for school, should not be brought into school. Loss or damage to personal possessions causes distress and upset.