At Budbrooke we pride ourselves in being smart, well presented and ready for learning. It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours. We ask children to take a pride in their personal appearance.
Aims and Objectives
We believe that having a school uniform that is practical and smart helps to:
· Promote a sense of pride in our school
· Create a sense of community and belonging towards the school
· Identify pupils with the school
· Support the school’s commitment to inclusion
Jewellery, Hair Ornaments, Make-up and Nail Varnish
For many reasons, including safety, we do not allow children to wear jewellery.
The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears. Children are required to remove these during PE lessons to prevent them from causing injury. If for some reason they cannot be removed, they must be taped over.
Please note: Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings.
· Hair bands, ribbons/bows should be plain
· Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school, this includes temporary false or acrylic nails.
· 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.
Analogue and digital watches are acceptable when your child is able to tell them time.
SMART watches are not allowed due to safeguarding.
All children are required to wear plain black shoes as stated in the uniform list. Basic sensible styles are best. Sling-backs, high heels and other fashion shoes should not be worn as they limit activity. Boots or trainers are not acceptable.
The Role of Parent/Carers
We believe that one of the responsibilities of parent/carers is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that it is clean, in good repair and that the child’s name is visibly labelled on all items.
Children who arrive at school wearing non-school uniform clothing will be loaned an appropriate item from our lost property to wear for that day if possible. The same system will apply for children who do not have a PE kit. If a child comes to school without the correct uniform frequently, parent/carers will be contacted and offered support.
The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parent/carers want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will consider such requests
sympathetically. If any parent/carer would like to request an exception to the uniform policy they should, in the first instance, contact the headteacher and then the governors.
The Role of Governors
The governing body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parent/carers regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal Monitoring and Review opportunities. Governors ensure that the school uniform policy enables children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
School Uniform List
We expect all the children to wear the school uniform which is simple, practical and available from most chain stores at reasonable prices.
House coloured t-shirts for P.E. which again carry the school badge are obtainable from “Brigade”.
· School logo sweatshirt/cardigan
· Pale blue polo shirt
· Mid-grey skirt, pinafore dress, trousers or shorts
· Plain dark socks to be worn under trousers, dark grey socks or tights to be worn with skirts/pinafore dresses
· Black plain shoes.
· Pale blue/white checked dresses (optional) may be worn from the Summer Term until Autumn Half Term with white socks.
· Dark coloured coat.
PE and Other Clothing
For health and safety reasons, pupils should change into appropriate clothing and footwear for PE/Games lessons:
· House colour T-shirt with school logo (blue, green or red)
· Navy blue shorts
· Navy blue jogging bottoms for outdoor games in cold weather
· Navy blue hoodie for outdoor games in cold weather (school sweatshirt can be worn as an alternative)
· Black pumps for indoor PE, black plain trainers for outdoor PE
· Named draw stringed pump bag
· Year 6 are able to bring in a roll-on deodorant to school. Due to health and safety, sprays and aerosols are not permitted.
It is essential that every item of clothing worn or brought to school is clearly marked with the child’s name.
· Early Years –waterproof trousers and jacket and wellington boots
- art apron with sleeves
Second Hand Uniform
A range of second hand uniform is available from our Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
There is a lost property box in the main school reception area. Lost property not collected by the end of term will be donated to local charity shops. School branded uniform will be given to PTA for second hand uniform resale.
Please could we request that all school uniform and belongings are clearly labelled with your child’s name