Kildwick CE Primary School

Learning to Live, Living to Love, Loving to Learn

SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY                                    

Date Approved: Summer 2019

 

Next Review: Summer 2020

 

Rationale

School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. It also serves to foster a feeling of ‘belonging’ to the school. We want children to feel proud to be at Kildwick School and to be part of its uniqueness. The wearing of a uniform ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds to feel welcome and protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; the children come to school prepared and with the right attitude for work.

You will be informed of any ‘non-uniform’ days. These will usually be linked to fund raising or charity events such as Children in Need or special events in school such as Christmas parties.

Uniform is available from Skip to School and MC Sports in Skipton.

Dark grey or black trousers, black footwear, blue crested jumper and white or blue polo shirt (crested or not). In summer black or grey shorts may be worn.

Grey skirt or pinafore with grey or black tights. Blue tartan dress or skirt. Grey or black trousers can also be worn. This is accompanied by both a blue crested jumper and a white or blue polo shirt (crested or not). Alternatively a blue cardigan can be worn.  Footwear should be black.  In summer, a blue and white checked dress/skirt with a cardigan or jumper can be worn.

Children sometimes wear Kildwick fleeces and summer hats: however these are by no means compulsory.

School book bags can be purchased from MC Sports.

P.E.

  • Plain blue shorts,
  • White t shirt/polo shirt (optionally crested)
  • Black pumps.
  • All items should be kept in a PE bag.
  • PE kit should be in school at all times (Due to space restrictions in the cloakrooms children should refrain from bringing large rucksacks/holdalls to school).
  • PE bags are available to buy at MC sport.
  • Children in Key Stage 2 will require suitable outdoor games kit for all weathers, including tracksuit bottoms, a warm jumper and suitable footwear.

Religion

If girls wish to cover their head for religious or cultural observance they should wear a plain black or white cotton scarf, which must be securely fastened.

Jewellery

Jewellery must not be worn except in the case of pierced ears. Following advice from the school’s Health and Safety Advisors, parents must follow the principles below:

Jewellery must not be worn except in the case of pierced ears when one earring in each ear is allowed and these must be studs or sleepers.  The wearing of multiple earrings in each ear is not allowed.  There should be no other visible body piercing.

There are a number of risks associated with piercing including:

  • Potential injury, due to inadvertent contact of the jewellery with other people, clothing,  
          equipment, etc.
  • The risks to health are entirely associated with the individual concerned, these being infection and blood borne diseases, (eg Hepatitis, HIV–Aids). If good personal hygiene practices are not adopted, the risk of ill-health to the individual concerned is significant.
  • Risk of injury to others is greater in some aspects of the curriculum e.g. sports activities, adventure activities, drama, dance and physical activity in the playground.

The following principles will be applied for all pupils who have piercings:

  • All piercings should be removed prior to any physical activity, this includes swimming lessons as well as playtimes by the pupil.
  • If the piercings cannot be removed, the individual pupil should not actively participate.
  • The school will neither seek nor accept (as an alternative to the removal of jewellery) a Parent's/Carer's assurance that they will not hold the school liable in the event of an accident, as this would not be legally effective.

If parents wish to have their child’s ear pierced it is recommended that the piercing takes place at the start of the Summer holidays, so that the jewellery can be removed each playtime and before Physical Education lessons, without the problem of infection or healing over.

Parents are also reminded to remove nail varnish from their children’s fingernails before arriving at school.

Hair: Children with long hair must tie their hair back for practical activities such as PE and baking. Children should not have patterns cut into their hair.

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