Uniform

School Uniform Policy
Willow Tree School aims to provide a caring environment, in which all children are encouraged to reach their full potential, showing respect and love for one another.

Introduction
It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items for school uniform.

Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school

  • Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school

  • Is practical and smart

  • Identifies the children within the school

  • Prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class

  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance

  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents

  • Is designed with health and safety in mind

School Uniform
Boys – Reception and KS1

  • black short trousers – summer (optional)

  • black long trousers- winter

  • white polo shirt

  • green crew neck sweatshirt ( school logo optional )

  • school fleece with logo – optional

  • flat heeled black shoes (NO TRAINERS)

Boys – KS2

  • black short trousers – summer (optional)

  • black long trousers- winter

  • white shirt and school tie (pupils will be presented with a school tie as they leave KS1, during their graduation)

  • green V neck jumper ( school logo optional )

  • school fleece with logo – optional

  • flat heeled black shoes (NO TRAINERS)

Girls – Reception and KS1

  • black skirt or pinafore dress

  • black trousers

  • white polo shirt

  • white socks or black tights

  • green cardigan or sweatshirt (school logo optional)

  • school fleece with logo – optional

  • green and white checked dress (optional for summer)

  • long hair tied back in coordinated uniform style

  • flat heeled black shoes (NO TRAINERS or long boots)

  • please ensure shoe heels are less than 4cm

Girls – KS2

  • black skirt or pinafore dress

  • black trousers

  • white shirt and school tie

  • white socks or black tights

  • green cardigan or sweatshirt (school logo optional)

  • school fleece with logo – optional

  • green and white checked dress (optional for summer)

  • long hair tied back in coordinated uniform style

  • flat heeled black shoes (NO TRAINERS or long boots)

  • please ensure shoe heels are less than 4cm

PE Kit:

  • green T-shirt with school logo

  • black shorts

  • pair of plimsolls

  • pair of socks if tights are worn

  • hair ties to tie back long hair

  • PE kit should be in school every PE session

Key Stage 2 Games Kit

  • green T-shirt ( optional school logo)

  • black shorts

  • sports bottoms – black (optional)

  • sports socks

  • trainers

Jewellery
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school, this is to prevent them from injury.

A single set of stud earrings may be worn, however these must either be removed or covered for PE. 

For swimming, all earrings must be removed.

Ideally, the child should be able to remove their own earrings.

Extreme haircuts
The school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve to undermine the high standards of appearance expected in school.

Footwear
The school wants all pupils to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children’s growth and posture to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers or boots to school, trainers are appropriate for sport and leisurewear. Black shoes are more in keeping with the high standards of appearance expected in school.

The role of parents
We will ask parents to sign a Home School Agreement – the agreement to support all school policies and procedures.

We ask parents to fully 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. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair. However we would not discriminate against a child or family having financial difficulties in providing uniform, support would be available in extreme cases. If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the headteacher.

The role of governors
The governing body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liases 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 opportunities.

Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.

Monitoring and Review
The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:

  • Seeking the views of parents and children to ensure that they agree with and support the policy

  • Considering, with the headteacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensations with regard to school uniform.

  • Requiring the headteacher to report to the governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented

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