The informal code of dress promoted for all our children to wear is:
• Red polo shirts
• Blue sweatshirts and cardigans
• Sensible Black school shoes
All bearing the school logo, these are available to purchase through the Tesco F&F website (click HERE to visit). It is important that children come to school appropriately dressed for a working day.
PE Kit - Indoors
• White crew neck t-shirt
• Black shorts
PE Kit - Outdoors
• Outdoor trainers
In order to maintain a strong sense of identity and belonging within our school, we require all pupils to wear school uniform which consists of;
- Blue zip-up fleece/sweatshirt/cardigan
- Red or white polo shirt
- Grey or blue trousers – no jeans please
- Grey or blue skirt
- Grey pinafore
- Black, flat, sensible, safe shoes – (black trainers are allowed with no coloured markings)
- Grey or blue shorts
- Red gingham dress
- Blue or black cap to protect from the sun
- White polo shirt
- Plain black shorts
- Trainers for outdoor games
- Plimsolls for indoor PE – this is for health and safety reasons
- Plain tracksuit for winter
It is encouraged that pupils do not wear jewellery to school, especially as individuals become very upset if a treasured piece of jewellery goes missing. Should a pupil have pierced ears, plain studs should only be worn and in order to comply with health and safety regulations, must be covered with a plaster during all PE activities.
Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any jewellery that is lost.
Watches may be worn to school; no smart watches may be worn. However, they must be removed before any PE lessons.
Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any watches that are lost.
No make-up, nail varnish or false nails should be worn on nails or toes.
- No Pencil cases are needed as all writing and drawing equipment will be provided
- No knives or sharp blades should be brought into the school in any circumstances
- Mobile phones should not be brought into school without the permission of the Head teacher
- No medicine should ever be brought to school by a child ~ with the exception of inhalers or epi-pens
- No ‘swap’ cards i.e. Pokemons, unless there has been phase group permission
- No inappropriate books, videos or magazines
- No money should be brought to school unless for a specific permissible purpose e.g. tuck shop at break times.
- School Bags to carry equipment and belongings in should be a school book bag.
All the items above are readily available from the high street – if parents and carers find any difficult to obtain any item, please contact the school. Our uniform has been kept simple to avoid unnecessary expense. We expect all pupils to follow the dress code as written above.
- We recommend that hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style or colour.
- Long hair should be tied back during Physical Education lessons for safety
Role of the Class Teachers and Support Staff
- Set a good example in term of dress
- Remember that in our respective roles we serve the local community as a set of professionals
- Not wear track suits unless during a morning or afternoon session where Physical Education is being taught.
- No jeans or denim to be worn please.
Role of the Head Teacher and Governing Body
- The Head Teacher to ensure that pupils comply with the uniform policy agreed by the governing body.
- The Head Teacher has a duty to enforce the school uniform throughout the school community, as part of the duty within maintenance of day to day discipline in the school.
- The Governing body should be receptive to any reasonable complaint from parents or carers, concerning uniform handling it respectfully, considering fully the issues they raise. Governors should aim to work with parents to arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome.
- The school will follow the DfES guidelines and not consider exclusion from the school where a pupil fails to comply with the school’s rules on uniform.
Role of the Parents/Guardians
- To ensure that their child / children adhere to the school’s uniform policy.
- Ensure that they come to school in uniform everyday unless there are special circumstances such as Christmas parties or charity fund raising.
- Parents and carers should raise any complaints about the school uniform and dress codes with the school pupils and personnel sub-committee of the governing body following the schools complaints procedure.
Racial Equality & Equal Opportunities
All children have equal access to wearing school uniform regardless of their culture, race, religion, gender, disability or ability. We ensure that the set uniform respects other policies such as Race relations, sex discrimination and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals. Anston Brook is committed to creating a positive climate that will enable everyone to work free from racial intimidation and harassment and to achieve their full potential.