Uniform

Finstall First School believes that a consistent school uniform policy is vital to promote the ethos of the school and provide a sense of belonging and identity for all pupils, regardless of their protected characteristics or socio-economic circumstances.

We believe that pupils learn most effectively and achieve their best outcomes when they are comfortable, able to be themselves, and dressed in such a way that sets an appropriate tone for education.

The school is committed to ensuring that its school uniform is affordable and accessible to all pupils, and does not place an unreasonable financial burden on parents.

In accordance with the ‘School Admissions Code’, the headteacher will ensure that the school’s uniform policy does not discourage parents from applying for a place for their child.

 

 

School colours

Our school colours are as follows:

  •          Dark Green

Clothing

The school uniform is as follows:

Item

Optional or required

Branding

How to acquire

Cost per item from school supplier

Regular school uniform

Dark Green Pullover or cardigan

Required

School logo on left-hand side - optional

Branded pullover and cardigan available from school suppliers and second hand from PA / School office.

 

Non-branded equivalents can be bought from regular retailers.

 

       

M and S

£11.00

 

 

Asda Pullover

£4.00

Asda Cardigan £5.00

 

Grey trousers / shorts or grey skirt

Required

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office and also available from regular retailers.

M and S

Trousers x 2 - £11

Shorts - £7.00

Skirt x 2 - £10

Asda Trousers £6.00

Asda Shorts £5.00

Asda Skirt £6.00

White shirt or blouse

Required

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office and also available from regular retailers.

M and S

Blouse x 3 - £10

Shirt x 3 - £9

Asda Shirt £3.50

Asda Blouse £3.50

Grey Pinafore Dress

 

Green / White Gingham Summer Dress

Optional

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office and also available from regular retailers.

M and S

Pinafore x 2 - £12

Asda Pinafore £6.00

Asda Gingham £4.00

School Tie

 

Required

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office

M and S - £4.00

Sensible, plain black shoes

 

Required

No branding

Available from regular retailers.

N/A

Dark Green School fleece / Reversible Jacket

Optional

School logo on left-hand side - optional

Branded fleece / jackets available from school suppliers and second hand from PA / School office.

 

Non-branded equivalents can be bought from regular retailers.

 

School Days Fleece - £14.99

Reversible - £20

 

 

 


PE kit

White round neck PE t-shirt

Required

School logo on left-hand side - optional

Branded t-shirt available from school suppliers and second hand from PA / School office.

 

Non-branded equivalents can be bought from regular retailers.

 

 

M and S - £5.50

 

 

Asda - £2.00

 

 

 

Dark Green Sports Shorts

Required

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office and also available from regular retailers.

M and S - £3.50

Not available at Asda

 

Dark Green Football socks

Optional

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office and also available from regular retailers.

M and S - £2.50

Not available at Asda

Navy Blue sweat-shirt

 

Required

School logo on left-hand side - optional

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office.

 

Non-branded equivalents can be bought from regular retailers.

M and S - £9.00

 

Asda - £4.00

Navy blue jogging bottoms

 

Required

No branding

Available from school suppliers, second hand from PA / School office and also available from regular retailers.

Asda - £4.00

 

Black Pumps

 

Required

No branding

Available from regular retailers.

N/A

Short White Sports Socks

Optional

No branding

Available from regular retailers.

N/A

Trainers / Football Boots

Required

No branding

 

Available from regular retailers.

 

N/A

Accessories

School book bag

Optional

School logo

Available from school supplier

£7.99

 

Pupils who are wearing skirts / dresses must also wear grey tights or white socks.

Trainers are not considered suitable footwear, except for doing outside PE. High heels are not permitted; however, block heels of no more than 3cm can be worn.

Skirts must be knee-length. Black jeans are not permitted.

Parents who do not wish to buy the optional branded PE kit must acquire a PE kit meeting the following criteria:

  •          Plain T-shirt with no branding or logos from professional sports teams
  •          Plain charcoal fleece and tracksuit bottoms with no branding or logos from professional sports teams

Parents are responsible for ensuring their child brings their PE kit to school when needed.

Jewellery

Permitted jewellery that may be worn is:

  •          One pair of stud earrings – no other piercings are permitted.
  •          A smart and sensible wrist watch.

Jewellery is the responsibility of the pupil and not the school. Lost or damaged items will not be refunded. All jewellery must be removed during practical lessons, including PE lessons and science experiments.

School bag

Pupils must use an appropriately sized waterproof bag to carry their books and equipment. It should hold A4-sized work books comfortably without causing any damage.

School bags featuring inappropriate images, slogans or phrases are not permitted.

The school encourages pupils to bring non-valuable bags to school. The school will not be liable for lost or damaged school bags.

Hairstyles

The school reserves the right to make a judgement on where pupils’ hairstyles or hair colours are inappropriate for the school environment. However, we will ensure that any such judgements do not discriminate against any pupil by virtue of their protected characteristics.

Each individual pupil’s scenario will be taken into account where any judgements on appropriateness are to be made, and parents will always have the freedom to complain via the school’s Complaints Procedures Policy.

 

Pupils with long hair must ensure that this does not impede their vision, cover their face or provide a health and safety risk. Long hair must be tied up during practical lessons, e.g. during PE.

The following hairstyles are not considered appropriate for school:

  •          Brightly-coloured, dyed hair.
  •          Headwear with bold patterns or colours.
  •          Excessive hair accessories.

Makeup

The school rules on makeup are as follows:

  •          Makeup is not permitted except of dressing-up or party days.
  •          False nails and nail extensions are not permitted.
  •          Nail varnish may not be worn.
  •          Temporary tattoos are not permitted.

Pupils wearing excessive makeup are required to remove it or, if appropriate, will be sent home to remove it.

Adverse weather

All pupils are required to wear weather-appropriate clothing that covers as much of their skin as possible during adverse weather.

For hot temperatures, this includes wearing:

  •          Loose-fitting and lightweight shirts and dresses with sleeves and collars or covered necklines.
  •          Over the knee skirts, shorts or trousers.
  •          Tops that cover the shoulder area.
  •          Sunglasses with UV protection when outside, where possible.
  •          Caps / Sun hats

Pupils are advised not to wear any jumpers or cardigans during heatwaves. If outside during break times, pupils not wearing sun-safe clothing are advised to stay in an area protected from the sun, or spare clothing is provided.

For cold temperatures, this includes wearing:

  •          Scarfs, gloves, coats and hats when they are outside.
  •          Warm jumpers that conform to the school’s uniform policy.
  •          Trousers, or thick tights with skirts.

Labelling

All pupils’ clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled with their name.

Any lost clothing is be taken to the lost property box in the school office. Lost property will not necessarily be retained after one week.