Sandlings Uniform

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school contributing to the ethos of our school and setting an approximate tone
  • Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Is practical and smart
  • Identifies the children with the school
  • Support positive behaviour and discipline
  • Protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular fashionable way which could also 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
  • Ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome

Sandlings’ School uniform

Branded items which are required and can only be purchased from our school
  • School jumper /cardigan
  • PE T- shirt
Generic Items that can be purchased from low cost retailers
  • White Collared shirt/polo-shirt/blouse
  • Black/grey trousers/shorts/skirts /pinafore dress (shorts, skirts and dress must be no shorter than knee length)
  • Maroon checked dress- knee length
  • Black/grey/white Socks/tights-  socks must be no longer than knee length
Footwear

Black school Shoes (Not trainers, boots. sandals)

The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school; this is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform and therefore require all children to wear black shoes.

Expectations for PE

Children come to school dressed for PE on their PE days so therefore do not require a PE bag, although children attending an after school sports club or swimming sessions will need a small bag /rucksack for these items on these days.

  • School branded t- short
  • Black shorts/skort
  • Black plain jogging bottoms
  • Black plimsolls or trainers
Bags and coats

Children can wear any coat suitable for the weather conditions. In colder weather, if children have not brought a coat they will stay inside if we are unable to provide one for them.

Children will need a small bag/ rucksack each day to transport water bottles, reading books, reading diaries and homework.

Swimming Kit
  • A large towel
  • Due to the nature of the activity unisex swim wear is not appropriate in order to cover private parts of the body and so boys should wear trunks or swim shorts (long or baggy beach shorts are not to be worn for safety reasons) and girls should wear a one-piece swimming costume.
  • All pupils will require a swimming hat and these can be purchased at the pool reception or from sports shops.
Jewellery

On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are:

  • Ear-ring studs in pierced ears
  • Small objects of religious significance

We ask the children to remove these objects during PE, games and swimming for health and safety reasons.

The school advises parents who wish their children to have their ears pierced to do so at the beginning of the school holidays.

Medical identification bracelets may be worn by children who have significant medical problems e.g. Diabetes or epilepsy.

Extreme haircuts, shaved eyebrows and colour

The school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts including shaved eyebrows, that could serve as a distraction to other children and the head teacher will meet with parents to discuss if necessary. Hairstyles and haircuts which are deemed too extreme such as tramlines, stars, shaved heads (No shorter than a number 2), extreme patterns ‘V’ styles, Mohican cuts, or dyed, tipped or dipped hair are also forbidden. Pupils with long hair should also tie it back for safety reasons.

Uniform Price List

  • Maroon Sweatshirt (sizes 24″, 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″) £9.65
  • Maroon Sweatshirt XS small adult 36″ £11.55
  • Maroon Cardigan (sizes: 24″, 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″) £10.40
  • Maroon Cardigan XS small adult 36″ £12.05
  • Maroon Book bag £5.25
  • Maroon PE T-Shirt (Sizes: 3-4yrs, 5-6yrs, 7-8yrs, 9-10yrs, 11-13yrs £5.00

All of the above items are embroidered with the school logo