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School uniform

Pupil Dress Code

The Government strongly encourages schools to consider the introduction of uniforms where they do not already have them.” DfES 2006Admission Policy

The Governors of the school feel that smart appearance is an essential part of any successful school and for this reason specify how children should dress.

Non-PE days,

  • Pupils must wear school uniform: sky blue polo shirt (shirt & tie in Y5 & 6), dark blue sweatshirt/cardigan, grey trousers/shorts or skirt/dress (blue gingham checked dress for the summer and white socks) and plain black, white, grey or navy socks or tights. Nursery children may wear navy blue jogging bottoms.
  • Pupils should not come to school with their hair dyed, fully shaved or patterned. Hair should be neat (e.g. not over their face and in their eyes) and presentable. Hair styles should be as simple as possible. Hair should be clean and combed. For health and safety reasons long hair should be tied back out of children’s eyes. Extreme hairstyles and fads that would interfere with the learning process, cause a disruption of the educational environment, or be a Health & Safety hazard are prohibited.
  • Pupils should come to school wearing black, flat school shoes (not wearing trainers). During the winter months, boots or wellingtons may be worn, however we recommend that children bring a change of shoes to wear indoors.
  • Plaits with clips or bobbles are acceptable, but nothing else should be attached or woven into hair. Plain blue or black clips can be used to retain hair. If hair is tied back a small, plain blue, black or brown bobble or hair band should be used.
  • Jewellery including earrings, make up, including nail varnish should not be worn. A watch can be worn but may need to be removed during certain activities
  • Religious Attire – should a parent have a requirement for a child to wear particular religious attire, this must be brought to the attention of the school and discussed on an individual basis. Where there is a health and safety concern, we may require religious attire to be removed during certain activities.


PE Days – on PE days, pupils are to attend school in their PE kit. Our PE kit consists of a light blue t-shirt, dark shorts, a dark blue hoodie or tracksuit (suitable for outdoors) and PE appropriate footwear. A Holystone PE hoodie is available, although plain blue tracksuits or hoodies can also be worn.


The following items are particularly important for Health & Safety reasons:

  • Earrings should not be worn to school. We ask that parents do not get pupils ears pierced in term time, should a child have to keep earrings in whilst ears heal, they must be simple studs, which are covered by tape. PE lessons will be adapted where possible, but not all activities may be accessible
  • No body piercing.
  • Hair which is over the collar should be tied back.

School Logoed uniform is available through Emblematic, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton.


Note – on non-uniform days hair styling (non-permanent) products may be applied for that day only.


Reviewed by Governors October 2021

School Uniform Suppliers

Our uniform can be purchased through Emblematic or BE-uniforms.  Both suppliers have samples and may carry uniform in stock, or they have an online ordering facility.


Emblematic - Unit 26, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Whitley Rd, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SZ


BE-Uniforms - UNIT 4, Planet Business Centre, Planet Pl, West Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 6DY


A PE hoodie option is popular and is available to purchase from


Uniform can also be sourced from many high street retailers including supermarkets and these are perfectly acceptable (Emblematic also offer a logo embroidery service).