It is the policy of the Education Committee to encourage pupils to wear an acceptable form of school dress as determined by head teachers, parent councils and parents.
In encouraging the wearing of school dress, account must be taken in any proposals to prevent any direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race or gender. Any proposal will be the subject of widespread consultation with parents and pupils.
Parents are asked to co-operate with the school in encouraging the wearing of the school uniform. The uniform was agreed in consultation with parents, pupils, staff and the Parent Council. It incorporates a range of popular items of dress, e.g. sweatshirts, T-shirts.
Wearing school uniform contributes to a positive school ethos and helps avoid discrimination and reduces peer pressure to wear expensive designer clothing. A school’s reputation can also be enhanced in the local community by the wearing of school uniform and school security will be improved as it will be easier to identify intruders.
A new combined online application form for free school meals, free nursery meals and school clothing grants was launched in July 2020.