Ashmole Primary School Uniform
At Ashmole Primary we are committed to the principle that all pupils should wear formal school uniform. There are important reasons for this:
a. Uniform creates a sense of community cohesion
b. Wearing uniform allows identification in the local community
c. Uniform creates a sense of formality and professionalism
We have made every effort to make our uniform both attractive and affordable. Having chosen to send your child to a school that has high standards of uniform, we ask that parents/carers take the responsibility for ensuring that their child is in full correct uniform each school day.
Uniform Requirements for all pupils
A school book bag (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).
A school rucksack (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 ONLY).
All clothing must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. No nail varnish, make up or tattoos.
All PE clothing must be in a named PE bag.
Hair must be kept clean, neat and tidy in line with our high standards of uniform. Cult or eccentric styles are not permitted. Any colouring must be of a natural shade and of a single shade. No fashion designs or lines in eyebrows are permitted. Hair jewellery, only navy, white, yellow, green or black bands or clasps to hold hair back, are permitted. Religious headwear must be plain black or navy.
All long hair must be tied away from the face in all practical activities for health and safety reasons.
For reasons of safety and security, the only acceptable items of jewellery are:
N.B. IF PARENTS/CARERS HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT UNIFORM, THEY SHOULD CHECK WITH THE SCHOOL BEFORE BUYING.
The school will take action against pupils not conforming to these rules. If this is not possible, due to exceptional circumstances, parents/carers should contact the school immediately in writing. Variations in uniform for medical reasons will need to be supported by a doctor’s note.
Full school uniform must be worn at all times during the day, and to and from school. The only exception to this is, when playing sports at break and lunchtimes, plimsolls/ trainers may be worn.
There may be times where for some individuals variations are permitted to the uniform policy for example, reasonable adjustments will be made, as appropriate to support pupils with a disability.
Any request to outwardly manifest a religious/cultural observance which is not expressly covered by this policy should be made to the Head Teacher. Any such request will be carefully considered taking into account the school’s obligations under the Equality Act 2010.
In order to keep the Ashmole school uniform affordable for parents/carers, the number of branded items required have been kept to a minimum. Furthermore, for families on low incomes, second-hand uniform can be supplied by the school upon request.