Hindley All Saints'

Church of England Nursery & Primary School

Transforming T.L.C. Teaching, Learning and Community through gospel values of Thankfulness, Love and Compassion.

Chapel Fields Lane, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3QS

(01942) 255577

schooloffice@hindleyallsaints.co.uk

School Uniform

School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school and setting an appropriate tone.

Aims

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning since it:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school in line with our ethos
  • Creates a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Supports positive behaviour and discipline
  • Is practical and smart
  • Identifies the children with the school and encourages identity with the school
  • Protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance and helps nurture cohesion between different groups of children
  • Ensures children of all races and backgrounds feel welcome
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents/carers
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind.

 

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are plain, simple, gold or silver, earring studs in pierced ears and watches, though it would be better if children didn't wear these.

We ask parents/carers wishing children to have pierced ears, to get piercing done right at the start of the summer holidays so that earrings can be removed for PE lessons from the start of the new school year. Where this is not possible we ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games or cover them with plasters to prevent them from causing injury.

Footwear

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 in our school. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to or in 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. We require all children to wear black shoes with the exception of pumps during PE or games lessons.

Hair

Hair styles should be appropriate for school. This means:

  • All children, girls and boys, should tie hair up where it is long enough to do so.  
  • Hair must be tied up in PE for health and safety reasons.
  • For swimming lessons children should wear a swimming cap or tie long hair up.
  • Hair accessories such as bobbles, head bands, clips etc must be plain, of a reasonable size and in keeping with the school colours. 
  • Hair gel, hair colours or braids are not permitted in school.
  • Hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style or colour. 

 

Non regulation hairstyles are not part of school uniform and should not be worn. These include:

  • Patterns cut into the hair
  • Hair that is long in parts and very short elsewhere
  • Hair that has been spiked up
  • Hair dyed, either wholly or partly, in a non-natural hair colour

 

If parents/carers are unsure about whether a style would be appropriate they should first check with a member of staff prior to making any changes. Parents/carers of children with inappropriate styles which do not adhere to this policy will be asked to collect their child from school to get the style rectified. 

 The Role of Parents

We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for the school day. One of the responsibilities of parents/carers is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and that it is clean and in good repair.

 

Our school uniform can be purchased on-line at https://myclothing.com/

We also have local connections and businesses that do our logo on uniform such as

AC Sports in Pemberton who will deliver to school [phone number 01942 216537] www.acsportsshop.com

Similar styles and colours to our uniform can be purchased at most high street shops.

Children also need a PE kit.  It is essential that children have a change of clothes including footwear on PE days.  Due to limited storage space, please keep PE kit in a draw string bag.

Uniform 

Boys and girls wear 

Red Jumper [Year 6 children wear a black jumper].

White shirt or white polo shirt

Black trousers

Grey or white socks

Black school shoes

 

Girls can choose to wear

White blouse

Grey skirt/pinafore

  PE Kit

 Boys and girls wear

 Red shorts

White T shirt

Black slip on pumps for indoors

Trainers for outdoors

 

 Similar styles and colours to our uniform can be purchased at most high street shops.