Our School Uniform is important to us. It is one way in which we identify ourselves as a school family and it promotes a strong, cohesive school identity which supports high standards and expectations in all areas of school life. It promotes harmony between different groups represented in the school and it enhances security. The uniform has been chosen following consultation with children, governors, parents and staff. It reflects the needs of the cultural traditions represented at our school.
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that a school uniform is important, because it:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school
- Engenders a feeling of community and belonging
- Is practical and smart Identifies the children with the school
- Is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be)
- Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- Is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents
- Has been designed with health and safety in mind.
Our policy for wearing jewellery follows the authority guidelines, which means that children should not wear jewellery to school. If earrings need to be worn, then one pair of small studs can be worn which will need to be removed for PE lessons. In addition, we do allow older children to wear a sensible watch but no other items of jewellery can be worn.
We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels. We ask children to wear black school shoes with no logo’s or smart black trainers with no logo’s.
The school does not permit children to have haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children or to wear hair gel (for example no tram lines, patterned haircuts, hair dyed a different colour, heads shaved bald, spiked gelled hair). Parents should also be aware that tattoos and body piercings (other than 1 pair of small stud earrings, as discussed above) are not permitted, whilst in school. In addition, children must not wear any type of makeup (including painted nails, false/acrylic nails, false eyelashes, fake tanning products etc) whilst in school. Hair accessories should be in the school’s colours (navy blue/light blue). They must not be so large to serve as a distraction.
The Role of Parents and Carers
We ask all parents and carers who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents and carers have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents and carers should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair. If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the head teacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, e.g. religious objections, why parents and carers want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests. Similarly, should an item of school uniform prove problematic for a pupil with disabilities, then parents and carers are invited to draw this to the attention of the head teacher. The school will not treat pupils with disabilities unfavourably.
All of the school uniform can be purchased from:
Rawcliffes 18A Crackenedge Ln, Dewsbury WF13 1PT 01924 465510
Our school uniform:
Trousers/shorts - Dark Grey (black not acceptable)
Polo shirt - Light blue
Jumper with logo - Navy Blue
Shoes/Trainers - Black with no logo’s
Socks - Black/Grey/Navy Blue
Skirt/Pinafore or Trousers - Dark Grey (black not acceptable)
Polo Shirt - Light blue
Jumper/Cardigan with Logo - Navy Blue
Tights/Socks - Grey/Navy Blue/Black/White
Dress (in Summer term) - Blue Gingham
Shoes/Trainers - Black with no logo’s
T-Shirt - White
Shorts - Navy Blue or black
Tracksuit bottoms or leggings - Navy or black
Jumper/Hoodie - Navy or black with no logo's
Pumps for indoor - Black
Trainers for outdoor - Any colour
Boys – Trunks only
Girls – One piece swim suit