It is important that children pride in their appearance. Our school uniform has a personal meaning for the children. Our school colours are brown and green. The brown skirts, pinafore dresses and trousers were chosen in honour of St. Francis, our patron. The green jumpers and cardigans represent the hill on which we stand and the nature that surrounds us.
We must always pride ourselves in being smart, well presented and ready for learning. This not only helps our children to feel part of our school community, but it also prepares our children for responsibilities and life beyond our school.
It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours. We ask children to wear their shirts tucked into their skirts, shorts or trousers and to take a pride in their personal appearance.
Children come into school wearing PE kits on their designated PE days in order to enjoy full PE lessons. If you are ever unsure, please do not hesitate in contacting Miss Taylor, our bursar.
Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that we are pleased to wear a uniform that:
- Promotes a sense of pride in our school
- Helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school
- Identifies pupils with the school
- Does not segregate children
- Supports the school’s commitment to inclusion
- Prevents pupils from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that could be distracting in class or cause upset to others
- Is practical, smart, and designed with health and safety in mind
- Is considered to be good value for money
Jewellery, Hair, Make-up and Nail Varnish
For many reasons, including safety, we do not allow children to wear jewellery. The only exception to this rule is when a child can wear a small stud earring (no hoops). Please ensure stud earrings are removed on PE days.
Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school.
Extreme hairstyles are not appropriate for school. The use of styling products should be kept to a minimum and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed. Please keep hair bobbles or headbands to a sensible minimum.
For health and safety reasons, we do not allow children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels. All children are required to wear plain black shoes without logos that are comfortable and practical.
The Role of Parents
We believe that one of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that it is clean, in good repair and that clothes are named. If a parent has difficulties for any reason with fulfilling this request they are asked to speak confidentially to a member of staff to discuss the issues. Any matters will be handled with discretion and our full support. We are always here to help.
We welcome children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the Uniform Policy will consider such requests sympathetically. If any parent would like to request an exception to the uniform policy they should, in the first instance, contact our school office.
SUMMER UNIFORM (Summer Term)
In summer, pale green gingham dresses for the girls and short brown trousers with white polo shirts for the boys may be worn. All uniform is available from Mary Frances, Derby Road, Longridge, or apart from the summer dresses which are available from all local supermarkets. Please note shorts, trousers, skirts, pinafores, polo shirts, socks and tights can all be purchased from local supermarket or may be found at local second hand shops.
WINTER UNIFORM (Autumn – Spring Term)
To be worn until after the Easter holiday.
In winter, our uniform consists of brown trousers (for Girls and Boys), skirt or pinafore, white polo shirt and green jumper or cardigan. All are available from Mary Frances, Longridge. Please note shorts, trousers, skirts, pinafores, polo shirts, socks and tights can all be purchased from local supermarket or may be found at local second hand shops.
PE kits must be worn on PE days. All children wear a green tracksuit with green shorts and a white polo shirt. Tracksuits and shorts are available from Mary Frances.
SOCKS AND TIGHTS
Socks: white or brown
Tights: green or brown