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Zouch Academy-  Uniform Policy

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. All children are expected to wear our uniform and we encourage them to maintain an acceptable standard of clean and tidy dress in school. The commitment to wear our agreed school uniform will be a key feature of our home/school agreement.

Our uniform policy is based on the notion of:

‘Look Smart – Act Smart’

At Zouch, we believe that a school uniform is important, because it:

  • It reminds us that we are at school for a serious purpose –  to work and to learn;
  • Identifies our children with our school – that we belong to a special group – the pupils of Zouch Academy – and to be proud of it;
  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school and fosters a feeling of community identity and belonging;
  • Is practical and smart;
  • Ensures our pupils’ well-being –  we want to ensure that all  our pupils are appropriately  dressed at school and  protect children from social  pressures to dress in a  particular way; nurture  cohesion and promote good  relations between different  groups of pupils;
  • Supports positive behaviour and discipline;
  • Enables us to easily identify our pupils when on visits or accessing out of school learning activities;
  • Above all, school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.

 

Our Uniform

Uniform -Reception to Year 4
Boys Girls
Grey trousers/shorts Grey skirt/trousers or pinafore (green/white dresses for  summer if wished)
Bottle green polo shirt Bottle green polo shirt
Plain grey/black/white socks Plain grey/white/black/bottle green socks or tights
Black shoes (not trainers) Black shoes (not trainers)
Bottle green school top (current) or new Bottle green school top (current)or new

 

 

Uniform -Years 5 & 6
Boys Girls
Grey trousers/shorts Grey skirt/trousers or pinafore (green/white dresses for  summer if wished)
White shirt White shirt
School tie School tie
Bottle green school top (current) or new Bottle green school top (current) or new
Plain grey/black/white socks Plain grey/white/black/bottle green socks or tights
Black shoes (not trainers) Black shoes (not trainers)

 

PE (whole school)
Boys Girls
Bottle green school top (current) or new Bottle green school top (current) or new
Bottle green round neck T shirt Bottle green round neck T shirt
Black PE shorts/tracksuit bottoms Black PE shorts/tracksuit bottoms
Plimsolls or trainers for outdoor activities Plimsolls or trainers for outdoor activities

 

Equipment and bags

  • Children from Reception to Y3 will be expected to bring their book bag to school daily.
  • Key Stage 2 children need a sensible school bag (small rucksack), big enough to carry packed lunch, pencil case, indoor shoes if needed, home learning and reading book.  Book Bags in KS2 are optional in Y4, 5 &6.  PE kit should be in a separate named Zouch PE bag.
  • In Key Stage 2, children are invited to have their own pencil case, which should contain a pencil, small ruler, rubber, sharpener and coloured pencils.  When children are ready to write in pen, they will be given a school pen – no other pens allowed.

 

Other uniform expectations/clarification

Jewellery

  • We only allow our children to wear stud earrings and inexpensive watches. We would prefer an analogue rather than a digital watch inorder to reinforce teaching of time. If a watch is designed for games or making disruptive noises it should not be worn for school.
  • Other accessories for example, loom bands are not permitted.

Hair and Makeup

  • We want our children to look smart and as a result we don’t expect or allow make up and our children to have extreme haircuts or colouring that could distract other children or impact on our uniform statement ‘ACT SMART LOOK SMART’.
  • Hair bands/clips etc should be discreet designs in keeping with our school colours.
  • No nail varnish maybe worn during the school day.

Footwear

  • We want all our children to grow up as healthy adults. As such we request shoes are low heeled and made of breathable fabric such as leather. Shoes that are completely plastic (for example jelly shoes) or flip flops are not acceptable. Trainers and plimsolls are for PE and playground wear only.
  • Winter boots and wellingtons maybe worn to school in winter months or in bad weather but shoes must be worn during the school day. Flat sandals that provide firm support maybe worn in summer but they must have a heel strap to ensure the foot cannot slip off the sandal.

Seasonal Safety

  • All children require a coat in school when weather is changeable, cold or wet.
  • On hot ,sunny days children should be protected from the sun when outdoors by:
  • Wearing a cap or a hat
  • Wearing appropriate SPF sun-screen that has been applied from home or brought into school for them to apply.
  • Wearing sun glasses with CE mark which conform to British Standard BS EN 18361977 and are of a design and colour compatible with our uniform colours.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. The Role of Parents

Acceptance of the uniform policy is a key element of our Home/School Agreement and we ask all parents who have children at Zouch to support our uniform policy and send their children to school correctly dressed, clean and ready for their daily school work. Please ensure that all school uniform items are marked with your child’s name.

If any parents would like the school to modify the uniform they should discuss the request with the Principal in the first instance.  We welcome children from all backgrounds and faith communities and would not wish to discriminate. If there are religious reasons why a parent might request a modification to our uniform then these requests will be responded too. Similarly, should an item of school uniform be problematic for a pupil with disabilities then parents are invited to discuss this with the Principal. We will not treat pupils with disabilities unfavourably.

 

  1. The Role of the School

Items bearing the school’s logo are available on line from our provider www.schoolwearforless.co.uk

We will make every effort to ensure these items are of reasonable quality and an affordable price. We will endeavour to support families of children eligible for free school meals with a contribution towards uniform costs.

The school cannot accept any liability for loss or damage to uniform or personal items brought into the school.

Acceptance of the uniform policy is a key element of our Home/School Agreement and staff will raise issues relating to uniform discretely with children in the first instance (polite reminder) and then contact parents if the uniform policy isn’t followed.

 

  1. The Role of Governors

The governing body supports the Principal in the implementation of the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents considering this policy and will liaise with the Principal to ensure that this policy is consistent with our equalities policy and is implemented fairly and consistently.

 

 

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