Aims and Objectives
Our school uniform policy is based on the notion that a school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school, looks smart and is practical and makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance. Please click here to view our existing Uniform Policy.
- Plain grey pinafore dress or skirt which must be of an appropriate length, neither too long nor too short;
- Plain grey trousers or shorts
- Red polo shirt (embroidered if possible but not essential)
- Red Gingham summer dress or red Gingham culotte dress
- Knitted navy blue v-neck jumper or cardigan or v-neck sleeveless jumper (embroidered if possible but not essential)
- White or grey socks/grey tights
- Black polishable sensible shoes or, during summer months, sensible sandals (which must be worn with socks). No trainers or boots or logos.
- Navy blue T-Shirt (embroidered if possible but not essential)
- Plain navy football-style shorts or plain navy leggings
- Plimsolls or trainers for outdoor PE
- Navy blue hoodie (embroidered if possible but not essential)
- Navy tracksuit bottoms
School uniform can be purchased from:
Happy Fish (based in Andover, tel: 01264 748338)
School Uniform Labelling
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When is a uniform required?
Children are required to wear the uniform to school at all times. All pupils must wear the uniform when representing the school at events off school property such as school trips unless specifically directed otherwise. Children are at all times ambassadors for the school, and never more so than when larger groups are on school trips. The children should wear the uniform with pride, as it identifies them as pupils of Appleshaw St Peter’s School. Finally, pupils should wear the PE uniform when they are representing Appleshaw St Peter’s at inter-school sporting events.
What about jewellery and make-up?
Pupils with pierced ears may wear a single stud-earring or a pair of stud earrings to school. For safety reasons, children must not wear rings to school. Long hair is to be tied back. Children must not wear make-up or nail polish.
What kind of clothes are not allowed?
The shoes children wear should be sensible for both learning and play time, so strapless shoes, flip-flops and shoes with high heels are not allowed. Light-coloured jeans are not acceptable for trousers. Football strips are not acceptable for PE lessons.
The Role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to Appleshaw St Peter’s to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children correctly dressed and ready for work. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
What if a pupil does not wear a uniform?
The Headteacher will decide what is to be done if a pupil’s appearance is judged to be inappropriate. If any pupil arrives at school dressed inappropriately, they will either be asked to change what they are wearing or be given a shared-use uniform to wear for the rest of day. The Headteacher is responsible for enforcing the Appleshaw St Peter’s uniform policy and has the full support of the school’s governors.
School Uniform Policy and the role of governors
If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should first speak to the headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It works with the Headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. It is the responsibility of the governors to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities. Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hard wearing, safe and practical.