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The Department of Education states:
This non-statutory guidance will help support schools in developing and implementing their school uniform policy. It should be read alongside the statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms.
Some schools, or year groups within schools, may not have a uniform policy or dress code, in which case some aspects of this guidance may not be relevant. We would, however, expect governing boards to consider this guidance, to ensure that they comply with their obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.
The term ‘governing board’ in this guidance includes the:
- board of trustees for an academy trust
- governing body of a maintained school or non-maintained special school
- local authority for pupil referral units
Throughout this guidance, ‘parents’ should be taken to include all those with parental responsibility, including guardians and carers.
Our policy on school uniform
It is for the governing board of a school to decide:
- rules around appearance
- whether there should be a school uniform policy and if so, what that should be
- how the uniform should be sourced
These duties are placed upon all governing boards by statute to ensure that school policies promote good behaviour and discipline amongst the pupil body.
We strongly encourage schools to have a uniform as it can play a key role in:
- promoting the ethos of a school
- providing a sense of belonging and identity
- setting an appropriate tone for education
So please search around for royal blue and gold uniform in local supermarkets. We do want out children to be smart and to have a positive sense of belonging to our school, but we are not insistent on uniform with our logos on it. We promote our uniform and want children to be prepared for secondary school. If your child has additional needs around sensory needs and types of clothing they can wear, please see Lauren Walsh our SENDCo on email@example.com
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