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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

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Uniform Information



It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school organised event outside of normal school hours.


Aims and objectives 


Our policy for school uniform is based on the belief that school uniform: 


  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • Creates a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Is practical and smart
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered by parents as good value for money
  • Is more time effective for parents and children, so they know what is to be worn each day
  • Is good preparation for secondary school
  • Gives a positive image in the community and encourage a purposeful attitude
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind.




Plain black or dark grey trousers Plain black or dark grey trousers or a skirt
Shorts (in summer) Pinafore dress or blue and white dress (in summer)
Navy or red  polo shirt White shirt or red or white polo shirt
Navy knitted jumper or sweatshirt (with or without school logo) Navy knitted jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt (with or without the school logo)


Boys Footwear

Girls footwear

Everyday footwear must be safe and sensible for playground and indoor use.

Trainers or black/brown school shoes or flat boots. Trainers or black/brown schools shoes or flat boots. (No platform soles, high heels or strappy sandals)



The Nursery does not have a uniform, but please follow these recommendations:  

  • sensible shoes or trainers
  • washable clothes which your child can be independent in.


School office

The school office sells book bags with the school logo. You can also order

school sweatshirts, cardigans and polo-shirts with the school logo from there 


PE kit 

A PE kit should be available in school at all times. School has recently provided all children with PE Kit. We ask that parent's provide appropriate footwear and ensure that the kit is washed and well maintained.



On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in school. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance. Children with pierced ears may wear only one pair of small studs after parents have filled in the relevant form. These must be removed for all physical activities. Watches have to be removed for PE and Games sessions and are the responsibility of the wearer.


Naming of uniform and lost property

Please make sure that all your child's clothes are clearly marked, preferably with name tapes. Shoes and plimsolls should also have names written inside. The school will try hard to reunite lost named items with their owners. 


The role of parents

We ask all parents who send their children to our school for their support of the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.


The role of governors

The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the head teacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. It is the governors’ responsibility 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 hardwearing, safe and practical.


Monitoring and review

The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:

  • seeking the views of parents, to ensure that they agree with and support the policy;
  • considering, with the head teacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform;
  •  requiring the head teacher to report to the governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented.