School uniform plays a vital role in promoting the ethos of a school, providing a sense of belonging and identity and setting an appropriate tone for education. By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can also act as a social leveller.
The “Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021” states that all stipulated school uniform items must be affordable for all and any branded items, purchased through uniform suppliers, offer value for money. This statutory guidance came into effect in September 2022.
The Aspire Uniform Policy, formed in part by parent/pupil voice, ensures each individual uniform offering across the trust is in line with this legislation and helps maintain the balance between affordability and upholding of school ethos and identity.
- Grey or black skirts/pinafores, trousers or shorts (summer - optional)
- Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan (school logo optional)
- White shirt or polo shirt
- Blue & white gingham dress (summer - optional)
- Grey or black socks/ tights
- Plain black school shoes - no trainers, boots, heels or open toes
- Plain white T-shirt or polo shirt
- Black shorts
- Plain plimsolls or plain trainers
- One-piece swimsuit/trunks (not boardshorts)
Please could all items of clothing and personal belongings be clearly labelled with the child's name.
- No make-up to be worn
- No jewellery - children can wear pair of plain, single stud earrings (to be removed or covered with tape for PE & swimming)
- Large old shirt for painting/clay