The Gates School Information
The Gates Primary School has a uniform which all children are encouraged to wear and be proud of. The Governors of the school believe that a school uniform is an important contributor to the overall success of the school and therefore expects that the school uniform will be worn by all children throughout the school.
It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our school prospectus.
Why having a school uniform is important to The Gates Primary School?
Promotes a sense of pride and belonging to the community of the school and supports positive behaviour;
- engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
- is practical and smart;
- identifies the children with the school;
- prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
- it protects children from social pressures whatever their race, religion, gender or background;
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
- helps us to identify and supervise our children during out of school visits;
- is designed with health and safety in mind.
Our school uniform is:
Bottle green sweatshirt or cardigan, with or without printed logo
White polo shirt with or without printed logo
Black or grey trousers (tailored, not fashion or casual)
Black, white or grey socks
Black or grey knee-length pinafore or knee-length skirt
Black sensible shoes (not trainers or high heels)
Black or grey knee length shorts (tailored, not fashion or casual)
In summer children may wear green gingham or striped summer dress
Our PE Kit is:
Trainers (black or white)
A plain black tracksuit should be available for outdoor PE.
On PE days:
Children should come to school wearing their PE kit with their regular school jumper/cardigan over the top.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. Children may wear a wristwatch but are responsible for looking after it.
We ask parents to only allow their children to have their ears pierced at the beginning of the summer holiday, so that ear-ring studs can be removed once back at school. Children who wear jewellery which cannot be removed will not be permitted to take part in PE activities.
Parents who wish their children to wear jewellery of religious significance should request to see the Headteacher to discuss the matter.
It is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. Trainers are only part of the outdoor P.E. uniform. Children are allowed to change into trainers for playtimes and dinnertimes providing they are able to do so quickly and with no disruption to learning. Children will be asked to change into school pumps if they are arrive at school with unsuitable footwear.
Long hair should be tied back and extreme hairstyles (including Mohicans, tram lines and other markings), is not permitted. Nail varnish and temporary tattoos are not permitted.
Hair accessories should be plain and not cause a distraction.
Fleeces, Book Bags and P.E. Bags are also available.
Accessibility to school uniform
The governing body recognises the need to ensure that the uniform is affordable and will ensure that parents or carers where necessary know about any local authority scheme that can provide school clothing grants or other help towards the costs of school clothing. At the end of each half term all parents are invited to have any lost property which is not claimed. The school has its own fund to support the most vulnerable families; these families should speak directly with the Headteacher if this if required. All items can be ordered from the school office.
The governing body recognises its obligations to accommodate reasonable religious requirements within the official school uniform and to ensure it is not discriminatory on the grounds of gender, race or religion,