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Allington Primary School

Allington
Primary School

Uniform

We consider our school uniform to be a crucial part of the high expectations that we have for our school. Your support is very much appreciated and we would ask that all parents ensure that children come to school dressed appropriately.

Children are not permitted to wear items of jewellery, other than a plain wrist watch and a small pair of plain studs (no greater than 3mm diameter). Children with inappropriate earrings will be advised to remove them.

We advise parents considering piercing their child’s ears to do so at the start of the summer holiday in order to give them 6 weeks to heal before returning to school. Where ears have been recently pierced during term time, children are expected to tape them over while they have PE. Following the 6 weeks, children are expected to remove earrings for PE lessons. We strongly advise parents to remove earrings on PE days as staff cannot help with this in school. We strongly advise parents to remove earrings on PE days as staff cannot help with this in school.

Varnished nails, coloured hair and other forms of make-up are, of course, totally inappropriate for pupils attending primary school and are not allowed.

In the interest of Health and Safety, all pupils should have their hair tied back where possible to prevent the spread of head infestation and maintain a smart appearance. Where children have shorter hair-styles, it is not permissible for hair to be cut shorter than a Grade 2, nor should there be any patterns shaped into haircuts,  hairstyles involving 'tails' or longer strips in the middle. Children with long hair should have it tied back at all times. Hair that sits above the shoulders should be pinned back away from the eyes. Hair clips and hair bands should be green and small in size. Children are not permitted to have their hair coloured.

It is important to us that the children take pride in their appearance, and their presentation should be smart at all times.

Many items of our school uniform can be purchased from high street shops.  Specific uniform items are available to order from Pages, either direct from the shop or online at http://www.pages-schoolwear.co.uk/

Our current uniform consists of:

  • Grey pinafore dress, skirt, skort, cullottes or smart grey trousers (please note pinafore shorts/ jumpsuits are not permitted)
  • Allington School polo shirt, white shirt or white blouse
  • Allington School sweatshirt/cardigan or bottle green jumper/cardigan
  • Grey, green or black tights or grey or white socks
  • Sensible black shoes

P.E.

  • Black shorts
  • Green school P.E t-shirt
  • Trainers
  • Black track suit

Many children wear the school sweatshirt with grey skirts or grey trousers. The summer uniform which may be worn in Terms 1, 5 and 6 consists of, in addition to the items listed above, green checked summer dresses and grey shorts. Headscarves/hijab: these may be worn for religious reasons but must be plain and either black or green in colour.