In consultation with staff and parents in July 2019, it was agreed that we aim to have higher expectations for uniform as a school as children in smart uniform signify a pride in, and respect for their school.
We also agreed that pupils with longer than shoulder-length hair will have it tied back.
We ask that children start to wear white, grey or black socks.
In order that the children are dressed appropriately for work at school, the following dress code should be followed:
Swimming kit (we will notify you when it is required)
Please provide a named P.E. bag for these items.
All articles of clothing should be clearly named.
Due to Health & Safety issues and space available within our cloakroom areas, it is the practice at Weston-on-Trent school that only children in Year 6 bring their own bags into school. These need to be a suitable size for the children to carry and for the amount of limited space available. Children in Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 only need to bring their P.E. bag and book-bag with their reading book and reading record inside.
All uniform (with the school logo), book bags and PE bags can be purchased online from www.schoolwearuk.co.uk, www.myclothing.com or in store at Uniformality in Borrowash. Non-logo items are also stocked in many department stores and supermarkets.
We are aware of the rapidly increasing cost of living and have therefore made preloved washed and sorted uniform available in the reception area of the school. We welcome a small donation to school funds for this uniform, but this is not expected, and we hope that parents will make use of this resource.
Derbyshire Education Committee advises that earrings should not be worn in school for reasons of safety. If your child has pierced ears, only the small stud type may be worn and the child must remove them for all physical activities. A plaster may no longer be used to cover newly pierced ears as injuries can still happen. If you wish your child to have their ear/s pierced, we recommend that it be done at the start of the long summer break in order that they have time to heal and your child can remove their earrings on their own. Once removed, the items remain the responsibility of the child.
Other forms of jewellery; bracelets, necklaces, etc. must not be worn or brought to school.
A conventional watch may be worn but the school will not be responsible for its loss.
Please note, smart watches are not permitted in school. They are very expensive and the risk of loss or damage is too great. They also increasingly have the same technology as mobile phones, which are not allowed in school due to the distraction and other issues that they cause.
Make-up is not permitted.
Hair which is longer than shoulder-length should be tied up, in a bun or plaited.