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Aims and objectives
Our policy for school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
Promotes a sense of pride in the school
Engenders 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 designed with health and safety in mind

Introduction
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.

Charles Dickens Junior School uniform consists of:
White polo shirt, blouse or shirt (plain or school logo)
Navy Blue sweatshirt/ cardigan (plain or school logo )
Navy blue/black/grey school trousers or skirt
Grey,black or white socks or plain tights
Black shoes or black trainers (only black allowed with no logo)
Checked blue or red dresses (girls) or plain navy blue shorts-non logo and not
football shorts (boys) for the Summer term, only.

Footwear
The school wants children to grow into healthy adults. We believe it is
dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels,
thin straps or are backless, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in
our school. Jelly bean shoes and boots are not suitable for children to wear all
day.
Shoes must be plain black
Boots of any kind are not allowed.
Heels over 2cm are not allowed
No platforms, sandals, trainers(other than plain black without logo) or fashion
shoes are allowed.

Jewellery and hairstyle
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery, nail
varnish or make-up in school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs or
sleepers in pierced ears, watches, and small objects of religious significance.
We ask the children to either remove these objects during P.E., or cover them
with a plaster (as appropriate), to prevent them from causing injury.
All long hair should be tied back during P.E. lessons.
Make up and nail varnish are not permitted




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Physical Education
On health and safety grounds we believe that it is important for children to
change into the appropriate clothing and footwear for physical education, as
follows:
Our uniform for indoor P.E. can be drawn from:-
A plain whiteT-shirt, navy blue shorts , plimsolls / lightweight trainers
Our uniform for outdoor Games includes:-
A plain whiteT-shirt, navy blue shorts or jogging bottoms, pimsolls / trainers.
In Winter/Spring: A navy blue sweatshirts may be worn for outdoor P.E.
A complete change of kit is necessary.
For reasons of hygiene, children should not arrive at school in P.E wear, but
should be able to change for lessons. P.E clothes should be kept in a bag
which can be hung on a peg. It is good practice for children to bring their P.E
kit to school at the start of the school week.

For swimming lessons-
Swimming Towel
Girls: Swimsuit
Boys: trunks or close-fitting swimming shorts
Hair band to tie back long hair
Goggles only if children have reached 'Deep Water' standard or above. If they
are needed for a specific medical reason a doctor's certificate will be required.

Art & Craft Activities
Children should be provided with an old shirt for art and craft activities.

The Role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school
uniform policy. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child has
the correct uniform and that it is clean and in good repair.

The Role of Governors
It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all
the regulations concerning equal opportunities.
The governors will consider, with the Headteacher, any requests from parents
for individual children to have special dispensation, either for religious or
medical reasons, with regard to school uniform.
This policy, which has been endorsed by the School Governors, will be
reviewed regularly.

School uniform guidance issued by the DfES

School governing bodies are responsible for deciding whether their school should
have a uniform policy, and if so, what it should consist of. The head teacher's role is to
ensure pupils comply with the uniform policy agreed by the governing body. Parents
should raise any complaints about school uniform or dress codes with the governing
body of their school. School Governors should be receptive to any reasonable
complaint.




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