It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside of normal hours.
Our policy on 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
- Identifies the children within the school
- Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- Is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money
- Is designed with health and safety in mind
- It is expected that all children will come to the school every day in full, neat, clean uniform, giving the message that our children take pride in belonging to our school. The support of parents and carers in ensuring this is expected. Staff are required to ensure these standards from children at all times.
The children in Nursery may wear their own clothes or the school uniform.
If children are wearing their own clothes, please ensure they do not wear any 'best' outfits as they are engaged in creative play every day and also spend a lot of time outdoors.
Their clothing should allow them to move freely and not have anything that could be a risk to them, i.e. long cords on hooded tops. The nursery staff can advise on this.
Sensible footwear is essential.
All children require a coat.
- White polo/shirt from Reception to Year 4
- White shirt in Year 5 and Year 6
- Dark grey trousers/skirt/pinafore dress
- Summer options: grey shorts/light blue checked summer dress
- Navy blue jumper with school badge on
- Reception to Year 4 - round or v neck sweatshirt/woolen jumper/cardigan
- Year 5 and Year 6 - v-neck sweatshirt/woolen jumper or cardigan
- Navy and white diagonal striped tie to be worn in Year 5 and Year 6
- Ties are optional in other years, but we ask that they are worn with shirts
- White/grey/grey tights
- Sensible black flat school shoes with no other logo/colour
- Navy with logo to be provided to children in Reception and available for re-purchase if required
- White plain t-shirt
- Grey or black shorts
- Black plimsolls
- White plain t-shirt
- Plain grey joggers
- (Optional) badged navy sports top
We do not allow our children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are:
- small stud earrings in pierced ears
- a plain wristwatch
- jewellery linked to medical reasons – parents/ carers are requested to provide this information in writing
- jewellery worn for religious reasons – parents/ carers are requested to provide this information in writing
Any jewellery worn for exceptional circumstances as outlined above is worn at the parents/carers discretion and should be age appropriate for the chid whilst engaged in their daily school activities.
On health and safety grounds, children should remove earrings for PE and should remove any other worn jewellery. If the child has recently pierced ears, they must be covered with a plaster (provided by parents or carers) during all PE activities.
Hair must be worn in an appropriate conventional style. Hair styles must be such that they can easily be kept neat and do not prevent students from participating effectively and safely in all school activities. The school actively discourages children from having ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children or serve to undermine the ethos or discipline of the school. The dying of hair is discouraged, although hair dyed in natural colours is acceptable – other colours are not permitted.
Make up and nail varnish
Make up and nail varnish (including false nails) must not be worn in school.
Temporary tattoos should not be visible during term time.
The school retains the right to act as the final authority in the interpretation of our uniform expectations. If unsure, parents/ carers and children are advised to contact a senior member of staff for clarification before purchasing an item.
The school’s senior leadership team will challenge lack of adherence to the expectations in a way considered by them to be appropriate to the child’s stage of development.
Occasionally, parents or carers may make a temporary request for exemption from our expectations, e.g. adjustment following injury, awaiting new items. This should be made to the child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Should a child persistently present in school not wearing school uniform, without the agreement of the Headteacher, the Headteacher will write to the parents/carers requesting that the correct uniform is used, or a meeting is convened to discuss this. Where a parent or carer refuses to support the school policy, the school may take additional measures in line with the school’s behaviour policy or LA guidance.
Our school uniform
Our new blue and grey uniform was introduced at the start of September 2022. There is a transition year for those families who still have the old version of our uniform. However, the Local Governing Committee purchased the first new sweatshirt or cardigan for every pupil to support the change, and provided a tie to all children in our current Years 5 and 6.
Please don't hesitate to pop in to talk to us about this if you have any questions.
All items of clothing should be labelled with your child’s name. PE kits should be kept in a suitable bag in school on the child’s peg.
All children need to wear a suitable coat.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is appropriate for children to wear flat shoes (no platform soles, high heels or straps). Children should wear plain black school shoes. They should not wear trainers for school; we believe that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. As the children are very active all day in our Early Years Foundation Stage, we do permit our youngest learners to wear black training shoes in Reception.
We require all children to wear shoes as stated in the uniform list.
Some children choose to change into trainers during playtime and lunchtime if playing on the MUGA. This is permitted so long as the children change back into shoes in time for lesson time.
The main supplier for School Uniform is Touchline. They provide uniform with the school's badge on.
Please visit their website to order items - https://www.touchline-embroidery.com/shop-by-school/beamont-primary-school
Warrington Schoolwear also supply Beamont Primary with school uniform. Parents can go into their store to purchase the uniform or can order online for home delivery. https://alphaschoolwear.com/schools/primary-schools/beamont-primary-school/
Uniform purchased via the above supplier, or another supplier, will have the school's badge on it. If purchaseing from another provider, please make sure that the school badge is on the jumper/ sweatshirt/ cardigan. This is the only branded item in our uniform list.
Some second hand uniform is available to purchase in school; this will increase as we move further from the introduction of our new uniform. Please do not hesitate to contact school if you require support with uniform for your child.