At Backworth Park Primary School we pride ourselves in being smart, well presented and ready for learning. It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours. Some items of uniform can be bought from a school supplier, whilst others are easily available, at very competitive prices, at local shops including supermarkets.
A complete list of the items needed for school uniform including those for Physical Education is below.
Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that we are pleased to wear a uniform that:
• Promotes a sense of pride in our school
• Helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school
• Identifies pupils with the school
• Supports the school’s commitment to inclusion
• Is practical, smart, and designed with health and safety in mind
• Is considered to be good value for money
Jewellery, Hair Ornaments, Make-up and Nail Varnish
For many reasons, including safety, we do not allow children to wear jewellery. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears. Children are required to remove any items during P.E. lessons to prevent them from causing injury. Please note: Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings.
Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be plain and either blue, white or black to match our uniform. Hair bands should not have large flowers or other decoration attached. Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school. Extreme hairstyles are not appropriate for school. The use of styling products should be kept to a minimum and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed.
For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels. All children are required to wear plain black shoes without logos as stated in the uniform list. If boots are worn these should also be plain black.
The Role of Parents
We believe that one of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that it is clean, in good repair and that the child’s name is visibly labelled on all items. If a parent has difficulties for any reason with fulfilling this request they are asked to speak confidentially to a senior member of staff to discuss the issues. Parents should be assured that we will do all we can to help. Children who arrive at school wearing non-school uniform clothing may be loaned an appropriate item from our surplus to wear for that day if possible. The same system will apply for children who do not have a PE kit. Parents will be contacted to discuss the matter. The
school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the Uniform Policy will consider such requests sympathetically. If any parent would like to request an exception to the uniform policy they should, in the first instance, contact the headteacher and then the Governors.
The Role of Governors
The governing body supports the headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. Governors ensure that the school uniform policy enables children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
Monitoring and Review
The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by: • seeking the views of parents, to ensure that they agree with and support the policy;
• considering, with the headteacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform.
School Uniform List
Our School Uniform is as follows:
· Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan (with optional school logo)
· White polo shirts
· Grey or black shorts or long trousers
· Grey or black skirt or pinafore dress
· Blue and white check dress (summer)
· Black / Grey tights
· Sensible black shoes
· White t-shirt
· Black or navy blue shorts
· Dark coloured tracksuit without logos
Children should attend school in their PE kit on their nominated PE day.
Jumpers embroided with the school logo can be purchased from:
Tots to Teams
Kingston Park, Newcastle 0191 271 5454 https://totstoteams.com/
West Moor, Newcastle https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/search/backworth
There is always pre-loved uniform always available at school. It is in very good condition and is always clean. This is available in our communal meeting room, via the school office.