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Aldrington CE Primary School

School Uniform Policy


At Aldrington CE Primary School we believe that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos. It is also important that certain activities are supported by specialised and appropriate clothing when attending school eg PE, or when participating in a school-organised event off-site or outside normal school hours eg sports events or after school clubs.

1.1 Aims

Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief that a school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school and engenders a feeling of community and belonging. Our uniform is practical and smart and identifies the children with the school. We want our uniform to support inclusion, to be readily available and represent good value for parents.


Children may, if they wish, wear the full uniform at any time of year. Summer uniform may be worn after Easter (in the summer term) and in the autumn term whilst the weather is still warm (usually until half term). Exact dates will be at the discretion of the Headteacher, who will notify parents if there is to be a change to this arrangement as a result of unseasonably warm/cold weather. PE uniform is the same all year round with additional layers for colder weather.

2.1 Reception Pupils

Reception children should wear a plain white collared polo shirt with the school logo instead of a shirt and tie. Polo shirts are available from the school supplier, Logo Sports, Hove (see Section 4 for details). Other items of uniform are as below.

2.2 Full Uniform

Item Notes
Collared long sleeved white shirt Classic plain shirt with plain sleeves, pointed (triangular) collar, no embellishments or embroidery
Purple and gold double stripe tie Available from Logo Sports (see section 4 for details)
Purple school jumper or cardigan With school logo: available from Logo Sports
Plain grey (not charcoal) school trousers or shorts Not cords, leggings, denim, canvas or trousers with combat-style side pockets and zips
Plain grey pinafore, skirt or culottes Worn on or below the knee, no pencil skirts or jersey fabric
Grey or black socks or grey tights

2.3 Summer Uniform (worn from Easter to Autumn half term)

Item Notes
Collared short sleeved white shirt Classic plain shirt with plain sleeves, pointed (triangular) collar, no embellishments or embroidery
Plain grey school shorts, skirt or culottes See notes above
Purple gingham summer dress or playsuit Worn on or below the knee
Grey, black or white socks White socks may be worn with summer dresses

NB Ties need not be worn in summer and shirt collars may be opened at the neck.

2.4 Shoes

Children should wear traditional black leather/leather-look shoes (not suede, tan or khaki). Shoes should be suitable for active play, climbing stairs etc. No shoes with heels or ballet pumps, please. Boots and trainers may be worn in the playground but not as inside shoes (children should have an indoor pair to change into). Children may also be asked to bring in wellington boots for outdoor activities such as Forest School or gardening.

2.5 PE Kit

It is expected that all children will change for PE, for both hygiene and health and safety reasons, and will wear the correct PE kit. PE bags (see 3.2) should be in school daily throughout the week.

2.5.1 PE Kit for Reception

Item Notes
Plain white round neck T-shirt No decoration or logos
Plain black sports shorts or jogging bottoms Not cycling shorts
Black plimsolls or trainers

2.5.2 Key Stage 1

Item Notes
Purple school PE T-Shirt in house colours Children will be notified as to their house/colour. Available from Logo Sports
Plain black sports shorts  Not cycling shorts
Trainers With Velcro unless children independent with laces
Plain black joggers For outdoor PE in colder weather

2.5.3 PE Kit for Key Stage 2

Item Notes
Purple school PE T-Shirt in house colours Children will be notified as to their house/colour. Available from Logo Sports
Plain black sports shorts/games skirt/skort Not cycling shorts, black sports leggings may be worn under shorts/skirt/skort
Trainers and white sports socks
Plain black tracksuit For outdoor PE in colder weather


3.1 Hair and Jewellery

  • Shoulder length hair should be tied back with simple discreet bands; large hair accessories are easily lost and can cause a distraction at learning time. Hair accessories should be grey purple or gold (yellow) ONLY.
  • Hair should be kept neat, no tram lines or shaved designs.
  • For health and safety reasons, we prefer that children do not wear jewellery, (including earrings, necklaces, bangles, friendship bracelets) in school. If your child has pierced ears they can wear studs. Watches can be worn during the normal school day.
  • It should be noted that no watches or jewellery are allowed to be worn during PE lessons for safety reasons. If your child has pierced ears please ensure that they only wear studs and that you provide microtape which can be used to cover and protect the ear studs during PE.
  • If your child needs to wear any form of jewellery for religious purposes, we ask that you inform the Headteacher in writing.


The following items can only be purchased from Logo Sports:

  • Purple school jumpers and cardigans with Aldrington logo (school crest)
  • Purple and gold school ties (2 lengths available)
  • Purple school PE shirts (with Aldrington lettering specific to house team)
  • School book bags School
  • PE bags School rucksacks
  • Reception - white polo shirts

The following items are also available at Logo Sports for practicality and convenience:

  • Black PE shorts
  • Black PE skorts
  • Black tracksuits/joggers (for outdoor winter PE)
  • Purple and white gingham summer dresses

Logo Sports

Logo Sports is open throughout the summer holidays. They offer a free click and collect service if you order online.

Logo Sports website

Tel: 01273 321209 Email: sales@logosports.co.uk

Address: Industrial House, Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LW. Free parking


The following items of uniform may be purchased from many chain stores or supermarkets:

  • White shirts (classic style with pointed collars suitable for wearing with a tie)
  • Grey trousers or shorts (plain, no denim, cords, combat pockets or detailing)
  • Grey skirts, pinafore dresses or culottes (plain, cotton, not jersey fabric, no embroidery or detailing)
  • Grey tights
  • Grey, black or white socks
  • Purple gingham summer dresses or playsuits
  • Black PE shorts or skorts
  • Black joggers for winter PE
  • Purple/grey/yellow hair accessories