It is our policy that all children should wear the school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform within this policy. The policy specifies exactly what choices there are and what we recommend that pupils should wear.
We respectfully request that before purchasing any item that is not specifically listed that you check with the school to ensure suitability. It is our aim to keep our uniform consistent. We ask that all parents support our effort to make all aspects of our school outstanding and we believe a strict adherence to our uniform policy helps.
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:
EYFS and KS1:
Navy Blue round neck Sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
White polo shirt
Grey school trousers, skirt or pinafore
Y2: Optional to choose KS2 uniform if appropriate
Navy blue v neck sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
White collared shirt
Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
Navy Blue striped tie
Uniforms are available from Andizyne in Wardle or Moses in Rochdale
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exception to this rule is the wearing of small plain stud earrings
The school does not permit children to have Extreme Haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children, or to wear significant amounts of hair gel.
Parents should also be aware that hair braids with beads, tattoos, nail varnish or any other form of make-up are not permitted.
Hair should be of a ’natural’ colour. Long hair should be tied up and ribbons, bobbles, hair bands and slides should be simple in style and only in the school colour of navy blue. Ribbons and hair bands should be discrete and not a distraction to learning.
Short hair should be no shorter than a ‘No 2’ and should not have ‘fashion’ markings shaved into it (e.g. symbols).
Children should wear black shoes to school (not trainers). We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles, open-toed sandals, or high heels in school, so we do not allow this. Our school promotes the use of practical shoes that are well maintained and reflect our commitment to smart appearance and pride in school identity, any variation to this should be discussed with the Headteacher and evidence for such exception should be given. The St James’ CofE Primary School uniform can be purchased from the school supplier (Moses, Drake Street, Rochdale). In order to be consistent with colours and school logo, the only official supplier of our uniform is Moses. All articles of clothing should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
St James’ Navy Sports Shirt (with school logo)*
Navy Blue Shorts *
Optional St James’ Tracksuit *
(*all available from Andizyne Uniform)
Navy Blue St James’ PE Bag (available from school)
Black plimsolls for indoor use
Trainers for outdoor use
In winter months, we may request more specific outdoor kit. The sports teachers will communicate this as necessary
Above the knee swimming trunks/shorts (boys)
One piece swimming costume (girls)
Hairbrush or comb
Goggles if required
Plain swimming hats, as appropriate
Reception through to Year 4 should have a school book bag (available from the school office)
Children should dress appropriately for extreme weather conditions. In the summer it is vital that children have a protective sun hat or cap. Sun cream should be applied to children before they arrive at school on hot summer days.
Boots and sufficiently warm waterproof coats should be provided in extremely wet or snowy weather along with a pair of shoes to change into when they arrive at school. As outdoor play is a vital part of the Early Years curriculum, the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage should be dressed appropriately for all kinds of weather. Although we have shelters, it is important to provide an appropriate raincoat for wet and cold days. Wellingtons should be sent in to allow children to access the outdoor provision in wetter weather.
If a child attends school without due regard to this policy, informal contact will be made to discuss the matter. Failure to correct the situation will result in a formal letter from school outlining their position, drawing attention to the areas of concern. We do not wish to cause conflict with families as we believe in working together to achieve better outcomes for children. We do however view the adherence to school uniform as an essential aspect of attending our school.
If a child wilfully disregards the school uniform policy despite parental instruction the school will sanction the child in accordance with the school behaviour policy.
The school reserves the right, in line with DfE guidance, to exclude the child from school for persistent disregard.
St James’ CofE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Stuart Booth or Joanna Chambers.
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