Our uniform policy
HAROLD COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY STATEMENT
School Uniform & Wearing of Jewellery Policy
The governors and staff at Harold Court are keen to ensure that all children wear the full and correct school uniform. The policy is reviewed annually and where possible consideration is taken to ensure costs are kept as low as possible. Children will be reminded of what is expected however we ask that all parents/carers respect the unique identity of our school by following the schools uniform code of conduct below.
It is the policy of the Governing Body of Harold Court Primary School that all pupils attending the School should wear the prescribed uniform and colours. The Governing Body has identified the following reasons for the value and importance of the School’s uniform requirements:
- It helps to foster positive attitudes and high standards.
- It helps our pupils develop and identify a sense of belonging to the whole School community
- All children are seen as equal, in dress at least, regardless of individual families’ financial circumstances.
- From a security aspect, the wearing of the School uniform enables staff to readily recognise our pupils, especially when pupils are out of the School during educational visits or otherwise representing the School at events.
- It assures both parents and teaching staff that the child is wearing clothes that are suitable for work in the School, thus removing any potential problems that changes in fashion could bring about.
- It encourages every child to take pride in his/her appearance and of Harold Court Primary School.
- It enables the local community of Harold Wood and Hornchurch to readily identify and associate with our successful School.
- In keeping with the School’s ethos, the wearing of the School’s smart and practical uniform is an integral part in reflecting the School’s high standards and consistent approach to the delivery of sound, educational values.
For these reasons, the Governing Body of Harold Court Primary School will require the wearing of the School uniform and the requirements in respect of the wearing of jewellery to be consistently enforced by the Head teacher and staff of the School.
The prescribed School Uniform
The Governing Body has prescribed the following School uniform for Harold Court Primary School.
To purchase the school specific uniform with the school logo the supplier we use is Premier Schoolwear, Unit 7 Tonbridge Works, Tonbridge Road, Romford Rm3 8 TS.
Tel no. 01708 377699 website: www.premierschoolwear.co.uk - Items marked with a asterix are to be purchased from our selected supplier.
Summer Uniform – From Summer term until October half term
Royal blue sweatshirt / cardigan with School Logo *
Pale Blue polo-shirt / blouse (Tesco/Asda)
Grey shorts for boys (Tesco/Asda)
Royal Blue and white gingham dress or Grey Skirt (Tesco/Asda)
Socks: girls - white / boys - grey socks (Tesco/Asda)
Black shoes [with flat heels]
Winter Uniform – From October half term until Summer term
Royal blue sweatshirt / cardigan with School Logo *
Pale Blue shirt (Tesco/Asda)
Mid grey school trousers (Tesco/Asda)
Mid grey skirt or Grey Pinafore dress (Tesco/Asda)
Black shoes [with flat heels]
Grey Tights / Grey Socks (Tesco/Asda)
School PE Uniform
All Harold Court Primary School children will be expected to wear the following prescribed School uniform,
Royal Blue shorts (Tesco/Asda)
Round-necked plain yellow t-shirt (with the Harold Court logo) *
Black plimsolls/trainers (Tesco/Asda)
Additional Clothing for Outdoor PE/Activities/Games:
Black / Navy Blue tracksuit (plain as possible)
Black / Navy Blue sweatshirt
Children in Years 5 and 6 at Harold Court Primary School are required to participate in organized swimming sessions as part of the School Curriculum. From January this will include children in Year 4. From September 2015 swimming will only be for children in Years 4 and 5
Children will therefore require:
swimming trunks or one piece-costume – Black/Blue as plain as possible
a yellow swimming hat (for easy identification in the pool)
Watches must not be worn during swimming sessions on grounds of Health and Safety.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are marked with your child’ s name ; this will assist in the return of lost items
Wearing of Jewellery
It is the policy of the Governing Body of Harold Court Primary School to discourage the wearing of jewellery by pupils of the School on the grounds of health and safety and because it does not accord with the School’s ethos or image. This is with the exception of a small, inexpensive wristwatch. Children are not permitted to wear earrings unless for religious reasons and these have been expressed in writing to the Head Teacher. Should parents wish to have children’s ears pierced this should take place at the beginning of the summer holiday to allow time for ears to heal prior to return to school.
This requirement in respect of the wearing of jewellery shall be rigorously enforced by the Head teacher on behalf of the Governing Body.
Other uniform requirements
Hairstyles: Hair should be conventionally cut, well groomed, neither too short nor too long and not shaped or shaved into patterns or motifs. Moderate layering is acceptable but a sharp dividing line between long and short sections is not permitted. Hair should be natural in colour and style: hair additives, fashion styles, Mohicans and streaks are specifically forbidden. Hair accessories should be limited to simple ribbons, bands or clips and restricted to basic colours of blue, yellow or white.
Nail Varnish/Make-up: The wearing of nail varnish or other cosmetic make-up is not allowed.
Footwear: All children are required to wear sensible, comfortable black shoes without heels for the School day. The wearing of any kind of trainers, other than specifically for outdoor PE and games activities is not allowed.
School Bags: Harold Court Book Bags, Harold Court PE bags are permitted for school. We would politely request no other bags or holdalls are used unless your child is in Year 6 due to storage.
Mobile Phones: In normal circumstances mobile phones should not be brought to school. The school advises all parents/carers to discourage pupils from doing so as they are valuable and may be lost or stolen. In exceptional circumstances, a mobile phone may be brought to school once a letter of permission (signed by the parent/carer) is given to the class teacher. It is up to the child to keep his/her phone secure (the school will accept no liability for any mobile phone brought onto the school premises). Mobile phones that are unauthorised will be confiscated and only returned to the parent, guardian or carer. Mobile phones must be switched off and they should not be used to make or take calls during the school working day. Under no circumstances will mobile phones be allowed on residential visits or day trips organised by the school.
Electronic items: Children are not allowed to bring MP3 players, ipads, itablets, hand held computer consoles or other electrical equipment into the School.
What does this mean to the Harold Court Primary School Community?
This Policy Statement means that:
- Parents/carers of Harold Court Primary School children have a responsibility for ensuring that their children are correctly attired in their School uniform when attending the School;
- Parents/carers are required to accept the Governing Body’s judgement in deciding what is a permissible norm within the context of the School community and of the School’s needs and direction;
- The children of Harold Court Primary School have a responsibility for wearing and respecting their School uniform, for looking after their uniform and that of their classmates;
- all staff should ensure and expect children under their responsibility to display a high standard of personal appearance at all times, praising and encouraging children as appropriate. Staff should report any persistent failure of a child to wear the School uniform to the Head teacher;
- the Head teacher alongside his staff shall rigorously enforce, on behalf of the Governing Body, the requirements set out in this Policy Statement;
- the Governing Body shall undertake regular reviews to monitor the implementation of this policy by the whole School community.
All staff are expected to monitor the standards of dress according to this policy and speak to children/parents where necessary. On-going issues must be referred to the Head teacher or Deputy Head teacher.
Update of this Policy
This policy will be issued to all members of staff and school governors. Ordinarily, this policy will be reviewed every three years.