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Wainscott Primary School and Nursery

School Uniform Policy

Uniform Statement


At Wainscott school we believe that wearing school uniform will help build a sense of unity and equality throughout the school. It is important that our children feel proud to wear our uniform and therefore proud of our school.

We do have pre-loved items of uniform available to all families, please ask at the office if there are items of uniform you require. These are free of charge. If, at any time, you find yourself unable to afford any items of uniform please do not hesitate to contact a member of SLT at the gates in the morning/afternoon or pop into the school office. This is something we are able to support our families with.


The Primary First Trust

Wainscott Primary School and Nursery


Approved by:

PFT Education Director


20th June 2023

Last reviewed on:

June 2021

Next review due by:

July 2025


 PFT Principles:


Our Trust Values are: 


Adventure - to be bold, courageous risk-takers

Creativity - to embrace ideas, demand clear- thinking and inspire innovation

Excellence - to set high standards, champion ambition and reward dedication 

These values are to inform all that we do and every decision that we make 
In each of our schools, we: 

  • Have considered the cost, the available supply sources and year-round availability of the uniform to make sure it's providing best value for money for parents

  • Will have pre-loved uniform items for sale

  • Have ensured that the PE uniform is practical, comfortable and appropriate to the activity involved

  • Carefully consider reasonable requests to vary the policy, in particular to accommodate a pupil's religion or belief, ethnicity, disability or other special considerations

  • Understand that the school uniform policy mustn't directly or indirectly discriminate and should be flexible for expectations.

  • Avoid having a single uniform provider, with options to purchase items in a supermarket or other shops

  • Are committed to the Halo Code - Our schools champion the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles.  We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.


We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

At our schools, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone's ability to succeed.


This policy is intended to explain the uniform expectations at Wainscott Primary School. 
Wainscott School’s Pupil Parliament has produced this policy in order to assist parents and carers when investing in our school uniform. This uniform policy was written with the school values of tolerance, resilience, curiosity and creativity woven through it.


At Wainscott we believe every child should:

  • Be proud to represent our school by wearing our uniform 

  • Be part of the school community 

  • Be safe and identifiable when on school trips

  • Feel equal with our peers supporting our commitment to inclusion 

  • Present a smart and sophisticated image 


We require all pupils to wear our school uniform, which consists of the following:

  • Dark green sweat shirt or cardigan preferably with logo

  • White/green polo-shirt preferably with logo

  • White shirt with school tie

  • Grey trousers/skirt/shorts and grey or white socks

  • Grey pinafore dress with white/grey socks or tights 

  • Checked yellow or green summer dress

  • Sensible black shoes, Velcro or laces (if your child is able to fasten them)


Required P.E kit:

  • Plimsolls for inside and trainers (in a sensible colour) for outside P.E

  • Black shorts/ black tracksuit bottoms

  • T shirt in house colour

  • Black hoodie for outside

  • Wainscott P.E bag (optional)

Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Jewellery, Make-Up and Hair 
In the interests of safety, no jewellery including chains, bracelets, rings or hooped ear rings, may be worn in school. Small, plain stud earrings for pierced ears are acceptable, but must be removed during PE lessons. Nail polish and acrylic/gel nails may not be worn to school. Hair ribbons, bands and slides must be minimal and functional and green, white, black or grey. Long hair must be tied back at all times. 

Children require a one piece swimming costume/ trunks and towel. No bikinis or shorts are allowed. Swimming goggles may be worn if allowed by the swimming pool/instructor.


Articles of faith that have been agreed with the school can be worn.

To purchase items of uniform bearing the school logo you can do this through Uniformbase in Chatham who are the sole supplier of these items. Uniformbase-11 Railway St, Chatham ME4 4HU Telephone: 01634 407217


The Head Teacher and LGPB will insist that the school is considerate and discreet when trying to establish why a pupil is not adhering to the school’s uniform policy. The school will work with parents and carers to find acceptable solutions that will help the pupil adhere to the uniform policy.

All staff have a duty to challenge non-adherence to the uniform policy.


In the first instance the parent will be contacted by phone or in person and the child provided with spare uniform. After that a meeting will be called with the Head Teacher.

We will carefully consider any reasonable requests to vary the policy, in particular to meet the 
needs of any individual pupil to accommodate their religion or belief, ethnicity, disability or other 
special considerations. Please make your requests to the Headteacher.

This policy will be reviewed by Pupil Parliament in 2025.


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