School uniform plays a vital role in promoting the ethos of a school, providing a sense of belonging and identity and setting an appropriate tone for education. By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can also act as a social leveller.
The “Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021” states that all stipulated school uniform items must be affordable for all and any branded items, purchased through uniform suppliers, offer value for money. This statutory guidance came into effect in September 2022.
The Aspire Uniform Policy, formed in part by parent/pupil voice, ensures each individual uniform offering across the trust is in line with this legislation and helps maintain the balance between affordability and upholding of school ethos and identity.
- Navy jumper or cardigan (school logo optional)
- Plain gold polo shirt
- Dark grey/black trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore
- White or navy socks/tights
- Blue & white gingham dress (summer term/1st half autumn term only)
- Plain black school shoes - no trainers, heels, boots or open toes
- Gold PE t-shirt (school logo optional)
- Navy shorts or plain navy joggers
- Navy hoodie (school logo optional)
- Trainers (plimsoles for Key Stage 1 children if preferred)
- Navy book bags with embroidered logo (All children are given their first book bag)
- Plain navy PE bag (printed with school logo, available in the office)
- Hair should be neat and clean with long hair tied back - tram-lines, mohawks, dyed hair and braids are not considered suitable
- Makeup is not permitted, including nail varnish except in exceptional circumstances where agreed in writing, in advance, by the school
- No jewellery except single stud pain earrings and a watch