School uniform policy
It is school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours.
The policy for school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform
- promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- engenders a sense of community and belonging toward the school;
- is practical and smart;
- makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered by parents/carers as good value for money; and
- is designed with health and safety in mind.
The school uniform policy is an integral part of the school's commitment to equality and inclusion. The governing body believes the school uniform policy allows all pupils to establish a shared Devonshire identity and celebrate what they have in common, whilst respecting diversity.
Royal blue crew neck sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan with the school logo embroidered on to it. Trousers such as jogging bottoms which have elasticated waists. Sensible shoes or trainers (NOT flip flops, NO laces) and washable clothes which your child can be independent in.
Reception, Years 1 and 2
Royal blue crew neck sweatshirt, jumper or or cardigan with the school logo embroidered on to it
Grey shorts or long trousers
White shirt or white air-tex polo shirt
White blouse or white air-tex polo shirt
Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers
Summer - pale blue and white striped or check dress
White or grey socks
Royal blue shorts
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Royal blue V necked sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan - all with the school logo printed or embroidered on to it
White shirt or in summer only - white air-tex polo shirt
Grey long trousers or shorts
Summer - white air-tex polo shirt
White blouse or in summer only - white air-tex polo shirt
Grey skirt or pinafore dress or trousers
Summer - pale blue and white striped dress
White or grey socks
Royal blue shorts
We have two suppliers for the sale of school uniform items:
- Your School Uniform- order online or by post
- Cladish in Wallington - 29 - 31 Woodcote Road, Wallington (Tel: 020 8669 9992) - order online or by post.
Uniform items, such as trousers, dresses, shirts, blouses etc are standard items which can be purchased in most department stores and supermarket chains.
Trousers (and shorts) must be plain dark grey school uniform trousers (or shorts) as stocked by our school uniform providers and high street shops and supermarket chains. For example denim material or denim style material is not acceptable.
PE kit should be kept at school in a named PE bag.
School shoes must be black. School shoes must be shoes: no trainers, open-toed sandals or sling-back shoes. Shoes must be safe and sensible for playground and indoor use. No narrow or raised heels are allowed. Older children may change into plimsolls or trainers in the lunch break if parents wish.
Naming of uniform and lost property
Please make sure that all your child's clothes are clearly marked, preferably with name tapes. Shoes and plimsolls should also have names written inside. The school will endeavour to reunite lost named items with their owners. Unnamed lost property will be disposed of at the end of each term.
All children, girls and boys, are requested to have their hair tied back securely when it is long enough to do so, in a ponytail, bun or similar style. This is for both smartness and health and safety reasons.
Tying long hair back securely heps prevent the spread of headlice. Please visit www.onceaweektakeapeek.com for essential advice on how to prevent and deal with head lice.
All long hair must be tied back for PE and cookery.
The wearing of jewellery other than ear studs is not allowed, as it can be dangerous both to the wearer and others. Older children may also wear watches. Children will be asked to remove ear studs and watches for swimming and PE.