Etchingham CE Primary School

Uniform

Principles & aims

At Etchingham we believe that the wearing of a school uniform instils a sense of pride, unity and community spirit and expect all children to wear the correct school uniform. 

Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief that a school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • engenders a feeling of community and belonging
  • is practical and smart
  • identifies the children with the school
  • is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be)
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents
  • has been designed with health and safety in mind.

Winter uniform

  • Green jumper or cardigan with school logo*
  • White polo shirt
  • Mid-grey skirt, pinafore or trousers
  • Grey tights or socks
  • Black shoes (not trainers)

    (*Black jumper with school logo for Year 6 pupils only)

Summer uniform

  • Green jumper or cardigan with school logo*
  • Green gingham dress
  • White polo shirt
  • Mid-grey trousers or shorts
  • Grey socks
  • Black shoes (not trainers)

    (*Black jumper with school logo for Year 6 pupils only)

PE kit

  • Green t-shirt with school logo
  • Black PE shorts or joggers
  • Gym bag with school logo
  • Trainers or plimsolls

Hair

Long or mid-length hair should be tied back. Hair bands or slides may be worn but these should be school colours and simple in style. Fashion accessories, elaborate hair bands and extreme hair styles including coloured hair are not permitted.

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds, and in line with ESCC policy, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. Stud earrings may be worn but will need to be covered with tape or removed for PE. These must be a plain colour only. Fashion earrings are not permitted.

We encourage parents to make use of the summer holidays for ear piercing. This will enable ears to heal before returning to school in September. 

Uniform supplier

The School’s current uniform supplier is PMG Schoolwear and you may order directly from their website at: 

http://www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk/advanced_search.php?skl_id=6584&pager=view_all

We appreciate that some items are available elsewhere at lower prices than our suppliers. Non-logo items may be purchased from high street stores or superstores, providing that they are the right colour. This includes the grey trousers, shorts, skirts, plain white polo shirts and green check gingham dresses.

It is essential that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with the child’s name.