At Nailsworth C of E Primary School, we believe that the wearing of a school uniform enables students to identify with our school, gives a sense of belonging, is practical and smart, reinforces a positive work ethos and reduces expenditure for parents/carers. We ask that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours.
All children have equal access to wearing school uniform regardless of their culture, race, religion, gender, disability or ability. This policy links to our school Equalities policy and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals. Nailsworth C of E Primary School is committed to creating a positive climate that will enable everyone to work free from racial intimidation and harassment and to achieve their full potential.
The school colour is maroon. All children are encouraged to wear items from the simple uniform below. Please make sure that ALL clothing and footwear is clearly marked with your child’s name – either with a laundry pen or iron-on/sew-in labels – as uniform does tend to migrate from one end of the school to the other and it does make rummaging thro the Lost Property boxes easier!
Uniform with the embroidered school motif
Fleece jackets, polo shirts, PE t-shirt, jumpers and cardigans – is available online from MyClothing.com who donate 5% of each sale to the school. You can also purchase directly from Batemans Sports, 2 Kendrick Street, Stroud, GL5 1AB. Call them for stock and to order: 01453 764320.
The PTFA have a used uniform sale on some Fridays after school in the School Hall. Donations of school uniform items that are no longer required are most welcome. The second hand uniform is sorted for quality, please come along on Fridays to browse – watch the newsletter for the next sale. Due to Covid, we are currently taking requests online. Click the link to join the Families of Nailsworth Primary School Facebook group to send the PTFA a message with your request. More information here.
Generic school uniform
Tunics, skirts, trousers, shorts, PE kit – is available at the National School Wear shop or at high street shops like Next, M&S, BHS or larger supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. Many uniform items are available on the online stores of these companies. School uniform in the supermarkets is often very seasonal – lots available at the beginning of the summer holiday, limited sizes and choice by September. It can be a good idea to buy it when you see it – taking into account your child’s growth spurts – or order online.
Children are encouraged not to wear items of jewellery in school, with the exception of stud earrings and wristwatches, as items often cause minor accidents or become lost. Please name wristwatches.
Any unidentified items of school uniform will be taken to the reception area lost property boxes outside the school office.
All Children (Reception – Year 6) require:
- Grey tunic or skirt, or Grey or black trousers / shorts
- White blouse or polo shirt or maroon school polo shirt
- Maroon school jumper / sweatshirt / cardigan with embroidered motif. Maroon jumpers and cardigans without the motif are acceptable
- Summer: yellow or red(maroon) gingham dress
- Black shoes
- Plain grey tights or white socks
- Grey, white or black socks
- A pair of P.E. daps (KS1) or trainers (KS2)
- Navy shorts and white t-shirt with school logo or a plain white t-shirt (so as not to be confused with school shirt)
- Tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirt for winter activities (KS2 only)
- A named shoe bag large enough to hold all items of PE clothing
- named swimming costume/trunks
- named towel
- Long sleeve top and long trousers (to protect form sunburn, scratches and nettle rash)
- rainproof coat
- wellies or sturdy boots
Additional recommended kit:
- waterproof trousers
- hat and gloves
- suncream and sunhat
Adaptations for weather:
In the cold weather, particularly in the winter months, children are expected to wear coats and can also wear a hat/ear-muffs, scarf and gloves. Please ensure that all items are clearly named.
On hot days all children are expected to wear uniform (although not jumpers). Items such as polo-shirts / short-sleeved shirts, tailored shorts and yellow or red (maroon) gingham summer dresses are all appropriate in the hot weather.