Nelson Primary School

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School Uniform


School Uniform: A Guide



Why is it important for your child to come to school in school uniform?

We believe that wearing a school uniform gives children a sense of purpose, identity,  and belonging.

Children wearing their uniform have a sense of pride and responsibility. They understand that our uniform should be respected and their behaviour should reflect that.

Parents also feel that wearing a school uniform helps their children to be business like and adds to the work ethic that we in school strive to create.



Where can you buy school uniform?

Many standard items of school uniform can be bought in high street stores and supermarkets at very reasonable prices.


At school we sell sweatshirts, fleeces and P.E. kit all with the school logo.

Marks and Spencer's online details are kept in the office.


What should children wear to school?


  • Plain red polo shirts
  • Plain grey school trousers
  • Plain grey skirt, grey dress or trousers for girls
  • Black school sweatshirt with, or without school logo.
  • Plain black sensible shoes  (not trainers) for both boys and girls, except for  P.E. If girls wear boots they should be plain black socks or tights should be plain red, black or grey.
  • Red and white check school dresses in  summer.
  • Accessories e.g. hair ribbons, bobbles or bands should be red or black.
  • Religious head-dresses should be plain black, red or grey. Hair grips only to be used. Pins are not allowed
  • Jewellery should not be worn except plain studs in pierced ears and watches.



Safety and the school uniform



· Earrings ~ must be plain studs as hoops or ‘dangling’ earrings can get caught in clothing causing ears to rip and cut.

· Shoes ~ must be flat and ‘sensible’. Shoes with heels can cause children to trip, especially on the stairs!

· Jewellery ~ necklaces and bracelets can get caught in clothing and during school activities. Valuable items can also get broken or lost. Please keep them at home!

· Hair ~ long hair should be tied back, plaited  or braided to avoid being caught in equipment used in school.



What if a child does not wear uniform to school?


If you send your child to school not wearing school uniform you will receive a letter

informing you of the correct uniform.


The expectation is that you will provide your child with appropriate uniform and reinforce the school rules. The Governing Body are responsible for setting the guidelines

concerning  uniform.


At Nelson we take pride in our uniform and having chosen our school  for your child we expect you to take responsibility to make sure your child is dressed in uniform.


Children are never chastised for having incorrect uniform as it is parental

responsibility to ensure correct uniform is worn.


What happens next?


Parents who persistently send children to school not in uniform will receive a letter from the School Governors. We hope that having chosen Nelson for your child you will want to respect the uniform guidelines set down. School uniform is part of what makes us the school we are!


Here to help!



If you have any questions or concerns regarding school uniform please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office.

Buying school uniform need not be expensive. Please feel free to shop around.  School uniform should be less expensive than having to buy fashionable clothing for school.










PE Kit

PE kit MUST be plain back jogging bottoms (black shorts in the summer is optional), a plain black hoodie, plain red top and black pumps (black trainers when outside). These can be purchased at a very reasonable price from most supermarkets. (Please see below for examples from Asda School Uniform Shop) Pupils will NOT be able to wear labelled clothing or other colours.



If you need your child to be given a PE kit from school while you are purchasing the correct items, please let the class teacher know and we will provide one for them to change into at school.