Why do we have a school uniform?

Our school 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 towards 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 as good value for money
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind.

The Mountford Manor Primary School uniform

  • Navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan.
  • A red polo shirt.
  • Black or grey trousers, skirt or dress.
  • For summer months; red checked summer dress, black or grey shorts (optional).
  • Sensible black footwear. (suitable school shoes or plain black trainers)

Please ensure all items clothing items are labelled with your child's name so we can return any found clothing.

PE Kit

PE kits should be brought in a suitable named bag. Please label all clothing with your child's name.
The PE kit consists of:

  • A white t-shirt.
  • Black shorts./ cycling shorts
  • A dark tracksuit (for colder winter months).
  • Suitable daps or trainers.

A lost property box is available in the school should any missing uniform items be recovered.

If you are finding it hard to source or finance your child(ren)'s school uniform please contact the school 01793 536494 for support.

Second-hand uniform

Purchasing second-hand school uniforms is budget-friendly and eco-conscious. Here are some suggestions:

  • School Office / PTA: Check with the school office to find out how to purchase pre-loved uniform.
  • Charity Shops: Visit local charity shops that may carry school uniforms.
  • Online Marketplaces: Use sites like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and dedicated uniform exchange platforms.
  • Community Groups: Join local social media groups where parents sell or trade uniforms.

These suggestions can help save money and support sustainability.

Additional Notes

Jewellery should be kept to a minimum. It is fine to wear jewellery due to a religious belief.

Earrings should be small stud earrings. Hoop earrings are not allowed as they are a risk during PE lessons and at playtime.

Nail varnish and makeup are not permitted in school, unless with the express permission of the principal.

If, for cultural reasons, parents wish their child to wear a particular type of clothing during the school day, this is absolutely fine. Examples include a turban, headscarf, or a PE kit that includes longer length trousers.