In all cases, the Headteacher has the discretion to decide what is and is not allowable under the policy.
The Role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and equipment, and that it is clean and in good repair.
If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform and equipment policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the Headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
The Role of Governors
The governing body implements the school uniform and equipment policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding uniform and liaises with the Headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities. Governors ensure that the school uniform and equipment policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical and equips children ready to learn.