Bedmond Academy
May 10 2018

School Uniform

admin

Uniform is an important part of our school’s identity. It reinforces who we are as a community and helps allow students to feel pride in their school as well as a sense of belonging.

Bedmond Academy’s Uniform Policy is

At Bedmond Academy we pride ourselves in being smart, well presented and ready for learning. It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours. We ask children to wear their t -shirts tucked into their skirts, shorts or trousers and to take pride in their personal appearance.

Some items of uniform can be bought from Mapac, whilst others are easily available at local shops including supermarkets. A complete list of the items needed for school uniform including those for Physical Education, is below.

Aims and objectives

Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that we are pleased to wear a uniform that:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in our school
  • Helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Identifies pupils with the school
  • Supports the school’s commitment to inclusion
  • Prevents pupils from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that could be distracting in class
  • Is practical, smart, and designed with health and safety in mind
  • Is considered to be good value for money

We have teamed up with Mapac, a local company, to design the uniform and it is available to order on their website or you will be able to purchase from their shop (address below) http://www.mapac.com/education/parents/uniform/bedmondacademywd5

Mapac Group Ltd
6 Mowat Estate
Sandown Road
Watford
WD24 7UZ

Bedmond Academy’s Uniform Policy is:

Grey trousers or shorts

Grey skirt or pinafore

White polo shirt

Dark blue crew neck sweatshirt with school logo or Dark blue sweat cardigan with school logo

Primo book bag (optional)

Black school shoes

PE Kit

Dark blue PE shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms

White PE T-shirt with school logo

Plimsole and/or trainers

Kit bag with logo (optional)

Sport bottle (optional)

Forest School

Children should be provided with appropriate warm outdoor clothing and footwear that they can get muddy and wet in, such as; tracksuit, mud suits, jumper and wellies or old trainers.

Footwear

For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels. All children are required to wear plain black shoes without logos as stated in the uniform list. Because we spend a lot of time outdoors, it is also important for all children to have a named pair of wellies.

Jewelry, Hair Ornaments, Make-up and Nail Varnish

For many reasons, including safety, we do not allow children to wear jewelry. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears and a watch (smart watches are not permitted). Children are required to remove any items during P.E. lessons to prevent them from causing injury. Studs may be taped rather than removed in PE. Parents/carers must supply their own tape.

Please note: Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings.

Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be plain and either navy blue or black to match our uniform. Hair bands should not have large flowers or other decoration attached.

Hair that is chin length or longer must be tied up at all times, unless there is a medical reason.

Where an extreme hairstyle is deemed to be inappropriate or might cause offence, the Principal reserves the right to discuss the matter with parents to take action to rectify the situation as quickly as possible. The use of styling products should be kept to a minimum and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed.

Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school.

Religious clothing and items

Some religions and beliefs require their members to conform to a specific dress code. The school does not discriminate against any religion or belief; however, the school weighs the needs and rights of individual pupils against the cohesion and health and safety concerns of the entire school community.

Parents’ concerns and requests regarding religious clothing are dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the Principal, Academy Trust and governing board, and always in accordance with the school’s Complaints Procedure. We will endeavor to allow religious requirements to be met where possible.

Children should be provided with a coat, hat and gloves in the autumn and winter term on the school field. Additionally they should be provided with a hat during the summer.

Teachers are responsible for: 

  • Ensuring that pupils dress in accordance with this policy at all times.
  • Communicating with parents and pupils who are in breach of this policy.
  • Ensuring that pupils understand why having a consistent and practical school uniform is important, e.g. school identity.

Parents are responsible for: 

  • Providing their children with the correct school uniform as detailed in this policy.
  • Informing the class teacher and Principal if they need to discuss the policy in regards to their child giving their reasons why.
  • Ensuring that their child’s uniform is clean, presentable and the correct size.

Pupils are responsible for: 

  • Wearing the correct uniform at all times, unless the Principal has granted an exemption.
  • Looking after their uniform as appropriate.
  • Understanding and respecting why a school uniform is important to the school, e.g. school identity and community.

We enforce the uniform policy strictly and we know you will support us with this.  We look forward to seeing all the children in their uniform and if you have any questions about the guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us via the admin@bedmondacademy.org.uk.