School uniform plays a vital role in promoting the ethos of a school, providing a sense of belonging and identity and setting an appropriate tone for education. By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can also act as a social leveller.
The “Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021” states that all stipulated school uniform items must be affordable for all and any branded items, purchased through uniform suppliers, offer value for money. This statutory guidance came into effect in September 2022.
The Aspire Uniform Policy, formed in part by parent/pupil voice, ensures each individual uniform offering across the trust is in line with this legislation and helps maintain the balance between affordability and upholding of school ethos and identity.
The uniform comprises:
- Turquoise sweatshirt or cardigan (with embroidered school logo, optional)
- White polo shirt (with embroidered school logo, optional)
- Grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress
- Yellow and white summer dress
- Black school shoes. We do not permit trainers, coloured shoes, flip flops or crocs
- School book bag (KS1 only, optional).
For PE, pupils need:
- Turquoise school PE bag (optional) or other PE bag
- Turquoise PE T-shirt (with embroidered school logo, optional)
- Black shorts
- Plimsolls or trainers
- Turquoise PE zipped hoodie (optional) or other jumper from home
- You may be asked to bring in a pair of wellies for outdoor play
- Weather appropriate hats and coats
- It may be useful to keep an extra set of socks, underwear, tights in their PE bag
Purchasing of School Uniform
We do not expect pupils to only wear uniform with a logo on it. Please feel free to purchase white polo tops for example from other uniform providers. However, for school trips and yearly photos, we ask that each child have one item of logo uniform to wear on these occasions.
Please visit our online shop, please see the link below, to purchase items of school uniform. Delivery charges apply. Once ordered your uniform will be delivered to your home address within 7 - 10 days.