Whaley Bridge ER Primary School

School Uniform

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School Uniform

 

School Uniform

Please use the gallery above for suggestions of the range of uniform we recommend. Logo logo uniform is optional.

Our school uniform is universal;  any child may wear any item they chose within the uniform colours:

Sweater / Jumper / Cardigan = Navy blue

Trousers / Skirt / Shorts = Grey

Polo shirt or Shirt = White

Socks / Tights - white, grey or black

In the summer term, blue gingham dresses may be worn.

Shoes must be plain black and sensible, no trainers or heels. We recommend that both boys and girls come to school in footwear that is practical and robust as we encourage active playtimes.

Sweatshirts, cardigans and polo shirts with the school crest embroidered on the front are available on-line from myclothing.com or Headmasters in New Mills. Items without the school logo in the school colours may be worn and can be purchased from a range of manufacturers including supermarkets, which often offer more cost effective options.

If your child has sensory, medical or other needs which make our uniform harder to wear please contact us for advice. 

Bookbags are an essential part of our reading routine especially in key stage 1 and all children are encouraged to use these rather than large backpacks which are usually not necessary for younger children.

Backpacks and Bookbags featuring the school logo can also be purchased from Headmasters, New Mills (again, logo items optional).

Children should bring a warm, waterproof coat as we go outside in all but the worst weather. During the summer term, children will need a cap.

PE Kit

Children come to school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE in school

Our school PE kit is a white plain t-shirt with navy blue shorts and black trainers. Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms and hooded tops may be worn for outside activities or in cooler weather.

Children in year 1 and above may wear the older style Whaley Bridge polo shirts (in white, light blue or navy) for PE until September 2023 for PE as part of our phased transition to the new style uniform.

 

Jewellery and other accessories

If earrings are worn to school, they must be plain studs only, and they must be removed or covered for PE.

Nail varnish or temporary tattoos should not be worn in school.

All pupils with long hair should tie this back.  Headbands, clips and bobbles should adhere to school colours: navy blue, grey and white.

Support with the purchase of uniforms

Our uniform has been chosen in order to keep the costs of purchase as low as possible and we recognise that some families may need support to purchase items. Please do not be shy in asking for support if needed - any communication of this sort will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

As below, our PTA can help with second hand uniform, and a local charity, Little Cherubs can also offer assistance with accessing uniform. 

Making our uniform more sustainable

The manufacture of hardwearing school uniform is not always well aligned with eco-friendly clothing production, and are working with our suppliers to find alternative options. If you wish to have our logo embroidered on more sustainably produced clothing (in keeping with our uniform policy) from a manufacturer of your choice please contact us and we will support with the supply of the logo.  

We have a thriving second-hand system for uniform supported by the PTA. If you have good quality uniform to donate to others please let us know.