This policy has been written to ensure that the school’s ethos, curriculum and practices promote shared values and a consistency of approach. It also encourages staff, children and other members of the school’s community to respect others and to value diversity, irrespective of gender, race, belief and sexual orientation.
The Governors of St Francis de Sales Catholic School expect parents and carers to send their children to school wearing the appropriate uniform.
School uniform will be checked daily and parents will receive reminder letters from the class teacher should a child be out of school uniform.
Plain maroon long sleeve jumper or sweatshirt (V-necked)
Plain black or grey socks
In hot weather:
Grey shorts and a white short-sleeve shirt and tie are acceptable (polo shirts are for PE only).
School hats are the only ones permitted - available from the uniform store if you so wish.
Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers (not leggings).
Plain maroon long sleeve jumper or sweatshirt (V-necked) or a cardigan
Plain Black or grey tights or white socks
In hot weather:
Red check dress (a change from the pink checked dress*) or grey trousers or skirt with a short sleeved shirt and tie is acceptable. School hats are the only ones permitted - available from the uniform store if you so wish. Summer dresses should be worn with white socks (no tights). * Pink checked dresses may still be worn up to the end of July 2018.
A maroon tracksuit should be worn with a white t-shirt underneath
Coats: Our aim is for children to remain warm and dry, consequently all children will be required to have a waterproof coat at all times. Our preference is that children all wear the maroon winter coat. The school uniform shop will provide an approved school winter fleece and coat, but many outlets sell appropriate maroon coats at reasonable prices. Please note that denim jackets, hooded sweat top type wear, body warmers or fleeces are not permitted.
Footwear: All children should wear proper shoes; NO coloured trainers, NO high heel shoes, NO boots (‘Kickers’ or ‘Dr Martens’ are the only boots permitted). School shoes / trainers should be completely black in colour. ‘Converse’ trainers are not considered appropriate for school wear and are not permitted. Children coming to school with inappropriate footwear will be asked to change into plimsolls.
Summer Term: White, black or brown sandals may be worn. Sandals should not have high heels or be open-toed for safety reasons.
PE lessons: School tracksuit, plain navy or black shorts and plain white short sleeved T-shirt, plain black plimsolls. Trainers are not worn during PE lessons. The school tracksuit with the logo must be worn for outdoor games. Tights must be removed for PE. If necessary, a pair of socks should be left in the PE bag to wear instead during PE.
Children are not permitted to wear anything that restricts their movement during PE sessions.
Please make sure the PE kit is in school all week – just in case we have a change to the class timetable.
PE kits should be stored in the PE bag (maroon draw string bag) not carrier bags. These can be purchased from the school office.
The tracksuit top may not be worn instead of the school jumper or cardigan.
Uniform items are available from Divine Solutions Schoolwear, 3, Northumberland Park, Tottenham, London N.17 OTA (Tel: 02082169913) and Star Uniforms, 32, Church Road, Tottenham, London N.17 8AQ (Tel:020 88856575).
Hair fashions: All hair must be tied back if long. Hair should be natural hair colour. The wearing of hard hair accessories (beads for example) is not permitted as these pose health and safety risks and can interfere with the legal requirement to participate in all PE lessons. There should be no extreme hairstyles or lines or designs cut into hair or eyebrows. Scarves are not permitted. Hair ribbons, if worn, should be maroon or black in colour. Fashion hair accessories (i.e. large bows) are not permitted.
Jewellery: If ear-rings are worn, they can only be gold or silver un-jewelled stud ear-rings of no more than 4mm in diameter. Long, hanging or hooped ear-rings are extremely dangerous in school and not allowed. All stud ear-rings must be removed for PE lessons. Ear-rings worn that are not appropriate will be kept and held until a parent/carer can collect them.
The beginning of the summer holiday should be used if a child is to have ears pierced. Children incapable of removing and replacing stud ear-rings quickly without assistance should not wear them to school on PE days.
Other jewellery, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc. must not be worn – a small crucifix is acceptable. If children have watches, they wear them at their own risk. Analogue or digital watches (for learning to tell the time) are the only ones allowed. Smart watches are not permitted.
Nail varnish is not allowed. If children wear it at the weekends or holidays, they must remove it before returning to school.
Book bags only, no rucksacks or pencil cases.
All clothing must be clearly marked with the child’s name. It is impossible to identify the rightful owner without it!