School Uniform plays and important part in the life of the school.
We appreciate parent’s co-operation in this.
Full details are given below.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss any issues that you may have in respect of our uniform requirements. Please telephone us on 01924 422215.
School Uniform Policy
It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the uniform needed for school when a pupil is registered to enter the school.
Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
- promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
- is practical and smart;
- identifies the children with the school;
- prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
- makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
- is designed with health and safety in mind.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or cover them with a plaster, to prevent them from causing injury.
The school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school. This is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. We require all children to wear shoes as stated in the uniform list (please note that this does not include boots).
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 school work. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
Dale House has a very strict uniform code. Children must look tidy and smart at all times. The official school uniform (purchased from Rawcliffes Schoolwear Centre in Dewsbury) must be worn by all pupils.
If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the Headmistress. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will carefully consider such requests.
Monitoring and Review
The headteacher monitors and reviews the school uniform policy by:
- seeking the views of parents, to ensure that they agree with and support the policy;
- considering, with the teachers, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform;
If you would like more information about our uniform policy, please telephone 01924 422215 or contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org