School Uniform Policy
Aims and Objectives
Our school uniform policy is based on the notion that a school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school, looks smart and is practical and makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance.
Enfield Academy of New Waltham uniform is
- a red sweatshirt or cardigan, preferably with the school logo on it
- a white polo shirt, preferably with the school logo on it
- grey trousers or skirts / pinafores.
- Girls may wear red gingham dresses in summer.
- Boys and girls may wear grey, smart shorts in the summer.
For PE the uniform is
- a red T-shirt, preferably with the school logo on it
- black shorts
- white or red socks
- a pair of trainers / plimsolls.
(A red PE bag with the school logo on it is available.)
For outdoor PE sessions pupils may also wear
- a pair of black tracksuit bottoms
- an optional ‘hoodie’ with the school logo on it
There are also book bags and fleeces available with the school logo on them.
When is a uniform required?
Children are required to wear the uniform to school at all times for pupils in Reception to Year 6. All pupils must wear the uniform when representing the school at events off school property. Children are at all times ambassadors for the school, and never more so than when larger groups are on school trips. The children should wear the uniform with pride, as it identifies them as pupils of Enfield Academy of New Waltham. Finally, pupils should wear the PE uniform when they are representing our school at inter-school sporting events.
What about jewellery and make-up?
Pupils with pierced ears may wear a single stud-earring or a pair of stud earrings to school. For safety reasons, children must not wear rings to school. Long hair is to be tied back. Children must not wear make-up, temporary tattoos or nail polish. Children may wear sensible hair bands to match their hair colour or in red only.
What kind of clothes are not allowed?
The shoes children wear should be sensible for both learning and play time, so strapless shoes, flip-flops and shoes with high heels are not allowed. Trainers are not allowed in the place of sensible shoes. Light-coloured jeans are not acceptable for trousers. Football strips are not acceptable for PE lessons. Brightly coloured adornments in the hair are not allowed. Extreme hairstyles are not allowed – neither are patterns shaved into the hair.
The Role of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to Enfield Academy of New Waltham to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children correctly dressed and ready for 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.
The Headteacher is responsible for enforcing the uniform policy and has the full support of the school’s governors.
School Uniform Policy and the role of governors
The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It works with the Headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. It is the responsibility of the governors to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities. Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hard wearing, safe and practical.
Reviewed Jan 2017