We are particularly proud of how smart our children are at Westerings Primary Academy. They are always excellent ambassadors for the academy when performing in shows or visiting the local community. All of the children from Reception to Year Six wear the same smart uniform at school. The following uniform guidance is for all pupils in EY to Y6, and is not gender-specific.
Navy blue skirt, pinafore or long tailored trousers;
Navy blue cardigan with academy logo;
Pale blue shirt long or short sleeved;
Pale blue checked summer dress;
Navy blue, black or white socks or navy tights in cold weather.
Navy blue tailored trousers or tailored shorts;
Navy blue V-neck jumper or Tank top with academy logo;
Pale blue shirt (long or short) sleeved;
Navy blue, black or white socks;
Art overall (this could be an old shirt with the sleeves shortened).
Black - plain (e.g. no flashing lights, multi-coloured or sports branding). Please bear in mind that the children wear them at playtimes so they need to be with low heels. Trainers (black, navy or white) are acceptable for outdoor PE, however are not appropriate to be worn as school shoes.
Summer sandals in white/black may be worn with plain navy blue or white socks.
Navy blue shorts;
Navy sport-style T-shirt with academy logo;
Soft soled black plimsolls for indoor, or Trainers for outdoor, work;
Navy blue tracksuit with academy logo (on the sweater) for cold weather/outdoor lessons.
Please clearly label all items of clothing, including coats, with your child's name. Pupils wear PE kits to school, reducing the time spent changing before and after lessons, and saves parents from purchasing PE bags.
Earrings - small studs only - to be removed by the pupil for PE lessons.
Long hair to be tied back at all times using simple navy or black hair bands/accessories.
No nail varnish or makeup is permitted. Leggings, hoodies and 'skorts' are not permitted.
Westerings Primary Academy uniform can be found at the following supplier:
www.labelplanet.co.uk - label your child's clothing with these recommended labels... quote school ID 23464 when ordering.
Non-branded items are available at most high-street supermarkets and suppliers.
Westerings sells 'Pre-Loved' uniform. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about items and sizes available.
Designer and extreme hair styles are not permitted in school, i.e not less than a grade 2 in length, no tramlines, symbols etc. Coloured hair is also not permitted. The final decision on what is/is not permitted lies with the Headteacher.
Book bags for EYFS/KS1 should be Westerings branded and can be purchased at the stores listed above.
Periods of warm weather are to be expected in the summer months. If classrooms become warm throughout the day, teachers will ask that ties be removed and stored in children's bags. If there is a liklihood of extreme heat (e.g. heatwave) then we will request that pupils attend school in their PE kits. Therefore, children should attend school in their full uniform, including ties, unless advised by school.
Please note that our uniform range offers flexibility in summer months, with options for all children to dress appropriately for summer (e.g. shorts, short-sleeved shirts, summer dresses etc.)
Personal property should only be brought to school in exceptional circumstances. Staff are not responsible for items brought from home unless they have been specifically requested by the teacher. Plastic/metal drinking bottles (water only) and snack boxes (fruit and veg only) should be labelled clearly with the child's name and class.
Pocket toys are not permitted. Jewellery is not permitted in school for reasons of Health and Safety, not only to your child, but to others too. If ears are pierced then small studs are permitted, but these will have to be removed by the child for any physical activity. Wrist watches (non-Smart) are permitted.
An increasing number of children are bringing mobile phones to school. Please be advised that if you wish your child to bring their phone to school, they must be switched off whilst on the school grounds and stored safely in class as per the teacher's instructions. Parents/carers must arrange appropriate insurance cover as the school’s insurance does not cover the loss or damage to mobile phones. Children, not school staff, must take responsibility for their phones and other personal belongings and we accept no responsibility for any loss/damage to mobile phones whilst on school property.
Lost property is stored in each classroom. Please ask your child to check there if they have a missing item. We recycle lost property at the end of each term, or donate to our WPSA pre-loved uniform shop. The academy is not in any way liable for property that is damaged or lost. Children must take responsibility for looking after their own property.
At Westerings, we want to help parents to kit their children for school as inexpensively as possible. Therefore, nearly all items of school clothing do not require the Westerings logo. We do, however, expect the school logo to appear on jumpers (or cardigans/tank-tops) and the PE shirt and sweatshirts. This ensures our children are recognisable as Westerings pupils and consistent in their look when representing our school. The cost implications on having all academy clothing branded is well understood by the academy, and as such, we are pleased to support parents by giving them the flexibility to choose their supplier for the majority of their uniform purchases by not insisting on branding for those items, achieving the best value for money possible.
You can acquire most uniform items from our 'Pre-Loved' shop. We also offer an embroidery service (more details coming soon).