School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. Most schools in England have a school uniform or dress code, and other rules on appearance. Department for Education strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils. Above all, many schools believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.
The Governing Body of St. Thomas’ have an agreed uniform policy as follows:
- Blue sweat shirt(doesn’t have to have school logo on)
- White polo shirt
- Grey trousers/skirt( plain blue or black tights or legging can be worn under skirts if preferred)
- Black shoes (not trainers)
- Boots or wellingtons can be worn to and from school and at playtime in bad weather but school shoes must be worn in and around school.
- Summer dresses in summer term only please.
- Royal blue
- White t-shirt
- Black plimsolls (trainers only for outdoors, but not necessary).
- No tights or leggings.
All children must have a suitable hairstyle for school. Shoulder length hair must be tied back with discrete hair wear. No extreme cuts or colour are allowed at any time.
General items, such as trousers, skirts, shirts etc. are available from a large number of retailers.
- Whitakkers on Waterloo Pavilions 20 – 26 Church Street provide our uniform with our school logo.
- Tesco – ordered online at: http://www.tesco.com/direct/blackburn-st-thomas-church-of-england-primary-school/5722.school
- Mums the Word also offer logoed new and re-wear items at reduced prices. Mums the Word can be contacted on 07968802824, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/MTWbwd.
To view the school uniform policy click on the block below.