The wearing of a uniform is important. It is part of our academy identity and pupils take pride in wearing it. It makes the task of choosing clothes much simpler and avoids the need to monitor fashionable trends that may distract children from their purpose in working. Our uniform looks smart and gives the children a clear identity to our academy.
Our Academy uniform consists of:
- Grey trousers or Grey knee length skirt
- Navy blue jumper with academy logo
- White shirt with pointed collar
- White, grey or black socks. Grey tights may be worn with a grey skirt during the winter
- Tie (house colours)
- Sensible plain black shoes – high heels, backless sandals and trainers are inappropriate for school wear
In addition during the summer, the following items may be worn
- Blue / white checked gingham dress
- Grey school shorts
During the winter months a suitable warm coat is required. During the warmer months of the year, a waterproof coat or jacket should be brought in.
Our uniform for P.E. and Games activities is as follows:
- Navy blue shorts (optional navy blue skort)
- Navy blue jogging bottoms
- Royal blue t-shirt with academy logo
- Royal blue hoodie with academy logo
- Trainers for outdoor P.E. or Games
Socks must be worn with trainers.
Girls should wear a one-piece swimsuit, not a bikini, for their school swimming lesson. Boys’ swimming shorts need to be above the knee.
Make-up, including nail varnish, and obviously dyed hair colour is not appropriate and must not be worn.
Health and Safety uniform requirements
In the interests of health and safety all children with hair longer than shoulder length must tie it back.
Pupils are expected to exercise considerable care in looking after their own things. All clothing and belongings MUST be clearly marked with the child’s name. Valuable items should not be brought to school.
We make every effort to re-unite lost property to its owner. There is a box for lost property in the Medical Room which parents are welcome to search. Items of property that cannot be identified are eventually deposited in a clothing bank.
Jewellery should not be worn with the exception of stud (sleeper) earrings for pierced ears only which must be removed for PE. A plain, inexpensive wristwatch may also be worn. The academy cannot take responsibility for jewellery or valuables although we will make every effort to safeguard such items.
In order to provide value for money we have two suppliers for our uniform.
Our uniform suppliers are:
Total clothing ltd
All logoed items can be purchased through their website www.totalclothing.co.uk or from their shop at 9, Botolph Trading Estate, Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 9QP. Additional items with the academy logo such as water bottles, caps and backpacks can also be purchased. Please refer to the picture boards (appendix 1) for reference.
Logoed uniform items can be purchased via https://www.tesco.com/direct/Sawtry-junior-school/15278.school?source=others
Items which do not include the academy logo (trousers, skits, shoes, collared shirts, PE shorts and jogging bottoms) can also be purchased from these suppliers or from many high street stores and supermarkets.
Second hand Uniform
The academy supports families with the cost of uniform through a second hand uniform shop / stall. This is managed by volunteers and is open on published dates throughout the year. Parents are welcome to ask at any time at the Academy office if the second hand uniform shop / stall has suitable items to purchase.
The stall relies on donations of uniform from families. Unnamed and unclaimed uniform at the end of each term may also be sold. Proceeds are given directly to the Sawtry Junior Academy Association (SJAA).School Uniform Policy May 2017