It is our policy that all children should be encouraged to wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a list of the items suggested for school uniform in our induction guides, on our school website and they are listed below for ease of reference.
The DfE (Department for Education) strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can play a key role in:
• Promoting the ethos of a school;
• Providing a sense of belonging and identity;
• Setting an appropriate tone for education.
At West Thurrock Academy, we believe that by creating a common identity amongst all children, regardless of background, a school uniform can act as a social leveller. It can reduce bullying and peer pressure to wear the latest fashions or other expensive clothes. The school’s leaders are mindful of the financial pressures that can be associated with uniforms. This is why we are committed to ensure that our uniform policy is affordable for all
The School uniform must be adhered to. All clothing and other personal belongings should be clearly marked with the child’s name. All of our School uniform is available from:
Uniforms by Niki
Telephone number: 07925 476600
General school uniform
• Short sleeve white polo shirt
• Short sleeve white shirt
• Red sweatshirt/cardigan/Fleece
• Red gingham summer dress
• Red gingham school t-shirt dress
• Red gingham sporty school playsuit
• Black pinafore dress or skirt
• Black smart trousers
• Black smart shorts
• Black tights
• School tie
• Flat black shoes
• Black shorts
• House colour PE top (Yellow, Green, Blue or Red)
• Black jogging bottoms (Winter months)
• House colour sweatshirt (Yellow, Green, Blue or Red) (Winter months)
• Trainers or Plimsolls
• Water bottle
• School bag - Can be a backpack or a book wallet
• Unbranded cap - red or black
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 to support the policies of the school. Parents should ensure that their child has the correct uniform / colours and that it is clean, in good condition and clearly labelled.
The role of the school
The school will regularly review the cost implications and practicality of the school’s proposed ‘School Uniform Policy’ to ensure that it is affordable - this includes who we recommend as potential suppliers and complies with Health and Safety advice. The school will make staff available to support families implement the Uniform Policy. The school will actively engage with children and parents about the school’s future decisions on uniform.
The role of the governing body
The Governing body supports the Head Teacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding this policy and liaises with the Head Teacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity. It is the Governing body’s responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all national regulations concerning equal opportunities and that the school uniform policy is consistent with the school’s policy on equal opportunities. Governing body members ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.