School Uniform

School Uniform 2023 - 2024
Aims and Rationale

It is the school policy that all children shall wear the school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours. The policy for the school uniform is based on the notion that it:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • engenders a sense of community and belonging toward the school;
  • is practical and smart;
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered as good value for money by parents and carers;
  • is designed with health and safety considerations in mind.

The school uniform policy is an integral part of the school's commitment to equality and inclusion. The governing body believes it allows all pupils to establish a shared Ditton Primary identity and to celebrate what they have in common, whilst continuing to be able to exercise their individuality and enjoy their diversity. All children are expected to adhere to the uniform policy.

A range of uniform is available from Boydells. Further details can be provided by the School Office.


  • white shirt
  • tie
  • grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
  • grey or white socks or plain grey tights
  • navy jumper or cardigan with school logo
  • black (flat) school shoes
  • waterproof coat
  • white shirt
  • tie
  • grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore
  • light blue checked summer dress
  • grey or white socks
  • navy jumper or cardigan with school logo
  • black (flat) school shoes
  • waterproof coat

All children are required to wear a PE kit for all appropriate outdoor and indoor activities on health and safety grounds. Children are expected to wear the Ditton Primary Sports PE kit outlined below. Footballs kits are not acceptable.

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • black shorts
  • plimsolls or trainers
  • PE bag
  • A plain grey tracksuit without logos for outdoor PE 

Children should not wear any jewellery, including stud earrings, for PE lessons and hair should be tied back if long enough to do so.
Those children who receive swimming tuition will require a swimming kit. Boys should wear either swimming trunks or short swimming shorts. Girls should wear a one piece swimming costume. All children will also require a towel.

Jewellery, Headwear and Make-up

Children may not wear jewellery to school (except for small studs and watches) other than for religious or cultural reasons. We do not allow headwear to be worn during class time or inside school buildings, except for religious or cultural reasons. Hairclips and hairbands should be plain and non-decorative. No make up to be worn including nail varnish. Preferably, long hair is to be tied back.


Reasonable Requests for Variation of Uniform

The uniform policy has been adopted with consideration for ethnicity, religion and belief and disability. Requests for variations to the school uniform which are directly related to particular established social, religious or cultural traditions, however, will be considered on an individual basis by the Senior Leadership Team. Legitimate requests for variation under health grounds will also be considered and will require medical evidence.


Role of Parents and Carers

We expect parents and carers to support the school uniform policy. Children should come to school in uniform every day unless there are special circumstances such as dressing-up or charity fund raising days or events. Uniform should be kept clean and in good repair. Please label all children's clothing so that if lost, it may be reunited with its owner. Unlabelled, unclaimed uniform may be considered the property of the school and be donated, sold or otherwise disposed of.


Role of the School

Non-compliance with the school uniform policy will be addressed immediately and by any member of staff in the following way. In the first instance, the class teacher or alternatively the school office will talk to the child regarding the explanation for non-compliance and any possible remedial action that might be required. The pupil will either be asked to change what they are wearing or will be given a shared-use uniform to wear for the rest of day. A letter will be sent home to parents/carers outlining what clothing item falls outside the policy. Where there is continued failure to comply with the policy, parents or carers will be invited in to school to meet with a member of the Leadership Team to resolve the problem. Exclusion can be considered for persistent and flagrant breach.