It is our school policy that all children wear the correct school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.
School uniform :
- is practical and smart, suitable and hard-wearing clothing for school
- makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- identifies the children with the school and creates a sense of community and belonging
- establishes high expectations and promotes pride
- is considered good value for money by most parents and implies with the latest guidance in law (2021):
Parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for the full range of daily schoolwork in line with our home-school agreement. All children are expected to wear the correct uniform, clean and in good repair. We accommodate dress from all backgrounds, cultures and faith communities represented at Oak Green, within our flexible uniform expectation. If there are serious reasons for parents to request that their child needs to wear age-appropriate clothes that differ much from the school uniform, due to e.g. faith requirements or a special need, then this can be presented in writing and will be taken into consideration.
We aim to protect children’s clothing and reduce likelihood of this and of loss, but sometimes unforeseen damage occurs. This risk is to be understood by parents. OGS does not replace lost items and emphasises the importance of naming ALL clothing, especially e.g. during swimming in Y4, sports clubs/ matches etc.
If non-accidental damage is proved to have taken place, replacement of the item may be considered or requested of parents of child/ren involved.
We are very proud of the smart appearance of our children at Oak Green School
and are keen that all children are proud to wear their school uniform.
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