Uniform


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School uniform is worn to encourage the development of self-confidence and pride in the school and a high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students.

Respect is one of our core values and uniform at Willow Academy is an important part of instilling pride and high expectations, protecting students and supporting effective teaching and learning.

At Willow Academy we believe:

  • A school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school and reinforces our core values.
  • Promotes a feeling of community and belonging
  • Is practical and smart
  • Identifies the children with the academy
  • Is not a distraction in class
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Is regarded as suitable
  • Is good value for money 

Uniform Expectations
Reception to Year 5

  • Grey knee length skirt or Pinafore dress.
  • Grey trousers or shorts (in summer)
  • White Blouse/ shirt or white polo shirt (plain)
  • School logo sweatshirt or cardigan (with Academy Logo on) 
  • Summer Dress (red/white gingham check only)
  • Plain white, grey or black socks.
  • Plain red or grey tights.
  • Small hair bobbles/bands in school colours.  


Year 6

  • Children are provided with Burgundy Blazers and a tie by the Academy
  • White shirts and blouses must be worn (no polo shirts)


Footwear 

All shoes are to be sensible, black and low-heeled. Trainers are not acceptable for children to wear all day in school. 

Wellington boots can be worn to school in case of bad weather but they MUST be removed on entry to the school building. (Please provide your child with a plastic carrier bag to keep the wellingtons in during the school day and their normal school shoes to change into when in the school building).

PE Kit

PE kit consists of black shorts and a white t-shirt with black indoor trainers/ plimsolls.

Please help us to reinforce our high standards and expectations by ensuring that your son/daughter is wearing full school uniform at all times.
 
Sweatshirts and Cardigans with the Academy logo on are available to buy at the school office.

All items of clothing and footwear (including coats and jackets) should be clearly named.

Jewellery 

The wearing of jewellery is not allowed with the exception of small stud earrings that are covered with tape and watches. We advise against children having their ears pierced during the school term. Earrings must be removed  during PE lessons and  for swimming. 

Hairstyles 

Extreme hairstyles (tram lines, tails, colours and highlights) will not be allowed. In the interests of health and safety, all pupils with hair that is long enough to be tied back will be asked to do so for PE, games, food technology and design technology.