Uniform

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It is Montagu Academy’s policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, and when participating in school organised events outside normal school hours. School uniform is part of our school ethos and, in sending their child/ren to Montagu Academy, parents agree to support our policy. For this reason, the academy has sourced uniform items at best value and at a reasonable cost to parents. Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief that:

  • a school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school,
  • engenders a feeling of community and belonging,
  • is practical and smart,
  • identifies the children with the academy,
  • prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be a distraction in class,
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance,
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school,
  • is good value for money, 

The uniform has been designed with health and safety in mind. We hope you appreciate the benefits of having a school uniform. We thank parents for recognising the importance of dressing smartly in contributing to the high standards of the academy. 

Aims

Through this policy we aim to:

  • Ensure that within our school we wish to promote an atmosphere which encourages effort, enjoyment and a celebration of the achievements of all our pupils. The schools concern for these high standards is also reflected in the pride we take in our school uniform and feeling of belonging it creates.
  • The Governing body at Montagu Academy will respect variations to our school uniform if they are directly related to established religious or cultural traditions. However, any variation will be dealt with on an individual basis and judgements will remain at the discretion of the Head Teacher and the Governing Body. 

Uniform

In order to maintain a strong sense of identity and belonging within our school, we require all pupils to wear school uniform which consists of;

  • Royal blue sweatshirt (with the school logo).
  • Royal blue cardigan (with the school logo)
  • White polo shirt (with or without the school logo).
  • Charcoal grey trousers– no jeans.
  • Charcoal grey pinafore dress.
  • Grey tights, white knee-length or ankle socks.
  • Black, flat, sensible, safe, shoes or low-heeled boots.

Summer Options

  • Plain charcoal grey shorts or skirt
  • Shoes with socks (no open toes please).
  • Gingham dresses- blue.

PE Kit

  • White t-shirt or polo shirt (without branded logos).
  • Plain black or grey sports shorts
  • Trainers for outdoor games only.
  • Black plimsolls for indoor PE – this is for health and safety reasons.
  • Tracksuit for outdoor games (without branded logos).

Year 6

  • Royal blue V-neck sweatshirt with Montagu Academy logo.
  • Royal blue V-neck cardigan with Montagu Academy logo.
  • White shirt/ blouse or polo shirt (with or without the school logo)
  • Academy tie.
  • Charcoal grey skirt or trousers.
  • Grey tights, white knee-length or ankle socks.
  • Black, flat, sensible, safe, shoes or low-heeled boots.

 

ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING AND SHOES MUST BE LABELLED WITH CHILDRENS NAMES.

Jewellery

It is encouraged that pupils do not wear jewellery to school, especially as individuals become very upset if a treasured piece of jewellery goes missing. 

The only acceptable items of jewellery to be worn are a wristwatch and earring studs. Should a pupil have pierced ears, plain studs should only be worn and, in order to comply with health and safety regulations, must be removed or covered with a plaster during all PE activities. Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any jewellery that is lost. 

Nursery and Reception children must not wear earrings. 

Watches

Watches may be worn to school. However, they must be removed and collected by the class teacher before any PE lessons. Please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any watches that are lost. 

Make Up

No make-up, including nail varnish, is to be worn to school. 

Hair

We recommend that hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style or colour. Any style or colour deemed inappropriate by the school will first result in a discussion with the Principal, who will attempt to find reconciliation, but whose word is final subject to appeal processes. 

All of the school uniform items above are readily available from the Uniform Embroidery Service at Tesco.com. If parents and carers find it difficult to obtain any item, please contact the school. Our uniform has been kept simple to avoid unnecessary expense. We expect all pupils to follow the dress code as written above.