Full, approved uniform is to be worn to school and parents are expected to support school policy on uniform. Most of our uniform can be purchased from the school uniform retailer of your choice, however, the school jumper/cardigan and the PE t-shirt with the school logo must be purchased from Brigade or Price & Buckland. All Marden Primary Academy uniform supplied by Brigade and Price & Buckland can be bought online.
It is our policy that all children should wear academy uniform when attending school, or when participating in an academy-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for academy uniform below.
Our policy is based on the notion that an academy uniform:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the academy
- Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the academy
- Is practical and smart
- Identifies the children with the academy
- Prevents children from attending the academy in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class
- Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- Is regarded as suitable and good value for money by most parents/carers
- Is designed with health and safety in mind
- Is accessible and affordable to parents/carers
As part of the curriculum in the Foundation stage children are encouraged to use the outdoor environment. It is essential that the children have appropriate named outdoor coats and shoes suitable for the weather.
Uniform items with the embroidered school logo are purchased from Brigade or Price & Buckland at a reasonable cost. Both suppliers offer a vast selection of other optional items, full details of which can be found on their websites.
For the safety of all children, jewellery should not be worn at school. Parents are respectfully requested to support this requirement to prevent loss and/or injury.
Children with pierced ears are permitted to wear small stud earrings only. These must be removed before PE lessons or covered with micropore tape (to be provided by the parent) to prevent loss and/or injury.
We like our children to be of smart appearance. Unnaturally coloured hair or shaved heads or patterns shaved into the hair are not suitable for school as this draws attention to a child in an unhelpful way. Long hair should be tied back for reasons of hygiene and safety.
Children are discouraged from bringing money or valuables to school other than when requested by the school. Where this is unavoidable, money and valuables should never be left in cloakrooms but given to the class teacher for safekeeping until the end of the day.
Please ensure all clothing and property is clearly named so that lost articles may be easily traced and returned. Marden Primary Academy cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of pupils’ property and valuables.