East Wickham Primary Academy colours are burgundy and grey/black. All children may wear grey/black trousers/skirts. You may choose from white polo shirts or white traditional shirts.
All uniform is available to buy from the Matthews School Uniform Shop in Welling. Burgundy sweatshirts and burgundy cardigans are the essential items to purchase from Matthews along with a school book bag and PE bag. Plain white polo tops and grey and black trousers and skirts can be purchased anywhere. Boys usually wear long trousers in winter months and shorts in summer months. Girls usually wear red checked school summer dresses in the summer months. All children must wear suitable black shoes (and not trainers or boots). We ask that the children have hair tied back for school activities and that hairstyles are suitable for the learning environment with no giant bows or other adornments please.
Children should not wear jewellery to school. Only small stud earrings are permitted.
You can contact the supplier, Matthews School Uniform Shop using the following details:
Parents should label all items of clothing clearly with their child’s name.
Jewellery and Fashion Items
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school.
The exceptions to this rule are small ear-ring studs in pierced ears.
We expect the children to remove these objects during PE and games. The school cannot take responsibility for removing earrings.
Children come to school to learn. Fashion items are best kept for home this includes accessories such as make-up, nail polish, hair gel and jewellery other than stud earrings.
Parents should also be aware that tattoos, including temporary tattoos, are not permitted.
The school does not permit children to have haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children.
This includes hair colourings and shaved designs.
Long hair on both girls and boys, should be tied back neatly. This is for reasons of smartness, appearance and health and safety.
Pupils’ faces should not be obscured as the teacher may not be able to judge their engagement with learning and to secure their participation in discussions and practical activities.
The wearing of a hijab (headscarf) in plain burgundy, grey or black for religious reasons is permitted.
It is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles or high heels in school, we do not allow this.
If children cannot tie laces parents should ensure children their children have shoes with Velcro fastenings or buckles.
Children should have a PE kit in school at all times. They will need a pair of soft black plimsolls, dark shorts and a white T-shirt in a drawstring PE bag. All available from Matthews or any uniform supplier.
Non-Compliance with the School Uniform Policy
Initially children will be spoken to by staff and may be provided with a spare uniform.
If non- wearing of the uniform is ‘persistent’ then parents will be involved.
“The school can discipline your child for not wearing the school uniform”
The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities.
If there are significant reasons, for example religious objections, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
However, we will try to ensure this is only a minor adaption and fits in with the main colour scheme.
Similarly, should an item of school uniform prove problematic for a pupil with disabilities then parents are invited to draw this to the attention of the headteacher.