Uniform

The school colours (burgundy and gold) and the logo are based on the original Chichele School colours.

Henry Chichele (a former Archbishop of Canterbury, who came from Higham Ferrers) founded All Souls College in Oxford, and we have gained permission from the college to use the Henry Chichele Coat of Arms.


The school governors have taken the decision to provide a simple, smart and cost-effective uniform for all children. The basic uniform is:

Key Stage 1 children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)

  • Sweatshirt (with embroidered logo) OR
  • Cardigan (made from sweatshirt material, with embroidered logo)
  • Polo shirt (see note below)
  • Summer dress (yellow gingham)

Key Stage 2 children (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6)

  • V-neck Sweatshirt (with embroidered logo) OR
  • Cardigan (made from sweatshirt material, with embroidered logo)
  • Clip on Tie
  • White shirt (long or short sleeved)

Children may wear any plain dark grey / black school trousersshortsskirtspinafore dresses with the embroidered sweatshirt / cardigan and polo shirt* (KS1) or white shirt (KS2). (*Polo shirts, which have an embroidered logo, are available from the uniform supplier, but are entirely optional; parents may purchase a plain white polo shirt from any supplier).

Black school shoes should be worn (not trainers). Ankle boots may be worn but knee length “fashion” boots are not suitable for indoor wear.
It is expected that all children will wear uniform to school.  The Governing Body wish to create a smart school, with smartly dressed children at a reasonable cost to parents. Financial help may be available to those children eligible for Pupil Premium; please contact the Business Manager for full details.

We are also keen to promote our eco-school values of re-use; recycle and good quality second-hand uniform is available from 'Mercy in Action' charity shop in Higham Ferrers for a small donation.

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Uniform order site


Sports Kit

All children should come to school 'PE Ready' in their PE uniform on the days that they have PE. The PE uniform consists of:

  • black PE/sports shorts
  • plain burgundy T-shirt* with the school logo worn
  • burgundy logo hoodie*
  • plain black jogging bottoms
  • non marking white/black trainers

*These items are available through the school's uniform supplier, Karl Sports.

When children attend swimming lessons throughout the academic year; this is also a 'PE Ready' day but please also remember a swimming costume/shorts and a towel.


Make Up

It is not appropriate for any child to wear make up to school.


Health and Safety

We expect sensible, considerate behaviour within the classroom and in the playground, and encourage children to be aware of their own and others’ safety.

We aim to promote a healthy attitude and approach to life and have an expectation that most children will walk or cycle to school with appropriate supervision.

The Governing Body is responsible for health and safety matters and issues relating to health and safety at school are discussed and monitored by the Resources Committee.


Jewellery

No jewellery is permitted at school, except studs in pierced ears.  For PE and swimming, these studs should be removed before coming to school on these days.  Children with long hair will need a soft hair band or hair tie to fasten back their hair for PE and for some DT lessons.

Watches may be worn to school but smart watches (any with the capability of accessing messaging apps or photos) are not permitted to be worn.