School Uniform

Why do we have a school uniform?

At Feniton Primary we have a  school uniform because it can play a key role in:

  • promoting the ethos of our school
  • providing a sense of belonging and identity
  • setting an appropriate tone for education

“By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can act as a social leveller. It can reduce bullying and peer pressure to wear the latest fashions or other expensive clothes. If, however, the uniform is too expensive it can place an unreasonable burden on families. Furthermore, if a distinction can be made between those who can afford it and those who cannot, this can reduce the benefits of a uniform and has the potential to negatively impact attendance, access and participation, and lead to bullying.”

DfE 2021

Our School Uniform

The uniform is comprised of the following and there is an expectation that all children will adhere to this policy:

Required Items:

White shirt/ polo shirt

Royal blue sweatshirt/cardigan with optional school logo

Black/charcoal grey trousers/skirt/pinafore

In spring and summer, children have the option of wearing blue and white checked dresses

Sensible, black well-fitting shoes (not trainers) are a must as heels, strappy sandals, open toes etc. may cause injury to your child.

For all children a P.E. kit comprising plain white T-shirt, black shorts, white socks and plain trainers is required. 

Useful Things to Remember

Please mark all clothes with your child’s name.

The school sweatshirt is available from the Honiton Sports Shop Most children wear the special school sweatshirt. Sizes – Small (to fit 5-7years), Medium (to fit 7-9 years) and Large (to fit 9-10 years)

There is no expectation that children wear a particular brand of uniform.

It is a good idea to consider pre-loved items of uniform and the school office and the Friends of Feniton will be very happy to provide these items. Please contact the school office.

Jewellery and Accessories

Distress may be caused to children, parents and staff if jewellery is lost or damaged and the wearing of jewellery may also result in injury to another child. Therefore, the only forms of jewellery permissible are ear studs and wristwatches.

Please ensure that your child is able to remove and replace their ear studs independently. It may be easier that ear studs are left at home on days when P.E. is timetabled. All pupils will continue to be responsible for the care of their own ear studs and wristwatches.

We also request that children with long hair, below shoulder height, tie their hair back, as this is helpful in all activities that may take place during the day including physical activity and food technology etc.