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Our uniform

Principles

Our policy is that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purpose and an aspirational learning environment. We want children at Cobholm Primary Academy to take immense pride in their dress, behaviour and learning.

Aims

Our policy is based on the belief that Cobholm Primary Academy school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in our academy.
  • Creates a strong sense and feeling of belonging.
  • Is distinctive, but part of the wider Inspiration Trust federation.
  • Identifies children within our academy.
  • Reflects our core values and incredibly high expectations.
  • Enables children to feel and live as valuable citizens.
  • Helps prepare children for secondary school and beyond.

Uniform for Reception, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 pupils

  • Dark blue V-necked jumper with Cobholm Primary Academy logo
  • A white collared buttoned shirt (long- or short-sleeved)
  • Cobholm Primary Academy tie (clip-on ties rather than normal ties can be worn for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils)
  • Grey trousers or grey skirt (below the knee), with black or grey socks or tights (no leggings).
  • Black shoes/black boots (below the shin); trainers are not allowed.

Uniform for Year 5 and 6 pupils

  • Dark blue blazer with Cobholm Primary Academy logo
  • Dark blue V-necked jumper with Cobholm Primary Academy logo
  •  A white collared buttoned shirt (long- or short-sleeved)
  • Cobholm Primary Academy tie
  • Grey trousers or grey skirt (below the knee), with black or grey socks or tights (no leggings).
  • Black shoes/black boots (below the shin); trainers are not allowed.

In cold weather, wellies may be worn to and from Cobholm Primary Academy, but children will need to get changed into black shoes once at school.

PE kit

  • White polo shirt/T-shirt
  • Navy or black shorts
  • Plimsolls or trainers
  • When the weather is cooler children are advised to have a sweatshirt (without a hood) and jogging bottoms in navy without logos on.

All items should be clearly named.

 

Other items

Due to health and safety reasons, we do not allow pupils to wear jewellery other than small studs and a watch. Make-up and nail polish are not permitted at Cobholm Primary Academy. We also require all parents to ensure their children are warm throughout the winter months, ensuring they have adequate coats, gloves, and hats where necessary.

Ordering uniform

You can order your uniform from our supplier, Harrisons Schoolwear. Their shop is based at 73 Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, or call 01493 662214.

Procedures for non-compliance

If a pupil attends Cobholm Primary Academy with incorrect uniform, we will take the following approach:

  1. In the case of jewellery or make-up, we will explain the issue to the pupil and they will be asked to remove the item. If a pupil is wearing incorrect uniform (eg. trousers, shirt, shoes), parents will be immediately notified and asked to bring to school the appropriate item of uniform; we will also speak to the pupil to explain the correct uniform to wear.
  2. If a second incident occurs of incorrect uniform or appearance, the school will inform parents immediately and the pupil may be asked to go home to rectify the issue. Government guidance states that teachers can discipline pupils for breaching the school’s rules on appearance or uniform. The guidance also states that a headteacher may ask a pupil to go home to rectify the breach of school rules or appearance in uniform. As the Government guidance states, this ‘sending home to rectify’ will initially constitute an authorised absence. Cobholm Primary Academy will grant this for a maximum of two days, but further breaches will result in unauthorised absence.
  3. Further breaches in uniform or appearance will result in sanctions in line with Cobholm Primary Academy behaviour procedures for not following school rules.