We believe that uniform creates a real sense of cohesion in our school and we hope that by wearing their uniform the children feel proud of being a member of the Parkside school community.
The Department of Education ask all schools to adhere to their Statutory Guidance on the cost of school uniform.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
We acknowledge that we have an obligation under the Human Rights Act 1998 to protect and to accommodate the rights of individuals to display their religious or cultural dress. Any request based on social or cultural grounds for pupils to wear other items of clothing, other than or in addition to the specified school uniform, discussed with the headteacher, will be permitted.
This policy has been equality impact assessed and we believe that it is in line with the Equality Act 2010 as it is fair, it does not prioritise or disadvantage any pupil and it helps to promote equality at this school.
We appreciate that children can grow very quickly and can have growth spurts at different times of the year. Having to continually purchase new uniform can be incredibly costly. Therefore our PTA committee now offers the facility for families to donate out-grown uniform and for parents to purchase items at a very low cost. If you would be interested in donating or accessing pre-loved uniform, please contact the school office where the relevant contact details can be passed on to you. Our PTA run regular second hand uniform sales throughout the year which are communicated to parents ahead of time.
Blue sweatshirt with the school logo
Blue cardigan with the school logo
White polo shirt / White polo shirt with logo
Grey shorts or trousers
Grey pinafore dress or skirt
Light blue and white gingham check dress
Black or navy shoes (not trainers)
Small black ankle boots (no heels) for winter months
Black, grey or white socks
Black or grey tights
Plain coloured hair ties and bands
House coloured t-shirt with Parkside logo
Navy or black shorts or PE skirt / navy or black joggers or leggings for winter
Black plimsolls / or trainers
PE bag for hanging on peg
We would encourage children to include jogging bottoms, a pair of thick socks, a jumper, a hat and trainers in their PE kit during the colder months. If children wear tights to school they will need to bring spare socks to put on for PE.
Please be aware that children without a full PE kit will not be able to join in lessons.