Corpus Christi School Uniform

It is part of our policy, in working with parents, that all children follow the school dress code when attending school, representing the school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School uniform is the hallmark of our school, and is frequently praised by visitors. We thank parents for their proactive support of this policy which has been agreed with parents, and is renewed regularly as part of our Home School Agreement.

Considerations underpinning the wearing of school uniform in Corpus Christi

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

• promotes a sense of pride in the school;
• engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
• is practical and smart;
• identifies the children with the school;
• prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
• makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
• is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
• is designed with health and safety in mind.

Our uniform consists of:
• White school shirt
• School tie - compulsory
• Bottle green v necked woollen pullover and/or cardigan*
• Black/dark grey school trousers (boys and girls)
• Black/dark grey school shorts
• Dark grey skirt/pinafore
• Green and white gingham dress as a summer option
• Green blazer* (This is voluntary, but was requested by many parents)
• Green school coat is also available* (voluntary)
• Sandals for the summer, which must be sensible and secure (ie. No sling backs)
• White or grey socks
• Black or green tights
• We require all children to wear sensible black shoes, no trainers, no heels, no boots
• Summer sandals should be reasonably substantial for safety reasons.

Corpus Christi book bag*
Corpus Christi gym bag*
All items with an * asterisk have the school emblem embroidered on them.
• Green round neck T – shirt
• Black shorts
• White sport socks
• Trainers for outside games
• Dark tracksuits are allowed for Games
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school.
• Ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or cover them with a plaster (provide by the parent), to prevent them from causing injury.
• If there are serious reasons, for example on religious or medical grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
The role of governors
The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the head teacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities.
Monitoring and review
The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:
• seeking the views of parents, in construction and publication of the Home School Agreement
• considering, with the head teacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special arrangements with regard to school uniform;
• requiring the head teacher to report to the governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented.