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Marsh Lane Primary School

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School Uniform

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.

Smart school uniform is encouraged and our pupils feel proud and pleased to wear it both in school and on visits.  Most items of uniform can be purchased at local shops but in order to make obtaining our uniform as easy as possible we have an two online suppliers or


Tops: White or blue polo shirts and blue sweatshirts/cardigans may be worn and are available with the school logo already on them from our online suppliers (see above) or from Pinders at Crystal Peaks Shopping Cetnre. Children may however wear plain shirts and sweatshirts of the same colours, they do not have to have logos on them. 

Bottoms: Grey or black skirts, trousers or shorts should be worn. Girls may also wear blue gingham dresses in warmer months. Tracksuit bottoms are not permissible except for PE. All skirts should be no higher than just above the knee.

PE: All boys and girls wear plain white T shirts and black shorts (or track suit bottoms in cold weather.) Shorts must be worn in the summer and for indoor PE unless parents contact the office to inform us of any, health, emotional or religious reasons why a child should wear tracksuit bottoms. Plimsolls are needed for indoor PE.

Optional Extras: Waterproof coats and fleece tops can also be bought in school colours with the school logo.

Items without the school logo e.g. skirts, trousers, white T shirts can be purchased from any supplier.


We want all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels or are of a flimsy nature e.g. slipper type shoes so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. We require all children to wear dark coloured shoes with low heels. We do not permit trainers to be worn, unless it is your child's allocated P.E. day. 

Please mark all your children’s uniform and personal belongings clearly with their name.


On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain. Wearing earrings is however discouraged especially on the days children do PE. This is because removing earrings is difficult (especially for younger children) and PE time gets reduced. Also ear rings and their backs often get lost. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE and games, or cover them with tape, to prevent them from causing injury.

Extreme haircuts

The school discourages children from having ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hairstyles such as extreme patterns shaved into the hair or a Mohican style crest are deemed inappropriate for school. 

The role of parents

We politely ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.

Second hand Uniform 

We have a good stock of uniform which has been kindly donated to us by parents as their children have outgrown it, or have left primary school. We are more than happy to donate this uniform to anyone wishing to have it. Please call the office and we will look to see what sizes we have available. Please contact us, if you wish to donate any clean, items of uniform in good condition. 


Sainsbury’sAsda and other leading supermarkets – sell school shoes, trousers, skirts

M & S – sell appropriate shoes, trousers, skirts

Next – sell appropriate shoes, trousers, skirts

New Look – sell appropriate shoes, trousers, skirts

Clarks – sell appropriate shoes and trainers or