School UniformThe Governors are responsible for the school’s policy on dress and have an expectation that parents will adopt the following code for their children

School Dress

The Governors have an expectation that parents will adopt the following code for their children as:

  • It counteracts peer pressure to wear unsuitable clothing
  • It is safe and more hygienic as it is appropriate for the activities the children are doing
  • It is economical
  • It encourages a sense of identity and pride in our school

The items with the school logo can be purchased from John Cheatle in Leicester or through My Clothing. Please ensure that all items of clothing, bags, purses and wallets are clearly named.

Bright yellow lost property boxes are located within each classroom. 


Highcliffe Primary School clothing consists of the following:

  • Green jumpers, cardigans or sweatshirts – preferably with the school logo (hoods are not permitted).
  • Plain white shirts, polo shirts or blouses.
  • Black or grey trousers.
  • Black or grey skirts or pinafore dresses.
  • Black or dark grey tights.
  • Black leggings may be worn under a skirt but are not permitted on their own.
  • Black or dark coloured socks.
  • Smart black school shoes without sporting logos (trainers, UGG style boots and heeled shoes are not permitted).

In SUMMER the following may be worn:

  • Black or grey knee length shorts
  • Green gingham dresses or culotte dresses.

Hair accessories should be kept to plain black, green or white headbands, hair bands and clips.


The following items of clothing are particularly unacceptable for school:

Denim jeans, football shirts, crop tops, leggings in place of trousers, cycling shorts, fashion scarves, flip flops/crocs, jelly shoes, sandals and shoes with high heels, platforms, embellishments. 


All children must have a change of clothing for PE sessions.  Apart from the safety aspect of this we do stress the hygiene importance of changing after exercise as part of our health education policy. Tights must be removed for PE lessons.

The teacher will inform the children as to the most suitable footwear to match the sport.

Activity Outfit
For indoor PE Black shorts and Green t-shirt.
For outdoor PE

Black shorts and Green t-shirt in fine weather.

Plain track suit in cold weather.

PE Footwear Plimsolls, Trainers, football boots (if required), and spare socks.


Named Clothing

Each child should have a small bag to keep his/her kit in.  Every item of clothing, footwear or other property must be marked with the child’s name. This is important and parents should make every effort to ensure that their children’s clothing can be easily identified. 


  • Jewellery, make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school.
  • Only stud earrings or authorised medical chains may be worn.
  • Watches must be ‘time-telling’ devices only.

We insist that all watches and earrings are removed for physical activities.  This is in line with the County Health and Safety Policy on Jewellery. If, for religious reasons, your child has a piece of jewellery which cannot be removed, you will need to make an appointment to meet with Miss Hardy, the R.E. lead to discuss this further.

Children may cover their earrings for physical activities up to six weeks after having their ears pierced. If you would like your child to have their ears pierced, we would strongly encourage you to arrange for this to happen at the beginning of the summer break. If a child needs to have their ears covered, it is the responsibility of parents/carers to provide the tape and for children to apply the tape themselves. Earrings MUST come out for swimming.

Teachers must not remove or replace earrings. They cannot be responsible for the consequences of removing or replacing earrings. Parents cannot transfer this responsibility to teachers.


Due to limited space within the cloakroom areas we ask that the children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks. Instead we highly encourage foldable bags which can be stored in the children’s drawers.

Coats & Winter Clothing

We require that your child has a waterproof coat with them in school on any day when it may be required. During the winter months please ensure your child has suitable winter accessories to keep them warm when outside e.g. hat, scarf, gloves.

Forest School

This session focuses on bringing children closer to nature and promoting free, adventurous and exploratory play.


Children will need:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Trousers
  • Wellington Boots
  • Warm hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Layers of clothing, e.g. fleece, t-shirt, jumper, leggings, long johns

You will receive further details before your child starts these sessions.



For the day that your child has swimming, they will need to bring within a small bag:

  • Towel
  • Girls - one piece swimming costume
  • Boys - swimming trunks
  • Children are permitted to wear googles if parents have signed the consent form. 
Document Date
Uniform Policy 2020-2022