A uniform creates a sense of belonging and gives us a clear identity to unite behind, which we can then promote pride in. This pride then helps to raise standards.
The staff and governors of the school believe that wearing a uniform helps to raise both standards in academic work and in behaviour. It has been chosen with cost in mind.
Parents are asked to support us by sending their child to school in full uniform. This consists of:
Black school shoes or black trainers. While a small logo is acceptable, trainers that have a mixture of colours or have soles with different colours are not permitted;
Grey trousers or grey skirt/pinafore;
Sky blue polo shirt . These can be with or without logo;
Navy blue sweatshirt/cardigan with or without logo;
Navy blue or grey tights or white socks (where skirts/dresses are worn). Where trousers are worn, the colour of the socks does not matter. Where shorts are worn, then white or black socks should be worn;
In warmer weather (or at the choice of the child) grey tailored shorts or a sky blue gingham dress may be worn.
Sky blue plain T-Shirt. These can be with or without logo;
Navy Blue shorts;
Appropriate training shoes (for games the children may also wear tracksuit – navy blue preferred).
Please label all clothing with your child’s name. This will help us to return any lost clothing to the correct child.
A range of other items with the school logo are recommended but are not required. These include:
A variety of bags and backpacks;
Fleeces (to be worn outside).
Jewellery and Make-up
No jewellery other than stud or small sleeper earrings (under half-inch) may be worn in school for the majority of children. Small sleeper earrings will need to be removed for PE/games lessons or the child will need to be provided with appropriate earring tape to cover them. This tape needs to be applied by the child, wherever possible, independently.
Where a child wears a piece of jewellery for religious purposes (e.g. a crucifix), then this is permissible. However it will need to be removed for PE/games and where its wearing could be at the detriment of safety, for example, during DT lessons where a saw or other equipment is used.
No nail varnish or make-up may be worn.
Spare uniform ‘shop’ at Copnor Primary School
A small selection of school uniform no longer required is available to buy at significant discount. Contact school reception for details.
A uniform ShareStore is situated in the Central Library (Guildhall Square) and they run a virtual shop online. If a parent/carer needs second hand uniform items for their child, they can email email@example.com. The team will put together the order and arrange a convenient day/time and location for collection.