Uniform Policy

The children at West Lea School are proud of being a part of the school. The governors, parents and staff together believe that wearing a school uniform enhances this feeling of belonging. We also believe that school uniform prevents the inevitable loss of self- esteem caused to individual children should a family not be able or willing to provide the newest, most expensive or most fashionable clothing and equipment.

From time to time, some issues of safety and comfort for individual pupils which may necessitate some changes to the normal uniform can be taken into consideration.
For these reasons the school asks that the uniform detailed below be followed: Children will wear the school uniform as stated in the table below. Items should be plain avoiding large logos/ patterns and have some form of discreet personal identification such as a label with the child’s name written on it.

School Uniform

Navy blue/black trousers/tracksuit bottoms or skirt Nave blue/black shorts for summer

Gingham dress, blue and white

White or pale blue shirt, or white polo top Navy blue v-necked jumper or cardigan Navy blue sweatshirt

Sports Uniform

Navy blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms White or pale blue polo tops or T-shirts

Outdoor Wear

Dark coloured coat or anorak.

No jewellery should be worn to school except for: one pair of stud earrings (no multiple studs), a single small religious symbol will be permitted and respected and a small plain watch.

Sensible, black or dark coloured plain safe shoes/trainers..

Trainers for PE.

Caps or hats are not to be worn inside any part of the school building.

Traditional head wear associated with learners’ own religious practices is permitted. Lanthaler, Dutoit, Wright, Enfield, Joshua and Holmes classes do not need to wear uniform, however they are expected to wear smart/casual appropriate clothing and adhere to the above points. Gold and Phelps Class (based at Broomfield School) will be expected to wear black trousers, white shirt, black jumper and black shoes on the days they are in Broomfield.