Goldsmith Primary Academy, Goldsmith Road, Harden, Walsall, WS3 1DL
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Uniform

Ethos and Vision:

Our policy is based on the belief that a school uniform:

goldsmith primary academy school uniform

  •      Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  •      Engenders a feeling of belonging
  •      Is practical and distinctive
  •      Identifies the pupils with the school
  •      Is not distracting in class
  •      Makes pupils feel equal to one another in terms of appearance
  •      Reflects the sense both of community and of diversity that the school takes pride in
  •      Is regarded as suitable, and good value for money

Some decisions on school uniform policy are made to maintain health and safety. For example, pupils are more easily identified on a school trip if they are wearing a sweatshirt or cardigan with the school badge.

Unform Across School:

School Uniform in Reception to Year 6:Uniform

Children in all year groups are required to wear a black jumper or cardigan, white button-up shirt or blouse and a Goldsmith tie. Pupils must wear black or grey trousers, or grey school skirt or black or grey pinafore dress, not joggers or jeans. In the summer months, pupils may wear black or grey shorts or a yellow school summer dress. School shoes, not black trainers or boots, must be worn at all times. We believe uniform is an important sign that we have the same values and beliefs, and we agree to be part of one family, as such, failure to comply with the school’s uniform policy, will result in a conversation with a member of the senior leadership team.  

School Uniform in Goldilocks and Nursery: 

Children in Goldilocks and Nursery are required to wear a black jumper or cardigan and a white polo shirt. There is no need to wear a tie in these year groups. Pupils must wear black or grey trousers or joggers, a black or grey school skirt or black or grey pinafore dress. In the summer months, pupils may wear black or grey shorts or a yellow school summer dress. School shoes, not black trainers or boots, must be worn at all times. Failure to comply with the school’s uniform policy, will result in a conversation with a member of the senior leadership team.  

Trainers:  

As previously mentioned, Trainers are not permitted for daily wear in school, regardless of their colour or style. Trainers are only permitted when children wear these as part of their PE kit. 

PE Uniform:

Our school uniform includes clothing required for physical education.  We have adopted a comfortable PE uniform which should enhance the pupils’ participation and enjoyment of sport and physical activity.  Our PE uniform is the same for both boys and girls:

PE Kit in Reception to Year 6:

On children’s PE days, children in all year groups are required to wear their new Goldsmith PE t-shirt (Orange - Y1-6 or Black - Reception) and black or grey joggers, not jeans, leggings or other types of trousers (both items available at all major supermarkets). In the summer months, children may wear black or grey shorts. Trainers or black plimsolls (pumps) must be worn for PE; no other footwear is permitted. PE kit is important and children who do not wear the appropriate kit will be asked to get changed into a school kit, where available. Not wearing the correct PE uniform can be embarrassing and upsetting for the child; something we wish to avoid. 

Pupils can attend school in their full and correct PE on their PE day(s). Continue to check the website, ClassDojo and ParentMail for up to date information.

Pupils will be expected to change for PE and must wear pumps for indoor PE in the hall.  If pupils do not have a PE kit in school they will not be allowed to participate directly in the lesson, but will be involved in other ways.

Jewellery:  

Bracelets, necklaces, dangling earrings and other accessories are not permitted for reasons of health and safety and are common practice in most primary schools in the United Kingdom. Details of this can be found at: https://www.hse.gov.uk/services/education/. Children are permitted to wear small  silver or gold studs in the ears. Please note that these must be removed on PE days. Should we notice that your child is wearing an item of jewellery which is deemed unsafe, a member of the senior leadership team will ask your child to remove the item and it will be placed in a clear plastic bag for collection at the end of the day. Jewellery worn for religious reasons will be permitted upon direct agreement, in writing, from the headteacher.  

The following items are never permitted:

  • Large earrings or hoops
  • Studs or rings in any other part of the body
  • Necklaces, bracelets or rings
  • No makeup should be worn by pupils at school
  • No coloured nail varnish should be worn by pupils in school

Hair/ Hairstyles:

We kindly ask that all long hair is tied up in a ponytail, plait or other controlled style, using either a dark coloured bobble or single black scrunchie. You are permitted to wear 1 small, black bow, if you wish. Children wearing large bows or bows of contrasting colour, will be asked to take these out and the accessory will be placed in a clear plastic bag, for collection at the end of the day.  Large bows can present a distraction to both your child and others. We are happy for these to be worn on a non-uniform day.  Headwear worn for religious purposes is permitted.

Goldsmith Primary Academy does not allow:

  • False Nails
  • Nail Varnish/Painted Nails
  • Makeup of any sort
  • Extreme colouration of hair
  • Hairstyles which include noticeable variations in colour or length
  • Shaven heads or any haircut that involves the shaving of symbols or lines

For further details regarding uniform requirements, please see the School Uniform Policy.