Scroll to content
Tudor Primary School home page

Tudor Primary School

School Uniform Policy

School uniform policy



Approved by:

Children Families, Community and Safeguarding Committee

Date:  April 2024

Last reviewed on:


Next review due by:

September 2025





1. Aims. 2

2. Our school’s legal duties under the Equality Act 2010. 2

3. Limiting the cost of school uniform.. 2

4. Expectations for school uniform.. 2

5. Expectations for our school community. 3

6. Monitoring arrangements. 4

7. Links to other policies. 4



1. Aims

This policy aims to:

  • Set out our approach to requiring a uniform that is of reasonable cost and offers the best value for money for parents and carers
  • Explain how we will avoid discrimination in line with our legal duties under the Equality Act 2010
  • Clarify our expectations for school uniform



2. Our school’s legal duties under the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination against an individual based on the protected characteristics, which include sex, race, religion or belief, and gender reassignment.

To avoid discrimination, our school will:

  • Avoid listing uniform items based on sex, to give all pupils the opportunity to wear the uniform they feel most comfortable in or that most reflects their self-identified gender
  • Make sure that our uniform costs the same for all pupils
  • Allow all pupils to have long hair (though we reserve the right to ask for this to be tied back)
  • Allow all pupils to style their hair in the way that is appropriate for school yet makes them feel most comfortable
  • Allow pupils to request changes to swimwear for religious reasons
  • Allow pupils to wear headscarves and other religious or cultural symbols
  • Allow for adaptations to our policy on the grounds of equality by asking pupils or their parents to get in touch with Ms Besely or Mrs Darji (the office staff), who can answer questions about the policy and respond to any requests 



3. Limiting the cost of school uniform

Our school has a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform.

We understand that items with distinctive characteristics (such as branded items, or items that have to have a school logo or a unique fabric/colour/design) cannot be purchased from a wide range of retailers and that requiring many such items limits parents’ ability to ‘shop around’ for a low price.  

We will make sure our uniform:

  • Is available at a reasonable cost
  • Provides the best value for money for parents/carers

We will do this by:

  • Carefully considering whether any items with distinctive characteristics are necessary
  • Parents should endeavor to have a sweatshirt with the school logo
  • We have a limited supply of second hand uniform



4. Expectations for school uniform

4.1 Our school’s uniform

  • Children may wear black trainers instead of school shoes, the trainers must only be plain black with no logo
  • School royal blue Sweatshirt with school logo is optional.
  • White Polo shirt with school logo is optional
  • Royal Blue Sweatshirt and white polo shirt is expected to be worn instead of branded ones (these do not need the school logo on)
  • Black or grey trousers / skirt
  • Black or grey
  • Black or white Hijab (headscarf)
  • Expectations for PE and swimming kit is expected to be worn when these lessons are taking place, PE kits is whit plain t-shirt, Black Joggers and black trainers. Swimming kits include; swimming caps, trunks for boys and full costume for girls and a towel.
  • Expectations for shoes, bags and coats - Plain black trainers are allowed to be worn (instead of school shoes), small backpack or blue book bag. Coats needed depending on the weather conditions.

4.2 Where to purchase it

  • Where parents and carers can obtain the uniform, including where items are only available from a specific retailer or can be bought more widely, e.g. from Fashion Mark School Wear Ltd on 18 High St, Southall UB1 3DA. Or full school uniform can be bought from ‘my Clothing online at   
  • Other retailers where school uniform can be purchased are; Tesco’s, Asda, and any other supermarkets
  • Please see Mrs Hillier if you struggle to purchase any specific items. However, we have a limited supply.
  • Swimming kits can be purchased from supermarkets or sports shops.


5. Expectations for our school community

5.1 Pupils

Pupils are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times (other than specified non-school uniform days) while:

  • On the school premises
  • Travelling to and from school
  • At out-of-school events or on trips that are organised by the school, or where they are representing the school (if required)

Pupils are also expected to contact Mrs Hafeez (DSL) if they want to request an amendment to the uniform policy in relation to their protected characteristics.

5.2 Parents and carers

Parents and carers are expected to make sure their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that every item is:

  • Clean
  • Clearly labelled with the child’s name
  • In good condition 

Parents are also expected to contact Mrs Hafeez (DSL) if they want to request an amendment to the uniform policy in relation to:

  • Their child’s protected characteristics
  • The cost of the uniform

Parents are expected to lodge any complaints or objections relating to the school uniform in a timely and reasonable manner.

Disputes about the cost of the school uniform will be:

  • Resolved locally
  • Dealt with in accordance with our school’s complaints policy

The school will work closely with parents to arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome.

5.3 Staff

Staff will closely monitor pupils to make sure they are in correct uniform. They will give any pupils and families breaching the uniform policy the opportunity to comply, but will follow up with the headteacher if the situation doesn’t improve.


In cases where it is suspected that financial hardship has resulted in a pupil not complying with this uniform policy, staff will take a mindful and considerate approach to resolving the situation.

5.4 Governors

The governing board will review this policy and make sure that it:

  • Is appropriate for our school’s context
  • Is implemented fairly across the school
  • Takes into account the views of parents and pupils
  • Offers a uniform that is appropriate, practical and safe for all pupils   

The board will also make sure that the school’s uniform supplier arrangements give the highest priority to cost and value for money, for example by avoiding single supplier contracts and by re-tendering contracts at least every 5 years.





6. Monitoring arrangements

This policy will be reviewed, when there are changes to the uniform by the headteacher. At every review, it will be approved by the children and families and safeguarding committee.




7. Links to other policies

This policy is linked to our: