School Uniform

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

  • promotes a sense of pride in our school;

  • helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school;

  • identifies the children with the school;

  • supports our commitment to inclusion;

  • is practical, smart and designed with health and safety in mind;

  • is considered good value for money by most parents;

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 Mrs Harding, in the school office, who can answer questions and respond to any requests

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 the 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. Therefore, there is no requirement or expectation that any items of Kingsfleet School uniform need to be badged with the school logo. Should you wish to purchase items badged with the school logo they are available from PMG Schoolwear Centre, 40 Westgate Street, Ipswich. IP1 3ED.

There is no requirement or expectation that any items of school uniform are purchased from named retailers.

Items of Kingsfleet School Uniform

  • Navy blue or grey pinafore dress, skirt, trousers or shorts

  • Navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan

  • Red and white checked dress (optional summer wear)

  • Black shoes or black trainers

For Physical Education children require the following PE Kit

  • White t-shirt

  • Red shorts

  • Socks

  • Tracksuit or similar to wear outside in colder weather

  • Trainers

Please ensure that all items of uniform are named.

Children will also require a book bag and water bottle.

Kingsfleet Uniform Exchange

The school has a uniform exchange rail located inside the reception area.

All families are welcome to take items from the rail.

We also welcome donations of uniform that are clean and in good condition. Please hand these in at the reception office.