Cerne Abbas CE VC First School, Duck Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7LA
‘The Small School with the Big Heart.’
Tel: 01300 341319 e-mail:email@example.com Website: www.cerneabbas.dorset.sch.uk
The Cerne Abbas CE VC First School Governing Body requires that children at the school wear our distinctive school uniform. The purpose of the uniform is to ensure children wear practical and appropriate clothes for the range of activities they need to take part in at school, to provide uniformity and to give the children a sense of belonging to our unique community.
We rely on parents and carers to cooperate with governors and staff by following the uniform policy and sending their children to school wearing appropriate clothing. We encourage parents and carers to contact the school if they are unsure about any aspect of the policy or if they have difficulty abiding by it for any reason.
Our policy is based on the belief that a school uniform:
• promotes a sense of pride in our school
• engenders a feeling of belonging
• is practical and distinctive
• identifies the children with our school
• is not distracting in class
• makes children 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, by most parents
Boys School Uniform
Grey trousers or grey shorts
Yellow Cerne Abbas polo shirt **
Blue Cerne Abbas school sweatshirt **
Black shoes (plain and flat)
Girls School Uniform
Dark Blue skirt/pinafore dress
Dark blue trousers or school shorts
Yellow Cerne Abbas polo shirt**
Blue checked summer dress
Dark Blue Cerne Abbas school sweatshirt / cardigan **
White / grey socks or tights
Black shoes (plain and flat)
Dark blue T-Shirt (Optional strand t-shirt**)
Navy PE shorts
Navy sweatshirt / jogging pants
Other items required for school
Cerne Abbas CE VC First School Book Bag **
Water bottle for classroom
Other items of clothing with the school logo on, such as waterproof coats, are optional and are available.
** available to order through ?
Order forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Cerne Abbas CE VC First School website here.
Online / Local Supermarkets
A full range of uniform items is available via most online stockists and local supermarkets.
Jewellery and Headwear
Children should not wear jewellery to school. An exception will be made for pierced ears (small studs only may be worn for safety reasons) and if the jewellery is of a religious or medical significance. Please see your child’s class teacher if this is the case.
Children with long hair should wear it tied or clipped back for school. Hair accessories should be discreet and ideally in school colours.
All clothing should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. The school cannot accept responsibility for any lost items.
All children have equal access to wearing school uniform regardless of their culture, race, religion, gender, disability or ability. We ensure that the set uniform respects other policies such as our Equalities Policy and allows for individual sets of circumstances of all groups and individuals.
Date effective January 2019 Approval
Date of next review July 2021
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