Changes to uniform expectations
The Governing Body are very aware that the ‘cost of living’ crisis is something which is creating additional costs for everyone. At Whitehouse Primary we recognise the many positives which a uniform can bring such as a sense of belonging and an equity in the clothes which children wear to school.
However, the Governing Body is aware that the cost of our current uniform expectations are expensive and not imperative to the children accessing their learning effectively. I am very grateful to Mrs Brown, who works in our school office, who has researched possible uniform items which could be purchased from a range of alternative providers. She has created a comparison list comparing our current providers against such alternatives. We do not wish to change the current expectations, as this would add an additional cost for families if you felt pressured to discard current items for a new uniform. We are suggesting that if you are going to buy new uniform you can consider affordable alternatives, or a ‘mix and match’ approach. Therefore, items can be purchased from Elizabeth Embroidery or Motif8 and/or purchased more widely from local supermarkets and/or from our pre-loved uniform stock in school.
With that in mind we are suggesting items which could be bought alongside our current uniform. For girls, they could wear a grey skirt, pinafore or trousers as a change to the tartan checked uniform. In addition please feel free to wear items which do not have the official school badge or are provided by the current uniform suppliers. Motif8 are providing logo badges which can be bought and sewn on to garments.
For our very youngest children in nursery we are suggesting a more relaxed approach to the school day, where boys and girls could come to school in grey ‘joggers’, light blue polo shirts, blue cardigans and jumpers. This would be affordable and allow the children to comfortably access ‘play’, which is an integral aspect of their development.
Myself and the Governors do value the importance of uniform and expect children to attend school looking smart, comfortable and ready to learn. However, we do hope this is a welcome message, but please don’t hesitate to be in touch should you have any queries.
Super market options, (other brands are available!)
No light blue T-shirts available
Clothing for Nursery children
Light blue polo shirt
Example – Year 1 Girl for winter
|Asda with stitched on logo
|Sainsburys with stitched on logo
|Trousers, skirt or pinafore
2 long sleeves
2 short sleeves
|4 short sleeves
|4 long sleeves
|£5 pack of 2
|£3 pack of 2
|£2 pack of 2
|No T-shirts available
|£3 – No T-shirt available
Motif8 are delivering optional logo’s that can be stitched onto shop bought garments these are priced at £5 each.
Please feel free to download a copy of this information.