School uniform plays a vital role in promoting the ethos of a school, providing a sense of belonging and identity and setting an appropriate tone for education. By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can also act as a social leveller.
The “Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021” states that all stipulated school uniform items must be affordable for all and any branded items, purchased through uniform suppliers, offer value for money. This statutory guidance came into effect in September 2022.
The Aspire Uniform Policy, formed in part by parent/pupil voice, ensures each individual uniform offering across the trust is in line with this legislation and helps maintain the balance between affordability and upholding of school ethos and identity.
At Nansloe Academy, children are encouraged to wear their uniform with pride. This helps promote a sense of belonging, positive self-esteem and reinforces the need for children to have high expectations of themselves.
Our uniform comprises:
- Crew-neck jumper/cardigan (school logo optional) with white polo shirt OR V-neck jumper/cardigan (school logo optional) with white collar shirt & school tie (optional)
- Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore
- Green gingham summer dress
- Flat, black school shoes - no trainers, boots or open toes
- White, grey or green socks/tights
- Plain white t-shirt
- Black shorts
- Black or white plimsolls
We also ask parents/carers with children in Nursery or Reception to ensure that their child has named wellies. These are be kept in school so we can take advantage to go exploring!