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School uniform

School uniform is an important aspect of school life.  Children are instantly identifiable as part of our school community - often, following a trip made by our children, I receive emails or letters from members of the public commenting on how well the children represent their school, how lovely their manners were, or how beautifully they behaved!  


Uniform also removes social and educational barriers.  Every child wears the same - no need for expensive brands or fashion logos, or the latest trainers.  Plain, well-fitting trainers from a supermarket are much more sensible than the latest brand, and children spend quite a lot of time running around the playground so sensible footwear and clothing is essential.


Our uniform policy was reviewed recently by our governing body and reflects our commitment to ensuring uniform is affordable and accessible.  Additionally, the school holds a large stock of 'pre-loved' uniform items, including PE kit, coats and shoes, and these are available to all families if preferred.  Please speak to our family worker, Alison Kent, if you would like any items from our pre-loved stock.


Please remember that nail polish and make-up must not be worn in school and long hair must be tied back at all times.  Small studs in pierced ears are safe for school - hooped earrings risk catching on clothing or hair and will be covered for games and PE.


Most uniform items can be bought from a supermarket, including wellies, trainers and school shoes.  If you would like to purchase a cardigan or jumper with The Ridgeway school logo (not essential plain green is fine) these can be bought online from ‘Stevensons of Reading’ ( or from our online school uniform supplier, Brigade clothing ( 

School Uniform Policy July 2023

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