School Uniform

At Sharples Primary School we believe that wearing school uniform promotes a good attitude to schoolwork. It is generally accepted that children who look and feel smart are inclined to develop a good attitude to their work and, therefore, do their best. The Governors expect all pupils to wear school uniform in school.  The standard school clothing is available at Smart Clothing, Ashburner Street, Bolton.

School uniform consists of: Black or dark grey school style trousers or skirt a white shirt or polo shirt, a red sweatshirt with the school logo or a plain red jumper, plain shoes or sandals.  Also available are red and white summer school dresses.  Any child who attends school without school uniform needs to bring a note explaining the reason for the absence of uniform. Moderation is expected in hairstyle.

Children should have suitable clothing for P.E. or Games.  They need a red T-shirt, black shorts and gym shoes, which should be kept in a named bag in the cloakroom area when not in use.  Football kit will be needed in classes 3, 4 and 5.  Children taking swimming lessons need swimming costume/trunks and a towel.  Children with long hair are required to wear a cap. In cold weather a black/red sweatshirt or a dark, preferably black tracksuit, may be worn for outdoor PE.

The following are unacceptable as school wear: sports or leisure clothing, leggings, trainers, trainer boots, high heeled shoes with platform soles or any footwear which the staff deem to be unsafe.  Jewellery, with the exception of stud sleepers in pierced ears, and watches should not be worn to school.  Health and Safety Officers advise us that other types of jewellery can be a safety hazard

It is essential that all clothing and shoes be clearly marked.  The school is unable to take responsibility for any loss or damage to clothing or property.