School Uniform – Why is it important?
School uniform for pupils at Whitgreave is an important aspect of school life.
Our pupils are our greatest ambassadors and they, in turn, are very proud to be associated with Whitgreave Junior School and enjoy the sense of school identity, unity and pride that wearing their school uniform brings.
From a parent perspective, school uniform is cost effective, appropriate school wear is clearly identified and the pressure from children in deciding what to wear for school is reduced.
In addition, research has identified that school uniform reduces peer pressure, encourages pupil discipline, improves student attendance and children are less distracted in lessons as they are better able to concentrate.
Details of our uniform are below and we ask that you please support Whitgreave Junior School in our expectation that all pupils will wear full school uniform.
|Black/grey trousers (no jeans)
||Black/grey trousers (no jeans), skirt or pinafore, optional blue gingham summer dress
|Navy blue Whitgreave sweatshirt/cardigan, with the school logo
||Navy blue Whitgreave sweatshirt/cardigan, with the school logo
|Red polo shirt
||Red polo shirt
|Black shoes (no trainers)
||Black shoes (no trainers)*
|Black, grey or white socks
||Black, grey or white socks
Black, grey or white tights
|PE KIT – BOYS AND GIRLS
White or navy blue plain t-shirt
Black pumps and/or trainers
Tracksuit top and bottoms for outdoor PE, in colder weather
Wellies (for Forest Schools)
We ask that you please label all items of uniform, including coats, so that any misplaced items can be returned to the rightful owner. Thank you.
If your child has pierced ears, we respectfully request that they wear stud earrings only.
Your child’s health and safety is of paramount importance to us, therefore, if your child does have pierced ears, earrings will need to be removed on the days they have P.E. Thank you.
11 Showell Circus
Telephone 01902 863222
In addition, general school uniform items, such as skirts, trousers, shirts etc, can also be purchased at local Supermarkets.
School uniforms are important for a variety of reasons: They reduce competition and peer pressure among students, they help keep the focus on education as opposed to fashion choices, and they reduce clothing expenses for all parents. School officials and parents agree that uniforms help instill a sense of school pride and tradition in most students.
For many students, uniforms offer a sense of unity and equality. No matter the income level, each student wears the same basic set of clothing. This cuts down on bullying and competition and prevents poorer students from feeling left out. Requiring everyone to wear a uniform keeps students from trying to follow fashion trends or keep up with the clothing styles of their peers.