Antonine Primary strongly encourages the wearing of school uniform. Encouraging our pupils to be smart and easily identified as pupils of Antonine Primary helps them to feel part of the school community and contributes positively to our school ethos and school security. Our uniform was agreed in consultation with pupils and parents.
The Antonine Primary School uniform consists of:
- white polo shirt with school badge or
- white shirt and school tie
- red sweatshirt or cardigan with school badge
- black joggers or trousers
- black skirt or pinafore
- black school blazer
School uniform items with our embroidered school badge are available to purchase online from Tesco F&F here.
School ties can be purchased directly from our school office.
Parents/Carers should ensure that valuable items and unnecessarily expensive items of clothing are not brought to school. Parents/Carers should note that the Education Service does not carry insurance to cover the loss of such items and any claims submitted are likely to be met only where Education Service can be shown to have been negligent.
To ensure that pupils benefit fully from gym lessons they should have shorts, t-shirt and a pair of black slip on gym shoes for P.E. Gym bags should be left in school between lessons and taken home regularly when garments are required to be washed. Jewellery should not be worn on gym days for health and safety reasons. The school cannot be held responsible for jewellery that goes missing or is lost on gym days.
Pupils who are not participating in PE must have a note or a medical certificate. Pupils who are unable to participate in practical PE should still bring their kit to allow them to assist in the lesson by refereeing, keeping scores or assisting with the distribution of equipment. This ensures that they are still able to take part in some way in the work of the class and do not miss out on the knowledge and understanding of the PE programme.
Unacceptable forms of dress
There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in school, such as items of clothing which:
- potentially encourage faction (such as football colours);
- could cause offence (such as anti-religious symbolism or political slogans);
- could cause health & safety difficulties, such as loose fitting clothing, jewellery;
- could cause damage to flooring;
- carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco; and
- could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so.
Clothing & Footwear Grants
Parents/Carers receiving Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Working Tax Credit (with a total annual income of less than £15,050*), Housing Benefit, or Council Tax Benefit will normally be entitled to monetary grants for footwear and clothing for their children.
Information and application forms may be obtained from schools and online here.