Our uniform expresses pride in our school and creates a strong sense of belonging to the community.
At Derwentwater Primary School, our children are proud to be members of our school and wear our uniform.
Children must learn to dress smartly and appropriately. Pupils grow up at Derwentwater, understanding that most secondary schools and, later in life, businesses require smart, professional dress.
We look to parents to work with the school to ensure that children come to school always maintaining a high standard of dress and with at least a minimum of the correct colours in their clothing.
We value learning so highly that we do not send children home to change. However, we hope we do not have to deal with uniform transgressions.
School staff and, ultimately, the Head Teacher can only judge the acceptability of uniforms and appearance.
Please clearly name all items of your child’s property - this makes them much more likely to be returned if they are mislaid. We also have designated areas for Lost Property. Unclaimed and unnamed property will be disposed of periodically at the school’s discretion.
Jewellery is not allowed except for watches and small stud earrings (worn at the owner’s own risk). We also have a policy of no makeup or nail varnish. Hair should not cover children’s eyes as this can affect learning. Children must have hair of neat appearance and conventional styling.
All children are expected to wear the uniform:
· Derwentwater blue sweatshirt or cardigan
· A blue school shirt with a school tie
· Grey school style trousers or skirt or pinafore or shorts
· Grey or white socks
· Grey tights
· Plain black shoes or trainers for safety: no boots, open-toe, high- heels, platforms or roller shoes
- Derwentwater fleece
- Grey school-style shorts may be worn all year round
- In summer, from the start of the Summer term until the Autumn half-term, blue & white gingham-style summer dresses may also be worn
- A hijab, in white or blue colour, may be worn.
Items with the school logo must be purchased from our supplier. All other items may be purchased anywhere.
Second-hand uniform is available for sale through the DSA at main events such as the Christmas and Summer Fairs. We have a monthly second-hand uniform shop.
To allow outdoor play to take place in wet weather, pupils are expected to have suitable warm and waterproof clothing in school at all times:
- Waterproofs – this may be a jacket, coat or suit
- A warm fleece, jumper or cardigan
- Winter hat and sun hat (optional)
- Scarves and gloves (optional)
- Wellie boots (optional)
Branded and designer items of clothing are not to be worn.
PE kit is worn for the whole day on a child's allocated PE day.
These arrangements minimise lost property and maximise time taking part in sport and exercise rather than changing kit.
PE uniform to be worn to school:
· Derwentwater Royal blue T-shirt with white Derwentwater logo
· Black or navy jogging bottoms
· Black or navy PE shorts
· Black trainers
Jogging bottoms or shorts may be worn for outdoor sessions throughout the year. Shorts may be worn under jogging bottoms.