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St Andrew's Junior School  Hatfield Peverel

St Andrew's Junior School Hatfield Peverel

School Uniform

General Appearance

We expect our children to come appropriately dressed and well-presented for school.  School uniform and dress codes play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school and setting the appropriate tone.  A common approach for all in uniform and appearance instils pride; supports positive behaviour and discipline; encourages identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of pupils.  The Government Department for Education “strongly encourages schools to have a uniform” and for “schools to have a very clear position about appearance such as hair colour, style and length and the wearing of jewellery and make-up.”(DfE 2010).  We hope that parents will join governors and staff in up-holding the high standards we expect of our children in this regard.




  • Charcoal or grey trousers (shorts may be worn in summer)
  • White or grey shirt
  • Scarlet T. Shirt or Polo shirt
  • Scarlet Sweatshirt
  • Scarlet pullover
  • Plain dark socks
  • Black sensible shoes


  • Plain grey or charcoal pinafore dress or skirt (knee length) or grey or charcoal long trousers
    Trousers must be tailored trousers. These can be purchased at schoolwear departments  in most major department stores - leggings, hipsters, bootleg or other fashion trousers cannot be worn.  Beware of some high street fashion stores producing inappropriate fashion styles under the title of schoolwear.
  • White blouse or scarlet T. Shirt or Polo Shirt
  • Scarlet Sweatshirt or cardigan
  • Plain white socks
  • Plain black or grey tights for colder weather
  • Black low-heeled shoes (no fashion boots, no open sided or sling back or low fronted shoes please, as these are unsuitable when children are running around at playtime).
  • Red checked dress (Summer)
  • Plain Alice bands, clips or scrunchies in school colours to tie back hair (no flowers, feathers, bows, etc.)



  • Plimsolls or trainer shoes
  • Navy blue or black shorts
  • Scarlet T. Shirt
  • Tracksuit or other appropriate sports clothing to keep warm in the winter months


  • Plimsolls or trainer shoes
  • Navy blue or black shorts or P.E. Skirt with navy blue or black knickers
  • Scarlet T. Shirt
  • Tracksuit or other appropriate sports clothing to keep warm in the winter months


Hats may be worn in the winter when the weather is very cold. Children may wear school caps in the summer months if they wish. Alternatively they may wear plain red caps with no logos.

You can purchase our uniform either in person or online at:

24 Crittall Road
Essex CM8 3DR

01376 521020



Jewellery should not be worn to school. The exceptions are a watch, which may be worn at the child’s own risk, and studs for those children who normally wear earrings. The official instructions from the County Council Safety Officer are that watches and earrings must be removed for games, P.E., and swimming. Children who cannot remove their earrings cannot do P.E. and as taking part in P.E. is a legal requirement parents must ensure that earrings can be removed or they should not be worn on P.E. days. Teachers cannot be held responsible for the safety of these items.

Hair and Make-up

The school does not accept hairstyles and other adornments which are clear fashion statements; for example, patterns shaved into hair, braids, extensions, hair raised with cosmetic products, coloured/streaked hair.  Long hair (girls and boys) should be tied back at all times to enable pupils to have clear vision as they work in class and in P.E.  Make-up should not be worn, including nail varnish and tattoos/transfers.