Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Primary School
School Uniform

At Lethbridge Primary School, it is our policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. A complete list of the items needed for school uniform is included below in the uniform policy.
School Uniform Policy
Monkhouse School Uniform Information

Our school uniform is designed with health and safety in mind and:
  • promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • fosters a feeling of community and belonging towards the school;
  • is practical and smart;
  • identifies the children with the school;
  • prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school.
Purchasing School Uniform:
From September 2024 sweatshirts and cardigans will have our smart, new, white logo but please note that the current logo uniform that is in circulation is perfectly acceptable in school, including the wearing of hand me downs that you’d like to recycle going forwards, so please do not worry about this.

The new contemporary design features a spiral like image within a stylised version of the school building. This is derived from the ammonite, many of which were found in our Town Gardens, having been built on site of a former limestone quarry, and therefore echoes our strong local links as well as our Victorian heritage. Spirals are often regarded as symbols of growth, evolution, and transformation too. The design will be in white embroidery on our blue uniform and will look very smart.

The school logo is not compulsory: good quality, reasonably priced plain, navy-blue school sweatshirts, cardigans, fleeces and polo shirts can be bought from local supermarkets. Uniform with our logo will be available from the Monkhouse shop in Swindon, online and through click and collect. Please bear with initial supply issues as we transition to our new look. Friends of Lethbridge regularly hold second hand school uniform sales at the school and offer a selection of cheap, good quality second hand uniform.

The Lethbridge School Uniform

Plain white polo shirt.

Plain navy-blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan. The school logo is optional. No other logos are permitted.
Black smart trousers, shorts, skirts or pinafore dresses. Jeans or jean style trousers may not be worn.
Zip style tops or fleeces are for outside and may not be worn in class.
Tights should be plain black.
In warmer weather, children may wear blue and white checked school dresses.

School shoes have to be plain, flat and black. Trainers, canvas shoes or open toe shoes or sandals may not be worn. Logos on footwear are not permitted.

P.E. Kit:
Velcro or lace-up trainers. Younger children may wear plimsolls if they wish
Black shorts
Plain white t-shirt
In colder weather, a plain dark sweatshirt or fleece and dark tracksuit trousers with no logos may be worn.
Football kits are not allowed.
When it is your child's turn to swim, they will need a towel, swimming costume or swimming trunks.
PE kits have to be in a suitable named bag.
Please label all clothing with your child's name.

Jewellery and Make-Up:
Children with pierced ears are permitted to wear stud earrings only. Hooped or dangly earrings will need to be removed.
Children may wear a wrist watch though these must not be Smart watches, be able to take photographs or be internet enabled.
The wearing of any other jewellery is not allowed, including wrist bands.
Make-up and nail varnish may not be worn to school.
The school takes no responsibility for valuable items worn that become damaged or lost.

Parents - School Uniform
Preloved Uniform can also be purchased from our PTA - Friends of Lethbridge. For further information, please click here.

The Role of Parents and Carers:
We ask all parents and carers who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. If the school has a problem with the clothing that a pupil is wearing, parents will be contacted to resolve the issue. Please refer to our Behaviour Policy for further details.

At Lethbridge Primary School, we welcome children from all backgrounds and faith communities. We recognise that some religions and beliefs require their adherents to conform to a particular dress code, or to otherwise outwardly manifest their belief. Parents who would like their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform for serious reasons, for example on religious or health grounds, should contact the head teacher. The school will look sympathetically at such requests.

The Role of Governors:
The Governing Body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy. It is the responsibility of the Governing Body to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities. Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is affordable, hardwearing, safe and practical.

Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Road
Telephone: 01793 535033
Email: admin@lethbridge.bluekitetrust.org
The Blue Kite Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, Company Number 09889819.
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