We feel that school uniform is important for a multitude of reasons:
It helps to develop a sense of pride and belonging.
Provides less distraction during the school day.
Makes everyone in school an equal.
Can be more cost effective than alternatives.
Above all, looks smart and ensures pupils are ready to learn.
Having a school uniform also helps to prepare pupils for the wider world. Most jobs require some sort of uniform either from dressing smartly, wearing the correct protective equipment or even a sports team kit. We would be doing our pupils a disservice if we didn't instil this ethic in them now.
At Roe Farm, we have tried to keep our uniform simple and affordable. Jumpers and cardigans (available from the school office with our school logo) should be in either red or royal blue and can be readily purchased from local shops and supermarkets.
Shoes should be smart black type and not trainers/canvas/pump types. Pupils may, if they wish, change into their PE trainers for playtimes and lunchtimes to reduce wear on their school shoes.
Jewellery is not appropriate in a school setting for health and safety reasons. Pupils may wear a wrist watch and one pair of stud earrings should they wish - these must be removed for PE lessons by the pupil.
Patterned hair cuts, decorated nails and make up are also not part of our school uniform. Please contain these to the holidays and ensure pupils return to school adhering to our uniform policy.
Thank you for your continued support in ensuring your children and our pupils look smart each and everyday. This has a massive impact on your child's attitude to learning and behaviour as they know you support school and they appear equal to their friends.