Our uniform policy has been agreed following consultation with staff, governors and parents. The school uniform plays a valuable part in contributing to the ethos of our school whilst setting and reflecting an appropriate and formal tone.

The Department for Education strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it instills pride; supports positive behaviour and discipline; encourages identity with, and support for the school’s ethos; ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way and nurtures cohesion whilst promoting good relations between different groups of pupils.

At St Margaret’s Academy we encourage our children to take pride in themselves and in their work. We need you to help us in this by making sure your child wears uniform that fits in with the general dress code of the school.

Labelling clothing

All items of uniform should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. In the event that a piece of clothing is mislaid, if it has a name it will be returned to the wearer. Everything else is placed into the Lost Property Box by the office - from where many things never return!