A school uniform is important in building the pupils’ sense of identity and belonging to the community of the school. It instils a sense of pride in the school and supports positive behaviour. It is one of the symbols of the ethos of the school and protects children from social pressures whatever their race, religion, gender or background.
There are other advantages to having a school uniform which are important, such as security. A uniform enables pupils to be identified easily and means that any intruders can be identified swiftly.
Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
We strongly suggest that each individual item of school uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name. If your child wants to wear a hijab, please can the hijab be one of the following colours: white, turquoise, navy or black. Although we love sparkles, please keep those for special occasions and ensure your child’s hijab is plain. For safety reasons during PE (especially gymnastics) we will ask children to wear a sports hijab or may have to ask children to remove their hijab during the PE session.
Our school has a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform. We understand that items with distinctive characteristics (such as items that have to have a school logo) cannot be purchased from a wide range of retailers. We will make sure our uniform:
We will do this by:
Pupils are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times (other than specified non-school uniform days) while:
Parents and carers are expected to make sure their child has the correct uniform and PE kit, and that every item is:
Staff will closely monitor pupils to make sure they are in correct uniform, understanding that any families experiencing financial hardship are to be directed to the pastoral team for assistance. Family circumstances regarding uniform will be addressed on a family by family basis.
Our school’s uniform
A range of Ben Jonson school wear is available from:
Khalsa School Wear
388 - 390 Bethnal Green, London E2 0AH
Tel: 020 7729 3286
10 Watney Street, London E1 2PR
Tel: 020 7702 8881
All items without logo can be purchased from large ‘high-street’ retailers.
If you are looking for quality, used, school branded uniform which has been donated to the school, please contact the school office who will be happy to help you.