We are very proud of our school uniform and expect all children to wear it when attending the school or participating in school-organised events where appropriate. There has been careful consideration about the uniform in terms of practicality and developmental stages as children progress through the school. The school takes great pride in the school uniform and believe it positively impacts the school by enabling the following;

  • provides children with a sense of belonging and community

  • identifies the children with the school

  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance

  • provides a practical and smart solution 

  • regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most families

  • is designed with health and safety in mind

  • provides children with secondary school readiness

A full overview of school uniform can be found below.

Nursery Uniform

Reception to Year 2 Uniform

Year 3 to Year 6 Uniform


Children are expected to change for PE into the school branded PE kit. Children in Year 6 and 5 can attend school in their PE kit on the days when they have PE. PE kits should not be supplemented with additional items of clothing i.e. own branded hoodies. 

Uniform can be purchased from Stitch Design Ltd

Health and Safety

To minimise risk of accidents, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in school unless;

  • ear-ring studs in pierced ears

  • small objects of religious significance, such as a crucifix on a chain or Sikh Kara

We do however ask the children to remove these objects during PE, games and swimming for health and safety reasons.

Medical identification bracelets may be worn by children who have significant medical problems eg. Diabetes or epilepsy.


The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school; this is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. We require all children to wear black shoes as stated in the uniform list.


We understand that children have a wide range of hair textures and hair style preferences suited to their hair type. We value and celebrate this by acknowledging that hair forms a part of a child’s identity.  Bright artificial coloured hair is not permitted. 

If a child chooses to wear hair bands, beads or a hijab, they must be black, green or grey.

Additional Items

  • Tights: Plain neutral, grey or black, no patterns
  • Socks: Plain grey, white or black, no patterns
  • Hijabs: Plain grey, green or black no patterns
  • Swimming: Plain black, one-piece girls, and trunks for boys
  • Footwear: Classic school style plain black, leather or leather effect, flat-heeled shoes, with plain black laces.  No trainers, basketball boots, boots, canvas shoes or plimsolls
  • PE in colder weather, you may wear plain black or green tracksuit bottoms

Pre-Loved School Uniform

Pre-loved items of school uniform are available through the school office.  We encourage families to look at pre-loved items, saving money and reducing waste.  Donations of any school uniform items that are clean and still of good use are also welcomed.  Please speak to our Family Support Worker and DDSL for more information (admin@vangogh.det.org.uk). 


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