Uniform

The Buxton Uniform shop is open every Tuesday between 3.00pm to 4.00pm (during term time) with additional dates during the summer holidays. Uniform Website: schooluniformdirect.org.uk. The school strongly believes in an ethical Dress Code for all pupils from the Nursery to Year 11, maintaining the very highest standards of dress and appearance appropriate to the learning environment.

The uniform shop is not open.

The school strongly believes in an ethical Dress Code for all pupils from the Nursery to Year 11, maintaining the very highest standards of dress and appearance appropriate to the learning environment. Standards will be best achieved by the full commitment of all pupils, staff, parents and Governors to the following agreed principles and practices. 

School uniform is perceived by parents, employers and members of the local community as improving discipline, raising standards and reducing peer pressure and bullying. Uniform also instils a sense of identity, community and pride in our school amongst pupils. 

We want our pupils to leave Buxton School with the best possible opportunities so it is important that we maintain our good reputation in the local community. We emphasise to our pupils that they are ambassadors for Buxton School, and how they dress, behave, and speak in public has consequences for our public image. 

We have a simple ethical Dress Code which appeals to young people, but which is smart and instantly associated with Buxton School. 

In deciding on our Dress Code, the Governing Body has given a high priority to cost considerations. We accept that school uniform should not be so expensive as to leave pupils or their families feeling socially excluded. 

This applies both to existing and prospective pupils. It is not acceptable for parents of prospective pupils to be deterred from applying to the school of their choice because they are unable to meet the cost of the school uniform. However, we are also keen not to support suppliers who may be sourcing uniform items from those using questionable sources of labour. 

Parents have a crucial role to play in supporting their children in schools and getting the best possible start in life, and we welcome their support for our Dress Code which clearly has an impact on supporting good behaviour and high standards in our school. 

All items of uniform will be sold at the school. Parents/Carers will be able to come in at published, specific times during the summer holidays and during term time to purchase items. Some items of uniform are available in local supermarkets and parents/carers are welcome to purchase those if they wish as long as they are in line with our Dress Code.

These are: 

  • White shirts 
  • Charcoal grey trousers 
  • Charcoal grey skirts (primary phase pupils only) 
  • Shoes 
  • Socks/tights 
  • Some items of PE kit

Primary Phase Uniform

Nursery

Girls

Boys 

Boys & Girls Years 5 & 6

White polo shirts 

White shirts/blouses
White polo shirts

White shirts/blouses
While polo shirts

White collared shirt & Buxton school tie

Charcoal grey trousers, jogging bottoms, skirt or pinafore 

Charcoal grey trousers, skirt or pinafore.

 

As previous selection 

A choice of: 
Sweatshirt with school crest 
Fleece with school crest 
Cardigan with school crest 

A choice of: 
Sweatshirt with school crest 
Fleece with school crest 
Cardigan with school crest 

A choice of: 
Sweatshirt with school crest 
Fleece with school crest 
Cardigan with school crest 

Purple V-Neck Jumper with School Crest

Summer purple and white checked dress. Grey charcoal shorts (Summer)

Summer purple and white 
checked dress

Grey charcoal shorts 
(Summer)

As previous selection

Plain white socks, plain grey or white tights

Plain white socks, plain grey or white tights

 

Plain white socks, plain grey or white

Hair fastening s: Ribbons braids, clips plain charcoal grey or purple

Hair fastening s: Ribbons braids, clips plain charcoal grey or purple

 

For girls as previous selection

Scarves and head veils must be plain charcoal grey

Scarves and head veils must be plain charcoal grey

 

For girls as previous selection

Black shoes
(easy to put on and take off)

Black shoes

 Black shoes

Black shoes


PE Kit for all children

Black shorts

Black jogging bottoms

Black t-shirt with school logo

Black plimsolls

Black trainers


In addition:

  • A plain suitably warm practical coat needs to be worn.
  • No hats (including; hoodies’) will be allowed to be worn inside the school.
    Exceptions will be made during hot or cold weather for outdoor wear. Baseball type hats with the school crest for the summer weather will be available through the school uniform shop.
  • Woollen hats with the school crest for the cold weather will be available through the school uniform shop.
  • Plain black shoes need to be worn. They need to be practical, securely fastened and manageable for the child. Trainers are not acceptable as part of the uniform.
  • School book bags and rucksacks with the school crest will be sold from the school uniform shop.
  • Jewellery for the primary phase is not recommended unless it is of religious significance.
    One small gold or silver stud per ear is permitted but children must be able to put them in and out unaided.

Secondary Phase Uniform

Girls

Boys

Grey blazer with school crest

Grey blazer with school crest

White tailored shirt

White tailored shirt

White polo shirt (Summer term only)

White polo shirt ( Summer term only)

Plain grey knee-length skirt - one of two 
designs to be sold in the school (£10 & 16)

 

Plain charcoal grey trousers, full length (no jeans/combat style trousers)

Plain charcoal grey trousers (boys should wear one pair of trousers only. No jeans / combat 
style trousers.

Choice of 2 V neck jumpers- grey with purple 
piping or purple with grey piping.

Choice of 2 V neck jumpers- grey with purple piping or purple with grey piping 

School tie with school crest

School tie with school crest

Hair fastening, scarves and head veils must be plain charcoal grey. Face veils are not permitted.

Religious headwear must be charcoal grey 

Plain black tights or socks

Plain black socks


PE Kit for all children 

Black polo shirt with school crest

Black shorts (optional)

Black fleece with school crest

Plain black jogging bottoms

Black Buxton Socks


In addition:

  • Plain, dark coloured outdoor coats with front opening.  ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted. Hats are not allowed to be worn on the school site. The only exception is that during cold weather, as determined by the Headteacher, a black woollen hat, with the school crest, may be worn.  These can be purchased from the school uniform shop.
  • Jewellery is limited to wearing a wrist watch and one small, gold or silver coloured stud per ear. Face piercings of any kind are not permitted. 
  • Plain black shoes with black laces and no embellishments are to be worn. Considerable movement is necessary, including several staircases. Shoes must therefore have flat or very low heels and be securely fastened. Boots, plimsolls, trainers and Converse trainers are not acceptable.
  • No patterned tights, coloured socks, over the knee socks or leg warmers are permitted. Any makeup must be discreet.
  • School bags should be of a reasonable size in order to carry any school equipment and books.

In Conclusion

School uniform is viewed as a mark of the school’s values. Pupils who do not adhere to our dress code are regarded as undermining the authority of the school. We, therefore, expect the utmost co-operation from parents. Our uniform is affordable and comfortable so we expect all pupils to wear it at all times, including to and from school.

Infringements of the school’s dress code are discussed with primary parents and within the secondary phase are recorded and monitored and action taken. This can include providing a pupil with alternative clothing for the day, telephoning parents to bring a change of clothing to school, or arranging for a pupil to go home to change.

All items are available from the school and some items are available from clothing outlets in the local area. It is important that the spirit of the uniform is adhered to and fashion items should not be purchased as replacements for the official uniform.

We advise that all clothing and other items should be clearly marked with the pupil’s name. Labelling must be durable for washing and cleaning purposes. The school has no legal liability for lost or stolen clothing or other items of equipment. Confiscated items in the primary phase will be expected to be collected from the class teacher and lost property can be sought for any missing items. In the secondary phase confiscated items can be kept until the following half-term. Lost property can be kept until the following half-term break.

Parents and pupils are urged to note and follow the spirit as well as the letter of our Dress Code. Our aim is simply to give all pupils the opportunity to look smartly and appropriately dressed for school in a style that is of reasonable cost and durability.

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