School Uniform

Laycock School is committed to making a positive difference to the wellbeing of our children and school community. We seek to create a school culture that celebrates similarity, difference and diversity and one in which all children and young people can see themselves represented and valued.

Laycock School and The Governing Body recognise that it is unlawful to take into account anyone’s gender, marital status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religious beliefs, age, or sexual orientation. Full consideration has been given to this during the formulation of this policy as it is the governors’ aim that no-one at Laycock school should suffer discrimination, either directly or indirectly, or harassment on any of these grounds.

The school has a non-gendered uniform list, which allows parents and children to make choices based on personal preference, special educational need or religious reason.

We believe that the wearing of uniform:

  • Creates a feeling of belonging and unity
  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • Extends school behaviour expectations of each pupil beyond the school gates
  • Supports children to be ambassadors for the school when on trips
  • Is practical and distinctive
  • Identifies the children with the school
  • Does not create distractions in the class ( as fashion items might do)
  • Makes children feel equal in terms of appearance

Our School Uniform

Nursery to Year 6 -The school uniform comprises of:

  • Yellow polo shirt (optional Laycock School Logo top*)
  • blue jumper or cardigan (optional Laycock School Logo jumper/ cardigan*)
  • navy blue school trousers, school skirt or pinafore
  • blue checked gingham summer dress or navy blue shorts in summer months
  • plain navy blue leggings under skirt
  • navy blue tights or socks
  • plain navy headscarves, hair-bands  and hair-ties
  • any shoes that are suitable to play and learn in, including trainers
  • School Logo book bag or rucksack encouraged. All children in KS1 are given a Laycock book bag.

*As a school, we do not make it compulsory to wear Laycock logo uniform as we are aware of the financial demands. We do, however, expect all children to wear Laycock colours.

Optional items

  • Navy blue fleece with Laycock School Logo
  • Waterproof jacket with Laycock School Logo

Outdoor Wear

  • Children can wear winter coats, jackets or fleeces of any colour

P.E and sports activities

We believe it is important that for certain activities specialised and appropriate clothing is worn when at school or participating in school organised events outside the normal school hours. P.E kit should be worn for all P.E lessons and After School sports clubs.

Children wear PE clothes to school on a PE day. For P.E all children need:

  • white t – shirt (optional Laycock School Logo top*)
  • navy blue school P.E shorts
  • plimsolls/ trainers, of any colour
  • In colder months children may wear navy blue track suit bottoms or joggers

*As a school, we do not make it compulsory to wear Laycock logo uniform as we are aware of the financial demands. We do, however, expect all children to wear Laycock colours.

For swimming lessons:

  • swimming hat
  • one-piece swimsuit*
  • swimming shorts*

*Pupils can request changes to swim wear items for personal or religious reasons.

Jewellery and headwear

For health and safety reasons, we do not allow children to wear jewellery to school (except for small stud or sleeper earrings and watches).

No headwear is to be worn during class time or inside school buildings, except for religious or medical reasons.

Plain navy headscarves, hair-bands and hair-ties are expected to be in line with our uniform policy.

Important information

  • All clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name. The school is unable to accept responsibility for any lost clothing.
  • Lost property will be stored for half a term. The lost property box is located at the reception desk, by the school office.

Uniform purchase

Uniform can be purchased from Rough Cut Casuals Ltd at 16 Chapel Market, Islington N1 9EZ, School Money or online.

The school has a stock of good quality second hand uniform, this is sold at school events.  If you would to purchase second hand uniform please ask at our school office.