Wearing a school uniform gives the children a sense of belonging and an identity within the school. The School Policy is to encourage the children to take pride in their appearance and wear the correct uniform at all times.
Our uniform is as follows:
- Purple jumper/cardigan (preferably with the Westwood logo)
- Black trousers, shorts, pinafore dress or skirt
- White polo shirt
- Black shoes (no boots or trainers)
- White socks or black tights
- In the summer, children may wear purple and white checked summer dresses.
For P.E. children need:
- White T-shirt
- Black shorts
- White socks
- Black slip-on plimsolls
- Trainers for outdoor P.E.
- A Sweatshirt/Jogging Bottoms (optional)
- PE bag
All other items are readily available from high street stores or their internet shopping websites.
For further information about school uniform requirements please contact the school office.
Jumpers (limited sizes), cardigans, book bags, PE bags & water bottles are available from the School Office whilst stocks last.
If the size required is not available through school they can be purchased from Screens.
Second Hand Uniform
Second-hand uniform can be purchased/obtained in the following ways:-
- Lowestoft School Uniform Sale - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1985074231772162/
- The school has a 'New to You' Clothing Bank
On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school except plain stud earrings which must be removed for PE. If a child wishes to have his/her ear(s) pierced, we ask that this be carried out at the beginning of the summer holiday, so that the healing process is complete by the time school starts again in September and the ear-stud can be removed. In the rare cases when a child cannot remove their ear-studs, the child will be asked to cover the studs with tape or plasters during PE lessons. Inexpensive watches may be worn in Key Stage 2.
Hair and make-up
The school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts or colouring that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hair bands, clips etc. should be discreet designs in colours compatible with school colours and only used in order to keep hair in place. Long hair should be tied back for practical subjects, including P.E. Some hair ornaments may need to be removed for P.E. on the grounds of health and safety. No make-up or nail varnish may be worn during the school day. Similarly, temporary transfers or fake ‘tattoos’ are not appropriate.
The school wants all children to grow up into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes with platform soles, open toes or high heels in school, so we do not allow this. We do not allow children to wear trainers to school; these are appropriate for sport or as leisurewear, but are not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform (including travel to and from school). We require all children to wear the types of shoe described in the uniform list.
Winter boots/ wellington boots may be worn to and from school during bad weather, but shoes must be brought to school and worn during the school day. Flat sandals that provide firm support may be worn in summer, but they must have a heel strap to ensure that the foot cannot slip off the sandal.
All children require a coat in school when the weather is changeable, cold or wet. On hot sunny days, children should be protected from the sun when outdoors by:
- Wearing a hat or cap
- Wearing an appropriate SPF sunscreen that has been applied at home, or that they have brought to school to apply themselves (adults in school are not permitted to apply sunscreen).