Uniform

Shorne is committed to ensuring that its school uniform is affordable and accessible to all pupils and does not place an unreasonable financial burden on parents/carers.

The school implements a gender-neutral uniform, meaning that pupils are not required to wear specific items based on their gender, and may wear any of the uniform items listed in the ‘School Uniform’ section of our Uniform Policy, regardless of the legal sex recorded on the school’s records. Transgender pupils are supported to access the uniform that best reflects their gender expression.

The school ensures that pupils who are required to follow certain dress requirements, e.g. by virtue of their membership of a particular religious or cultural group, are afforded flexibility to allow them to wear a uniform that adheres to their requirements as far as possible. The school endeavours to meet all requests for amendments to the uniform for these purposes; however, will ensure that the needs and rights of individual pupils are weighed against any health and safety concerns for the entire school community.

Parents/carers’ concerns and requests regarding religious clothing are dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the Head of School and governing board, and always in accordance with the school’s Complaints Procedures Policy.

The school ensures that the needs of pupils with SEND and/or sensory difficulties are considered in the uniform policy, e.g. ensuring soft, stretchy fabrics and avoiding intricate buttons or hard seams; however, where the needs of these pupils cannot be met in the standard uniform policy, individual adaptations to the uniform will be considered and permitted wherever possible.

We require all pupils to wear school uniform. Our school colours are green and gold.   

Details of the school supplier (School Time) are:

Company address other contact details

School Time

Telephone: 01634 831684
23 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent. ME4HU 

email: info@schooltime.co.uk

Clothing

The school uniform is as follows:

Item

Optional or required

How to acquire

Bottle green V-neck jumper, sweatshirt, sleeveless jumper or school cardigan with optional school logo.

Required

Branded sweatshirt and cardigan available from school supplier and second hand from the office. Bottle green sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan can be bought from regular retailers.

White-collared polo t-shirt/ white shirt (long or short-sleeved) with optional school logo.

Required

Available from school supplier, second hand from the office and available from regular retailers.

Bottle green and yellow striped school tie.

Optional

Available from school supplier and second hand from the office.

Bottle green school fleece with optional school logo.

Optional

Available from school supplier and second hand from the office.

Grey school trousers school shorts, school skirt or tunic.

Required

Available from school supplier, second hand from the office and available from regular retailers.

Green and white check gingham dress (summer wear).

Optional

Available from school supplier, second hand from the office and available from regular retailers.

Sensible, plain black shoes (no boots) or plain black trainers (no coloured branding).

Required

Available from regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Grey tights, plain grey, black or white socks.

Required

Available from regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Bottle green PE round-necked t-shirt.

Required

Available from regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Plain black or green PE shorts.

Required

Available from regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Black plimsolls or trainers.

Required

Available from regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Track suit, fleece and joggers (black or dark green).

Optional

Available from regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Green or black drawstring PE bag with optional logo.

Required

Available from school supplier, regular retailers and second hand from the office.

Hat/cap with school logo.

Optional

Available from school supplier.

School book bag with school logo.

Optional

Available from school supplier.

 

All items of uniform and PE clothing should be clearly and individually marked with the child’s name.

Jewellery

Permitted jewellery that may be worn is:

  • One pair of stud earrings – no other piercings are permitted.
  • A smart and sensible wristwatch.

Jewellery is the responsibility of the pupil and not the school. Lost or damaged items will not be refunded. All jewellery must be removed during practical lessons, including but not limited to PE lessons, Outdoor Learning and science experiments.

Hairstyles

The school reserves the right to make a judgement on where pupils’ hairstyles or hair colours are inappropriate for the school environment; however, will ensure that any such judgements do not discriminate against any pupil by virtue of their protected characteristics. Each individual pupil’s scenario will be considered where any judgements on appropriateness are to be made, and parents/carers will always have the freedom to complain via the school’s Complaints Procedure.

Pupils with long hair must ensure that this is tied back, does not impede their vision, cover their face or provide a health and safety risk.

The following hairstyles are not considered appropriate for school:

  • Brightly-coloured, dyed hair.
  • Headwear with bold patterns or colours.
  • Excessive hair accessories.

Further and full information can be found in our updated Uniform Policy on the policy page of this website.