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School Uniform

School Uniform

Why is uniform important?

We value our smart uniform as it ensures that all our children feel an equal part and proud of our school community! Wearing uniform teaches you to be smart and ensures that you are ready to approach your learning with a professional mind-set.  Pupils are, therefore, expected to wear the official school uniform whilst they attend our school.


“The Department strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone.” – Department for Education


Circumstances should not be a barrier to providing uniform or looking smart.  If your child is eligible for free school meals, we can support with the cost of some uniform should this be needed.  Please speak to the school office who will be able to help you further. Please speak to the school office who will be able to help you further.  Although you can purchase branded school items from PMG School Uniform Suppliers, this is not essential and we know that yellow polo shirts, red sweatshirts/ cardigans, grey trousers/ skirts/ shorts, smart black shoes and summer dresses can all be purchased from a variety of retailers such as supermarkets.  At school, we also offer a ‘Pre-Loved’ range of uniform which is available in our school reception area. 

What happens if my child does not wear school uniform?

Our children look smart and wear uniform proudly, thank you for your support! We understand that life happens and there may be a one off isolated incident where your child is unable to wear their school uniform and we ask that you kindly communicate this with us.  We may make contact with you to discuss how we can help and provide a suitable time-frame to resolve the issue.  Our Family worker, Martin Richards, may also contact you who can loan school uniform on a short-term basis.


The above information was put together considering the following documents published from the DFE:

What is our school uniform?

Our school uniform consists of a yellow polo shirt and a red sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece jacket. Both of these can be purchased from PMG emblazoned with the school logo, but we also welcome children to wear non-logoed items. In the past, parents have purchased a logoed item for special events eg class photos but used unbranded for everyday wear. 



Sample uniform      


We request that your child attends wearing black or dark grey shorts, skirts and pinafores. Footwear should be of grey, white or black socks with black school shoes. Girls may wear tights. Please ensure your child has sensible footwear, eg Clark’s leather school shoes or similar. High heels, open toed sandals, trainers or sling backs are not allowed, as they can be a safety hazard.



In the summer, girls are invited to wear red and white checked summer dresses. While romper suits are convenient for some aspects of the day, we kindly ask that you check whether your child can dress themselves into them as they can pose a problem when toileting - especially in our Early Years. 


PMG School Uniform Shop New Milton, 110 Station Rd, New Milton BH25 6LQ


What else should my child bring to school?

Your child should attend with a red bookbag that contains only the items provided by school. This includes a reading diary, phonics book and library book. Each child has a peg outside their class where there PE bag should be kept. Both of these items can also be purchased from the PMG uniform shop in New Milton. 



What about P.E. and Games?

All children are expected to change into different clothes for reasons of hygiene, safety and comfort.

Our PE kit consists of

  •     Shorts—preferably red
  •     T-shirt—red
  •     Plimsolls or light trainers
  •     In winter weather navy or black tracksuit bottoms can be worn with school jumper.

Hair Styles

Extremes of hairstyles are not permitted and hair should be grade 3 or above in length and not have patterns or ridges shaved into it. Long hair should be tied up in hair bands and respectively request that extravagant bows and headbands are not worn.