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It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, representing the school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.

The aims and objectives are to:

  • Promote a sense of pride
  • Practical and smart
  • Support positive behaviour 
  • Encourage identity with school ethos
  • Ensure pupils feel included
  • Support effective teaching and learning
  • Promote a sense of equality
  • Ensure health and safety

Our school’s legal duties under the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination against an individual based on the protected characteristics, which include sex, race, religion or belief, and gender reassignment.

To avoid discrimination, our school will:

  • Avoid listing uniform items based on sex, to give all pupils the opportunity to wear the uniform they feel most comfortable in or that most reflects their self-identified gender
  • Make sure that our uniform costs the same for all pupils
  • Allow all pupils to have long hair (though we reserve the right to ask for this to be tied back)
  • Allow all pupils to style their hair in the way that is appropriate for school yet makes them feel most comfortable
  • Allow pupils to request changes to swimwear for religious reasons
  • Allow pupils to wear headscarves and other religious symbols
  • Allow for adaptations to our policy on the grounds of equality by asking pupils or their parents/carers to get in touch with school by emailing admin@outwood.stockport.sch.uk and we will answer questions about the policy and respond to any requests

Limiting the cost of school uniform

Our school has a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform.

We understand that items with distinctive characteristics (such as branded items, or items that have to have a school logo or a unique fabric / colour / design) cannot be purchased from a wide range of retailers and that requiring many such items limits parents’ ability to ‘shop around’ for a low price. 

We will make sure our uniform:

  • is available at a reasonable cost
  • provides the best value for money for parents/carers

We will do this by:

  • carefully considering whether any items with distinctive characteristics are necessary
  • making the wearing of items with the school logo on non-compulsory
  • allowing the wearing of cheaper alternatives to school-branded items
  • avoiding specific requirements for items pupils could wear on non-school days, such as coats, bags and shoes
  • keeping the number of optional branded items to a minimum, so that the school’s uniform can act as a social leveler
  • no difference in uniform requirements for different years
  • avoiding different uniform requirements for extra-curricular activities
  • making sure that arrangements are in place for parents to acquire second-hand uniform items
  • avoiding frequent changes to uniform specifications and minimising the financial impact on parents of any changes
  • consulting with parents and pupils on any proposed significant changes to the uniform policy and carefully considering any complaints about the policy

Expectations for school uniform

  • Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan embroidered with or without the school logo
  • White polo shirt / blouse / shirt
  • Grey skirt / pinafore
  • Grey shorts / trousers
  • White / grey socks or tights
  • Pale blue checked dress in summer
  • No child has to wear any branded items but these are available at a low cost.
  • PE kit- this is kept cost-effective – white t-shirt and black / navy joggings / shorts / leggings
  • Swimming kit- trunks / swimming costume and cap for children with long hair
  • Black school shoes

Where to purchase it

  • Debonair School Wear in Wythenshawe, 0161 498 0200, or online at Debonair / Outwood Primary
  • Any local supermarket for non-branded items
  • Information about second-hand uniform, for example:
  • Second-hand uniform sale in school playground

PE kit and swimming kit

All children should come into school wearing their PE kit. 

The PE kit is -

  • Black/navy sports hoodie
  • Plain black or white trainers or black pumps 
  • Plain white t-shirt (or school logo)
  • Shorts- black (no logos)
  • Jogging pants or leggings – black (no logos)
  • No jewellery (staff are not permitted to take out children’s earrings)
  • Swimming kit - trunks / swimming costume and cap for children with long hair



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