We consider every child to be an ambassador for Andrews’ Endowed School, and expect them to take pride in their appearance. Being smartly dressed in our distinctive purple school uniform gives our children a sense of belonging in our community. We do not want families to have to spend enormous amounts of money on uniform, so we try to keep the number of items with school logos to a minimum. Our uniform consists of:
Polo shirts White (plain or with school logo)
Trousers (long or short) Grey/black
Skirts/pinafore dresses/cullottes Grey
Sweatshirts/cardigans Purple (plain or with school logo)
Dresses Purple gingham check
Socks Plain grey, black, or white
Tights Plain, not patterned, grey, black, white or purple
Coat A warm winter coat of any type may be worn
Shoes Black, brown or navy – easily fastened, of a sensible style which covers the toes for safety.
Sandals If worn in summer, children must change into plimsolls or trainers at breaktimes.
Boots May be worn to and from school in winter, but children should change into shoes on arrival.
Wellingtons All children should have a pair of named wellingtons in school during the wetter months.
P.E. kit Black shorts, House-Coloured tee-shirt (Autsten – yellow;Cobbett – red; Gaskell – green; White – blue)
trainers or black plimsolls
jogging bottoms and a plain sweatshirt may be worn in cold weather
P.E. bag named on the outside, soft, drawstring
Embroidered school sweatshirts or cardigans and polo-shirts may be ordered from the PTFA, along with Book Bags and PE bags. Order forms are in the PTFA tray in the school office, or available to download from the website.
In the interests of healthy feet, children may not wear trainers or plimsolls throughout the day except for outdoor games and P.E. Trainers and plimsolls may not be worn to and from school.
ALL clothing and equipment needs to be clearly marked with the child’s name. Checks need to be made regularly to ensure that the name label has not faded or disappeared.
Jewellery is not practical or safe for school wear, so we do not allow children to wear such items in school. We do not recommend pierced ears for the same reason, but where children do have their ears pierced only plain studs may be worn. These must be removed for PE, and stored by the child. We are not able to take responsibility for lost earrings. Pupils who cannot remove their own earrings will need to provide and use micropore tape to cover their earrings for PE.
Our PTFA run an excellent Second Hand Uniform service, offering nearly-new clothing in most sizes for a small donation. The Second Hand Uniform is regularly put out for sale at school events, including our induction events for new starters. Alternatively, if you need something quickly, you can leave a note at the school office and someone will get back to you.