Westways has no school uniform and we do not generally restrict pupils’ choice of clothes. However, smart, clean, dress is expected and children and parents/carers are advised that clothing should always be suitable for school and safety must always be considered. This should include practical clothes and shoes that are comfortable and easy for pupils to manage as well as being appropriate for the weather conditions. On the grounds of safety, we ask parents/carers to limit the jewellery worn in school by their child/children to wristwatches and stud earrings only.
If a parent/carer would like their child to wear a school uniform, this can be purchased from local supermarkets/high street stores. We recommend a navy blue sweatshirt/jumper and white polo shirt, dark trousers or skirt (black or grey), or a dark dress (navy, black or grey). Sweatshirts, cardigans and polo shirts with the school logo on can be ordered from Pinders Schoolwear.
For Physical Education (PE) it is essential, for safety and hygiene reasons, for all students to change into PE kit and appropriate footwear. As there is no school uniform, it is often very difficult for staff to know that a child has changed into clothing for their PE lesson. Therefore, PE kit must be in addition to the clothing worn to school and should consist of the following items:
- A Westways River Team t-shirt or a plain white t-shirt
- Plain black or navy shorts (that are just above the knee) or jogging bottoms (leggings may also be worn)
Children should always have footwear for PE lessons that is fit for purpose (i.e. plimsolls or trainers), with the exception of gymnastics for which bare feet will be expected. Footwear such as shoes or boots are not appropriate for children to wear during PE lessons. Additional Westways River Team t-shirts can be ordered from Direct Print. The wearing of jewellery (i.e. small stud earrings and a wristwatch) is not permitted on safety grounds during PE lessons and other sporting activities such as extra curricular sports clubs or competitive fixtures.
For further information about our dress code, including more details on our PE kit, please view our Dress Code Policy.