It is the policy of the Governing Board at Colindale that all children wear school uniform, from Little Rainbows to Year 6. We believe that a uniform looks smart, wears well, supports good behaviour and contributes to a sense of belonging to our school. It is important that children are encouraged to feel a pride in how they look and present a clean and tidy appearance at school, as this will be important as they move on to secondary school and their working life. They must also be encouraged to take responsibility for their belongings.

A full range of school branded, as well as unbranded, clothing and equipment including sweat shirts, fleeces, polo shirts, book bags and PE/Swimming bags, is available to purchase via our uniform suppliers Smiths Schoolwear. You can access the Colindale Primary School department of Smith Schoolwear online shop by clicking here: Colindale Primary School | Smiths Schoolwear. The website also shows a complete list of our school uniform.

Children must wear black, plain school shoes.

Our PE kit is:

  • Black shorts, joggers or leggings
  • White tee shirt
  • Plain black hoodie, sweatshirt or purple school jumper
  • Plain black Plimsolls for indoors – preferably with elastic or Velcro fastenings for the younger children.
  • Plain black trainers for outdoor – preferably with elastic or Velcro fastenings for the younger children.

Please make sure that all clothing is marked with the child’s name.

Children are not allowed to wear jewellery in school. These items are often dangerous in a school setting and this is particularly true of earrings. Hoop or dangly earrings must not be worn and but if parents feel that sleepers need to be kept in, small studs without sharp posts can be worn. Some children wear watches to school, which is acceptable, but we are unable to take responsibility for any accident, loss or breakage.

The wearing of make-up and nail varnish is not permitted.

Children are not allowed to bring toys, sweets or money into school. Children get very upset when things get lost or broken and a lot of learning time can be wasted with teachers having to sort out arguments or searching for lost items.

Mobile phones are not permitted in school. The only exception is for Year 5 or 6 children who are independent travellers. In these cases the mobile phone must be switched off and given to the child’s class teacher at the beginning of the day for safe keeping.

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