It is the policy of the Governing Body at Colindale that all children wear school uniform. We believe that a uniform looks smart, wears well 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.

For a full list of our school uniform please click here.

A full range of school branded clothing and equipment including sweaters, fleeces, polo shirts, jackets, ties, book bags and PE/Swimming bags is available to purchase exclusively via our uniform suppliers online shop.

To make your online shopping experience a satisfying one, they have produced a Shoppers Guide which provides you with all the information you will need to obtain what you require. Please take time to read this as you will need to register with the shop before you can view and purchase any items.

You can access the Colindale Primary School department of the Essential Schoolwear online shop by clicking here:


It is vital 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. We advise that hoop earrings must not be worn and but if parents feel that sleepers need to be kept in, small studs without sharp posts should 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.

Hair should be tidy, and if long, tied back. Symbols shaved into hair, for example Nike ticks are 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 6 children who are independent travellers. In these cases the mobile phone must be given to the office at the beginning of the day for safe keeping.

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