Sir Peter Hall School

School Uniform

Information about the Sir Peter Hall School Uniform from September 2022

At Sir Peter Hall School we have a smart, affordable and comfortable school uniform which we believe:

  • promotes the ethos and the STAR values of our school
  • provides a sense of belonging and identity so that we all show we are proud to be part of the Sir Peter Hall School community
  • sets an appropriate tone for a place of education and learning

As a new school, we will be asking for the views of families on the uniform, as we meet them in the summer term, so that we can understand and address any questions or concerns and take ideas and suggestions on board.

We are very conscious of the pressures all families are facing in terms of the cost of living and have kept items with our school logo to a minimum, whilst still fostering a sense of belonging. We are currently asking uniform suppliers for quotes and will be using the most cost-effective source.

We also recognise that because of their Special Educational Needs, some children will find it more challenging to wear some aspects of a school uniform. We have sought to make the uniform as simple, flexible and comfortable as possible whilst providing clear guidance on colour and style.

As a Special School for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs, any specific individual clothing needs will be considered as part of pupil transition plans and discussed and agreed with pupils and families in advance of starting at Sir Peter Hall School.

We aim to:

  • support pupils to access some of their education alongside their peers from Abbots Green Primary School or Sybil Andrews Academy,
  • take them on trips and visits
  • prepare them well for adult life through welcoming visitors and visiting work-places

We believe that wearing school uniform is important to facilitate this and ensure our pupils fit in with their mainstream peers.

Human Rights and Equalities

We have taken into account the following DFE guidance

This states:

When making decisions about their uniform policy, a school must have regard to its obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. A school will need to consider the impact of their policy on pupils who share a protected characteristic.

The relevant protected characteristics which schools should consider when developing and implementing their uniform policy are:

  • sex
  • religion or belief
  • race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin)
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy

See the guidance for schools on how to comply with the Equality Act 2010 for more information. Technical guidance for schools from the Equality and Human Rights Commission is also available.

Governing boards should aim for their uniform policy to be as inclusive as possible, and schools should be considerate in the implementation of their uniform policy so that all pupils are able to wear the uniform.