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Waterwells Primary Academy

School Uniform

Our school uniform

Our aim is to create a learning environment that is purposeful and safe. We expect pupils to be suitably dressed for school in their school uniform, and have smart, tidy hair – tied back if it is long.

Children should come to school with an appropriate haircut. We discourage fashion cuts such as crew cuts, tramlines, Mohicans or any unnatural hair colour. Make-up and nail varnish is not acceptable in school.

Children may wear a watch and simple ear studs if they have pierced ears. No other jewellery should be worn. If there is a particular reason for your child to wear a special item of jewellery, please talk to the Headteacher.

The Department of Education produces statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms, and we take this guidance into consideration when developing and implementing our school uniform policy. 

School uniform specifications

It is essential that all items of clothing and possessions are named,
although this may not prevent loss from occurring,
It may enable articles to be returned quickly.

We have one policy for all pupils.
As the weather can vary considerably, the 'season' will be determined by the Headteacher.

Key: O=Optional, R=Required, S=Supplied by School

White shirt, blouse or polo shirt. (R)
White polo shirt with school logo (O)
Burgundy/Maroon v-neck jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan (R)
Burgundy/Maroon v-neck jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo (O)
Grey or black trousers, pinafore or skirt (R)
Sensible black shoes that enclose the toes (R)
Grey, black or white socks or
Plain grey, black or navy tights (R)


White polo shirt (R)
White polo shirt with school logo (O)
Grey or black trousers,shorts/skirt or
Dark red/white check or striped dress (R)
Sensible black shoes that enclose the toes (R)
Grey, black or white socks or
Plain grey, black or navy tights (R)


House coloured t- shirt* (R)
Black or navy shorts (R)
Navy or black jogging suit for winter outdoor games (R)
Plimsolls or trainers (R)
Football boots (KS2 pupils) (O)
PE Bag (O)

* Available from school. Payment on ParentPay.


PE t-shirts in house colours* (R)

*Available from school. Payment on ParentPay. *From September 2024, this will be via MYCAS.

All uniform items can be generic (unbranded and purchased from any retailer), school branded items are optional and can be purchased from our supplier, Monkhouse. (Details below). The school has a small number of good, secondhand uniform (branded and unbranded) that Friends of Waterwells sell throughout the year.

What pupils must not wear

Below is a list of common items that pupils should not wear to school. If you are in any doubt about if an item can be worn, then please consult with the school before the item is worn.

  • Leggings
  • Cycling shorts
  • Open toe sandals
  • High heeled shoes
  • Brightly coloured or fashion trainers
  • Sling backs
  • Wellingtons
  • Crocs
  • Flip flops

School uniform supplier

Our school uniform (branded) supplier is Monkhouse Schoolwear, who are based in Gloucester. They currently provide the following uniform for Waterwells:

  • School cardigans (with school logo)
  • School jumpers (with school logo)
  • School bags (with school logo) 

As well as offering an online and over-the-phone service, parents can also visit their shop in Gloucester city centre to buy school uniform. Monkhouse Schoolwear also sells other items of school uniform, such as trousers, skirts, etc.

Monkhouse Schoolwear, 99 Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2AA. 01452 413339.