School Uniform


At Russell Scott Primary School we believe that a school uniform is important, because it:

  • looks smart
  • wears well
  • contributes to a sense of belonging
  • gives a common purpose
  • fosters a feeling of pride
  • reduces ‘fashion competition’ between children.

School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. Most schools in England have a school uniform or dress code, and other rules on appearance.

Why have a uniform? It can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils. Above all, we believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.

All children must wear the school uniform and we encourage them to maintain an acceptable standard of clean and tidy dress in school. The uniform has been chosen after extensive consultation. It is readily available and inexpensive. School uniform can be purchased from ‘Sallies’ Manchester Road, Denton.

Uniform boys:      

Black, navy or grey trousers
White or blue polo T-shirt
Sweatshirt containing school emblem


Uniform girls: 

Navy or grey pinafore
White or blue polo T-shirt
Sweatshirt containing school emblem    

All uniform should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.

All pupils are expected to wear sensible black shoes with safe heels for movement around school. Low heels are strongly recommended.

PE Kit

For health and safety reasons, it is essential that children are dressed appropriately for any physical activity.

Russell Scott’s uniform for PE is:

Black, navy, white shorts or leotard

White T-shirt

Black slip on P.E pumps with non-marking soles

Training shoes for outdoor activities

Black or navy Jogging Bottoms and sweatshirt (may be worn when outdoor activity)


PE kit should be kept in a named, drawstring pump bag available from the school office. The kit should be kept in school and taken home at weekends and the end of term to be washed. All items of PE clothing should be identified with the child’s name.

Children who go swimming need a towel, swimming trunks or costume, cap and brush or comb, carried in a waterproof bag. If your child needs goggles please provide a note from your GP.

Parents should label all items of clothing clearly with their child’s name.

Hairstyles: These should be appropriate for school and should not draw undue attention to the wearer. Severe or extremes of fashion are unacceptable, this includes razor lines, bright colours, Mohicans and motifs cut into the hair.

Jewellery: For safety reasons, children are not permitted to wear jewellery in school. Small, plain stud earrings may be worn but must be removed during physical activity.

Makeup: Make up including nail varnish is not permitted at school.

We recognise that it is a parent’s responsibility to see their children respect authority and rules of the community.  We ask parents to see that their children are dressed according to the uniform code of Russell Scott Primary School.

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