UNIFORM

The school recognises that some people with Autism have issues around clothing which may cause unnecessary stress or discomfort. Uniform can help students to identify with the school and can help them differentiate between school and leisure time.
 
Uniform can also reduce distraction and stigmatisation that more personalised clothing can sometimes cause. Please use the information below as a guide to what students should wear but if you feel it could cause problems then please discuss with your child’s teacher.
 
Main site:
  • Royal blue or white polo shirt with or without school logo or plain T-shirt royal blue sweatshirt (with or without school logo)
  • Dark grey or black trousers or skirt or plain black training pants
  • In summer sweatshirts need not be worn, dark grey or black shorts may be worn and girls may wear a blue gingham or striped short sleeved school dress
 
Life Skills:
Students are free to select and wear their own clothes. These must be comfortable and suitable for the day activities at school and should not carry slogans or pictures which may be offensive or stigmatising to the wearer or others. 
 
PE Kit:
Blue or black sports shorts (not cycling or leisure shorts) and a plain polo shirt or plain T-shirt.
 
Shoes:
Students should wear sensible, safe shoes at all times of the year. Where possible trainers should NOT be worn. Flip flops are deemed to be inappropriate and should not be worn.
 
Availability of school uniform:
Polo shirts and sweatshirts with the school logo on can be ordered from school reception. All other items can be bought ‘off the peg’ from most high street outlets or supermarkets.
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