Orchard Park Community Primary School

A place where children are empowered to reach their full potential, with the highest possible aspirations and passion for learning. With values and respect, our children are confident to move from our nurturing environment to explore and succeed in the wider world.


Orchard Park has a school uniform and we expect all children to wear it. Parents can purchase school uniform via School Comms, to be able to use school comms you will need to download the Gateway app onto your smartphone. After payment, the item of uniform will be sent home with your child. If an item is not in stock it could mean a wait of up to three weeks.


Uniform Items

Royal blue school sweatshirt/cardigan available with the school logo or a plain royal blue sweatshirt

White or pale blue polo shirt (also available with the school logo)

White blouse or a white shirt

Grey skirt/pinafore dress or grey trousers

Black shoes


Warmer Weather

Grey uniform style shorts

Blue and white gingham dress


Clothing for PE

Plain white t-shirt

Black shorts 

Black tracksuit bottoms/ leggings for cold weather

Trainers for outdoor use


Named PE bag 

It is important that children have these items in school at all times. PE kit should be brought into school on Monday and taken home on a Friday.


Earrings in School

Children are not allowed to participate in PE if they are wearing jewellery.  This also includes swimming.  National Guidelines state that it is no longer safe to cover earrings with tape.  The reason is because of potential tearing of the earlobe but also the very slim chance that the post of the earring could damage the neck which is where the brachial nerve is running directly to the brain.  There are anecdotal cases of children wearing earrings with plasters over them being hit with a ball and coming off worse with nasty injuries.

As a school we have a higher level duty of care and cannot be put in the situation of looking after children without exercising that duty of care. It is dictated by national guidance in which we must comply. There have been awful cases involving jewellery in PE and physical activity and we are protecting against that happening, and it is not just making the wearer of the ear-ring safe. There are anecdotal cases of ear-rings falling out and children needing tetanus injections because they then get a puncture wound having trodden on them.

For these reasons we ask that, whenever possible, children are not sent to school wearing jewellery (especially on PE days)


Items not to be worn to school

Hooded tops (children will be asked to remove these when inside the school building)
Sportswear such as labelled jogging bottoms, t-shirts with sports logos
Flip flops or other sandals with no back to them
Boots or shoes with high heels

All clothing and other personal items brought to school by children should be clearly marked with your child's name.

Key Documents

 Uniform Price List - 10.03.23.pdfDownload
 Uniform Washing Guide.pdfDownload
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