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Uniform at Saltergate

Our uniform colours are red, white and grey. 

Options include:

  • Red jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan 
  • Red or white shirt or polo shirt
  • Grey or black trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress
  • Red checked dress - in summer weather
  • Year 6 children are invited to wear a tie (clip on is suggested for safety reasons)

PE Uniform

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Black shorts, leggings or joggers
  • Black hoodie

Items with the school logo, including book bags and PE bags, may be bought at Emblazon Clothing on Tower Street in Harrogate. However, there is no expectation for children to have items with the logo on. 

We prefer children to wear shoes that are suitable for indoor and outdoor activities, rather than boots or trainers. Please avoid shoes with a heel. 

We suggest that children tie back long hair, for health and safety reasons. Haircuts that are smart for school are recommended, with dyed hair to be avoided. 

We would recommend that earrings are not worn in EYFS and KS1. If a child has newly pierced ears, then these will need to be taped over at all times during the school day. Studs may be worn in KS2 but should be removed for swimming and PE. 

We have received an update from the Local Authority about children wearing jewellery and watches in PE lessons. The national guidance around this is that no jewellery should be worn in PE and that includes swimming and physical activity. We have been told that it is not safe to cover earrings / studs / sleepers with tape. The guidance states that pupils should remove their own jewellery and that this should be made clear to parents and carers. If the child is unable to do this themselves, they should not wear any. Where jewellery cannot be removed, school staff will need to adapt the activity to a low risk activity. Low risk is where children can work and be secure in their own personal space. This could be warming up, skills practices, observing and analysing, officiating or coaching.

Higher risk activities are where that personal space could be compromised, either by other participants or by equipment. This could be games activities where there are elements of ‘scrimmage’, gymnastics where children are close to each other or where the floor / equipment could come close to the ears, swimming, dodgeball, football etc. The basic rule is that all jewellery should be removed as this then removes that particular hazard. If your child cannot remove their own jewellery, we would ask that you ensure they are not wearing any on the days when they do PE.

Nail varnish should not be worn.