At Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy, we believe that wearing a smart and practical uniform allows all children, regardless of their backgrounds, to feel equal to their peers and confident in their appearance. It is important for children to wear clothing that is conducive to a successful learning environment, including activity-appropriate clothing, such as sports attire.
We have made our uniform requirements as simple as possible, so that it is affordable and can be purchased from high street stores and supermarkets.
We have sweatshirts and cardigans with our school logo, that can be purchased from the school office and paid for via the Gateway App. Families that are eligible for Free School Meals can have a free sweatshirt or cardigan every year. However, there is NO expectation that the uniform is purchased from school or that it has to have the logo.
In Year 5 and 6, we provide all children with a school blazer and tie.
We keep a stock of good quality second hand uniform and we are happy to give these to families who need uniform clothing for free. We also gratefully receive any good quality items of uniform parents/carers wish to donate.
Please read the table below to find out our uniform requirements:
|ITEM||PURCHASED FROM||OTHER NOTES|
|Dark blue/navy sweatshirt jumper or cardigan||Available from school with a school logo. Sweatshirt costs £9.50 and cardigan cost £10.55.|
Or a plain sweatshirt/cardigan can be purchased from any high street shop.
|Free for those eligible for Free School Meals at the beginning of each school year.|
|Plain white or sky blue polo shirt||Available from any high street shop|
|Grey trousers or skirt||Available from any high street shop|
|Black smart shoes||Available from any high street shop||No brand logos or coloured shoes|
|Blazer & tie (Year 5 & 6 only)||Free from school for all Year 5 & 6 children||At the end of year 4 all children are measured to have a blazer for Year 5 & 6.|
|PE Kit||We provide a free set (T-shirt/shorts/PE bag).|
|Black or navy plain shorts||Free from school|
|White plain t-shirt||Free from school|
|Black or navy plain sweatshirt or hoodie||Available from any high street shop||No brand logos|
For when weather is cold
|Black or navy plain tracksuit bottoms or leggings||Available from any high street shop|
|Trainers/plimsolls||Available from any high street shop|
Plimsolls free from school
Swimming Costume – one piece
Trunks – no shorts allowed
|Available from any high street shop||Pupils go swimming usually in year 2, 4 and 6.|
|Book Bag||Available from school with a school|
logo, these cost £4.95, or plain
from any high street shop.
All children starting school will be
given a free book bag in Reception
(F2) and if they start mid-year.
|This is not a requirement to have,|
and parents may choose to only
use a school bag/rucksack.
|Earrings – small stud earrings||Metal, one per ear.|
For health and safety reasons we
cannot permit hoop, or drop
|Jewellery||No other jewellery is permitted.|
|Make-up||No make-up, including nail varnish|
|Hairstyle||No extreme haircuts or colours are|
Please click here to read our policy on uniform.