Goring C. of E. Primary School

School Uniform

We believe that wearing school uniform supports effective teaching and learning. It is our policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school and when representing the school in an organised event.

We ask all parents of pupils at our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that the majority of parents want their children to adhere to the school policy. Parents should therefore ensure that their child has the correct uniform and that it is clearly named, clean and in good repair.

School Uniform List 

A complete list of school uniform requirements is given below. All items of school uniform can be reasonably purchased from high street retailers / supermarkets, except for school ‘branded’ items (sweatshirts / cardigans and fleeces) which are available to order and pay for online through the school office. 

ALL items, including footwear, should be clearly labelled with your child's name

  • Regulation navy sweatshirt or cardigan (with school logo)
  • Plain grey skirt, pinafore dress, trousers or shorts
  • Plain white shirt (long- or short-sleeved), or white polo shirt. Polo shirts with the school logo on can be purchased from the school office
  • White, navy or grey socks (or tights)
  • School fleeces are optional and may only be worn outdoors

    Summer only

  • Navy and white checked dress (other shades of blue are permitted where bought as regulation school uniform dress), and a sunhat (preferably navy)
  • Regulation navy blue sweatshirts, cardigans and fleeces embroidered with the school logo 


In cold /inclement weather all children should wear an appropriate coat to school. The school does not allow ‘hoodies’ or any other outerwear with large patterns/logos (with the exception of Year 6 leavers’ hoodies in the summer term). We encourage pupils to walk / cycle to school and therefore support children wearing light-coloured outerwear (including reflective stripes) to aid visibility when travelling to and from school.


Black school shoes with low heel are required. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes in school with platform soles, high heels, or sling-backs, so we do not allow this. It is also dangerous for children to wear shoes that are open-toed, these are not permitted. Trainers (of any style or colour) are not part of our school uniform, and should not be worn other than when pupils are participating in organised sports or games lessons.

PE Kit

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Navy or black sports shorts
  • Black plimsolls (for indoor and outdoor use)
  • White sports / trainer socks
  • White or black trainers (for outdoor games)
    NB: Children in Year 3 and above may need other PE clothing/footwear (e.g. jogging bottoms, for outside games or team sports). Details to be provided as appropriate.

School Bags

A book bag is available to order online through the school office. This should be used by all pupils in Reception to Year 2. Pupils in Year 3 and above may bring a suitable rucksack / school bag instead.


On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The only exceptions to this are earring studs (only gold or silver) in pierced ears, a discreet watch, and small objects of religious significance such as a crucifix on a chain. We ask the children to remove these items during PE and games. In addition, hair accessories, such as alice bands, should be simple and practical, and preferably navy blue. Long hair should be worn away from the face and should not impede the child’s vision.

Enforcement of Policy

Class teachers will speak to pupils who are not in correct school uniform in order to understand whether there are any underlying reasons. Pupils who persistently breach the uniform policy will be referred to the Headteacher, who will involve the child’s parent(s). In all cases the aim is to rectify the situation at the earliest opportunity, not to punish a child unnecessarily.

Details of School Uniform available via the School office

The school sweatshirts, cardigans and fleeces have the school logo embroidered onto them and are therefore only available to order online via the school office. Sweatshirts and cardigans are made from 45% acrylic / 30% cotton / 15% polyester / 10% mixed fabric and maintain their colour better than alternative fabrics. School fleeces are made from 100% polyester. All garments are easy to wash and do not require ironing. Orders will be made with the uniform supplier at regular intervals to ensure a reasonable stock is maintained.

Please note that there are regular second-hand uniform sales where items of good-quality second-hand clothing can be bought at low prices. Details of uniform sales are advertised in advance via Parentmail.