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School Uniform and Clothing

The School Governors and Staff encourage the wearing of school uniform. It promotes a feeling of belonging, as well as being practical and cheaper than alternative children’s clothing. 

Our uniform comprises:

  • Plain purple sweatshirt/cardigan*
  • White shirt or polo shirt*
  • Plain grey or black trousers or short trousers - Reception children can also wear plain black or grey joggers
  • Grey skirt or pinafore dress
  • Summer dress in purple/white check
  • Plain socks or tights in white, grey or black
  • Black flat-soled shoes, or closed-toe sandals (not trainers)
  • School sun hat (optional in during summer months)
  • Year 6 children will have the option/privilege of wearing a tie. This is not school uniform, but we hope will help with their transition to secondary school.

On PE days, children come to school in their PE kits. The PE kit includes:

  • plain white or black shorts for summer and gymnastics and dance all year
  • plain white or purple tee-shirt* (not polo shirt)
  • plain black plimsolls or trainers (A change of shoes can be brought in a named carrier bag
  • plain black or grey jogging or tracksuit bottoms for outdoor use in colder weather
  • no earrings

 Please do make sure all clothing is named and in school every day.

Items marked * can be with or without the school badge/ logo. School uniform with the school badge is available from Barnums of Herne Bay. Their shop is in William Street, Herne Bay, telephone number 01227 365220. Some of our parents have also used Heron Workwear – Unit 3, Hillborough Business Park, Sweechbridge Road, Herne Bay CT6 6TE – Phone number: 01227 367177. Unbranded uniform including purple sweatshirts etc are available in a number of high street retailers.

On the evenings of Parent Consultations (Autumn & Spring terms), we hold 'Uni-cycle' events where donated, preloved uniform is available at no charge. Miss Grange, our FLO, also maintains a stock of free, secondhand uniform which is available between these events.

Hair regulations at Briary are:

  • no colours
  • no tramlines
  • no mohicans

We ask parents and carers to adhere to these. We also ask that long hair (below the collar) is kept tied back both for safety and as a means of reducing the likelihood of the spread of headlice.

Please also note that neither make-up nor false nails are part of school uniform.