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 most recent survey of parents’ views showed 100% of parents like the uniform.

Our uniform comprises:

  • Purple school sweatshirt/cardigan
  • White shirt or polo shirt
  • Plain grey or black trousers or short trousers
  • 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 sandals (not trainers)

School uniform 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.

For PE, the children must change. They need white or black shorts, white or purple tee-shirt (not polo shirt), spare pair of socks and black plimsolls, trainers for juniors. Jogging or tracksuit bottoms would also be useful for outdoor use in colder weather, as well as their shorts for indoor activities. PE kit needs to be kept in a draw string bag; these are on sale at the school office from where you can also buy baseball caps to protect the children from the harmful effects of strong sunlight. Please do make sure all clothing is named and in school every day.

Under our current Covid rules, children come to school on PE days wearing their PE kit; we will make sure that you know which day(s) your child has PE.

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.

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.

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