Orchard Church of England Primary School

School remains open for vulnerable and critical worker children only. Please arrive on time for both drop off and pick up - FS2 (8.40 am-3.00 pm), Year 1/2 (8.50 am - 3.10 pm), Year 3/4 (8.40 am-3.00 pm) and Year 5/6 (8.50 am-3.10 pm)

  1. Key Information
  2. School Uniform

School Uniform



Navy blue sweater or cardigan with the school logo

White blouse or polo shirt

Blue gingham summer dress

Grey: pinafore dress, shorts, cullottes, skirt or trousers

Plain grey, white, black or navy tights or socks

Navy blue sweater with the school logo

White shirt or polo shirt

Grey shorts or trousers

Plain grey or black socks                                              

Footwear: black shoes or plain black trainers (without any logo)


PE kit


White t-shirt

Navy sweatshirt

Navy shorts

Navy joggers

Black plimsolls and outdoor trainers


The school has a small stock of uniform available (sweaters, cardigans, polo shirts and P.E. T-shirts). Please order using +Pay on your PMX account. Your order will then be sent home with your child. Anyone in receipt of pupil premium should complete an order form and hand it in to the office together with their pupil premium card.


School Uniform Order Form 



Frequently Asked Questions:


Q Why bother with a school uniform review?


It came to the attention of the governing body that a substantial number of parents and other members of our community felt the variation of styles of clothing worn by pupils at Orchard were making them look untidy.  This was especially noticeable on school trips, visits and at events.


Q Is school uniform really that important anyway?


The governing body believes that a school uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and helping to set an appropriate tone.  It can:


  • encourage an identity with, and support for, the school ethos
  • ensure that pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome and included
  • protect children from the pressures to dress in a particular way
  • help promote good relations between different groups of pupils

Q My child is in year 6 next year, do I really have to provide a new uniform?


We hope that parents will be keen to support the new simplified uniform requirements and will make every effort to ensure their children are correctly dressed.


Q Why do we have to buy a sweatshirt with the school logo on when we can purchase a plain navy sweatshirt much cheaper?


To ensure a tidy and uniform identity governors wish all pupils to wear a school sweatshirt which has the school logo on it.  To reduce the financial impact, Mrs Heathcote has worked very hard with suppliers to negotiate a more competitive price.