All of our pupils will have worn a school uniform in both their primary and previous secondary schools, and with many of our pupils likely to transition onto other schools in the future, wearing a uniform will be part of this process.
Uniforms will come into many aspects of young people’s lives, whether that is during a part time job they take on during college, or a career route they pursue in the future, many roles require them to wear a uniform or follow a dress code. Therefore, having a uniform in school is integral to our student’s future prospects and aspirations.
We understand that with the nature of our setting students may be placed at Shepwell for both short and long term placements and therefore we feel it would not be appropriate to have a formal expensive uniform and it’s for this reason why all we ask is that students to wear the basic but smart Shepwell uniform.
Many of our students have sensory needs which may have mean that some clothing is uncomfortable and difficult for them to wear. We understand that uniform does present challenges for some of our children and are happy to make adjustments to the uniform to accommodate these needs. Ultimately, we want our pupils to be happy and comfortable to attend school and will support parents in finding alternatives to support children wearing our uniform. Please discuss any concerns with our pastoral or SEN staff during your initial visits to the school and alternatives can be agreed.
Our Shepwell Uniform:
- Pale blue polo shirt
- or pale blue t-shirt
- Navy hoodie zipped hoodie
- or navy sweatshirt
- black school trousers or plain black jogger (with no logos)
- comfortable and smart black footwear, these must be plain with no heels or sports logos. Trainers can be worn but they must be plain black (no other colours).
These items can be sourced from supermarkets and websites such as Amazon and are usually inexpensive. We want to ensure that our uniform is not too costly for parents and is accessible for everyone.