Menston Primary School

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School Uniform

An excellent standard of uniform supports excellent standards of behaviour.

We have given consideration to comfort and practicality of the uniform and so ask that all children wear uniform as listed below.

All uniform must be clearly named with your child’s first and last name – preferably with iron-on or sewn-in name tags.

School Uniform
School sweatshirt or school cardigan with logoDark grey / black trousers or plain shorts in summer
Dark grey / black skirt or pinaforeBlue and white checked dresses in summer
White short-sleeved polo shirtBlack sensible school shoes or ankle boots suitable for climbing and outdoor activities
Plain dark or white socks / plain dark tights

Hair – Hair must be neat and tidy at all times. Hair accessories should be plain, practical and either neutral or in the school colours. No novelty or fashion items.

Jewellery – Watches and one pair of small stud earrings may be worn. Earrings must be removed by the child for PE and swimming. No other jewellery may be worn.

Make up and Cosmetics – Children are not allowed to wear make up to school. Nails should be of a suitable length for school and not decorated.

Footwear – For the safety of children and to prevent the risk of injury, shoes with a heel, platform soles and flip flops are not allowed due to the danger of tripping whilst running on the playgrounds or on the track. For the same reason we would prefer children not to wear open-toed sandals, but if this is not possible we ask that they wear socks.

Children should not wear shoes that are decorative (e.g. diamantes) have flashing lights, coloured strips or logos, backless sandals, boots, trainers or ‘leisure’ shoes.

In very cold or wet weather some children prefer to wear winter boots or wellingtons on their way to school. These children do need to have an appropriate pair of black school shoes/ankle boots with them to change into when they arrive. Trainers are not acceptable school shoes.

Please would parents of younger children provide clothes that the child can easily dress / undress themselves in and shoes without laces (unless the child can tie them themselves).

All clothing must be fully named, as we have over 400 children in school, all with similar attire.

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PE KitAdditional PE Kit for outdoor sports in winter
Plain black shortsPlain navy sweatshirt
Plain white T-shirtJogging pants (unbranded)
Plain black pumps (Reception & KS1)
Plain sensible trainers. No characters, flashing lights, etc (KS2)
All kit in a named PE kit bag
Swimming Kit (Year 5 Children)
Swimming trunks (not bermuda shorts) / costume
Swimming cap for long hair

School Uniforms And PE Kit Are Available From:

PC Sports
67, High Street, Yeadon, Leeds. LS19 7SP
Tel: 0113 2507988

Sue Knowles Embroidery Services (Otley)
34 St Richards Road, Otley, LS21 2AZ
Tel: 07957 771721

Sue Knowles Order Form

Myclothing Uniform Service


In line with the government directive, as of Monday 23rd March until further notice, Menston Primary School will be open as a childcare facility to our school’s key worker children and children that fall into the vulnerable category for those times when they cannot be safely cared for at home. Department for Education advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be. For any children registered for childcare, please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any children in if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 which include a new, persistent cough and/ or a high temperature. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.