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
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 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 (no nail varnish please).

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 or long boots. Comfortable, plain black trainer-style shoes can be worn, as long as these do not contain any decoration. Trainer-style shoes must be smart enough to be classed as school uniform please.

In very cold or wet weather some children prefer to wear winter boots or wellingtons on their way to school. These children need to have an appropriate pair of black school shoes/ankle boots with them to change into when they arrive.

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 UniformAdditional PE Kit for outdoor sports
Plain black shorts (not 'hot pants' Plain navy sweatshirt
Plain white T-shirtPlain navy jogging pants (unbranded)
Plain black or navy blue trainers. No characters, flashing lights, logos etc
All kit clearly labelled with the child's name please
Swimming Kit (Year 5 Children)
Swimming trunks (not bermuda shorts) / costume
Swimming cap for long hair

School Uniforms And PE Uniform 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

Unbranded items can also be bought from a wide range of supermarkets and high-street

We encourage our families to donate outgrown uniform that is in excellent condition to our PTA, Friends of Menston Primary School. Parents can then buy high-quality pre-worn uniform items for as little as £1:00 (£2:00 for branded items). Uniform can be donated/ purchased by emailing


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