Kirkroyds Lane, New Mill, HD9 1LS
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School Uniform Policy


We believe that a school uniform is important:

  • It looks smart
  • Wears well
  • Contributes to a sense of belonging and community
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Fosters a feeling of pride
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind

We ask that all children wear the uniform and encourage them to maintain a good standard of clean and tidy dress in school.

The uniform is designed to be practical, maintainable and good value for money.

Hair accessories such as slides, ribbons bobbles, etc, should be fairly simple and if possible in school colours. Headbands should be simple and flat to the head.

Parents are asked to ensure that all items are labelled clearly with their child’s name.

For safety reasons we ask that the children do not wear jewellery in school. 

For health reasons it is important that children are properly dressed for physical activity on their allocated PE days. Please see class pages for more information.


In school we now have our own uniform exchange at both the infant and junior site- these are located in the entrance area.  Should you need any support with school uniform please help yourself to items as required. If any parents wish to donate old uniform, in good condition, please could we request the items are washed and hung up on the rails. Please contact school if you need any help with this.


Uniform Requirements


New Mill Schools have a standard form of dress required for school wear, consisting of:


Polo Shirts                                        

Pinafore Dresses/Skirts                       


School Trousers (regulation style)       





White or navy with or without school logo

Grey/Black of a reasonable length 

Blue Checked Gingham for warmer weather


Navy Blue


Plain grey, white or black socks


Book Bags:

Children should use a navy blue book bag with or without the school logo to carry their reading book to and from school. No large bags or rucksacks.

PE Requirements


  • Dark blue, navy or black shorts 
  • Plain navy T-Shirt with/without New Mill Logo
  • Plain blue, navy or black jogging suit for outdoor PE
  • Plain dark trainers
  • Earrings are to be removed for PE lessons for health & safety reasons.  If your child is unable to remove them before the lesson then please help them by removing before coming to school on PE days.
  • Hair must be tied back

If you plan to have your child’s ears pierced, it would be helpful for this to take place at the start of the 6 week summer holiday so that the time is available before earrings can be removed. 



Swimming Requirements


If your child is taking part in swimming lessons with their class they will require the following:

  • Girls should wear a suitable swimsuit  
  • Boys should wear figure hugging swimming briefs or shorts (not loose, baggy styles)  
  • All pupils need a swimming cap and towel  
  • Swimming goggles are not necessary  
  • All earrings and jewellery should be removed  
  • If your child would like to have their ears pierced, please ensure that this is done at the beginning of the summer holidays (Pupils are not allowed to take part in swimming lessons for six weeks after having their ears pierced).


   To order items of School Uniform please click on either Top Class School Wear or Branded Uniform and follow the instructions on the websites.