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Why we wear school uniform.

We believe that our school uniform makes the children look very smart and really gives them a work-like appearance they can be proud of. It allows all children to develop a sense of identity and feel part of our community. It allows all children to attend school without the fear of peer pressure to wear the latest fashions. It gives the children a sense of predictability and boundaries. It also removes the inevitable frustrations for all parents and carers who would otherwise have to wait for their child to get dressed each morning should they be allowed to choose their own clothes!  


Department for Education


Scholars in Chippenham are now suppliers of the Priestley Uniform, and their shop can be found at 3 The Causeway, Chippenham, SN15 3BT. 


Opening hours for the shop are:

Monday - Saturday  9.30 am - 5.00 pm

You can also order online at


Skirts, Dresses & Trousers:

Grey, Navy Blue or black knee length skirt or pinafore with the option of blue & white gingham dresses in the Summer term.


Grey or black trousers with the option of short trousers (in grey or black) in the Summer terms. 

Please no black jeans or leggings.


Navy Blue School Sweatshirt / Cardigan / Fleece:

We would like the children to sport the Priestley logo, however, recognise the possible cost in doing so. Therefore a sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece will suffice. As with everything, please can we ensure your child’s name is written clearly on the label.


Socks / Tights:

Socks can be white, black, navy blue or grey. Tights can be white, black, navy blue or grey.



Only sensible school shoes in black, brown or navy with ‘flat’ heels (No sandals please) Boots (with flat heels) can be worn in place of shoes, when the weather is particularly poor. For those children who have yet to master tying up shoe laces we would advise that they wear shoes with Velcro to help them with their independence.


PE Kit:  

It is important that the children still maintain high standards of dress when doing PE, which is also fit for purpose. Plimsolls, daps or trainers, plain dark blue or black shorts, plain house-coloured T-shirts and dark tracksuits for colder weather.


NB: when your child is assigned to a house, they will need a T Shirt to match that house:

Bowood – Green, Gases – White, Oxygen – Blue and Duck - Yellow. These do not have to have the Priestley logo on but they are available at Scholars with the logo.


Please no cropped tops, basketball/ football shirts or hot pants. If a child is dressed inappropriately for PE they will be asked to wear spare kit.



Hair Styles:

In line with the high standards of dress and presentation at Priestley Primary School, pupils are expected to have appropriate hair styles and colours. Therefore, we encourage parents to ensure that their children's hair is smart, practical and suitable for school. Coloured hair or shaved hair with razored patterns and designs is not appropriate during term time.



Only wrist watches and small studs for earrings only, NO other jewellery, rings or larger hooped earrings etc. as these create a potential Health & Safety issue, No smart watches as these present a potential safeguarding issue and NO make- up please.





Thank you for your continued support.

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