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School Uniform Expectations

At Gascoigne Primary, we believe that it is important that all our pupils wear full school uniform every day; there are many benefits gained from children wearing school uniform, least of all is that they feel a sense of belonging.  We do not insist that jumpers or polo shirts have the school logo on, but we do ask that the jumper is royal blue and school footwear is black.  However, we do sell iron-on logos at the school office at a cost of £1.50 each.

We also expect children to wear their school uniform correctly, i.e. their shirt must be tucked in and shoes laces tied.  For younger children, it is advisable that they wear shoes with Velcro to help them with their independence. We would appreciate it if you would support us in our drive to ensure that children are dressed appropriately for school.

Our uniform consists of the following:


  • Black or grey skirt / pinafore / trousers;
  • White polo shirt / shirt;
  • Royal blue school sweatshirt / fleece;
  • Blue checked summer dress;
  • Black, grey or white socks or tights;
  • Black flat shoes or black trainers;
  • Hijabs in Royal Blue, White, Black or Grey.


  • Black or grey trousers / shorts;
  • White polo shirt / shirt;
  • Royal blue school sweatshirt / fleece;
  • Black, grey or white socks;
  • Black shoes or trainers.

PE Kit

Pupils must bring a PE kit they change into on their PE days. It must be different to the school uniform being worn.

The appropriate kit is as follows:

  • White plain or school logo t-shirt/ polo shirt;
  • Blue navy or black shorts or tracksuit bottoms;
  • School jumper (optional);
  • Plimsolls or trainers;
  • Socks (not tights).

On P.E. days please remove all jewellery.


  • Hair must be tied back;
  • No nail varnish, false nails or make-up;
  • Jewellery - ears should be pierced during school holidays.  If your child has pierced ears, please ensure that only studs are worn in school.  Large hoops and dangling earrings are unsuitable / unsafe in school.  If your child attends school with earrings on and is unable to remove them, they must be covered;
  • Watches are suitable if they are not too bulky and noisy;
  • School bags should be able to fit on a peg.  

Please note that boots may be worn to school, but children may be asked to change into their plimsolls or school shoes when they arrive.



Get in touch

Gascoigne Primary School Gascoigne Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7DR

Gascoigne Shaftesburys, Shaftesburys, Barking, Essex, IG11 7JA

020 8270 4291