School Uniform

At Riverside we expect every child to wear school uniform every day. Parents have agreed and signed a commitment to this on entry to school and we value the support we receive from our parents. Even bears wear it…


And to ensure that every child has a uniform the school is committed to supplying a “starter kit” of uniform at the start of each school year – all parents need to do is collect it from the office.

There are many reasons why school uniform should be worn, including:

  • it provides an inclusive team culture – pupils feel united, connected and respected
  • it is economic and convenient for parents – no morning debates and good value for money!
  • it means pupils can focus on learning – not fashion trends
  • it is safe, comfortable and practical – it washes easily and is hard-wearing
  • it influences behaviour positively – a professional approach to learning
  • it looks good!!

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We try not to be too prescriptive – the two main points are navy blue and no logos other than the Riverside logo.

So, what does a Riverside uniform consist of:

  • a navy sweatshirt/jumper/cardigan (with/without the Riverside logo)
  • a white polo shirt (with/without the Riverside logo)
  • navy or dark grey trousers or skirt/pinafore dress
  • a blue gingham dress (for warmer days)
  • sensible shoes (flat, comfortable and secure)

That’s it!

You can buy uniform from the school office (all with the Riverside Logo). We sell:

  • sweatshirts
  • unisex cardigansMusic-015 (Copy)
  • polo shirts
  • gingham dresses (no logo)
  • coats with a fleece lining
  • grey ‘school’ shorts




We also have Riverside PE kit that comes in a handy bag for those who prefer to wear this for PE lessons (not compulsory).

If you would rather buy uniform from local retailers that is fine too – just make sure you remember the two main points – navy blue and no logos!

Alternatively, we have some second-hand uniform that parents hand back when their child grows into the next size – just ask at the office and we will see what we can do.

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We believe we have adopted a sensible approach to wearing uniform and expect every child to come to school with a positive learning attitude and proudly wearing our uniform. All our pupils are excellent ambassadors for the school and local community.




There are, of course, some days when a different type of school clothing should be worn…but there are letters to tell us when that is!