Castleford Park Junior Academy
It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, representing the school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.
Our uniform is affordable and we do not insist on uniform that includes our logo -although this is available to buy. We also keep a stock of second hand uniform in school, in order to support parents who may need this. Please come in and speak to our Inclusion team if this is the case.
Our policy is based on the notion that school uniform:
On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are watches, gold/ silver ear-ring studs in pierced ears and small objects of religious significance. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE, games and swimming, or cover them with a plaster, or micro-pore tape (provided by the parent), to prevent them from causing injury. If a child comes to school wearing jewellery, their class teacher will ask them to remove it. It will be placed in a labelled envelope and taken to the school office until the end of the day when the item can be claimed.
We require all children to wear plain black shoes, boots or trainers. Heels, sandals, fashion boots & designer footwear are not permitted. Boots that have large buckles, are not predominantly black or have a heel, are not permitted.
All hair styles need to be suitable for a school setting. Extreme hair styles and colours are not acceptable. Long hair must be tied back. Hair bands should be plain and discrete. Make-up and nail varnish are not permitted on any occasion.
Ties are a compulsory element of the uniform and must be Purple & Gold striped clip on variety. These are available to purchase from Better & Bright in Castleford Market Hall.
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair. School are always willing to support parents if they are having problems meeting our requirements, please come in and talk to us if this is the case. We do make reasonable adjustments where pupils have severe sensory needs that cause a modification to the uniform to be needed and we will continue to do so.
If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically on such requests.
The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents and liaises with the headteacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities.
Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:
Parents now have the facility to order CPJA logo uniform online from M&S. Orders can be placed following this link.
Uniform is also still available from ‘Better and Bright’ in Castleford Market Hall and we also accept non-logo supermarket versions of our uniform.