Uniformity gives us identity as a school, reduces instances of bullying and has a significant impact on school behaviour. We strive for all students to take a pride in their appearance and prepare themselves for the transition to secondary school where strict uniform requirements also apply.

The standard of uniform at Holme Valley is high and in our opinion this plays a large part in helping to maintain other standards. The school is very appreciative of the support which parents have always given us in this area. Some children will try to persuade parents that certain items of clothing are suitable for school, when in fact they are not. Parents are requested, therefore, to comply with the following regulations.

Everyday items

Skirts/pinafore dresses Black or grey in colour.  Skirts must always be plain and no more than 5cm above the knee.  These must NOT be lycra or jersey material or any other fashion item. 

Trousers should be black or grey and plain.  These must not be Lycra or jersey material and must be straight leg or boot cut. 

Summer wear is a royal blue gingham dress or knee length grey shorts. 

Shirt/Blouse/Polo shirt should be sky blue, white, or royal blue in colour. 

Round neck sweatshirt or cardigan in royal blue either bearing the school logo or without.  

Socks can either be ankle or knee length and should be plain white, grey or black.   

Alternatively tights can be worn in plain black or grey.

Children need a change of clothes and footwear for P.E for health and hygiene reasons. 

Indoor Plain black leotard (no markings) or plain black PE shorts (no markings) and white T-Shirt. Outdoor Black shorts and white t-shirt. Trainers/black plimsolls – not shoes worn during the school day. Tracksuit – advisable in cold weather.

Sweatshirts, cardigans, polo shirts, fleeces and school coats with the school logo printed on them are available to purchase at school or at Shahs. Uniform can also be purchased online at www.shahsuniform.co.uk





Hairstyles should be appropriate for a school setting. No artificial colour/bleach or temporary extensions/braiding or shaved partings, lines or designs are permitted. Hair styles should not include noticeable variations in length eg when the sides/back are shorter than the hair on top. Long hair should be tied back. In all matters the Headteacher makes the final decision. 

All children with long hair should have their hair tied back. Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be small, plain and either blue or black. Hair bands should not have large flowers attached.  


For health and safety reasons, jewellery should not be worn in school. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, watches and small objects of religious significance. If ears are pierced, only one set of plain gold or silver studs is acceptable. If your child has pierced ears they must remove their earrings for PE as they are dangerous and may cause injury. Plasters to cover earrings are not permitted as this does not prevent injury from occurring. Parents must ensure that children can take out their earrings or they should not wear them to school.  If a child wishes to have their ears pierced we recommend that they have this done during the 6 weeks summer school holidays, so that on their return they are able to remove them for PE.  Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings. The children will be responsible for their safe keeping. 

Make-up and Nail Varnish  

Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school unless for an out of school hours function, for example a school disco.  

School shoes

Appropriate School Shoes will:

  • Be made of leather or leather effect(no suede or canvas material are permitted)
  • Have a rigid sole or heel (no soft soles or high heels)
  • Have no sporting logo or coloured stripes on them
  • Not to be tennis shoes, plimsolls or trainers
  • Be all black
  • Extend no higher than the ankle (no boots)


In all matters, the Headteacher will make the final decision.