Our pupils are expected to be smart and appropriately dressed for a place of learning. Wearing uniform is intended to develop our pupils’ sense of belonging to the Thames Ditton Junior School community, to create a sense of equality for to all who wear it, as well as encourage a pride in a smart appearance.
Our uniform requirements ensure children are dressed safely for the activities they are taking part in; this includes the correct footwear and the avoidance of jewellery. Wearing uniform also removes pressure to keep up with latest fashion trends at school and avoids a feeling of being left out because of affordability.
At Thames Ditton Junior School we are proud of our uniform and we work hard to maintain high standards of dress. We rely on the support of parents & carers in upholding these high standards. Incorrect uniform will be highlighted by teachers to parents/carers and should be rectified by the following school day.
A detailed list of our school uniform and expectations, including for P.E, are listed below.
Requirements & Suppliers
We have ensured that our uniform requirements are in-line with recent government guidance on the affordability of school uniforms and have minimised the requirement for branded items. On our uniform list we have clearly indicated where items can be unbranded and bought from most retailers. We encourage the selling and buying of pre-loved items through the Friends of TDJS. We will always seek to support students and families who are struggling to meet the cost of uniform.
Our guidelines have been carefully thought out and provide pupils with a choice of items where appropriate. Pupils may choose to wear shorts, trousers, a school skirt or culottes and are welcome to choose a v-neck pullover or cardigan. Summer uniform may be worn from Easter through to October half term.
TDJS branded items are available from our suppliers – M&S ‘your school uniform’ and Network UK Uniform (links below).
The majority of the above items may be purchased from general stockists.
The school tie, sweatshirt and cardigan need to be purchased from either Marks and Spencer or Network Uk Uniform.
M&S often run a yearly discount promotion ahead of each new school year, which includes branded and unbranded items; the school will endeavour to inform parents/carers of the dates of these events.
We ask that all items of clothing and any other property brought into school be clearly marked with the pupil's name. The school recommends that clear woven labels or adhesive name stickers should be used where possible. If you choose to order name labels from My Name Tags, then the school will receive a small commission.
Children should not wear jewellery in school, but pupils with pierced ears may wear studs or sleepers. However, these must be removed before PE lessons and other sporting activities on safety grounds. Please see information below about newly pierced ears.
My Name Tags - personalised labels useful for naming a range of items.