Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School
Headteacher Mrs E Jones
Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3BA. Tel: (01395 263397)
We expect that all children will come to school dressed smartly and presented well.
Hair and Jewellery
In the interest of health and safety it would be preferred that no jewellery of any kind is worn, and long hair is tied back. However, for those children with pierced ears, a stud will be accepted, but this must be removed or taped for PE activities and removed for swimming.
Please label everything your child brings or wears to school - that way we can reunite them with their lost items.
Please also label any kit worn to after-school clubs, and clothing worn for mufti days.
Bottle green sweatshirt, smart fleece or cardigan with our school logo embroidered.
Our school tie is green and brown striped.
Black school shoes with heels and toes covered all year – please no sandals, canvas shoes or trainers.
White shirt or blouse worn with a school tie.
Long light grey trousers worn with grey socks.
Light grey culottes, skirt or pinafore dress worn with grey tights.
White short-sleeved polo shirt or blouse with no school tie needed.
Light grey shorts worn with grey socks.
Green and white gingham dress (not striped) worn with white socks.
Uniform for PE
Green polo shirt with school logo and black shorts, white or grey socks, trainers.
PE Kit should be available in school every day and carried in a suitable, named bag.
A plain black tracksuit can be worn in colder weather.
All pupils should have a separate book bag for their books. These are available from our uniform suppliers with the school logo.
The PTFA collects uniform donations from children who have grown out of them, or have moved on. These are then available to buy at very reasonable prices, raising funds for the PTFA. You can contact the PTFA at any time if you need something, and we'll let you know on our Facebook page when there is a pre-loved uniform sale coming up!
You can find our branded school uniform from these suppliers:
Dinan Way Trading Estate,
Tel: 01395 222975.
ShipShape Uniforms & Workwear Ltd
18 Albion Street
Tel: 01395 262216
Mobile: 07889 180044
Our Uniform Policy can be found on the Data & Policies Page
Changes to our uniform from September 2023
We recently carried out a consultation with the whole school community regarding our uniform. As a result of this we will make one change to the school uniform starting in September 2023, which will be to replace the white shirt/blouse and school tie, with a plain white polo shirt and no tie.
Our jumper/cardigan with logo, and other uniform items, will stay the same.
There were a number of reasons to consider a change of school uniform including:
Feedback from parents, pupils and staff about how practical and comfortable our school uniform is. Our younger children struggle with the small buttons and children with sensory needs find the shirt and tie too restrictive.
Our curriculum has changed over the years which means that we spend much more time learning outside, or getting messy through ‘hands on’ experiences, and we find that ties are not practical for this kind of learning.
By the end of the school day ties have often been chewed and shirts/ blouses are undone. White polo shirts look more presentable.