School Uniform

Statement for Equality

Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

It is school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform below.

School colours are grey and red.

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
  • is practical and smart;
  • identifies the children with the school;
  • prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
  • is designed with health and safety in mind.

All children at Cheam Common Infants' are expected to wear the correct uniform.

Please see the Leo Academy Trust Uniform Policy & Appendix 1 

Uniform List (Main school)

Reception to Year 2 - Required uniform 

●  Grey pinafore dress or skirt

●  Grey trousers or shorts

●  White polo shirt (with or without school logo - optional)

●  Red cardigan or sweatshirt (with or without school logo - optional)

●  Summer dress - red and white, striped or checked 

●  Plain black shoes with a flat heel

  • they should be suitable for school wear
  • boots are not allowed (except in heavy snow)

Plain grey, black or white socks, plain grey or red tights


As the safety of our pupils is paramount to us and we want them to enjoy using the outside equipment, we would request that you follow the guidance regarding clothing.

Please wear ...
●  Jogging bottoms, leggings or shorts with an elasticated waist (elasticated rather than with buttons/zips)

●  White T shirt or polo shirt (with or without school logo - optional)

●  Jumper or cardigan

●  Socks

●  Trainers with velcro fastenings or plimsolls

●  Appropriate outer wear according to the weather

Please do not wear ...
●  Shoes or boots with laces

●  Open-toed shoes/sandals/slingback shoes


●  Plimsolls or trainers with elastic or velcro over foot

●  Plain red school type PE shorts - no logos

●  White crew neck t-shirt

●  Dark jogging bottoms and sweatshirt 

We would like to remind you that for health and safety reasons watches and jewellery are not allowed in school. If children have pierced ears, only ear studs may be worn. Long hair must always be tied back, and no extreme hairstyles are allowed.

Jewellery Guidance

We would prefer children NOT to wear earrings to school except for small studs.  

Earrings are NOT permitted for PE or after school sports activities. If your child can not remove their earrings, please apply tape over their stud earrings.

* The school will accept no liability for accidents incurred through the wearing of earrings

 Uniform Suppliers

The government released uniform guidance stating that branded clothing should be kept to a minimum.  

Parents should not have to think about the cost of a school uniform when choosing which school(s) to apply for. Therefore, Cheam Common Infants’ Academy aims to ensure that our uniform is affordable.

In considering cost, schools need to think about the total cost of school uniforms, taking into account all items of uniform or clothing parents will need to provide while their child is at the school.

Schools are required to keep the use of branded items to a minimum.  Please refer to the links below if you wish to purchase branded uniform items.  For you information, this is optional and limited to the sweatshirt, cardigan and  PE t-shirt

Our school supports families wishing to access second-hand garments as cheaper and more environmentally sustainable alternatives to new purchases. 

Second hand uniform

As well as the providers listed above, second hand uniform is also available to purchase from the school directly.  Please contact to discuss second hand uniform.  The Friends of the school also sell second hand uniform at organised events e.g., Summer fair and periodically in the playground at collection time.  They can also be contacted via email with your requirements and sizes to

Additional Information

Prices and delivery vary with each supplier so please choose the supplier you feel offers the best option for you. If you do not have access to the internet, please enquire at the school office for alternative ways to order. Schoolwear Inc. also sell uniform from their shop on Cheam Common Road, KT4 please refer to their website for opening hours.

The school sweatshirt with embroidered logo from Schoolwear Inc is reasonably priced. With the exception of the embroidered logo school sweatshirt you may also purchase school uniform from high street shops and other retail outlets.

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.


Leo Academy Trust Uniform Policy Appendix 1 

School Uniform Within LEO Academy Trust Schools