Uniform, PE Kit, Hair & Jewellery

Uniform to be worn throughout the year (optional summer uniform detailed below)

We have worked hard to ensure our uniform costs are kept to a minimum for parents, and recently consulted on changes. The only items which we insist have the Mossgate logo are school sweaters/cardigans and PE tops - the rest of our uniform can be purchased from local supermarkets. 

  • Mossgate embroidered navy sweater or cardigan with logo - required 
  • Generic light blue polo shirt - required (available with the Mossgate logo but not compulsory - optional)
  • Generic grey trousers with grey socks - required 
  • Generic grey skirts or pinafore dresses with grey knee length socks / tights - required 


Optional changes for the summer:

  • Navy and white gingham checked dresses with white socks 
  • Grey shorts with grey socks

(Sweaters, cardigans and polo shirts with embroidered Mossgate logos are available from Young Ones, 226 Marine Rd Central.)



Black shoes and plain black leather trainers are required with no visible logos, detail or coloured soles. Children should only have laced footwear if they can tie them independently. We strongly recommend that children in Reception, Y1 and 2, and those who cannot tie laces, buy Velcro shoes / trainers.


All footwear should be suitable for physical activity during playtimes. Boots, high heeled shoes and slippers/ballet pumps are not. Children will be asked to change into pumps if they are not wearing footwear which complies.


PE Kit to be worn throughout the year (with tracksuit when it is cold) 

  • Mossgate sports top - required 
  • Red shorts - required 
  • Slip on plimsolls with light coloured soles for indoor PE and trainers for outdoors - required 
  • Children in Reception do not need plimsolls, and will only need trainers in the summer term
  • Navy blue tracksuit (please avoid hoods) will be needed when it is cold as children wear their PE kit to school on their PE days instead of their usual uniform - required 

(Mossgate sports top with logo, red shorts and navy tracksuits available from Young Ones, 226 Marine Rd Central.)

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Hair and Jewellery (parents consent to the following though our Home School Agreement) 

No make-up, nail varnish, false nails, jewellery or fashion statements (large hair bows etc) are allowed. Long hair should be tied back away from your child’s face. Hair should not have designs and lines shaved into it or be dyed. Children will be asked to remove make-up, jewellery and inappropriate hair accessories. 

If your child has pierced ears, studs must be worn for school. Earrings must be taken out for PE or left out on PE days.  Please make sure your child learns, as soon as possible, to remove their own earrings. If you wish to have your child’s ears pierced, the ideal time for this is at the beginning of the long summer holidays, so that they have time to heal and the earrings can be taken out for PE on your child’s return to school in September.


Swimming Kit

Children go swimming in Year 5 every Friday afternoon at Carnforth Community Pool, and continue in Year 6 if they have not met the National Curriculum requirements. Trunks are required for boys and a one-piece costume for girls Children should wear their PE kit to school instead of their usual uniform. Goggles may only be worn on medical advice. These are worn at pupil’s own risk and parents must obtain and complete a disclaimer from the school office prior to goggles being used.  Kit needs to be contained in a suitable, small bag. 


Lost Property

Please ensure that all items of clothing are named so we can return them to your child. Any items without names will be placed in the lost property cupboard in the disabled toilet in the foyer. Remember, the best way to avoid loss of clothing is to name everything and to encourage your child to take responsibility for their belongings. We display lost property on a regular basis so parents can claim - any items left are ‘recycled’.


Support with uniform 

If you are struggling with the financial costs of uniform, PE kit and footwear, support it available. You can self-refer to the Uniform Project or ask to speak to the headteacher in confidence. 

Updated 28.11.22 RS