School Uniforms

At West Kidlington Primary School and Nursery, our school uniform policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school.
  • Engenders a feeling of community and belonging.
  • Is practical and smart.
  • Identifies the children with the school.
  • Is not distracting in class.
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance.
  • Is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents/carers.
  • Has been designed with health and safety in mind.


Details on the Nursery uniform are available below:

Reception to Year 6

  • Red West Kidlington sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece
  • Navy blue West Kidlington polo shirt.
  • Grey or navy blue trousers, shorts, skirts or dresses (not black or light blue).
  • White or dark plain socks.
  • Practical black shoes (no heels)

PE Kit:

  • West Kidlington navy blue T-shirt.
  • Navy blue shorts, cycling shorts, skorts or jogging bottoms.
  • White or dark plain socks.
  • Navy blue tracksuits, sweatshirts and hoodies are allowed.
  • Branded tracksuits are allowed providing they are navy.
  • Children can wear a red school jumper as part of their PE kit.
  • Trainers

Please note that leggings should not be worn.

Ordering Uniform

You can order school uniform online through the Mapac website.

A guide to ordering uniform through Mapac is available below:


The school does not allow children to wear jewellery on health and safety grounds. However, there are two exceptions:

  • 1 pair of stud earrings in pierced ears
  • Small objects of religious significance where this has been agreed with the headteacher.

In both cases, we ask the children either to remove these objects duringPE and games lessons, or to cover earrings with a plaster.

Children should not wear makeup or coloured nail varnish.


The school strongly advises that children do not have extreme hair cuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. Examples include patterns shaved into hair and dyed or highlighted hair.

We advise that those with long hair wear it tied back in school to reduce distraction, be comfortable on hot days and in PE, and to reduce the spread of head lice.

Second-hand uniform

Purchasing second-hand school uniforms is budget-friendly and eco-conscious. Here are some suggestions:

  • School Office / PTA: Check with the school office to find out how to purchase pre-loved uniform.

  • Charity Shops: Visit local charity shops that may carry school uniforms.

  • Online Marketplaces: Use sites like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and dedicated uniform exchange platforms.

  • Community Groups: Join local social media groups where parents sell or trade uniforms.

These suggestions can help save money and support sustainability.

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