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Castleford Park Junior Academy

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​​​School Uniform​​


It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, representing the school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.


Aims and objectives 

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.


Our day to day school uniform consists of: 

  • Purple sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan with or without school logo

  • Black Trousers (not canvas, jean style, leggings or joggers)

  • Black Skirt or culottes

  • Purple & white check summer dress

  • White cotton shirt / blouse (not polo shirts or T-shirts)

  • Black or grey socks or tights

  • Plain black full shoe, boot, or trainer


Our Outdoor PE kit consists of:

  • Black shorts

  • Black tracksuit bottoms (plain, without logos or designer motifs)

  • Purple T-shirt/Polo Shirt with or without school logo

  • Black sweatshirt (plain, without logos or designer motifs)

  • Black Trainers

Our Indoor PE kit consists of:

  • Black shorts

  • Purple T-shirt/Polo Shirt with or without school logo

  • Black pumps or Trainers


On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are watches, gold/ silver ear-ring studs in pierced ears and small objects of religious significance. We ask the children to either remove these objects during PE, games and swimming, or cover them with a plaster, or micro-pore tape (provided by the parent), to prevent them from causing injury. If a child comes to school wearing jewellery, their class teacher will ask them to remove it. It will be placed in a labelled envelope and taken to the school office until the end of the day when the item can be claimed. 


We require all children to wear plain black shoes, boots or trainers. Heels, sandals, fashion boots & designer footwear are not permitted. Boots that have large buckles, are not predominantly black or have a heel, are not permitted. 

Hair and Make-up

All hair styles need to be suitable for a school setting. Extreme hair styles and colours are not acceptable. Long hair must be tied back. Hair bands should be plain and discrete. Make-up and nail varnish are not permitted on any occasion. 

School Ties

Ties are a compulsory element of the uniform and must be Purple & Gold striped clip on variety. These are available to purchase from Better & Bright in Castleford Market Hall. 

The role of parents

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. School are always willing to support parents if they are having problems meeting our requirements, please come in and talk to us if this is the case. We do make reasonable adjustments where pupils have severe sensory needs that cause a modification to the uniform to be needed and we will continue to do so.


School Uniform Policy

If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the head teacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests. 

The role of governors

The governing body implements the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the head teacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.

It is the governors' responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities.

Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical. 

Monitoring and review

The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:

  • considering, with the head teacher, any requests from parents for individual children to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform;

  • requiring the head teacher to report to the governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented.


Uniform - M&S​

Parents now have the facility to order CPJA logo uniform online from M&S. Orders can be placed on the following link.​

Marks and Spencer Your School Uniform Leaflet 2020.pdf


​​Uniform - Better & Bright

Uniform is also still available from 'Better and Bright' in Castleford Market Hall and we accept non-logo supermarket versions of our uniform also.