School Uniform

We are proud of our uniform and the expectation is that all children should wear it. However, our guiding principle is it should be inclusive, practical, affordable and easily available. Our uniform is gender neutral and children may choose to wear any item from the list. Parents may purchase the vast majority of the uniform from wherever they choose. However if parents wish to purchase uniform with a logo then school polo shirts and sweatshirts with a logo are available from Stevensons on Ber Street Norwich or on line at www.stevensons.co.uk.

AJS uniform is as follows:

  • Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan
  • Grey or black school trousers or leggings, skirt or pinafore
  • White or blue polo shirt
  • Black school shoes/plain black trainers, or boots (not heeled)

In summer black or grey shorts or blue school dresses (checked or striped only), are an acceptable alternative. Sensible sandals may be worn but parents need to bear in mind potential for injuries with open-toed shoes.

Items of clothing or accessories which are required by religious beliefs, such as headscarves, are welcomed in school, but should be in line with school colours of blue, grey, white or black.

Sportswear

On days when your child has PE they can come in their PE Kit and bring in their school jumper to wear. Some lessons such as gym or dance are held indoors, whereas games lessons are held outdoors in most weathers, or at the Sports Hall on Recreation Road.

The PE kit consists of plain blue, black or white (no football shirts or logos) T-shirt, shorts, socks with trainers for outdoor wear. In colder weather children can either wear their school jumper or a plain blue, black or grey hoodie or zip up along with leggings or tracksuit bottoms.

Swimming Lessons

Children will have a course of swimming lessons in Year 5. If required, further lessons will be given in Year 6. Children will need a one-piece swimming costume or trunks (trunks should be fitted, not shorts), a towel and a swimming hat. Swimming goggles are optional.

We are happy for any children who are required by religious beliefs to be fully covered.

All children need a coat for the colder weather. The school may not allow your child to play outside in very cold temperatures without a coat.

The school always has good quality second hand uniform for a small donation. This can be purchased through the school office. If you have any difficulty providing your child with any items of clothing, please do get in touch with us. All support will be given with the upmost confidentiality and we would be very happy to help supply uniform and/or shoes for your child.

Halo Code

The school is proud to support the Halo Code. The Halo Code is a campaign pledge, signed by schools, that champions the rights of all those in our community with Afro-hair to wear their hair however they choose in school. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students' racial, ethnic, cultural and religious identities and we embrace all Afro-hairstyles. You can find out more about our commitment to the Halo Code here: http://www.avenuejuniorschool.org/anti-racism/