Sense of pride in your school
At Bonneygrove we believe a uniform is central to the school building a sense of community among pupils, staff and parents as well as the local community. We find that students are proud to represent our school in public through their clothes.
When our children wear a uniform, as well as gaining a sense of pride we have observed improved behaviour and concentration. This makes our role as teachers much easier and removes the sort of issues many of our teachers are familiar with on non-uniform days.
Wearing a uniform sets a boundary by placing a pupil in a ‘working environment’ mindset and helps them separate their home and school life. School uniform places children on a level playing field, reducing the pressure to wear the latest fashionable brands.
School uniform plays a key role in promoting pride, self-confidence, and a feeling of belonging within the school community. These factors contribute to students’ wellbeing, removing the additional pressures of deciding what to wear and the added stresses of meeting the expectations of their peers. Uniform removes the points of difference between students, thus unifying the cohort and providing a greater focus on academic work.