School Uniform Statement
Due to the Special Educational needs and disabilities of the children at KTS Academy, it is optional for parents to purchase a school uniform for their child.
Children can attend school in comfortable clothing, because those with sensory sensitivity may find certain clothes itchy, heavy or tight which can lead to a sensory overload.
Parents who would like their child to wear a school uniform can purchase polo shirts and sweatshirts from any shops or supermarkets.
If parents wish to purchase a school uniform for their child with a KTS logo (polo-shirt, sweatshirt, or a jacket), please complete uniform order form or contact the school office. Please return completed forms to the school main office on Marshall Drive. Payment is required when you place the order.
They can also be purchased from:
19 West Terrace,
Telephone: 01642 487 720
For those parents who chose to purchase a school uniform, as a school, we have a duty to make sure that the uniform parents can choose to buy is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform.
We understand that items with distinctive characteristics such as the school logo cannot be purchased from a wide range of retailers and that requiring many such items limits parents’ ability to ‘shop around’ for a low price.
We will make sure our school uniform:
· Is available at a reasonable cost.
· Provides the best value for money for parents/carers.
We will do this by:
· Carefully considering whether any items with distinctive characteristics are necessary.
· Limiting any items with distinctive characteristics where possible.
· Limiting items with distinctive characteristics to low-cost or long-lasting items.
· Considering cheaper alternatives to school-branded items, such as logos that can be ironed on, as long as this doesn’t compromise quality and durability.
· Avoiding specific requirements for items pupils could wear on non-school days, such as coats and bags.
· Avoiding different uniform requirements for different classes/age groups.
· Making sure that arrangements are in place for parents to acquire second-hand uniform items
· Avoiding frequent changes to uniform specifications and minimising the financial impact on parents of any changes
· Consulting with parents and pupils on any proposed significant changes to the uniform statement and carefully consider any complaints about this