Cecil Road Primary & Nursery


Branded school uniform is optional and is available to purchase at:

  • Brigade which is an online company that can supply direct to your home address via www.brigade.uk.com.  Please click the following link to go straight to our school uniform page:  http://www.brigade.uk.com 

  • We have received notification that our school uniform supplier Simmonds has recently completed a rebrand to become Monkhouse Schoolwear. www.monkhouse.com. The store location, at Chatham Dockside remains the same. Updated opening times can be checked at monkhouse.com/our-stores.

Unbranded School Uniform can also be purchased at local shops and supermarkets if parents would prefer. 

As a school, we are trying to be more sustainable and help the planet, so we also offer second-hand school clothes for a small monetary donation to the school or a school uniform swap - where you can bring in a jumper and if we have the next size up you can swap it. Please contact our FLO, Mrs Vincent, via the school office if you would like to see what second-hand uniform we have in stock. 

If your child is entitled to Pupil Premium, please contact the school office as you will be entitled to an allowance towards uniform.

At Cecil Road Primary School, we believe that our uniform:

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

Uniform Details

Grey trousers/skirt/shorts/pinafore (required). 

Blue polo shirt with/without logo (required). 

Plain grey or white socks/tights (required). 

Black shoes or trainers 

Blue school sweatshirt/cardigan with logo (optional) 

During the summer months, a summer dress may be worn (optional). 

PE / Sports Kit (required). 

  • White T-shirt with school logo
  • Black shorts
  • PE Bag
  • Plimsolls or trainers for outdoor activities

Swimming kits will be required and parents will be informed.

  • One-piece swimming costume or  trunks
  • A suitable sized towel
  • Swimming hat
  • Goggles


On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. If a child wishes to have his/her ear(s) pierced, we ask that this be carried out at the beginning of the summer holiday, so that the healing process is complete by the time school starts again in September and the ear-stud can be removed. In the rare cases when a child cannot remove their ear-studs, parents must provide plasters that the child can apply to cover their ear-studs during PE lessons.

If they are not covered, the child will not be able to take part in the PE lessons. In these circumstances, only plain studs may be worn. Inexpensive watches may be worn in Key Stage 1/2. However, if a watch is designed for games or making disruptive noises, it should not be worn for school.

Hair and make-up

The school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts or colouring, which could serve as a distraction to other children. Hairbands, clips etc. should be discreet designs in colours compatible with school colours and only used in order to keep hair in place. Long hair should be tied back for practical subjects, including P.E. Some hair ornaments may need to be removed for P.E. on the grounds of health and safety. No make-up or nail varnish may be worn during the school day. Similarly, temporary transfers or fake ‘tattoos’ are not appropriate.

Seasonal Safety

All children require a coat in school when the weather is changeable, cold or wet. On hot sunny days, children should be protected from the sun when outdoors by:

  • Wearing a hat or cap
  • Wearing an appropriate SPF sunscreen that has been applied at home, or that they have brought to school to apply themselves (adults in school are not permitted to apply sunscreen).