Waingroves, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 9TD

01773 744106

Waingroves Primary School

Think. Do. Achieve



All our school uniform can be ordered direct from Loopwear.

Orders over £30 are delivered free of charge to an address of your choice or can be collected free of charge from the Ilkeston showroom.




The Governors have agreed the following code of dress:

  • Plain navy blue, black or grey for skirts, pinafores and trousers;
  • Plain navy blue sweatshirts or cardigans (with or without school logo);
  • White blouses/polo shirts;
  • Blue gingham dresses (cool alternative in summer);
  • Navy blue, black or grey tailored shorts in summer;
  • Navy blue or black shoes/trainers (cannot be used for PE);
  • Navy blue or black sandals (school does not advise due to safety issues).


We do not allow t-shirts etc. with “unsuitable” logos or wording on any items of clothing.

We do not allow piercing of any kind, except one small plain stud in each ear, which must be removed or taped up for P.E.  If you wish your child to wear something due to religious reasons, this must be put in writing for approval by the school’s Governing Body. 

Extremes of fashion such as dying hair, tram lines in hair and Mohican haircuts are not permitted.  Long hair and fringes must be tied back or held away from the face so that it does not interfere with the children’s learning.  We encourage long hair to be tied back at all times as this restricts the spread of head lice. 

Nail varnish is NOT allowed.

We discourage the wearing of sunglasses in the playground during playtimes (for health and safety reasons) as we believe a cap is sufficient. 

PE Clothing

Parents are asked to send their child in the P.E. kit on the days their class takes part in P.E. lessons. Children do not get changed into P.E. kit in school.

We would ask children to wear a white polo shirt and dark shorts (navy blue, black or grey) with a blue top (this could be another school sweatshirt or a plain one) for P.E., and we recommend “slip on” type plimsolls for infants. Plimsolls should be plain black (larger sizes are available from our uniform provider) and trainers should be mainly black, navy blue or white, with no logo.

It is a good idea to send a pair of plain navy blue, black or grey jogger (no logos) with your child for when they are on the junior playground to protect their knees.

Juniors require some more sophisticated equipment but only in relation to the outdoor activities that they may do.  Trainers are a good idea, but these should not be the same trainers that the children wear in class.

Plimsolls are still the best for indoor gymnastics work.  Leotards/shorts/P.E. skirts may be worn.

Year 3, 4 or 5 go swimming every week. Information will be distributed about this nearer the time.  Costumes must be of a one-piece design (no bikinis) or “traditional” swimming trunks (no board shorts). The school and swimming instructors prefer children not to wear goggles. However, if you feel your child needs to wear these, the school will not accept responsibility for any injury or accident caused using goggles.

Derbyshire County Council’s “Safety in Games and Swimming” regulations state that “anything likely to impede a child or cause danger to others (jewellery, earrings etc) must be removed before these activities take place”.