School Uniform

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we believe that wearing school uniform is beneficial to our pupils in many ways. School uniforms help to foster a sense of community and belonging, promote a positive learning environment, and can improve academic performance.

It is compulsory for all pupils to wear Venn Boulevard Centre uniform to school each day. This enables our pupils to feel a sense of belonging with their peers.

On admission to the school, pupils are given one sweatshirt and two polo shirts. Pupils may choose to wear their own black sweatshirt without logo instead.

We hold termly uniform swap shops where uniform that is no longer needed can be donated and shared with parents and carers.

Our uniform is comfortable, practical and affordable. It does not require pupils to wear formal shoes or a blazer as we recognise the sensory needs of some of our pupils. However, it is important that pupils come to school in uniform.

Pupils should wear black below the waist and black trainers or shoes. Pupils must also wear a polo shirt and a sweatshirt. Both have the Venn logo.

Further items of school uniform can be purchased via the centre at cost.

For PE, students should wear their own sports clothes without obvious logos.

We appreciate parents and carers support with this.

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Wearing school uniform can also promote a sense of belonging and community. When all pupils wear the same uniform, it creates a sense of unity and can help to break down social barriers. This can lead to increased self-esteem and confidence, as pupils feel that they are part of a group and are not singled out for their clothing choices.

Furthermore, wearing a uniform can promote positive behaviour and discipline. Studies have shown that schools with a uniform policy have lower rates of absenteeism, truancy, and disciplinary incidents. This may be due to the fact that pupils feel a greater sense of responsibility and respect for the school community when they wear a uniform.

Finally, wearing a school uniform can also save time and money for families. Parents do not have to spend time and money on choosing outfits for school, and pupils do not have to worry about keeping up with the latest fashion trends.

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