We feel that the wearing of uniform encourages the children to develop the right attitudes towards school and that it gives them the sense of belonging to Scarning Primary School. Care has been taken to enable parents to purchase clothing from stores of their own choice, but items with the school logo on (sweatshirts, fleeces and T-shirts) can only be ordered from the school supplier, Birds. Please see the Birds website: https://www.birdsofdereham.com/shop/category/schools-scarning-vc-primary-school-76/  for items to order and special offers that they may be running. Birds do stock items without our logo on, for example trousers and skirts; these are optional to purchase from Birds. A school book bag is also available. You are able to order uniform online and collect in store or have it delivered to your home address, alternatively you can go instore at Unit D 13 Yaxham Road Dereham which is located behind Halfords.



  • Black or grey trousers
  • Optional for the summer term: tailored knee length shorts.
  • White or light blue polo shirt
  • Royal blue jumper with School logo on
  • Royal blue fleece with School logo on
  • Royal blue cardigan with School logo on


  • Black or grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers
  • White or light blue polo shirt
  • Royal blue jumper with School logo on
  • Optional for the summer term: blue and white checked summer dress or tailored knee length shorts.
  • Royal blue fleece with School logo on
  • Royal blue cardigan with School logo on

Children’s footwear is expected to be suitable and safe for normal school activities. The footwear should be both flat (with no raised heel) and black. Black trainer shoes are acceptable.

Hair should be of the child’s natural colour, not dyed or coloured. Excessive hair decorations, nail varnish, make up and tattoos are also not allowed.

Physical Education

The children must have a change of clothing for PE. They will need navy or black shorts, a white T-shirt and plimsolls or trainers.

Children should also have a pair of jogging trousers and a sweatshirt in navy or black suitable to wear for PE lessons outside. These articles of clothing should be brought to school in a small named bag to be kept on your child’s peg in the cloakroom area. We expect PE kit to be available in school every day.

Long hair must  be tied up on day of PE lesson – please ensure your child’s hair is either tied up before coming to school or provide a band for them to tie it up for PE.

Stud earrings should be removed or taped up.


One-piece swimsuits or trunks and a towel are required for swimming lessons. These are to be brought to school on the day of the lesson in a named bag. Please note that for safety reasons swimming shorts and bikinis are not allowed. Dereham Leisure Centre will not allow children to swim with earrings in. Please ensure your child takes their earrings out on the day they are going swimming.

Lost Property

Please could all articles of school clothing, especially school sweatshirts and fleeces, be named or marked clearly with your child’s name to prevent articles of clothing being lost. Our lost property box is located just inside the main doors that lead onto the playground. Parents are welcome to check this box at the end of the school day if their child has lost something  At the end of each half term we will go through the lost property box, anything with a name will be returned to the right class, everything else will be donated to the clothing bank.

Jewellery in School

Children with pierced ears should only wear stud style earrings. All earrings must be removed by pupils for all PE activities, as well as for swimming (this is a Dereham Leisure Centre requirement). No other jewellery is allowed.