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Tany's Dell CP School - Reaching for the Stars Part of the Templefields Multi Academy Trust

Mowbray Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LS



Our Uniform

School uniform is widely considered to promote an effective work ethic, putting children into the right frame of mind to learn. Uniform helps to take away distractions that may be caused by other pupils’ clothing, accessories or hairstyles. At Tany’s Dell, we celebrate our differences and individuality through children’s talents, skills, relationships, determination and successes. Following consultation with the entire community, the overwhelming opinion was that pupils attending Tany’s Dell should wear a uniform.  Therefore, all pupils from Nursery upwards will be expected to wear the full school uniform clearly labelled with their name.





  • Maroon sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo (from Top Form in The  Stow or Academy Direct in Harlow)
  • Grey skirt, pinafore or trousers
  • White polo shirt
  • White socks or grey tights
  • Black shoes (or plain black trainers – no logos or flashes)

Summer (As above, or alternatives below)

  • Maroon/white checked dress
  • Maroon or white cardigan
  • White socks
  • Sensible sandals



  • Maroon sweatshirt with school logo (from Top Form in The Stow or Academy Direct in Harlow)
  • Grey trousers
  • White polo shirt
  • Grey or black socks
  • Black shoes (or plain black trainers – no logos or flashes)

 Summer (As above, or alternatives below)

  • Grey short trousers
  • White polo shirt
  • Grey or white socks
  • Sensible sandals


The following retailers offer uniform items embroidered with the school logo::

Top Form, 90/91 The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AP, Tel: 01279 434 813

My Clothing  - Purchase our uniform online



PE Kit

The Government, through the National Curriculum, requires all children to participate in PE and Games, as well as swimming in Key Stage Two.  Therefore, we do require children to have a change of clothes, including plimsolls, for PE and Games in school at all times. These should all be clearly marked with your child’s name and kept in a drawstring bag. 

 PE Kit for Girls and Boys

  • Black nylon shorts
  • Plain white round neck t-shirt (not polo)
  • Plimsolls for indoor PE
  • Trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE/Games
  • Plain black or grey jogging bottoms & sweatshirt for cold weather (optional)
  • Long hair to be tied back 


Apart from the sweatshirt/cardigan bearing the school logo, all items of the Tany's Dell School Uniform can easily be purchased at very reasonable prices from supermarkets, Primark, Matalan, and Marks & Spencer's. Pre-worn items in good condition will also be sold in school once a term. 


ALL items of uniform MUST be clearly labelled with your child's name. School staff cannot be responsible for reuniting un-labelled items of clothing with their rightful owner. Your co-operation in this matter is very much appreciated.



Pupils are not allowed to wear make-up, nail polish and jewellery.  (Junior children are allowed to wear a watch). The school can take no responsibility for any items worn or brought to school or any accident caused to any child through the wearing of any item of jewellery.  Children who have their ears pierced are permitted to wear stud earrings but no earrings should be worn on days when the child has PE.  We reserve the right to ask your child to remove any jewellery before PE or Games lessons. 



Children’s hairstyles contribute to their overall appearance and as such, are part of the school uniform. In the main, our children’s hairstyles are appropriate, however on occasion, the headteacher has had to remind parents about maintaining a suitable hairstyle for their child at school, especially with regards to hair dye, ‘creative shaving’ and extensions, all of which are not generally allowed. Children with long hair are encouraged to wear hair clips or bands, or to tie it back as this keeps hair out of children’s eyes which can often distract them in their studies. This also helps us with our fight against head lice.



Worn correctly, uniform conveys a positive image to the general public and can help to instil a sense of pride and of belonging to a community or organisation.  Research has also shown that pupils on the whole are better prepared to work and learn when dressed in uniform. Your help and co-operation in ensuring that your child is suitably dressed for school each day is very much appreciated.