The purpose of the school uniform is to create a sense of community that engenders the feeling of belonging in all individuals.

The uniform represents a commitment to our values which underpin the teaching and learning at Burton. Our aim is to have a learning environment that is supportive, positive, non-discriminatory, equitable and safe.

The wearing of the school uniform proudly identifies our students at all times and can assist teachers with duty of care in the school yard and on excursions. It also avoids the issues of competition and purchasing expensive clothing, providing functional and cost effective clothing for children.

Any changes to the school uniform will involve consultation with the wider school community. The final authority for any changes to the School Dress Code rests with the Governing Council.

Awareness of, and sensitivity to students in financially disadvantaged situations has been taken into consideration in relation to the School Dress Code. Our uniform offers affordable clothing for all students. It is flexible, based around the school’s colours of turquoise and burgundy.


The colours of the uniform are turquoise/burgundy (Rec-Year 4) with black/burgundy introduced for Year 5-7 students.

The uniform consists of:

  • Plain navy blue, grey, burgundy or black bottoms (shorts, track pants, long pants, cargo style pants, skorts, skirts). Navy denim jeans are acceptable providing they are not torn or embroidered etc.
  • Burgundy/turquoise school polo t-shirts (or plain burgundy polo t-shirts) (short & long sleeved)
  • Burgundy school jumper or burgundy school boss top (or plain burgundy jumper)
  • Year 7 students have the option of purchasing a specially printed jumper
  • Burgundy check dress


The following items are not permitted:

Hoodies, tank tops, singlets, see through garments, midriff tops, thongs, high heels or shorts, dresses, skirts above mid-thigh.

There is to be no visible labelling except for the school logo on any part of the uniform.


Fashion type jewellery is not permitted. Children may have a single stud or sleeper earring in each ear only. No facial or visible body piercings are allowed.


Sensible, comfortable closed footwear is to be worn at all times. Plain socks or stockings to be worn.

Makeup & Hair

Make up and brightly coloured nail polish are not considered appropriate for primary age children at school. Natural coloured hair only.


Items of clothing must not be embroidered with student’s name.

SunSmart Policy

In accordance with the school Sun smart Policy, the wearing of hats is essential in Terms one, three and four. Burton School bucket hats MUST BE WORN, as they offer the best protection. Hats are not to have visible graffiti.  Students who choose not to wear a hat will be required to remain in the shaded verandah area in the courtyard.

Casual Days, Camps and Sports Days

On Casual Days, camps and Sports Days, Sun Safe and jewellery dress code applies. Appropriate footwear is to be worn.


Parents: Parents will be expected to supply a suitable hat and clothing for the child’s use in school activities. Issues of financial hardship can be discussed with the Principal.

Parents will be notified either by phone, letter or diary if their child is not wearing appropriate clothing. Parents are expected to notify the school either personally or in writing if their child is unable to wear the correct uniform.

Exemption: DfE Policy states that Principals may exempt students from the Dress Code Policy upon written request from the parents, on the following grounds:

  • Religious, Cultural or ethnic
  • New student (time to purchase)/Itinerant students
  • When there is a genuine medical or family reason for not wearing uniform, the school should be informed in writing.

All students are required to wear clothing consistent with the School’s Dress Code at all times.

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