Goldsborough’s school uniform colours are yellow and black with dark grey trousers or skirts/dresses.

A range of sweatshirts, fleeces, polo shirts, P.E. shirts and other items such as caps and winter hats are available from School and Dance Shop (formerly Broadbank and Empson) school uniform shop on Chapel Street in Knaresborough. Generic items, such as skirts, dresses, trousers and shorts are available at supermarkets and at other school uniform retailers in the area.

  • Embroidered sweatshirt 
  • Embroidered cardigan 
  • Embroidered white polo shirt 
  • Embroidered bookbag (Reception to Year 1)
  • Embroidered document bag (Years 2 to 6)

School Uniform Requirements

1. Black or yellow round neck embroidered school sweatshirt.

2. Black embroidered school cardigan or plain black cardigan.

3. White embroidered school polo shirt or plain white polo shirt.

4. Dark grey trousers, pinafore style dress or skirts for girls. Yellow

summer dresses may be worn.

5. Dark grey trousers or shorts for boys.

6. Skirts and dresses accompanied by white socks.

7. Shorts and trousers accompanied by plain black socks.

8. Plain black school shoes.

PE Kit

1. White embroidered school t-shirt or plain white t-shirt

2. Black shorts 

3. Plain jogging/ tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE.

4. PE hoodie 

5. Plimsolls with velcro fastening

Additional Equipment

  • A named book bag for reading books, letters home, etc.  (Reception to Year 1).
  • Document bag with strap (Years 2 to 6).
  • A P.E. bag that is clearly named 
  • Wellington boots are also useful for the winter months.

Smart Devices and GDPR - Smart Watches / Fit Bits / Phones are not permitted in school and cannot be worn as part of school uniform. Your child will be asked to put this in their tray if they are wearing them.

P.E - Earrings

The advice is as follows: 

National guidance on personal effects is given in ‘safe practice in physical education and school sport’, published by the association for physical education (afPE). Website:

Personal effects (e.g. jewellery, religious adornments, watches, hair slides, belts, spectacles, hearing aids)  constitute a hazard if worn while participating in physical activity and should be removed beforehand. Taping over ear studs is not recommended as a solution. 

Earrings cannot be made safe if the child doesn't remove them so they cannot take part in the activity e.g. P.E or go swimming with them in.  The Local Authority sought clarity with insurance about this and this is what has been agreed by them.  

Moving forwards, it is preferable for earrings not to be worn in school (ideally, they should be worn outside of school e.g. weekends). 

If earrings are worn, they must be flat to the earlobe. 

Earrings will not be permitted for P.E or swimming.   

If the child does wear earrings on these days and cannot remove them independently in school, they will have to be involved in the lesson in ways that avoid direct physical participation (e.g. act as referee, scorer, analyst or use other equipment, etc.). If this cannot be achieved they will not take part at all.  

Children will not be permitted to join in the swimming lesson.