Uniform

Dress Code

School Clothing

Uniform may be purchased from the school office. Parents are asked to send their children to school tidy and appropriately dressed for the weather of the day.  Only flat-heeled shoes should be worn. Reasons:  The overwhelming majority of parents, staff and children expressed their preference for a school uniform.  School uniform reinforces school identity and eliminates ‘brand’ fashion and stigma.  High heel shoes and boots are unsafe for the school environment.

Jewellery

Watches and stud earrings are the only items of jewellery which may be worn at school and these must be removed during P.E. and swimming lessons.  Teachers are not to assist children with the removal of jewellery. If children cannot remove it themselves it should be taken out at home on the days the child does PE. Any articles removed should be locked in the teacher’s cupboard for the duration of the lesson. False nails should not be worn in school.

Reasons:  Rings, necklaces, bracelets etc can turn a minor incident into a major accident if caught on apparatus or entangled in another child’s clothing or hair.  Even stud earrings have the potential to cause severe tears to the wearer’s ears or injury to others.

PE Kit

Appropriate clothing must be worn for all PE activity

Indoors: we provide shorts and tee shirt that are kept in school and washed every half term. Indoor PE is done in bare feet, or pumps/plimsols (which you need to provide, if your child wishes not to do PE in bare feet)

Outdoors:-pumps/plimsols or trainers, shorts, Tee shirt, (Tracksuit in certain conditions).

Reasons:  It is dangerous to go on the apparatus wearing trainers or similar footwear because it is more difficult to feel.  A combination of bare feet and trainers, etc. can result in trampled toes and damaged nails.  Children should exert themselves during PE and therefore should have extra clothing to compensate for heat loss. Slip on shoes or laced shoes even with small heels are not suitable for outdoor games lessons.  They provide insufficient grip, may cause injury to others if kicked off and often lead to twisted ankles (see PE Policy).

Personal property

The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage to clothing or personal property.  Toys, games and sports equipment must not be brought to school (except on special occasions when the teacher gives permission).  Any money brought into school should be handed in as soon as possible and never left in trays, bags or coats.

Reasons:  Suitable toys, games and sports equipment are provided for the playground and indoor play.  Unsuitable equipment may present a risk to children and present the potential for theft.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones can only be brought to school in exceptional circumstances and only with the prior permission of the headteacher. Any phone brought in must be given to the headteacher or school business manager and stored in the school office, until home time.

Parents who insist that children require a mobile phone during school hours i.e. for the journey to and from school must express these reasons in their request to the headteacher in writing.  Such requests will be considered on an individual basis. If permission is granted mobile phones must be handed in to the school office upon arrival and collected at the end of the school day.  They should never be left in trays or coats or used during school hours.

Reasons:  During school hours contact is possible through the school’s land lines.  Mobile phones are regarded as hazardous to health.  They present an unacceptable disturbance to lessons, potential for theft and cyber bullying.

 

For Government information about school uniforms please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/school-uniform