Governors have agreed that as a matter of policy children should have a school uniform.
- Blue / White – polo shirts
- Navy Blue – cardigans, pullovers or sweatshirts
- Grey or black – school trousers, shorts, skirts or pinafore dresses
- Blue and white gingham dresses
- Sensible flat shoes must be worn as there are steps in school.
- Please ensure that all clothing is clearly marked with your child’s name
All children should have a clearly named PE kit at school every day.
Our PE kit consists of:
A plain white t-shirt and blue or black shorts in KS1 and KS2.
Trainers or plimsolls – that fit properly, can be properly tied up and are different to shoes worn in school.
A school hoodie which can be worn on PE days as well as for afterschool clubs
PE kits should be taken home at the weekend and in the holidays for washing.
Plain navy or black tracksuits may also be worn for outdoor activities in cold weather.
Bare feet for gymnastics and dance produces better quality work, but the teacher should assess the condition of the hall floor before asking children to work with bare feet.
No jewellery should be worn for PE (children wearing earrings that cannot be removed will be asked to cover them with Micropore tape).
Long hair should be tied back.
Children who persistently forget their own PE kit should be reminded of the importance of PE and, if necessary, a note should be sent to their parents asking for their co-operation.
In the summer, children can wear hats and sun cream but this should be applied before children come to school.
For Year 5 and 6 children, swimming kit should be brought to school on the day when swimming lessons take place and taken home afterwards. Goggles should be discouraged unless on medical advice or they are at a level that requires them.
Children with long hair must wear swimming hats
Children should only miss PE lessons on health grounds, if this is requested by their parents, either by direct contact with the school or in a note to the teacher.
Non participants should be included in the lessons where possible. They can take the role of an evaluator, coach, score keeper etc. Children who are unable to do this will be set to do work with the most suitable class available to their age.
Teachers and support staff involved in the lesson are expected to wear suitable footwear and clothing for teaching PE and be a role model.
Policy on the wearing of jewellery in school
We are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of jewellery being worn in school by both boys and girls, particularly body piercing.
The governing body discussed the issue in depth and came to the following decision:
- The wearing of jewellery of any sort (including stud earrings) is strictly forbidden during games, P.E. and swimming lessons. Any items worn will have to be removed before the lesson begins or taped accordingly.
- Pupils are not to be allowed to participate in any potentially hazardous activity, i.e. P.E., games or swimming for a period of six weeks after any body piercing takes place unless the jewellery is removed.
- If earrings cannot be removed by children they will be expected to tape them up
- Pupils to be responsible for the removal and safe keeping of their own jewellery.
- Staff are not allowed to remove jewellery.
- Other pupils cannot assist in removing the jewellery of other pupils.
- We suggest that parents remove any relevant jewellery in the morning before a child comes to school when P.E. is on the timetable.
- We suggest to parents that should they wish their child to have any body piercing that this is done at the beginning of the summer break.
Governors agreed that the wearing of a watch and possibly something small of a religious nature be allowed. The Governing body stress that their prime concern, and that of the school, is the safety of its pupils and are following guidelines from the Health & Safety at Work Act and guidelines detailed in the DCSF booklet entitled ‘Safe Practice in Physical Education’.
We understand the pleasure that the wearing of jewellery gives to children, particularly when it is new, but we consider the risks of accidents involving the wearing of jewellery are great when children are involved in the day to day activities of school life.
We would appreciate your support with this matter. Thank you.
Valuables should not be brought to school, the school cannot be held responsible for valuable items that are misplaced, broken or stolen.
The school discourages children from having ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hairstyles such as extreme patterns shaved into the hair or a Mohican style crest are deemed inappropriate for school.
The role of parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.