During cold or wet spells of weather, please encourage your child to wear outdoor clothing including suitable coats and footwear, which is appropriate for the conditions. Please be aware that the weather can change very quickly in a day and so children should always have a suitable jacket or coat with them in school.
School Uniform Suppliers:
Please ensure that any items of clothing, which your child is likely to remove or put on during the school day, are clearly named. School cannot accept responsibility for lost clothing or items.
At the end of last year, we reminded you about the bags we expect and prefer for our children in school. We have found that children, particularly in KS2 come to school with big rucksack style bags containing very little. We really do struggle for space in our cloakrooms.
EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2
They will need a school bag for reading books, reading record, homework etc. This is the smaller of the two versions of the purple bags (packets). This smaller version fits into children’s trays neatly and really helps us to keep the classrooms safe and tidy. Sport/PE kit is sent in a PE draw string bag.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Children in Key Stage 2 still require a purple packet (not a school bag or rucksack) – this is available in a larger size and is required for children’s reading books, planners and homework etc. All other resources are provided by school and therefore children are not required to bring in pencil cases or other stationery.
Key Stage 2 - School Sports Kit Bags
As children progress through Key Stage 2, they may require separate bags for their school sports kits.
We suggest that children use their pump bags for their school PE kits: black shorts, white t-shirts and pumps, and for their games kits; a school hoodie, black tracksuit bottoms and trainers children may bring a separate PE bag or a small rucksack.
Only the following items of jewellery can be worn in school:
Watches (including SMART watches) and Activity Trackers.
In our school uniform policy children are allowed to wear a watch. Our preference is for an analogue watch as this helps the children when and as they are learning to tell the time.
Our policy has always been and remains that SMART watches are not allowed in school. This includes any watch that has the ability to access the internet, take photographs, receive text messages etc (for example Fit Bit Blaze, Fit Bit Charge or Apple watches).
What we will allow is a very simple and inexpensive band style watch without an interactive face or screen that can also track activity and steps, an example of this style of watch is pictured below. However, if any watch begins to cause a distraction during lesson or learning times then this will be dealt with on an individual basis when and if it occurs.
Hopefully, having access to activity and step counting watches will help our children benefit from continuing to track their activity during school hours as they certainly enjoy running around during their lunchtimes and playtimes and keeping fit is always a target worth encouraging. We would always remind you that any watch brought into school is done so at your own risk and therefore we recommend that watches are not expensive or precious if worn for school.
Children with long hair should have it tied back and only white/yellow/black/purple hair adornments should be worn. Large hair bands, for example with substantial bows including Jo-Jo Bows or sparkles, are not permitted. Coloured hair braids (often following holidays) should also be removed before children return to school.
The use of hair gel is not permitted or shaved hair patterns, including closely-shaved heads: no cuts below Grade 2. No hairstyles mixing short on the sides and long on top. Children should not have fashion haircuts to school. If your child currently has one of these from the holiday, please allow them to grow out now they are back in school.
We suggest if you have a holiday haircut this is at the start of the holiday so children can return with hair in line with the policy at the start of the school term.
Children should have short nails when in school. Please note that children should not wear nail varnish.
Children should bring a water bottle into school each day. This should: