Uniform including Sports and PE kit
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:
- Top Marque, 7a Park Road, St. Anne’s-on-Sea
- Tavenors, Clifton Street, Lytham
- PTFA second hand uniform shop. You can order uniform from the PTFA shop via Parent Pay in the school APP. Alternatively, contact the school office.
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.
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 and so we would ask that children bring the following bags into school.
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.
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.
Only the following items of jewellery can be worn in school:
- Items that are inexpensive and would not cause upset or concern if misplaced or damaged
- A wristwatch – this should not be a SMART watch. Mobile devices are not allowed in school and should be taken to the office if brought in where they will be stored for the day.
- Girls may wear a small pair of earring studs, which will need to be covered or removed for certain activities. These should be plain silver or gold metal studs.
- Jewellery of any other description is not permitted. This includes holiday bracelets which should be removed before children return to 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). These SMART watches typically have a large, square face.
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 enough to be tied back, 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. 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:
- Have a retractable non-spill top
- Be labelled with their name
- Be in a clear container
- Contain water only (no juice or cordial)