Correct Uniform!

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It’s a new school year, so a perfect time for us to remind ourselves of the correct uniform. Teachers will be cracking down on uniform this term: the first time your child is in incorrect uniform or PE kit, they will receive a yellow card, the second time will warrant a detention.

School Uniform

Early Years: Every child in either Nursery or Reception is required to wear our school tracksuit and trainers. Skirts or leather school shoes are not permitted. In the summer, children can wear navy blue shorts and a white polo shirt.

KS1 & KS2: Children in Years 1-6 are required to wear our v-neck school jumper and school tie. Children must also wear a white shirt or polo and dark grey skirt, shorts, pinafore or trousers. No other colours are permitted. Black tights or plain coloured socks are allowed. White or multicoloured tights and over the knee socks are not permitted.

Children must wear black school shoes. Other shoes are not allowed.

On very warm days, children may wear a short sleeved white shirt or polo and their school tie along with dark grey shorts or skirt, or a blue and white gingham summer dress.

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PE Kit

IMG_0065 (1).jpgIn Years 1-6, children are required to wear a school PE t-shirt in their house colour. Children can either wear a navy school tracksuit, or navy or black tracksuit bottoms or shorts. Tracksuit bottoms or shorts in any other colour or with large logos or stripes are not permitted. Children may either way the school sweatshirt or the v-neck school jumper. Hoodies or any other jumpers are not permitted.

If children wear incorrect PE kit, they will first receive a warning, and then a detention the next time. Hoodies, if worn inside the school building, will be confiscated until the end of the day.

For swimming, all children are required to wear appropriate swimwear and a swimming hat.

 

11 Comments

  1. Thanks for the clarification, explains why my son (year one) got a yellow card today for no tie. When was this made compulsory as it wasn’t last year as my older son did not wear a tie every day and never got told he should be. It seems harsh issuing yellow cards then telling us the rules after.

  2. Can you please clarify one point?

    Your uniform page states dark grey skirt/pinafore for girls. We bought two pinafores for my daughter on that basis but yesterday she was asked for her name and told “I’m not sure you’re allowed to wear that” which has upset her.

    It would be good to know what the situation is.

  3. Hello Aaron,

    Thank you for your comment. Pinafore’s are allowed, I will adjust the post to say so, we have also reiterated this with the teachers. However, they must be worn with a white shirt or polo, school tie and school jumper. We do not permit pinafores without a school jumper. On hot days, shirts/polos and ties may be worn without jumpers, but only with a skirt or shorts.

    I hope this clears up any concerns.

    Best wishes,
    Attie

  4. Hello Gail,

    Thank you for your comment. The school tie has always been a part of the compulsory uniform, as has been made clear on our uniform page on this blog. We are addressing the previous inconsistencies in the enforcement of the uniform policy, hence why I have made this post. I apologise if this caused any confusion last year. Please ensure your sons are wearing their school ties to school every day (other than PE days) to avoid further sanctions.

    Best wishes,
    Attie

  5. Hi Attie,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Would you mind explaining the reason for the distinction? As boys can effectively remove their jumper under any circumstances, it seems strange that it’s not the same for girls. I’m concerned that we could send our child to school in her pinafore on a day that seems cool, only for her to get too hot in the building and not be able to remove her jumper. This is very likely as she tells us the classroom is often very warm.

    Under the circumstances we would not have bought pinafores if this information had been set out on the uniform page.

    Thanks,
    Aaron

  6. Hello Aaron,

    The distinction is simply to do with our “short sleeve rules” in summer. Pinafores are not a part of our summer uniform, and so should be worn with a jumper. Boys or girls can wear short sleeve shirts with their shorts, skirts or trousers without a jumper.

    I hope this clarifies your question.

    Best wishes,
    Attie

  7. Can I ask why early years have a navy bottoms rule but ks1 and ks2 have a grey, black/blue rule? (Uniform/p.e.)
    Wouldn’t it make sense for a navy and grey rule across the whole school? Many smart grey school shorts exist vs less formal navy shorts for early years in the summer…

  8. Hello Lee,

    We like for the younger children to be in less formal and more comfortable clothing, as the approach to learning in Early Years is very active. We want all children to be able to take part in all of the activities in comfort. Further, tracksuit bottoms/elasticated shorts can prevent accidents, as children can more easily pull them down when using the bathroom.

    I hope this clears up any confusion.

    Best wishes,
    Attie

  9. Reblogged this on Heaver's Farm Year 3 and commented:
    We’ve had a few questions regarding the school uniform last week. Here is the post from the main site. I hope this clears up any confusion.

    Mrs Sullivan

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