This is considered to be a very important aspect of school life and an indicator of a desire to set high standards. It is expected that children will come to school appropriately dressed. Uniform is compulsory and we are confident that parents/carers want their children to feel part of our community. Wearing school specific clothing helps this process.
Our policy for dress is designed to be:
- appropriate for school activities
- supportable by all concerned – parents, carers, pupils, staff and the academy advisory committee
- encouraging of community spirit and identity
- easily obtainable, maintainable and inexpensive
There is a common list for boys and girls, appropriate for both summer and winter wear.
- White buttoned shirt with collar (no polo shirts)
- Dark grey trousers or dark grey knee length skirt
- Dark grey shorts are permitted in the Summer Term
- Navy blue jumpers with school logo are available from QDOS Uniform Supplies (order forms available from the school office or download QDOS Uniform Order Form 2018-19.
- Academy tie
- A warm/waterproof coat for outside activities
- Black sensible shoes (please note many designs of ‘fashion’ shoes are not suitable for school). Boots are not permitted.
- White socks or grey tights for girls
- Grey socks for boys
- Wellington boots for reception children
We do not permit:
- Heeled shoes
- Summer Dresses
- Items showing logos i.e Nike, Puma
- Jewellery – May not be worn in school. (Except simple small gold/silver stud earnings which will need to be removed for PE)
PE Kit Should include:
- Navy shorts
- Plain white T-short
- Change of socks
- Plimsolls for the gym
- Trainers for outdoor games
- A track suit is useful on cold winter days- preferably navy coloured
- In Reception a spare pair of pants may be helpful!
Please note our emphasis during PE on the need for change of footwear from everyday use in the school, to trainers on the playground or field. This is important for hygiene and also helps to keep the school building clean. Gymnastics and dance are undertaken in bare feet as recommended, Trainers are advocate for football to protect the children’s feet.
Reception and Year 1 Children:
- A spare pair of pants and socks in a named bag in case of accidents
- A pair of named Wellington boots in their own bag.
We ask that all uniform including shoes, trainers, wellies etc. are clearly marked with your child’s name.
- All hair at below or shoulder length (both boys and girls) must be tied back at all times in school, but especially during PE and games lessons. School hair ties should be appropriate colours and styles suitable to blend with school uniform (blue/black bands). Hair should be off the face, clipped back and not obscuring sight. Bows are not allowed.
- Hair should not be shorter than a Grade 3 cut and pupils should not wear extreme hair fashions which are designed to attract attention. This includes dyed or streaked hair and styles such as spikes, mohicans and images or lines cut into the hair.
- Apart from plain stud earrings and watches (which have an educational value in helping children to learn how to tell the time and take responsibility for their own time keeping), the wearing of jewellery in school is not permitted. Items can easily get lost or damaged, or may be the cause of injury. the school cannot accept responsibility for loss of such articles.
- During any physical education school, children must not wear and jewellery because of the safety aspect. Children must therefore not wear stud earrings to school on PE days or after school activities.
- Please try and arrange fir your child to have their ears pierced at the very beginning of the summer holidays so that by September no studs should need to be worn. As all children’s ears are different and the healing rate varies there might be the need to wear studs for slightly longer than the recommended time of six weeks. If this is the case, then the studs must be removed either by the child or parent before the PE lesson begins. PE, games and swimming are all compulsory part of the National Curriculum and children are required to take part in all sessions.
- The wearing of make-up and nail varnish is considered inappropriate for a learning culture and is not permitted.
Items of Value:
- i.e expensive watches, personal MP3’s game consoles etc. may not be bought into school
‘Labelled’ mobile telephones for year 5/6 who walk home alone:
- May be handed into the school office at the beginning of the day and collected at the end of each day.
QDOS Uniform Suppliers:
- Orders may be placed directly by telephone to Teresa Medcraft of QDOS. Alternatively, an order form may be downloaded from this website, or collected from and returned to the academy office with payment in cash in a named envelope. The order will then be delivered back to the academy by QDOS, for delivery to your child.
- QDOS is able to deal with uniform orders during working hours and also throughout school holiday times.
- Orders are dealt with purely on a “CASH ON DELIVERY” basis.
Contact: Teresa Medcraft