The school has a uniform, originally agreed by parents, which you are strongly encouraged to purchase. It is much more economical to have outfits for school and separate outfits for casual wear. A uniform identifies a school and promotes a spirit of belonging and unity.
Unless otherwise specified, all children are expected to wear full school uniform on formal occasions such as special events in school, outings and services.
The uniform consists of:
- Black/Grey trousers, or grey pinafore dress or skirt (not hipsters, leggings or anything that could be termed as fashion trousers).
- Black / Grey short trousers (not sports shorts)
- White / Red blouses or polo shirts
- Red cardigan, sweatshirt or jumper (with either the school logo or no logo at all)
- Red and white striped or checked gingham dresses may be worn during the summer term.
- Black shoes (or smart black trainers with no writing, additional colour or logo) and socks in keeping with the colours of the uniform as far as possible. Shoes with high or narrow heels are not allowed.
- Reception children: smart black jogging bottoms with no logo or stripes can be worn.
We also strongly advise children to wear hats during the warmer weather. Children should also have wellies and waterproofs in school at all times.
For P.E., all children should be provided with navy or black shorts, a T-shirt in the colour of your child’s House* – you can buy logo’ed House T-shirts or they can be plain, daps (pull-on, not laces, are preferred for younger children) and a draw-string bag to contain them. Please note that daps are not required until after Easter (terms 5 and 6) in Reception.
* When they start school, Reception children will need a white T-shirt for PE (as they will be allocated to a House later in the year).
In the juniors, children are also encouraged to have warm wear during winter months for outdoor PE.
All clothing and personal property must be clearly marked with the child’s name. In the interest of social training, however, every child is expected eventually to be responsible for his or her own property and learn how to take care of it.
Fashion items of dress are not part of our school uniform.
We would appreciate your co-operation in not sending your child to school wearing various items of jewellery.
Not only does it get lost, but also it can be a danger to your child and others as they progress through an active school day. One stud earring is permitted in each ear.
No jewellery is permitted when children take part in swimming lessons.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
You will find a rack of clothing for sale to the left of the reception desk when you come in to school. Any item on this rack that is marked “SH” on the label is available for you to buy. We ask for a donation to school funds for any item of clothing you want. We recommend the following donations:
- Shirt / blouse: £1
- Trousers / Skirt / Dress / Jumper or Cardigan: £2
You can make any donation to school fund for the items on the rack – please give your money to Mrs Mundy or Mrs Johns in the office.
Do you have any school uniform that we put in the second hand shop? Please wash it and give it to the school office.
All money raised is used to help subsidise school events (trips, theatre productions, etc).
Please note, this is NOT lost property.
However anything that is given to the office without a name in will be put in the second hand uniform shop.
You can buy all our logo’ed school uniform online at www.initiallyyours.co.uk or visit their shop at 11 Soundwell Road (tel 0117 995 0909).