All children are to wear school uniform and PE kit which adheres to policy. The school uniform is sensible, practical and reasonably priced clothing, which is usually available in the majority of children's clothing shops. School sweatshirts and cardigans can be bought from the school office if you wish to have a logoed jumper but this is not essential.
We consider that the wearing of school uniform gives your child a sense of pride and belonging to our special school family. It also eliminates the problem of differentiating between which are school clothes and which are leisure/play clothes.
This policy has the support of the school governors and the staff, but above all, our parents.
The uniform consists of:
White socks, sandals and blue and white checked or striped dresses are welcome in the summer months.
PE kit must be a white t shirt worn with black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. Warm sweatshirts and jogging bottoms can be worn over the PE kit in colder weather.
In addition reading folders, PE bags and back packs can be purchased but all children do receive a reading folder on their first day in school in Early Years.
Headbands, bobbles and hair slides should be plain black, white, blue or yellow. NO FLOWERS or GLITTER
Shaven type hairstyles and dyed hair are not part of our uniform. Long hair should be tied back for PE.
Children should ideally not wear jewellery to school as it can be dangerous in certain activities and it is likely to get damaged or lost. An exception is made for a small cross/St Christopher and a wristwatch. The school will not accept any responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, wrist watches or jewellery.
Children with pierced ears may wear plain stud earrings. We recommend that parents who wish their children to have pierced ears should leave this until the beginning of the summer holidays in order for ears to be healed for their return. If ears are pierced in the middle of a term then plasters are allowed to be worn (supplied by the parents) for a 6 week period only. After this earrings MUST be removed for PE lessons. The school will not accept any responsibility for any accidental injury caused by children wearing earrings.
Money and other valuables should not be brought into school unless required for a specific activity. The school will not accept any responsibility for the loss of, or damage to valuables in school.
Mobile phones should not be brought into school. If a mobile is required for a specific reason permission must be granted by the head teacher and the device must be handed in to the office between 8:45am and 3:30pm