Our School Uniform is now available exclusively from One Stop School Gear, conveniently located in Beehive Lane, Great Baddow. From September 2011, uniform sold will feature our new school logo. One Stop can be contacted on 0845 466 7208. Alternatively you can buy uniform from their website One Stop School Gear
We aim to treat all children in the school fairly and equally, and it is our belief that a school uniform eliminates problems of competitiveness over fashion clothes, and assists children in seeing that everyone is of equal worth.
Our uniform is similar to that worn in the Infants and is designed to be practical both in and out of school. Full details are contained within the school policy but a brief outline of requirements is as follows:
BOYS Long or short grey trousers; white shirts or polo tops (with or without the school logo); grey or dark coloured socks; royal blue pullovers or the school sweatshirt.
GIRLS Grey skirt or pinafore dress; grey tailored trousers – fashion trousers and stretchy fabrics are NOT acceptable; white blouse (with or without the school logo); white socks; royal blue cardigans/pullovers or the school sweatshirt. Opaque black tights may be worn in cold weather.
Fleeces, however, are outdoor wear and are therefore not to be worn in place of sweatshirts. School ties are also available and the wearing of these is encouraged.
In the summer term all children may wear plain short-sleeved shirts with collars. The girls may wear blue and white gingham or striped dresses. At no time are clothes with pictures, slogans or logos other than the school badge acceptable.
Jeans, leisure and casual wear and non-school sweatshirts (i.e. those with pictures or slogans) are considered inappropriate for school wear.
When the children are representing the school at outside events, for example the Music Festival, they are expected to wear a white shirt and school tie, and the girls to wear a grey skirt. Ties can be borrowed for the occasion from the School but it is the expectation that the girls will wear a skirt, even if they choose to wear trousers at School.
We ask that children wear sensible footwear, such as black, dark brown or dark blue shoes. In the summer term sandals (not plastic jelly shoes) may be worn. Please do not send your child to school in fashion shoes or boots, especially with high heels, as these can be a danger in the playground and also damage our floor surfaces. Boots are defined in the school policy as shoes covering the ankle bone. Trainers, baseball boots and light-weight canvas shoes of any colour are also unacceptable. Wellingtons may be worn in wet weather, but please ensure that your child has another pair of shoes to change into on arrival at school.
To avoid damage to school shoes, children are permitted to change into their plimsoles or light- weight trainers at playtime and lunchtime although they must change back into school shoes on re-entering the school.
Most major chain stores, as well as local retailers stock items of uniform.
CLOTHING FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ART AND CRAFT
For safety and hygiene reasons, children change clothing for all P.E. and games lessons. We ask that boys and girls are provided with black shorts and a plain white P.E. top (cycling shorts are not acceptable). Whilst most P.E. work in the Hall is undertaken in bare feet, children will need a change of footwear for P.E. lessons taken outside or for games lessons and either plimsoles or lightweight trainers are suitable for this purpose. Girls may wear a black games skirt for outside PE but tights or leggings are not permissible for any PE lesson (a pair of white ankle socks must therefore be part of the PE kit).
Earrings, if worn (one plain stud per ear lobe) must be removed for P.E. According to current Health and Safety Policy, it is no longer acceptable to cover earrings with micropore tape. Since children can find it difficult to remove and replace earrings themselves, the best arrangement for them is for them not to be worn on PE days. You may also want to bear this in mind if you are considering having your child’s ears pierced during the school year – the beginning of the summer holidays is the ideal time, as once they return to school the earrings will have to be removed for PE which is an essential pat of the curriculum.
PE kit is best brought to school in a drawstring cloth P.E. bag because we do not have space to store large sports bags. For reasons of safety, jewellery is not to be worn for P.E. and games lessons.. Long hair must be tied back. During cold weather, children are allowed to wear a tracksuit top or spare school sweatshirts and jumpers together with plain (no logos) black loose fitting tracksuit bottoms for outdoor P.E. It is important for children to have a separate sweatshirt to wear for PE during the colder months of the year so they can change out of it at the end of the lesson.
Art and DT lessons
To protect children's clothing, we would be glad if you could also provide an old shirt or overall for painting and craft lessons.
All clothing, sandwich boxes and other property must be clearly marked with the child's name. This is the only way we are able to return items if they are mislaid.