Uniform

School Uniform

Our School Uniform is now available exclusively from One Stop School Gear, conveniently located in Beehive Lane, Great Baddow. One Stop can be contacted on 0845 466 7208. Alternatively you can buy uniform from their website One Stop School Gear.

General Information

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.

Uniform

Long or short grey trousers;

Grey skirt or pinafore dress (blue and white gingham or striped dresses in the summer);

White shirts/blouses, polo tops (with or without the school logo);

Grey, white or dark coloured socks or tights

Royal blue pullovers/cardigans or the school sweatshirt.

Fleeces are available for outdoor wear.

School uniform is available from One Stop School Gear 0845 466 7208 which is located in Beehive Lane, Great Baddow.

It should be noted that it is not acceptable for children to have extreme haircuts for school.  Hair should not be coloured and long hair must be tied up with plain blue or black hair ties/scrunchies or headbands.  With the exception of stud earrings, jewellery is not permissible during the school day and children should not wear nail varnish to school.

At no time are clothes with pictures, slogans or logos other than the school badge acceptable.

High fashion items should not be worn in school. Please speak to Mrs. Cullen or Mrs. Prigg if you are unsure what to provide for your child.

Footwear

We ask that all children wear sensible, black shoes.  In the summer term, sandals which have a back strap (not plastic jelly shoes or flip flops), may be worn. These should be in black, white, brown or navy. 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. Boots are defined as shoes covering the ankle bone.  Trainers, baseball boots and light-weight canvas shoes of any colour are also unacceptable.

Wellington Boots may be worn in wet weather, but please ensure that your child has another pair of shoes to change into on arrival at school.

PE

For safety and hygiene reasons, children change clothing for all PE and games lessons.  We ask that pupils are provided with black/navy shorts (not cycling shorts) and a plain white PE top.

Whilst most PE work in the hall is undertaken in bare feet, children will need a change of footwear for PE lessons taken outside or for games lessons and either plimsolls or lightweight trainers are suitable for this purpose.

Earrings, if worn (one plain stud per ear lobe) must be removed for PE.  This is in line with current Health and Safety Guidance.  Since children can find it difficult to remove and replace earrings themselves, the best arrangement is for them not to be worn on PE days. It is not permissible for earring to be covered with Micropore tape.

PE kit is best brought to school in a drawstring PE bag because we do not have space to store large sports bags.  Long hair must be tied back.

During cold weather, children must wear a plain sweatshirt/tracksuit in black/navy or dark grey for outdoor PE.

PE kits should be in school at all times. Please let us know if your child is unable to do PE for any reason.

If pupils do not have the correct PE kit, the school will hold a small selection of clean, PE kit to lend to children if required. This will be given out and collected in after the lesson to enable it to be laundered for the next day. We will also keep a supply of plimsolls, which will also be washed after each use. There may be instances where a child will not be able to participate due to lack of kit.