We encourage children to wear school uniform as we believe it fosters a sense of belonging to the school.
We are in the process of changing our uniform suppliers. We will now be using a locally based company Retro Alley Garments. More details will follow on how the ordering process for this will work. There will be pop up shops throughout the school year to purchase uniform also. The first pop up shop is booked in for 21st May, starting at 3pm.
- Charcoal grey or black shorts or trousers
- Pale blue shirts or polo shirt
- School logo'd sweatshirt / cardigan
- Grey or dark coloured socks
- Charcoal grey or black skirt or trousers
- Pale blue blouse or polo shirt (or blue checked dress in Summer)
- School sweatshirt/school cardigan
- White socks or plain black tights in winter
Sensible black shoes with low heels should be worn. If Wellingtons are worn to school in winter months, then other footwear should be brought to school to change into during the day. It is a good idea to have wellies in school during most of the year as this enables the children to have full use of the field and woodland whatever the weather.
Sweatshirts, blue polo shirts, cardigans, waterproof jackets, and PE t-shirts printed with the school logo, as well as book bags are available to order via the tesco website. We also have sun hats and PE bags available to purchase all in the school colours and with the logo on them from the school office. Please ask at the school office for more details on how to order or follow the link by clicking here.
All clothing should be clearly named. A 2nd hand uniform sale is held once a term also.
Jewellery is not allowed in school, with the exception of stud earrings - although they must be removed by the child for PE and swimming (staff are unable to do this for the children).
P.E. and Swimming Kit
All the children in Years 3 to 6 will have the opportunity to swim for 10 weeks during the year. We travel by coach to Archbishop Sancroft High School and benefit from their swimming pool and swimming instructor. Children need to take swimwear, a hat, a towel and waterproof bag.
All children should have a soft, named PE bag containing;
- school PE t-shirt or a plain white t-shirt
- dark coloured shorts
- dark coloured track suit for outdoor sports (KS1 and 2 only)
If a child is unfit for any activity, a note is requested please.
All children will be expected to have a change of clothes and shoes with them on the days they attend Forest School. It is recommended that they are kept in a bag on their peg and not taken home until the end half term or term holidays. Depending on the weather and time of year your child is attending Forest School will determine what clothing they will need.
Your children will get muddy, wet and dirty - please do not send them in their best clothes - old clothes are much more appropriate.
At all times, regardless of the weather all children and adults are expected to wear clothes which fully cover their arms and legs and shoes which cover the entire foot. Hair also needs to be tied back if possible. A brief outline is below:
Cold and wet weather months:
- lots of layers!! (it is much better to wear lots of thin layers and be able to take some off rather than to wear one pair of thick trousers, or a thick jumper and be too hot or cold)
- wellies (these can be very cold in snowy weather though, and aren't great for climbing trees in - only good for a puddle splashing day!)
- walking boots/trainers
- gloves, scarf, hat
- extra socks
- leggings/tights under...
- thermal clothes
- Children are also encouraged to bring clothes for lunchtime to change into when playing on the field, this will hopefully save lots of muddy school uniforms!
Warm and sunny weather months:
- thin layers
- loose clothing
- walking boots/trainers
We all know what the British weather can be like though so please think sensibly when providing a change of clothes for your child. The weather can rapidly change and is always a lot cooler in the woods, even on a very hot and sunny day! It is better to have more variety in their bag than to be too hot or cold due to a weather change. Children will get changed during lunchtimes.
Outdoor all-weather clothing
We encourage all children to have a spare pair of wellies/trainers in school which they are happy to get wet and dirty! This then enables them to use the outdoor area, and especially the field at lunchtimes. We have a 'Welly shed' outside where they are all kept during the week. We are very lucky to also have some fantastic all-weather clothing for the children to the fit over their uniforms. This means whole classes can use the outdoor area in any weather and for any lesson without getting cold, wet, and dirty.
We have green and red t-shirts with the school name printed on them. This means that we look really smart when we have matches against other schools and when we attend various sporting activities around the area.
Where possible please could ears be pierced at the beginning of the summer holidays.
To all year 3 and 4. There will be opportunities for those in year 5 and 6 to have lessons if they do not reach the required standard whilst in year 3 and 4.