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Our Uniform

School Uniform is compulsory for all pupils attending the school.  We are proud of our uniform and our aim is that it should be smart, practical, affordable and distinctive. Uniform can be purchased from several outlets – as described below under ‘summer dresses’.

In deciding the uniform the following factors have been taken into account:

  1. The smartness and appearance of the uniform.
  2. Limiting the requirements of what is acceptable to ensure that the uniform is “uniform”.
  3. The affordable cost of the uniform to parents.
  4. The quality and value for money of the uniform.
  5. The provision of a uniform that is easy for parents to purchase.
  6. The safety, health and comfort of children wearing it.
  7. The provision of a uniform which offers equality of opportunity to all pupils and is inclusive.
  8. The need to provide the older children in the school with some elements of uniform which more closely reflects their maturity.
  9. The desires of parents as ascertained by survey.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL UNIFORM AND PERSONAL POSSESSIONS BROUGHT TO SCHOOL ARE CLEARLY NAMED.

NAMED LOST PROPERTY ITEMS ARE ALWAYS RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Girls’ Uniform Winter

White long or short sleeved blouse

Green St James school tie

Courtelle bottle green V- neck St James sweater or cardigan

Bottle green pinafore dress with box pleats YR – Y4

Bottle green skirt with box pleats Y5 and Y6  (Short netball type skirts are not acceptable)

Or traditional styled grey trousers

Long or short white socks (trainer socks are not acceptable) or tights grey or bottle green

Warm practical waterproof coat or anorak in a single dark colour – no logos

Black sturdy practical school shoes (boots, trainers or high–heeled shoes are not permitted)

Optional warm practical hat – no logos

Boys’ Uniform Winter

White long or short sleeved shirt

Green St James school tie

Courtelle bottle green V- neck St James sweater

Long or short grey traditional styled school trousers

Grey long or short socks

Warm practical waterproof coat or anorak in a single dark colour– no logos

Black sturdy practical school shoes (boots or trainers are not permitted)

Optional warm practical hat – no logos

Summer Uniform

White buttoned polo shirt (with or without the school logo)

Courtelle bottle green V- neck St James sweater or cardigan

Short grey traditional styled school trousers YR – Y4

Long or short grey traditional styled school trousers Y5 and Y6

Practical waterproof coat or anorak – no logos

Black sturdy practical school shoes or black, dark brown or navy close-toed sandals (boots, trainers or high-heeled shoes are not permitted)

Optional sun hat – no logos

Additional Girls’ Uniform option

School striped green dress – see additional information at bottom of page

 

P.E. and Games Kit for boys and girls

  1. Yellow buttoned polo shirt (with or without the school logo)
  2. Emerald green shorts
  3. White, grey or green socks as appropriate for PE and games.
  4. Shin guards are required for those pupils in KS2 playing in extra-curricular school teams.
  5. Jogging kit for outdoor PE – consisting of a bottle green top and any dark coloured jogging bottoms.
  6. Black slip–on plimsolls for indoor PE.
  7. Sports trainers for outdoor PE.

ALL PE KIT SHOULD BE CLEARLY NAMED AND KEPT IN A STURDY CLEARLY NAMED SHOEBAG AND TAKEN HOME REGULARLY TO BE WASHED.

 

A grant is available from the Local Education Authority for families who are in receipt of:

Income Support

Income based Job Seekers Allowance

Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Child Tax Credit, where the parent is not entitled to Working Tax Credit and  whose income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £13480

Hair and Hair Ornaments   For neatness, health and hygiene:

  1. Long hair is to be worn tied back.
  2. No fancy hair ornaments are permitted. Hair slides or bands should be brown, black or school colours (green and gold not vibrant colours.)
  3. No hair gel or hair colourings may be worn.

Jewellery

  • No items of jewellery are permitted.
  • Children may wear a single small stud earring in each ear.
  • Earrings should be removed or taped over by the child on PE days for safety.
  • The school and its members of staff will not take responsibility for the loss of earrings or any injury sustained as a result of the wearing of earrings.
  • Watches may be worn provided they are clearly named. They must be removed for PE and games and no responsibility can be taken for them.

No make-up, nail varnish or other body decorations or piercings may be worn.

 

House Badges

Each child will be given a house badge when they start school and we do expect children to wear their house badges each day. Replacements can be bought in the school office.

Bags

Book bags can be used for carrying school books to and from home. These are available from Stevensons

Non–Uniform Days (Mufti)

From time to time there are Mufti days usually to raise money for charities or school funds. On these days the children may wear what they like, or what parents wish them to wear as long as the garments worn are safe and practical for school purposes. Children may wear mufti on these days whether or not a donation to the charity is made.

Summer Dresses

The governors are very aware that some school summer dresses are very expensive. We have therefore reviewed various alternative designs and suppliers. The decision has now been made to continue with a green striped dress but from a choice of two different suppliers as follows:

  1. The green striped dress from M & S.
  2. The current dress from Stevensons of Southbourne.

Parents are welcome to use other suppliers of green striped dresses or to make homemade dresses.

Also the choice remains for girls in Year 5 and 6 to wear either the summer dress or a green pleated skirt with a rever collared blouse.

We feel that within these options parents will now be able to obtain a good quality green striped summer dress that will suit both their purse and their daughters!

The PSA operate second hand uniform sales in school – prices are very reasonable and money raised goes to PSA funds, they just ask that you donate anything your child outgrows as they go through the school – washed and in good condition.