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 detailed in this policy.
In deciding the uniform the following factors have been taken into account:
Our school has a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform.
We understand that items with distinctive characteristics (such as branded items, or items that have to have a school logo or a unique style) can be more expensive and should be kept to a minimum. We also understand that pupils and parents value having a school identity and that uniform is part of who we are in the community.
NAMED LOST PROPERTY ITEMS ARE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Most items are available from:
148-150 Seabourne Rd, Southbourne
And many items are available from a number of high street retailers including, but not limited to,M&S, Asda or Primark
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:
Parents are welcome to use other suppliers of green striped dresses or to make homemade dresses.
P.E. and Games Kit
ALL PE KIT SHOULD BE CLEARLY NAMED
Hair and Hair Ornaments
For neatness, health and hygiene:
No items of jewellery are permitted other than 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.
Smart watches are not permitted if they have access to the internet
No make-up, nail varnish or other body decorations or piercings may be worn.
Green school book bags or backpacks 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.
Where to purchase it:
Items which are specific to the school and have the school logo are available from :
148-150 Seabourne Rd
These include, but are not limited to, jumpers, pinafores, skirts ties, PE Kit and bags with logos.
Striped dresses, shirts and trousers can be purchased from M&S
Trousers, shorts, skirts, pinafores, t-shirts and suitable PE trousers can be purchased from a range of high street retailers.