SCHOOL UNIFORM 

It is the policy of our school that all children should wear school uniform. We look for parental support in implementing this policy, so it may be helpful if I share with you our reasons for being in favour of school uniforms.

  1. It gives the children a sense of belonging and identifies them as a member of our school community.
  2. It alleviates differences stemming from home background and parental income.
  3. It reduces pressure on parents, by children, to purchase expensive fashionable clothing.
  4. It is especially designed for the function it serves.

 PURCHASING YOUR UNIFORM 

Our main supplier of school uniform is Tesco -follow this link F & F uniform.  Also Whittaker’s, London Street, Southport sells badged jumpers and cardigans. In addition to this school ties, book bags, water bottles, swimming hats, summer caps and winter hats are available from the school office.

When purchasing through the Tesco website, 5% of sales is donated back to school. So far this has been £288. (May 2016)

Our school uniform consists of the following items:-

Winter Uniform:

Boys:  grey trousers or shorts, red badged pullover, grey socks, white shirt, school tie.

Girls:  grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers, red badged pullover or cardigan, grey socks, white blouse, school tie.

Summer Uniform:

Boys:  usual winter uniform but optional short sleeved white shirt with tie, or badged red polo shirt.

Girls:  usual winter uniform but optional red and white gingham dress, white socks.

Footwear should take the form of suitable black shoes. Shoes with above average heels, boots and pumps should not be worn in school.  In the summer months sandals which give suitable support may be worn (e.g. no sling-back or open-toed sandals).

Children are not allowed to wear jewellery, including bracelets, rings and earrings, in school, with the exception of children with pierced ears may wear a single, small, plain stud in each ear. It is strongly recommended in the interests of health and safety that long hair be tied back. This is particularly important in helping to stop the spread of head lice. No elaborate hair decoration should be worn and pupils should not come to school with hairstyles, which are generally unacceptable. (E.g. virtually shaven, shaven patterns, Mohican, unnaturally coloured, etc.)

Footwear should take the form of suitable black shoes. Shoes with above average heels, boots and pumps should not be worn in school.  In the summer months sandals which give suitable support may be worn (e.g. no sling-back or open-toed sandals). Children are not allowed to wear jewellery, including bracelets, rings and earrings, in school, with the exception of children with pierced ears may wear a single, small, plain stud in each ear. It is strongly recommended in the interests of health and safety that long hair be tied back. This is particularly important in helping to stop the spread of head lice. No elaborate hair decoration should be worn and pupils should not come to school with hairstyles, which are generally unacceptable. (E.g. virtually shaven, shaven patterns, Mohican, unnaturally coloured, etc.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This is an important part of our children’s education and development and all children must participate unless they are excused on medical grounds.

For health and safety reasons the following items of clothing must be worn for physical education:-

Indoors Black P.E. shorts and badges white tee-shirt – indoor black elastic-fronted plimsolls.

Outdoors Black P.E. shorts and badged white tee-shirt – trainers or outdoor pumps/trainers.  Optional grey badged sweat top and pants can be purchased from the Tesco website.

It is regretted that pumps and trainers worn outside cannot be worn in the Hall because of the damage that their ridged soles do to the P.E. mats, and also the dirt which they bring in with them. Also the indoor, thin-soled elastic-fronted plimsolls are not suitable for outside use. Children may do indoor P.E. in bare feet but this does of course carry the risk of infection. The school follows BAALPE recommendations which state that studs must be removed from ears for P.E. or be taped over. It is the child’s responsibility to do this and so we recommend that children do not wear studs to school on days on which they do P.E., or alternatively we request parents to supply plasters to cover their earrings.

It would be helpful if you could provide a named cloth bag to contain the P.E. kit which could then be hung in the cloakroom until the kit is needed.

The school provides special kits for teams fielded in competitive games.

 SWIMMING Children in years 5 & 6 also have the opportunity to go swimming at Swimscool, Marshside, Southport. A member of staff, along with a qualified swimming instructor, provides instruction. It is a rule that all children must wear a swimming cap (these can also be purchased at cost price from the School Office). All boys are required to wear swimming trunks and not shorts.