Uniform

A uniform creates a sense of belonging and gives us a clear identity to unite behind, which we can then promote pride in. This pride then helps to raise standards. The staff and governors of the school believe that wearing a uniform helps to raise both standards in academic work and in behaviour.

We also believe that school uniform prevents the inevitable loss of self-esteem caused to individual children should a family not be able or willing to provide the newest, most expensive or fashionable clothing and equipment. We want to remove peer pressure from decisions about what to wear to school and feel this will avoid the stress for parents and children of competitive dressing.

Uniform
Parents are asked to support us by sending their child to school in full uniform. It is really helpful if all of these clothes are labelled. The uniform consists of:

White/light blue polo shirts or cotton shirts.

Either school logo sweatshirt or plain navy jumper or cardigan

Trousers – grey/black school trousers (or tailored shorts in warmer weather)

Grey/black skirt or pinafore (checked or striped blue dress in warmer weather). Skirts and dresses must be at least knee length.

Black school shoes or black polishable trainers only. Sensible plain, black boots may be worn (no Ugg style boots) No sandals or canvas trainers/shoes. Please make sure your child can tie their laces if their shoes have laces!

Plain Navy blue fleece with or without the badged school logo

Plain socks or tights (grey/black/white)

Children will also need to bring a water bottle to school everyday.

PE Uniform:
Please bring your PE kit into school in a drawstring bag. It is really helpful if all of these clothes are labelled.

Plain white/light blue polo/t-shirt

Plain navy blue/black shorts

Plimsolls (indoor), trainers (outdoor)

In colder weather, children are encouraged to have a plain dark coloured track suit as they will still be doing outside PE in the colder months(not applicable to Foundation Stage).

In hot weather, you may like to send your child into school with a hat and  suncream that they can apply themselves.

In Year 3 we take the children swimming. Children need to wear suitable swimwear i.e. a swimming costume or trunks (No bikinis and trunks must be shorter than the knee)

Earrings must be removed for P.E Lessons. If your child has just had their ears pierced they can not take part in P.E for six weeks and can not be covered by tape.

School bags
In EYFS, year 1 and year 2 we ask that the children use a small book bag for their school books and a small drawstring bag for their PE kit. Both of these should be named. We have not got the space for large rucksacks in the classroom.

Jewellery
No jewellery other than stud or small sleeper earrings (under half –inch/1cm) may be worn in school at any time. No nail varnish, nail extensions or make-up may be worn.

Studs and sleepers must be removed for any physical activity. The child must be able to do this themselves or a parent will need to remove them on the morning of PE sessions.

Children not wearing uniform
The expectation from both staff and governors is that all children will wear the full uniform – both the main uniform and the PE uniform, and adhere to the code on wearing jewellery. However if the child is unable to wear uniform due to exceptional circumstances parents should contact the class-teacher to let them know.

Children not wearing uniform will be reminded to do so by their teacher in the first instance.

If this re-occurs a letter will be sent home.

If this continues the parents will be asked to make an appointment with the Head Teacher or a Deputy Head to try to resolve the situation.

Embroidered uniform with the school logo on is available from:
Gascoigne Clothing – please use the password leys2000 to access the correct webpage
EPT Schoolwear