Uniform Policy

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school and when participating in a school-organised events outside normal school hours.

We believe that wearing a school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Is practical and smart
  • Identifies the children with the school and the Foundation Stage Unit
  • Prevents children from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be a distraction
  • Helps children feel equal to their peers
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and represents value for money
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind

Please ensure your child’s clothes and shoes are clearly name labelled.

 

St Edmund’s Uniform

 

Nursery Class

Early Years sweatshirt and home clothes

 

Reception Class and Key Stage 1

 

Winter

 

Girls                                                                                Boys

KS1 School sweatshirt or cardigan                    KS1  School sweatshirt

Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers                Grey shorts or trousers

White polo shirt                                                  White polo shirt

Grey or navy socks or tights                               Grey socks

 

Summer     

Girls                                                                                Boys

KS1 School sweatshirt or cardigan                    KS1 School sweatshirt

Navy blue, small check dress                             Grey shorts or trousers

White socks or tights                                          White polo shirt

Grey socks

Please ensure your child’s clothes and shoes are clearly name labelled and that your child has a spare change of clothes in the Foundation Stage Unit at all times.  Children can keep a pair of named wellies in the FSU so that they are able to play in the outside in all weathers.

All children should have a pair of trainers for outside sporting activities all year round. All children must wear suitable clothing and footwear when using the playground climbing equipment. The PE apparatus can only be used by children with bare feet or wearing plimsolls.

 

Key Stage 2

 

Winter 

 

Girls                                                                                Boys

KS2 School sweatshirt or cardigan                    KS2 School sweatshirt

Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers                Grey shorts or trousers

White shirt                                                          White shirt

Grey or navy socks or tights                               Grey socks

School tie                                                            School tie

 

Summer

 

Girls                                                                                Boys           

KS2 School sweatshirt or cardigan                   KS2 School sweatshirt

Navy blue, small check dress                           Grey shorts or trousers

White socks or tights                                         White shirt

N/A                                                                    Grey socks

N/A                                                                    School tie

Uniform with St Edmund’s logo on, i. e. sweatshirts, book bags, St Edmund’s water bottles and school ties, can be bought from the school office on Monday and Friday mornings between 8:40 and 9:15 am.

 

Whole School PE

It is essential for all children to change for Physical Education

Both boys and girls require a red polo shirt or T-shirt, navy shorts and plimsolls.

Occasionally alternative footwear, eg trainers or football boots will be required for wet weather games activities on the field.  Tracksuits may be worn in very cold weather.

A drawstring gym bag is required to keep PE kit together.

Children who have swimming lessons require a one-piece swimming costume, cap and towel.

Again please ensure your child’s clothes and shoes are clearly name labelled.

 

Shoes

Boys and girls require  a pair of sensible, dark coloured shoes for outdoor wear.  Shoes can be Velcro or tied with shoe laces but please only buy laced shoes when your child can fasten them confidently themselves. Heels, open toe shoes or sling-backs are not safe or appropriate for school use.

It is important that children have a change of footwear for indoor use in wet weather.  Plimsolls are ideal for this.

 

Design Technology


Some form of overall is essential for Art and Craft work  (we have found that a man’s shirt is ideal for this).

 

Hair Accessories


Girls may wear sensible red or navy hair accessories.  “Fashionable” brightly coloured ones are unsuitable for school.

 

Jewellery

In the interests of safety and security no jewellery (apart from wristwatches, which must be removed for Physical Education), is allowed in school.  This follows the Oxford County Council’s recommendations.

 

Personal Belongings


Children should not bring to school any items of value except by arrangement with a teacher.  Children should not bring penknives, glass bottles, canned drinks with ring-pulls, or other potentially dangerous objects to school.
Mobile ‘phones must be given to the class teacher or school secretary during the school day.

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