SCHOOL UNIFORM AND PE KIT LIST
We ask for your co-operation in seeing that your child/ren wear their uniform, which is smart, very simple and practical. School uniform helps children have pride in their school and a sense of belonging. Please mark all items of clothing, footwear and PE/games kit with your child’s name. Each child should have a bag in school every day, in which PE kit and plimsolls are stored.
All of the uniform items can be purchased from:
Grey trousers (school style) school sweatshirt and school polo shirt, both with school logo. Plain black shoes, not trainers.
Grey skirt or grey trousers (school style), school sweatshirt/cardigan and school polo shirt, both with school logo, white socks or green/grey tights. Plain black, flat shoes, no heel, not trainers.
(In Summer, girls may wear green and white checked dresses with their cardigan/sweatshirt). All children should wear sensible outdoor shoes. High heeled fashion shoes should not be worn in school, as they can prove dangerous.
All boys and girls need green shorts, a plain white t-shirt and black plimsolls. This kit should be kept at school each week and washed over weekends and holidays. Sensible training shoes are a good idea for the Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds) as they often have lessons on the field or playground.
All pupils’ hairstyles must be neat and tidy; tram lines, coloured hair or coloured extensions, fashion hairstyles or shaved styles are not allowed. All pupils with shoulder length hair must have it tied back in the interests of health and safety with a plain black or green band. The use of gel in hair is inappropriate, unnecessary and not allowed.
To ensure a safer environment at school, no jewellery is allowed at any time. All forms of ear-rings/studs, bracelets, etc are strictly forbidden. The safety of all children in the school must come first. This rule includes a ban on all religious adornments, eg crucifixes. The wearing of nail varnish is inappropriate, unnecessary and not allowed.
School dinners are free for all Key Stage 1 (Classes 1 and 2) and Foundation Stage 2 children
Key Stage 2 (Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6) children must pay their dinner money £9.75 per week on a Monday morning. When a child is bringing dinner money, it must be placed in an envelope, clearly labelled with their name and amount enclosed. Parents may pay for the term or half-term if they so wish.
Children entitled to free meals are treated in the same way as those paying and are unidentifiable, except to the Headteacher and School Office staff.
Free School Meals- please apply, if you are eligible school will receive funding to help your child.
If you are still unsure if you are eligible please contact the Pupil Benefits Team who will be happy to help you and answer your questions:
Either fill in an application form available from the School Office
OR telephone 0300 500 80 80.
School meals are healthy, nourishing and excellent value. A salad bar is available every day. Children are encouraged to partake of all meals, unless there is a medical reason for them not to have certain foods. In that case, please notify the School Office. All efforts are made to meet requirements for health and other reasons. The meal is served ‘Cafeteria style’ and all children are encouraged to use a knife and fork properly. Grace is said in Class before and after the lunch break.
PACKED LUNCH CHILDREN
All packed lunch children are expected to conform to the healthy eating requirements set out by the DFE. No crisps or sweets or chocolate are permitted. Water is provided on specific request. It is a condition that all children who remain at school during the lunch break behave in a reasonable manner.
NOTE: In accordance with LA recommendation, parents are requested to restrict any alterations to the children’s lunchtime arrangements to holiday times.
Our school provides a milk scheme that is available to all our pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 – you will need to register your child. School milk is free for under 5’s, and for over 5’s it is available at a subsidised* price of around £15.00 a term.
Each child that registers with Cool Milk will receive a 189 ml portion of semi-skimmed milk every day, delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting it also bridges the gap between breakfast and lunch to help children stay focused. For more information on how milk can benefit children visit www.coolmilk.com/why-milk-is-great.
Pupils eligible for free school meals will receive free milk and will be registered with Coolmilk by the school.
How to register
If your child is under 5:
Register online at www.coolmilk.com or complete the registration form attached.
Register by a Tuesday at 5pm for child’s free milk to start the following week
Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request four weeks before their birthday – if you wish your child to continue to receive school milk, simply make a payment.
If your child is five or older:
Register and pay online at www.coolmilk.com
Alternatively, fill in a registration form attached – once Cool Milk has processed your form, you will receive a payment request
You can pay Cool Milk either online, over the phone or at a local PayPoint in half-termly, termly or annual instalments.
Please pay by a Tuesday at 5pm for your child’s milk to start the following week.
If you have any questions regarding school milk please visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on
0844 854 2913
SWEETS AND CHOCOLATES ETC
Children are not allowed to bring crisps, sweets or chocolates of any kind into school. The one exception to this rule is on the day of a child’s birthday, if they wish to share with their class. This is done under the supervision of the Class teacher. Children are allowed to bring drinks of water to school. Water is readily available throughout the day from sources of drinking water situated around the school. All bottled drinks must be securely fastened. Glass bottles must not be used. Being part of the National Fruit for School Initiative, all our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children receive a piece of fresh fruit every morning break time.
We have a ‘Healthy Tuck Shop’ run by the Local Authority Catering Department each morning break for the children in Key Stage 2.