Clothing Checklist and Dress Code

Kindergarten Clothing checklist 

All clothing and footwear to be labelled

Bib-and-brace waterproof trousers 

Waterproof hooded jacket 

Wellingtons

Light cotton sunhat 

Warm hat (for colder months) 

Waterproof gloves 

Plain pair of slippers with supportive backs 

Cloth bag with spare set of clothes 

 

Website clothing examples and resources: 

http://www.millets.co.uk/kids-home 

http://www.waterproofworld.co.uk/allinones.htm 

http://www.raindrops.co.uk/ 

http://www.hedgehogshop.co.uk

 

Dress Code for School

General guidelines:

Pupils should come to school appropriately dressed for school-work. Except for special occasions such as concerts and festivals, uniform appearance is not necessary but certain considerations of health, safety, cleanliness and tidiness are important in daily school life.  

  • Please label all clothing
  • Outdoor wear should give protection against extremes of weather
  • Gym kit is to be changed immediately after the lesson
  • All footwear should facilitate free movement (running as well as walking) and good posture
  • Hair needs to be cut or styled so that it never impedes a child's vision. Some lessons require loose hair to be tied back, usually for safety or hygiene reasons. The teachers’ judgement is to be respected and acted upon in each case
  • Advertising slogans, logos, distracting images etc. on clothes, however “fashionable”, have no place in school
  • All clothing should be clean, tidy and well cared for

This list is by no means exhaustive. Common sense needs to operate. 

The school will, where necessary, send pupils home if inappropriately dressed.

 

Our clothing policy is intended to be inclusive of all and to promote safety and learning.

  • All apparel must be:

    • Appropriate for the weather and activities, well fitting, clean and in good condition (no distressed or ripped clothing)
    • Free from slogans, conspicuous logos or large pictures.

    Simple unobtrusive jewellery may be worn but may need to be removed or covered for activities:

    • Piercings other than in the ear or nose are permitted with consultation for Classes XI and XII only
    • Wristwatches are encouraged but smart watches are not compatible with our ICT policy
    • Hair should be clean and tidy and not impede vision but may be coloured. Students should tie back long hair when asked to do so
    • Minimal make-up is permitted.

    The following are not suitable to wear in school:

    • High heeled or platform shoes
    • Revealing clothing (underwear should not be visible; chest and midriff should be covered).

    For festivals or concerts, students are expected to wear specific colours or more formal clothing.

    Teachers may request students to change into more appropriate clothing or remove inappropriate jewellery or make-up.

Lesson time shall not be taken up with issues of dress unless planned by the teacher responsible.  Questions may be raised outside lessons.

Gym and games kit: 

Required for Classes III-VIII: 

  • Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms or shorts, plain navy blue t-shirt and/or plain navy blue tracksuit top. No hoodies. 
  • Indoor trainers with soles that do not mark the floor.
  • Outside trainers.

Upper School:

  • Navy tracksuit bottoms and white t-shirt.
  • Indoor and outdoor trainers as above.
  • Sensible trainers please – skateboard/fashion trainers are not appropriate. 
  • Hair must be tied back.

Festival Dress: 

  • For Girls: White shirt or dress, white cardigan or pullover. Plain dark skirt.          
  • For Boys: White shirt or white pullover. Tie. Plain dark trousers. 
  • For concerts: navy or black skirts with white shirt or blouse for the girls and navy or black trousers, white shirt and straight tie for boys and suitable shoes for all. Add a splash of red (scarf, tie, brooch) if desired. No jeans and no sports wear.