Our School Uniform.
We expect children to wear school uniform at all times.
We believe that if children take pride in their appearance and associate positively with the school, we will all reap the benefits.
IF CHILDREN CLAIM FREE SCHOOL MEALS, BASED ON THEIR INCOME, THEY WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE UNIFORM - come and see us in the office for details.
Uniform is all available from the The Uniform Shop, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8AA. 0151 345 4656 - the website is www.tuscheshire.co.uk. It is run by Mark and Vanessa Bond, parents from our school who are very obliging and knowledgeable.
School uniform comprises;
*Grey trousers or skirt;
*White blouse/shirt or white polo shirt;
*Black school shoes are required for all pupils; not strappy slip-ons for girls, supportive school shoes please.
All these items and others can of course be bought cheaply at your local supermarkets, for best value comparisons. We also have our own school sweat shirts/cardigans (available from The Uniform Shop as above).
You are given a free book and belongings bag when you start school. Please use this throughout school, It saves space in school; it protects books (water resistant); has a luminous strip for safety; and it is hardy. No big bags or backpacks thank you - the school bag caters for all your needs. Replacements are available cheaply in the school office.
Girls may wear yellow gingham dresses in the summer term. Black school shoes are required for all pupils; not strappy slip-ons for girls, supportive school shoes please. No trainers.
Pupils should be well presented in school; extremes of hairstyle are not accepted, at our discretion. Jewellery is also discouraged, and not allowed at all in PE, for health and safety reasons. For example, if your child has ear-rings, they must be able to remove them for P.E. If they can't - don't wear them. P.E. is statutory, in the National Curriculum.
The basic P.E. kit comprises; black shorts; white T-shirt; black plimsolls.
(Please note that trainers are not suitable for indoor work.)
Outdoor games require shorts, shirt, and outside footwear. Sometimes we will ask you to bring in jogging bottoms.
In the case of football on the field, football boots should be worn ; and shin pads are recommended.
PLEASE USE A SMALL DRAWSTRING BAG FOR P.E. KITS DUE TO SPACE - NO BIG BACKPACKS ETC. A draw string lightweight bag can hang on trhe cloakroom hooks easily.
Year 3 pupils have swimming lessons at the E.P.I.C. pool. For this, children require a costume and named towel. Goggles may only be worn if a note is provided by parents. The pool wish boys to wear trunks, not football type shorts, for hygiene reasons. If you're involved, the lessons are compulsory and you'll be informed of the dates.
Our children take part in many competitions throughout the school year, both in and out of school hours. We will usually provide a kit (eg school football team kit) on these occasions. kits must be returned laundered.