At Unstone Schools Federation we aim to foster a feeling of community within our school. We prefer all children to wear school uniform. We believe that it is smart, it gives the school an identity and it gives the child a sense of belonging.
We know that the majority of our parents want their children to wear school uniform and we hope that all parents will support our dress code.
Our school uniform is as follows:
All pupils both boys and girls with long hair should have it tied back for health and safety reasons and also to stop the spread of head lice.
We ask parents not to send their children to school wearing:
During PE it is important for reasons of hygiene and safety that pupils have a change of clothing.
For safety reasons children and staff should wear light clothing which does not inhibit movement, catch in apparatus or obscure vision; footwear must ensure grip during activity; it is unhygienic for children to remain in the same clothing after they have been active and they should appreciate the convention that sporting activities require different specialised items of clothing.
Hair should be tied back so that safety is not jeopardised by catching it in apparatus or obscuring vision.
All items of PE clothing should be named and kept in school in a named bag. Kit should be taken home regularly for washing.
Children should change immediately, in their own classroom, before every lesson, under the supervision of the class teacher. There may be circumstances in which pupils may need to change separately.
Children will not be excused from PE because of lack of kit. If children repeatedly do not have kit we send three letters home. The third offers an appointment with parents to discuss the continuing difficulty. Generally children who are too ill to take part in physical activities should not be in school. However, specific exclusions from physical activity because of illness will require direct confirmation by parents/ carers, perhaps supported by a letter from the child’s GP. Verrucas do not constitute an excuse and should be appropriately treated at home.