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On behalf of the
children, the staff and the governors, I am delighted to inform you of the
outcome of the consultation on changes to our current school uniform and share
the rationale behind the decision.
The idea of
adopting a new school uniform came from our children. They wanted a uniform to
compliment the new school branding. We subsequently obtained some samples of
jumpers, ties, hats and bags, and our pupils have had an opportunity to view
these and give their feedback. Based on this feedback, and with Governors’
approval, we have also decided to introduce a tie for Years 5 and 6 as part of
our uniform with effect from September 2020.
Leadership Team did an amazing job throughout the process, consulting with the
peers in their classes and meeting with the company whose product they liked
the best. They also attended a meeting with our parent ambassadors where they
presented the new uniform.
Some of the key priorities
for the children, the staff and the governors were for the uniform to be affordable,
easy for parents to purchase and to complement the ethos of the school. We are
in a very strong position to compete with all the schools in Southwark, and in
so doing we need to promote and market a higher profile image of the school.
The key reasons
for the change are:
priorities for the new uniform are that:
fits with the school vision.
clear and consistent in design.
smart and practical.
affordable for parents.
The key changes
to the uniform are:
the original jumper with a grey jumper, or a grey cardigan with an embroidered
in Nursery and Reception will be allowed to wear black jog bottoms and
trainers, as part of the new school uniform
in Year 1 to Year 6 will be expected to wear black trousers, black skirt and
a tie for Years 5 and 6
selection of bags for pupils with the school logo
selection of hats, fleece and jackets could also be purchased from MAPAC
cardigan, tie, bags, hats, caps and PE kit can be ordered online through our
supplier, MAPAC, on the hyperlink below:
White Shirts, Black
trousers and Black skirts can be purchased from any stockist.
that the switchover will take some time, therefore the introduction of the new
uniform will be phased in for existing pupils as follows:
about this and photos of our new uniform will be posted on the website.
As the school
uniform is an important aspect of who we are as a school community, we need
your support in ensuring that your child / children come to school dressed in
full school uniform.
Here is a reminder:
white, cotton long/short sleeved shirt with collar (Year 5 and 6) with tie, and
white polo shirt
Grey school V-neck
Sweatshirt or Cardigan with the school badge
to purchase from MAPAC)
tracksuit bottoms will be allowed for pupils from Nursery up to
Year 1 only.
Black, plain approximately knee length.
black (if worn).
be completely black, flat shoes or completely black trainers with black laces
no boots with heels, sling backs or
sandals are allowed due to Health and Safety in the playground.
Plain black or plain white ankle or knee length.
Grey or black
Plain leggings to be worn under
skirts (not to be worn on their own).
From September all children in year
Reception, 1, 2 will need a school infant backpack/ book bag. This is to ensure
that the school reading journal and homework is kept neat and presentable.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can purchase a junior school back pack with mesh water
will be allowed.
(All bags are available to purchase from
ask that ALL children wear appropriate clothing for PE.
We recommend dark bottoms (black) and
white PE T-shirts. These can be purchased from MAPAC.
If your child cannot participate in the
lesson due to illness or injury, then a letter from home is required to be
given to the class teacher on the day. Your child should still bring his / her
kit and change, as there are many other roles s/he can adopt, such as coach,
umpire or score keeper.
is important that all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child’s
name, including coats and P.E. kits. This can be done with sew in tapes or with
an indelible pen.
All teachers and
senior leaders will be following up on the correct uniform for the rest of the
term and continue to do so for September. We are giving parents 2 months’
notice to purchase the correct uniform, shoes and PE kit.
Shoulder length or longer hair
must be tied up
with black tidies
Should be kept clean and short enough to enable
pupils to participate safely in practical
No coloured nail varnish is
watches may be worn if a child is able to tell the time. If desired one small
earring, sleeper or stud in each ear only. Smartwatches should not be worn to
expect all children to wear school uniform at all times.
When a child is unable to wear the
correct uniform, a parent/carer is required to send a note to the class teacher
(with the child on that day) explaining the reason and the period for which
this will occur.
We would like to
work with you during this transition time and support you, if we can. Should
you need any help purchasing the new school uniform, please let us know.
I would like to
take this opportunity to thank you for your support with the change of uniform.
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