DRESS AND EQUIPMENT
We expect the children to be smartly dressed in our school uniform - a polo shirt and/or school sweatshirt or cardigan with our school logo on them. Remember that you can buy these jade items from any retailer e.g. supermarkets etc. Please ask us in school if you want to know where you can get items embroidered with the logo, locally. We ask that children wear grey or black uniform-style skirts, shorts, trousers, pinafores - again these can be purchased from any retailer. In the warmer months, some pupils choose to wear a gingham dress in the jade green colour. A waterproof jacket/warmer coat is required depending on the season.
We advise you to buy big so that your child/ren can get plenty of wear out of them.
Please ask in school if you need any help acquiring the correct uniform and we will do our best to help.
We do have many spare items in school.
Footwear: Children should wear black shoes that they can put on and take off themselves when indoors. Separate sports shoes are required for P.E. and these can also be used for playtimes. Sensible sandals are permitted in the summer but we ask that these are well-covered for safety reasons. Mules, flip-flops, crocs and high heels are not appropriate for school wear, similarly for health and safety reasons. We ask that children have both indoor and outdoor shoes. Outdoor shoes can simply be their outdoor PE shoes so there is no requirement to purchase extra shoes. This is so we can keep the inside building as clean as possible and avoid slippery wet floors. It helps to keep our hall clean for PE and eating.
Wellingtons: Because we want your child/ren to have full access to our outdoor space, we ask that you provide a pair of wellies that are stored on a covered rack outside the classrooms. Please ask as we do have lots of spares and usually, families are happy to 'recycle' them.
PE Kit: We have asked that children come wearing their PE kit on PE days. We feel that it maximises the time for physical activity. Our PE kit is a lime green lycra top and a lime green hoody (available from Sam Scott's in Penrith). We ask that you include your child's surname or initials on the item. Depending on the weather, children can wear navy or black shorts/ skort, leggings or jogging bottoms. Please note that your child will come dressed in these clothes twice each week so it should mean that you need less of the other uniform items.
PE days 22/23 are Mondays and Fridays - Class 1 (Rec - Y2)
Wednesdays and Fridays - KS2 (Y3-6)
We believe that it is important that our children look just as smart in their PE kits as in their uniforms. Having a clear PE kit means that our children always have the right items for representing the school in tournaments and are easily identifiable.
Please ask we do have spares.
For KS2: Football / Tag-Rugby boots are also required (which must have rounded studs, not “blades” and shin-pads (football only) which are also essential for those taking part in competitive matches with other schools. Please note that the school operates a very well-stocked spare boot 'borrow box' so please do not buy them until you have checked the boxes. Children are welcome to 'borrow' a suitable pair and then return them after use. We encourage parents to donate to this box once their child has out-grown a pair of boots.
Hair and Jewellery: Long hair must be tied back with a hair tie or bobble should be provided from home. Children are discouraged from wearing jewellery, except a watch. Children with pierced ears must remove the studs or cover with tape/plaster themselves which is provided by home and must be taped before school, if the child is unable to apply it themselves.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PROVIDE REGULAR 'UNIFORM EXCHANGE' OPPORTUNITIES SO THAT WE CAN RECYCLE ITEMS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW ON THE NEWSLETTERS AND ASK FOR ANY UNIFORM YOU MAY HAVE GROWN OUT OF. ANY MONEY RAISED WILL GO BACK INTO THE SCHOOL BUT WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOU TO JUST COME ALONG AND MAKE USE OF ANY SUITABLE ITEMS.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PASS ONTO FRIENDS AND FAMILY YOURSELVES AS WE KNOW MANY OF YOU DO. THANK YOU.
Your uniform can be found here: https://samscotts.co.uk/collections/bolton-uniform