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Uniform

When students all wear the same clothing every day at school, any peer pressure on what to wear is removed and children develop a greater sense of equality. Creating a standard promotes the idea that we are all the same and we all expect to be treated with the same level of respect. Uniform also helps to develop a sense of pride in our school and develops a sense of community and belonging. 

 

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending our school and we ask that parents please support us in ensuring that their child consistently wears the correct uniform so that standards remain high.

 

To reduce disruption in class and increase learning time, children are asked to wear school PE kit, two days a week, when they have scheduled PE lessons, including plain navy or black trainers. On days when children attend an after school sports club, they may need to bring in their school sports kit to change into at the end of the day.

 

PE kit days will be as follows and children should come in PE kit for the day, starting from Monday 6th September 2021

Monday - Y5 and Y6
Tuesday - Y1 and Y2
Wednesday - Y3 and Y4
Thursday -  Y4, Y3 and Y1
Friday - Y6, Y5 and Y2

Winter Uniform

  • School jumper or cardigan
  • White polo shirt (with school logo – either embroidered at source or iron on)
  • Infants (Reception, Y1 and Y2 only)
    • Navy school tunic with navy socks or tights
    • Tailored grey school trousers/shorts with grey socks
  • Juniors (Year 3 to Year 6)
    • Navy skirt (around knee level) with navy socks or tights
    • Tailored grey school trousers/shorts with grey socks
  • Dark blue/black shoes or plain navy/black trainers (no logo)

 

Summer Uniform

  • School jumper or cardigan
  • White polo shirt (with school logo – either embroidered at source or iron on) with tailored grey trousers/shorts & grey socks, or pale blue check summer dress with navy or white knee socks
  • Dark blue/black shoes or plain navy/black smart trainers (no logo)

 

Winter uniform is compulsory from October 1st up to the Easter holiday.

Summer uniform is optional after the Easter holidays and compulsory from May 1st. It is then optional from September 1st to October 1st depending upon the weather.

(Y6 may choose to continue to wear winter uniform during their final summer term).

 

Shoes & Trainers must fasten with Velcro, a buckle or laces and may not be slip ons, they must be suitable for running in the playground. Plain navy or black smart trainers (no logo) are also allowed, instead of school shoes, but must be suitable for wet weather.

Open toed sandals are a trip hazard; please consider their suitability for playground play before purchase. They are not advised.

 

Hair longer than shoulder length (girls or boys) must be tied back at all times. Extreme hair styles are not permitted. Hair length should not be shorter than a number 3 and should be evenly cut. Mohican style, shaved at the sides and cuts with patterns are not permitted. Hair products may not be worn other than on own clothes days.

Hair accessories should be used for keeping hair under control and not for decoration. Small plain hair bobbles may be worn; unobtrusive ribbons or hairbands may be worn in either red or navy.

 

A single pierced earring in each ear is permitted but styles are limited to plain studs or sleeper hoops. Earrings must be removed or taped over at home before travelling to school, on days when PE, sport or science activities take place.

 

No other jewellery other than a well-fitting watch (just telling the time) is permitted. Jewellery identifying allergies or worn for religious reasons must be approved by a senior leader, all such jewellery must be covered by a sports (sweat) band during PE and sports lessons or activities.

 

A white vest may be worn under clothing during cold weather. However, it is usually warm in classrooms. Visible T-shirts or skins may not be worn under school uniform.

All polo shirts must have a school badge.

Every child needs a named coat or waterproof in school each day.

School jumpers, polo tops and PE kit can be purchased online at bowdonchurchschool.uniform4you.co.uk  using the password GRANGE1.  

If you prefer,  plain white polo shirts can be purchased from an alternative provider. 

Please note that all shirts are expected to have a school badge: iron on badges are available online.

 

Second hand uniform is sometimes available

Please enquire at the school office about any schedule PTA uniform sales

Items Needed in School

(All must be clearly named)

Items Not Allowed In School

Coat (all ages and even on fine days)

A cap/hat for sunny weather

A refillable water bottle (not glass)

A book bag (Reception to Year 3)

PE/Games Kit to be worn on set days (but may be required for additional after school clubs on certain days)

 

Years 3 to 6

Small pencil case and basic equipment   

Cartridge pen (Year 5 & Year 6)

 

 

Mobile phones

Fitbits and similar

Watches with other electrical functions

Money (except for charity collections)

Electrical games / toys

Chewing gum

Liquid paper

Jewellery (except stud earrings)

Calculators (they are provided by school)

 

PUPILS SHOULD NOT BRING VALUABLE OR IRREPLACEABLE ITEMS TO SCHOOL

PE kit

    Sports Kit for Reception Children

  • navy/red sports polo top with shorts or a skort. 

  • navy or black trainers.

  • school navy/red sports top and navy joggers, or navy tracksuit

BCS PE kit consists of the following items:

  • navy/red sports polo shirt (or navy polo top), 
  • shorts or skort,
  • sports navy/red zip top jumper, 
  • suitable trainers (plain black or navy).

 

Recommended for cold or wet weather:   

  • navy joggers or black/navy skins, 
  • lightweight waterproof jacket,
  • sports gloves (with grip).

 

ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARLY NAMED

For all PE & Sport activities at in school:

  • Long hair should be tied back
  • Earrings ideally removed or taped over. 
  • Correct footwear needed

Delivery options available for uniform:

Delivery to your home address - Delivery is Charged. 

 

Once you have placed your order they can either arrange for it to be posted out to your home or delivered free of charge to school on the next allocated delivery day.

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