At Rucstall Primary School we believe that the wearing of a school uniform encourages pride in the school, helps children to feel they belong to the school community and makes them look ready to work. We expect children to wear school uniform and ask parents to support us in ensuring that children come to school dressed appropriately. Please ask if you have any questions concerning school uniform.
School uniform should be selected from the following items:
· grey skirt or pinafore, grey trousers or shorts (no leggings or joggers)
· white polo shirts
· burgundy sweater or cardigan (with logo)
· white/grey socks or tights
· burgundy gingham dress (summer)
· flat black school shoes (no trainers or boots, and suitable for playtimes)
PE and Sports Clothing Kit List:
· white t-shirt (round neck)
· black shorts
· black plimsolls (indoor PE)
· black trainers (outdoor PE)
· black tracksuit (colder weather)
It is essential that all items of clothing and bags should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
The wearing of jewellery is not permitted. Rings, dangling earrings and necklaces can be dangerous. 1 x Small plain stud earring in each lobe and watches are allowed, but must be removed for PE and sports activities. Nose studs, retainers or body piercings are not allowed.
Hair should be modest in style and colour - nothing less than grade 2. Bows larger than 6cm will not be allowed. Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back.
There should be no Snoods, hats, sunglasses or neckerchiefs during learning time and no makeup or nail varnish.
Our school uniform can be purchased from two suppliers:
• Skoolkit - www.skoolkit.co.uk, 15 Church Street, Basingstoke Town Centre
• MyClothing – www.myclothing.com
Water bottles are available from the school at a cost of £1.50.
In addition to a draw string bag for PE clothing, children need a school bag to transport their homework, reading materials and lunchbox. We ask that children use a bookbag in EYFS and Key Stage One. In Key Stage Two a small rucksack is suitable, but please bear in mind that there is limited storage space. Children do not need to bring a pencil case to school.
Children’s personal equipment is their own responsibility and they should look after it. All the items which your child brings to school should be clearly named.
A named bottle containing only water should be brought into school every day. We do not provide cups and do not have fountains. It is highly important that children drink plenty of water during the day, to keep them well hydrated. A water bottle can be purchased from the school office if needed.
Valuables and Lost Property
Children should not bring large sums of money, valuables or mobile phones to school. Year Five and Six children who walk home are, however, allowed to bring their phones into school. These are locked away, in the office, during the day. Money brought in for a particular reason (e.g. school visits, music tuition) should be given to the class teacher at morning registration and should be in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Watches and other items of value are sent to school at parents’ own risk. Toys, games and other personal belongings should not come to school.
All items of clothing and property must be clearly marked with the name of the owner. Lost property is kept in each cloakroom. Please ask at the School Office if you wish to check for lost items. Unclaimed lost property is disposed of at the end of each term.
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