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 support them being 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 understand that we insist on full and proper school uniform, with parents notified directly if items do not meet our policy with immediate correction expected. As previously communicated, children are also expected to tuck in their polo-shirts.
School uniform should be selected from the following items:
PE and Sports Clothing Kit List
None of these items should have logo’s/branding i.e. Nike, Adidas. Plain items only are required.
Please note we have removed hoodies from the PE kit for safety reasons, so children can only wear either the skoolkit fleece with the logo, or their school jumper.
Uniform can be bought from Skoolkit and Myclothing.com. Many of the supermarkets also sell uniform.
A number of items go missing across the year so please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name so it is easy to reunite any lost items easily. We do not keep ‘lost property’, so named items will be returned to children immediately to be stored in their new cubby holes/lockers.
Children wear uniform across the school week, bringing their PE kit in every Monday and taking it home on a Friday to be washed. It is therefore essential that every child has items in school to access the curriculum.
Children in EYFS and Key Stage One have cubby holes and Key Stage Two children have lockers within our cloakrooms to store their PE kit and personal items. This means that children have limited storage space, so must be using a book bag and drawstring bag, with a small rucksack as an option instead of the book bag from Year Three upwards.
Thank you as ever for supporting the school’s uniform policy. Further details from the school prospectus are below for ease of reference.
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 ball 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 two. 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 book bag to transport their homework, reading materials and lunchbox. We ask that children use a book bag 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 Six children who walk home are, however, allowed to bring their phones into school for safety. These are stored in a cupboard during the day. 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. Unclaimed and unnamed items are disposed of on a fortnightly basis.