At Claybrooke Primary School we believe that a school uniform is important because it:
identifies the children with the school;
promotes a sense of pride in the school;
engenders a feeling of community and belonging;
enables children to feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
is practical and smart and not distracting in class;
is regarded as suitable, and good value for money;
has been designed with health and safety in mind.
Please refer to our Uniform Policy for more details.
All 'branded' uniform is available via an order form from the school office. Cheap red, grey/black and white uniform items are often readily available at supermarkets and other large clothing outlets that comply with our uniform list. Our PTA also runs a second-hand uniform shop every Friday in the playground. Please contact the office for any second-hand uniform requests at any other time.
Our school uniform comprises:
Red cardigan or sweatshirt with school logo (or plain red with no logos)
Plain white shirt or white/red polo shirt
Grey or black trousers/ plain leggings
Grey or black skirt
Grey or black pinafore dress
Waterproof outdoor coat
Sensible flat or low-heeled plain black shoes, trainers or boots (no open-toed sandals, high-heeled boots or shoes). Shoes/trainers need to be waterproof.
Variations for summer wear are:
Grey or black shorts
Red/white checked dress
For health and safety reasons, it is essential that children are dressed appropriately for any physical activity. Our PE kit is:
Plain red or white T-Shirt or school PE top (with logo)
Plain black shorts
Plimsolls for playground games/hall use
Waterproof trainers for outdoor games on the field
In Winter: Plain grey/black tracksuit or sweatshirt/leggings
PE kit should be kept in a named bag. The kit should be brought into school on Monday morning and kept in school all week; it can be taken home at weekends and the end of term to be washed.
Children who go swimming need a towel and swimming trunks or one-piece costume (no bikinis), carried in a waterproof bag. All children require a swimming hat.
For safety reasons, children are not permitted to wear jewellery in school except stud ear rings, and jewellery worn for religious or medical reasons and/or a sensible watch.
All jewellery should be removed for PE. Earrings should be small studs ones which children can easily remove themselves. Adults are not allowed to help.
If a child needs to wear a piece of jewellery for medical or religious reasons that cannot be removed it must be covered up by the child, using their own plasters, during physical activity.
For some extra-curricular activities special kit such as shin-pads/football boots may be required.
Representing the school in sporting activities
All children in KS2 will be expected to wear school PE kit when representing the school in matches/tournaments etc.
Parents should label all items of clothing clearly with their child’s name.