Uniform

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The Governing Body has approved a school uniform and we expect children to be neat and tidy and to take pride in their own appearance.  Some current fashion trends in hairstyles and adornments, designer clothing and footwear are inappropriate for school on health and safety grounds. Flat shoes must be worn.

The following items are required: –

  • Burgundy sweatshirts (nursery only),
  • Burgundy/grey sweaters or cardigans embroidered with the school logo and the child’s initials (Reception to Y6)
  • Grey skirt/pinafore/trousers
  • White shirt/blouse/polo shirt
  • Grey tights
  • Plain grey, white or black socks
  • Flat black shoes
  • School book bag/satchel

Summer uniform

  • Yellow gingham dress/white cardigan or school cardigan
  • Grey shorts
  • Flat summer shoes in black/white
  • White tights/socks

PE Uniform

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Plain navy blue shorts
  • Drawstring bag

Outside

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Plain navy blue jogging trousers and warm top

We would ask that all items of uniform/schoolwear be clearly labelled with your child’s name to avoid any unnecessary upset or confusion.

Footwear

On wet days children will need a change of footwear if Wellingtons/boots are worn to school.  We would actively discourage the wearing of open toe shoes as this can make the use of our outdoor play facilities very dangerous.

Jewellery

For safety and security reasons we do not allow children to wear jewellery of any description for school (eg ear-rings, necklaces, rings, bracelets).

Children who inadvertently wear jewellery will be asked to remove it and give it to the teacher for safe keeping until the end of the day.

Children with pierced ears may wear 1 small ear stud in each ear (not ear-rings) which must be removed for PE and swimming by the child him/herself.  Young children who are not able to manage this should therefore not wear ear studs.

Children with newly pierced ears who have been advised not to remove their ear studs for a number of weeks will not be allowed to take part in  PE and organised school swimming activities as the policy regarding the non wearing of jewellery is strictly upheld by the teaching staff at Thornaby Swimming Baths.

Parents who are considering having their child’s ears pierced should do so at the start of the 6 weeks summer holidays as it is important that the children should legally access the full curriculum whilst at school.

Watches may be worn though children will be personally responsible for their care and security.