Making school uniforms more affordable – Government update
When we reviewed our school uniform we knew of the Government intentions to make school uniform more affordable. This is why we have a new slimmed down version of our uniform with only one type of top and no summer uniform. All the uniform can be purchased locally in plain colours without the school logo if families wish. The only exception is we have two PE tops and one of them is only available via the school online shop (but the alternative choice can be purchased anywhere). The PTA also organise second had sales and if people have old uniform they wish to use this can be worn until they need to purchase new.
Updated April 2021 in response to parent survey
We have slightly altered our uniform, if you have old uniform or second hand uniform, please continue to use it. But when you are purchasing new items, please use the list below.
Uniform can be purchased in shops/supermarkets locally or through the school uniform shop who sell items with the school logo. The PTA also hold regular second hand uniform sales.
Ordering: The uniform shop (Schoolwear), you can buy online, in store (Yeovil) or click and collect (Wells and Taunton). The new PE top will be available for the new autumn term and is only available from Schoolwear. But the other products are available from ‘My Clothing’ as well (which is just an online company).
School Uniform from September 2021
- Grey tailored trousers, shorts or a skirt
- White polo shirt (with or without school logo)
- Green sweatshirt (with or without school logo)
- Grey socks/tights
- Sensible black shoes suitable for daily mile (not open toed sandals)
- The class teacher will let you know on their twitter feed what days PE is on. On these days’ children should wear their PE kit all day.
- Yellow polo shirt (with or without school logo) or sports short sleeved top.
- Green shadow striped shorts or black tracksuit bottoms
- Green crew neck jumper (with or without school logo) or sports hoody (from uniform shop)
Optional Coat: There is a school logo reversible fleece/coat should you wish to purchase it from the school uniform shop.
Book Bags: Children are asked to bring their book bags into school each day for their reading books as well as any homework. These can be purchased from the uniform shop or elsewhere. Please remember for safeguarding purposes, we do not recommend that names are put on the outside of bags. Sometimes a small key ring attached to the handle which your child can recognise is a better option.
Pencil cases: Pupils from year two onwards are encouraged to bring in their own pencil case with basic equipment in. Each class teacher will remind their class what would be useful to have in a pencil case. They usually bring it home at the end of each term. If they do not have a pencil case, the teacher will ensure every child has what they need for each lesson.
Computers: When online learning is taking place (during lockdowns) access to a computer will be needed, if you have any problems with this just let the class teacher know and they will loan a school device. During usual term time if homework activities require the use of a computer and you do not have one, let the class teacher know and they can provide a time after school when you can work with your child at school using one of our computers.
Forest Schools: At different times the class teacher will organise forest schools sessions, the children will need wellies and old clothing as well as a warm waterproof coat.
Sunshine: We encourage the children to wear a sun hat (named) and they can bring sun cream if they wish to apply themselves (named) and it is always wise to still pack a waterproof coat! NB: We do have a number of shaded areas where the children can play.
Lunch Boxes: If your child brings in a lunch box, please make sure it is labelled and well insulated. We would really appreciate it if large rucksacks are not brought into school as storage space is limited.
Water Bottle: The children need to bring in a water bottle with a sports cap (to help reduce spillage problems) which they can refill using our filtered water unit throughout the day.
Jewellry and Accessories
Children may wear a watch if they wish
and small stud ear-rings. Please keep all other jewellery for out of school times. Ear rings cannot be worn during PE Lessons.
On a regular basis we have mufti days, on these days it is non uniform. If children prefer to wear their uniform on those days, that is fine too.
Rather than bring in sweet treats or a cake on your child’s birthday children are able to wear their ‘own clothes’ rather than school uniform. If their birthday falls on a weekend/in a holiday they can choose to wear non uniform on the day after. If children do not wish to join in the birthday non uniform day, they do not need to.
Please name all of your child’s belongings.