A school uniform helps to create a sense of unity and belonging. It also guards against constantly changing fashions, reduces expenditure, and ensures children have practical clothing for all activities in school. We have tried to be as practical and accommodating as possible, bearing in mind the following criteria – school colours, comfort, safety, suitability for school, ability to stand up to the rigours of the school day, economy, ease of local purchase and parents’ willingness to co-operate.
For these reasons, school dress may be a combination of grey, white and royal blue. Top garments shirts/blouses to be white, sweat shirts/cardigans blue and bottoms to be grey. Clothing is to be as plain as possible. Cotton gingham dresses in school colours are another option for the summer.
In the interest of health and safety, footwear should be flat lace-up/velcro, bar shoes. Heavy boots (unless for medical reasons) and high-heeled or pointed shoes are not allowed. For the same reason we discourage the wearing of jewellery, particularly earrings, if children need to wear earrings then only studs are allowed.
Hair styles should be sensible, no dyed hair or art work cut into the style in forms of lines or squiggles. Long hair must be tied back for either girls or boys, as long hair hinders concentration on work and helps the spread of headlice.
In wet weather or snow, we ask that children who wear wellington boots have a change of footwear, for indoors.
Sweatshirts, cardigans etc can be purchased through school by completing a school uniform order form or direct from Elizabeths Embroidery on their website:- www.elizabethsembroidery.com using the password junction.
Typical costs for items of school uniform are as follows:-
Sweatshirt – £8.00
Polo Shirt – £7.00
Cardigan – £10.00
All children will require a complete change of clothing for P.E./Games.
All children require P.E. shoes, blue shorts and white T-shirt. If a child does not have a P.E. kit, then school could possibly loan one. For outdoor games children may wear trainers, and in cooler weather there is the option of track suits or jogging suit in blue.
Our sports kit this year has been a huge success and the envy of many schools. The t-shirts with Junction Farm on the back look so smart and make us easily recognizable as we cross the winning line first in most of the local competitions. We would really like for the children to continue wearing these tops for sport in the future, so if your child has out grown their top, you can order a new one from Elizabeth Embroidery at a cost £5.50. It would also be wonderful if children could have the Embroidered Tracksuit also for winter outdoor PE £17.25. Both items can be ordered online from www.elizabethsembroidery.com with the password JUNCTION or telephone 01642 674973
For swimming, children need 1 large towel, 1 small towel, a swimming costume and a swimming hat. If a child has a Verruca, then a guard sock should be worn. Children go swimming as part of the PE curriculum, for the summer term of Year 2 and autumn and spring terms of Year 3.
A pair of thin-soled gym shoes/plimsolls will be required for P.E. lessons by KS2 children.
P.E. kit should be brought into school on Monday in a kit bag and placed on the child’s peg in the cloakroom and taken home on a Friday for washing. It is a curriculum requirement that all pupils participate in P.E./Games lessons every week.
It is essential that ALL items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Many items go missing at P.E. times and home time, and cannot be identified because there is no name tag for proof. The school cannot accept responsibility for any losses. We keep items in a lost property box for a short time, and then if they are unclaimed, they are disposed of.