We believe that uniform is important for the following reasons:
We ask that all children wear the uniform which will help them to enjoy and participate in the active learning experiences that we provide at Abbey CofE Infant School.
|Clothing item||description||School Logo|
Polo shirt (required)
School logo optional
Sweat shirt or cardigan (required)
School logo optional
Jogging bottoms or leggings or shorts or skorts (required)
|Plain black||No school logo|
Trainers or pumps (required)
Plain black (Velcro fastening)
Please do not buy trainers or pumps with
laces unless your child is able to tie them independently.
|No school logo|
|Any design – please label with child’s name||No school logo|
Waterproof coat Waterproof trousers (required) for forest school and muddy play.
|Waterproofs to be brought to school every day. We aim for children to go outside every day, whatever the weather.||No school logo|
Book Bag (required)
We do not have much storage space in school so please do not bring large bags such as back packs or satchels.Children just need a book bag to carry small items such as a school reading book, library book and letters home.
|School logo optional|
PE Bag (required)
|A drawstring bag for children to store their waterproofs inside.||School logo optional|
Ensuring best value for families We have a written contract with the company that supplies our branded uniform items and we make sure parents get best value from our uniform suppliers by conducting a competitive tender for new contracts every five years.
Recycling uniform To support sustainability and to reduce uniform costs for families we operate a recycling scheme in school whereby families can donate uniform to school when their child leaves or outgrows items. We hold a small stock of second hand uniform in school all year round for families to purchase at a low cost. We also hold second hand uniform sales at induction meetings and at the summer school fayre. If you wish to take part in this scheme, either to donate or purchase uniform, please contact the school office.
JEWELLERY Jewellery must not be worn for health and safety reasons and where ears are pierced, only small studs are permitted to be worn. Stud earrings will need to be removed for PE. Where earrings cannot be taken out, they will be covered with medical tape. Exceptions for jewellery can only be made for medical or religious reasons by prior arrangement with the Headteacher.
PE UNIFORM Every day is an active day in the life of our school Children do not need a separate PE uniform. They should come to school in regular school uniform every day, which will allow them to enjoy the full range of opportunities on offer including: PE, forest school, practical learning experiences and active OPAL play times.
Please ensure that all items of school uniform and book bags are clearly named.