We believe that wearing school uniform encourages a sense of belonging and of being part of the community. School uniform can also give children a sense of pride in their school and in their own appearance. It also promotes high standards of educational achievement.
Many of the Items of uniform listed below, carrying the school logo, are available to purchase via the school office.
Indoor PE and Dance
Clothing should not be so loose or baggy as to cause a hazard eg catching on equipment.
No footwear is needed for indoor sport.
Outdoor Games – Additional to the above
Any style or colour of:
Children are given the opportunity to take part in swim lessons at times throughout the year at the Junior School pool. These are with a qualified swim instructor and children will be grouped by ability. Parents/carers will be notified in advance and a small donation towards this cost will be asked for.
Girls should wear a one piece swimsuit, boys trunks or swim shorts. All children must wear a swim hat in accordance with the Junior School policy.
Sports Day and Teams
Children may be divided into teams drawn across all year groups and asked to wear t-shirts in team colours. Parents will be notified of the colour required in advance. If the child does not possess the appropriately coloured t-shirt, efforts will be made to borrow one.
Non School Uniform Days
On various days throughout the school year, there will be reasons for not wearing normal school uniform. For example:
All clothing, including shoes, should be practical, safe and comfortable, and appropriate for the weather conditions. Parents will be given notice of requirements.
Cultural, race, religious and other considerations
Mill Rythe Infant School will be considerate to the needs of different cultures, races and religions and also cases of financial hardship. Pupils will not be made to feel uncomfortable, nor discriminated against, because their parents/carers do not provide them with the right school uniform.
All uniform matters should be discussed with the Head Teacher.
A review of this policy will be conducted on an annual basis to ensure Best Value has been achieved.