School Uniform Policy
(Agreed by Governors 19.10.22)
At Potters Green school the children are expected to wear the correct school uniform. By wearing uniform it enables the children to feel that they belong to THEIR school and instills a strong sense of identity and belonging within the school. It also removes unnecessary peer pressure with children not being expected to have the latest fashions or trends in clothes etc.
What do the children wear to school?
There is a school uniform and we expect our children to wear: -
We are happy for children to wear plain items of clothing with no logo, but if you would like school uniform bearing our logo, it is available from Cat Ballou, The Burgess, Coventry www.catballou.co.uk. Prices can be obtained from the school office.
Very young children are encouraged to be as independent as possible and this is helped by sensible clothing ie Pull on trousers and Velcro shoes. Children in Reception are encouraged to have a pair of wellington boots in schools so they can access the outdoor area fully.
Parents are encouraged to send their children to school in black plain shoes rather than trainers. High heeled shoes and/or boots are not be worn as children run and play during playtimes and dinnertimes so these can be dangerous to themselves and others.
Parents were consulted on whether the school should adopt a standard unbranded PE uniform. Majority of parents were in favour of a common PE uniform which is unbranded.
Please note that children who regularly do not bring in a PE kit to take part in school PE lessons will not be permitted to take part in any PE related after school activities.
All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
School Uniform Sales
Sales of nearly new school uniform are held regularly at school. A letter will be sent home providing details when a sale is planned.
On health and safety grounds children are not permitted to wear jewellery in school.
The School takes no responsibility for looking after any forms of jewellery within school.
Make up/Cosmetics/Nail Varnish/Fake Nails (including GEL and acrylic)
Make up, cosmetics and Nail Varnish are not considered appropriate or consistent with our school uniform and are not permitted in school. The school does not permit such products to be worn by any children unless there is a specific event for which the Head has given prior permission. Nail varnish must be removed before children come back to school. GEL and acrylic nails are not to be worn in school as these pose a risk of injury to the pupil and others.
Children should not be wearing elaborate headbands, scarves or hair decorations. Medium to Long hair must be tied back for PE. Failure to tie hair back could lead to children not able to take part in some of the PE activities on health and safety grounds eg climbing apparatus in the hall.
Through www.catballou.co.uk parents can also purchase Book bags, fleeces, coats and polo shirts with the school logo if they wish.