School Uniform

Uniform

To foster a feeling on community within the school we ask all children to wear clothing from the following list in the school colours of red and grey:

  • Grey trousers or shorts
  • Grey skirt or pinafore dress
  • White or red shirt, polo shirt, or blouse
  • Red or grey jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan
  • Red and white check or stripe summer dress
  • School shoes or sandals, flat heeled

Other essentials include:

  • Warm, waterproof coat with hood
  • Sunhat in hot weather
  • Wellingtonboots in Year R

 
Children will need to bring a coat to school every day as they go outside to play in all but the most extreme weather.

PE Kit

PE UniformFor health and safety reasons all children must change into different clothes for Physical Education activities.  They will need:

  • Shorts in black, red or white
  • T-shirt in plain red or white
  • Plimsolls
  • Tracksuit or sweat shirt and joggers for weekly outdoor Games sessions

Parents are requested to send their child’s PE kit to school each week in a labelled drawstring bag.

Sweatshirts, cardigans, poloshirts and PE shirts with the school logo may be bought from the school office.  We also sell PE shorts, PE bags and sunhats.

Very good quality second hand uniform can also be purchased through the Friends of Oakwood.  Please ask at the school office or contact the Friends of Oakwood for more information.

Please make sure all school uniform is clearly labelled to avoid missing items.  Any unidentified clothing are placed in the Lost Property basket located next to the Caretakers office and parents are welcome to come in and look for lost items if they wish.

Jewellery and watches

Children should not wear jewellery or watches to school as these can easily be lost or cause injuries.  If you consider it necessary for your child to wear earrings for cultural reasons parents are requested to make sure that they are studs to reduce the risk of injury. Similarly if your child has to wear a medical bracelet please inform the school office and your child’s class teacher. The school cannot accept responsibility for any loss or injuries caused by wearing jewellery to school.

Haircuts and hair accessories
Following a discussion at School Council the children decided that it was inappropriate for girls to wear bandanas or hair bands that were excessively decorated. The decision was made that any hairbands or clips should be simple and in colours that match the school uniform.

Please ensure that haircuts also reflect the community and reputation of the school. We therefore discourage boys to have shaved patterns, or excessively spiked hair!

The school is fully inclusive and recognizes that there may a need for some pupils to wear head wear or deviate from the agreed school uniform for religious or cultural reasons.

Toys and personal belongings
We do not allow children to bring toys or personal belongings to school unless asked to do so by the class teacher as these can be lost, damaged or cause a significant distraction to themselves or others! Occasionally a child needs a cuddly toy or something familiar during a difficult time. Please make sure that you inform your child’s class teacher if this is the case and she will make sure that there is a safe place to keep it at school.