A while ago I wrote to parents and carers to explain that the Governors of the school were reviewing the school uniform. We do have parent governors represented on the governing body.
The Governors and school staff feel that it is exceptionally important for children to look smart in their school uniform and we would really like to work with parents to achieve this.
At a recent governors meeting, it was decided that in order to support parents, gradual changes will be made to the current school uniform.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
From September 2017 there will be no ties for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. Instead, they are to wear a plain white polo shirt which can be bought from a supplier of your choice. Pupils will also be allowed to wear plain black tailored trousers which can be bought from any supplier.
Key Stage 2
Children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be expected to wear a white shirt with a collar and a Priory tie. The white shirts can be purchased from a supplier of your choice. The ties are available from our school office. As for KS1 pupils children will also be allowed to wear plain black tailored trousers which can be bought from any supplier.
As a school, the greatest problem we have had is with school skirts so have chosen a single style of skirt to be worn at school. This skirt must be purchased from Harrison’s School Wear to ensure consistency across all children. Harrison’s staff will be able to help you with this option.
Harrison’s School wear
86 High St, Gorleston-on- Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6RQ
Phone: 01493 662214
The skirt which has been chosen by the school is the Banbury box pleat for KS1 girls (Reception, Years 1 & 2) and the Henley black pleated skirt for KS2 (Years 3, 4 5 & 6). This will ensure that the uniform is consistent across the school particularly in terms of length and type of skirt.
Harrison’s will also stock embroidered jumpers and cardigans. The school still has a stock of embroidered jumpers which parents can buy and pupils are able to wear until they have outgrown them. When our current stock has gone, jumpers and cardigans will then only be available from Harrisons. Plain black jumpers and cardigans will no longer be part of the uniform.
All children need black school shoes these can be purchased from any supplier. Black leather or leather look shoes should be worn to school, not trainers. There should be no trainer like features on the shoe. These shouldn’t have any big bows or buckles and should not be suede or material. Boots can be worn to and from school and at break and lunchtimes in winter, however pupils need to be able to change into shoes in school.
Socks need to be plain black. White socks or tights can be worn if wearing a skirt.
PE kit is an important part of the school uniform from Year 1 to Year 6. This consists of black plimsolls (without black soles) for indoors, trainers for outside; white T – shirt and black shorts for inside or summer activities, sweatshirt or tracksuit top (preferably black) for winter games.
There will be further consultation on uniform with parents during the Autumn Term.
The school is hoping to work with parents to ensure that all children are compliant with school policy. If you have any concerns then please contact the school office to speak to Dee Kirk or Roz Hazell as children will be given a consequence for incorrect uniform.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs M Grimmer
Updated 07/09/17 by Miss Dee