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There is strong support shown by parents and governors for the wearing of our school uniform. It is one way in which we identify ourselves as a school family and it promotes a strong, cohesive school identity which supports high standards and expectations in all areas of school life. It promotes harmony between different groups represented in the school, and it enhances security, assisting the school to identify individual pupils in order to maintain good order and spot intruders more easily. Smartness and high standards of appearance are expected at all times and

 

ALL items of uniform and personal belongings should be clearly marked with the child’s name.

At Peterbrook Primary School, we believe that a school uniform is important, because it:

♦ looks smart

♦ wears well

♦ contributes to a sense of belonging

♦ gives a common purpose

♦ fosters a feeling of pride

♦ reduces ‘fashion competition’ between children.

All pupils are expected to wear the uniform and we encourage them to maintain an acceptable standard of clean and tidy dress in school. The uniform was chosen and introduced in 1963 when the school was built and opened.

 

Our School Uniform

 

WINTER UNIFORM

(September until February Half-Term)

GIRLS BOYS

Grey pinafore dress, skirt or tailored grey trousers White shirt

White shirt School tie

School tie Grey trousers

Royal blue pullover or cardigan Royal blue pullover

Grey tights Black or grey socks

White socks

* Year 1 pupils may wear polo shirts for the autumn and spring term to allow for easy changing for PE

* Sensible all black polished shoes or all black trainers

NOT boots

Please note that high heels are  not suitable for playtime activities and could cause injuries

Plain royal blue cardigans and jumpers are available from many retailers, while those with the school crest are available from Early Years Limited (Stratford Road, Shirley) and Tesco.

SUMMER UNIFORM

(February Half-Term until July)

GIRLS BOYS

Blue gingham dress White polo type shirt

Royal blue pullover or cardigan Royal blue pullover

White socks Grey long or short trousers

Black or grey socks

* Sensible polished all black shoes or all black trainers

(* Guidance is provided (see Appendix) in relation to what is and what is not acceptable regarding the wearing of school shoes and trainers.)

Please, no open-toed sandals or "slingbacks"

P.E. KIT

White tee-shirt or vest or Peterbrook tee-shirt

Peterbrook sweatshirts may be worn for outside P.E. and Games

Royal blue shorts

Black pumps - for indoor P.E. and Games, while at Key Stage 2 sensible all black "trainers"

are allowed for outdoor games

A bag to hold P.E. kit

Parents are requested to supply their child with a painting apron to protect their child’s clothing. A converted man’s shirt would be ideal. Parents are also requested to supply a hand towel for their child’s personal use, and are also requested to see that they are regularly laundered.

Outdoor Clothing

Children should bring a coat to school each day, apart from during the hotter weather. Appropriate ‘legionnaire’ style sunhats (available from our School Office), should be worn outside during sunny weather.

All pupils participate in gardening activities in our ECO Garden. We provide wellington boots and gardening aprons to help prevent pupils getting dirty!

 

Appearance

For safety reasons, children are not permitted to wear jewellery in school. This includes earrings of any kind. If ears have been pierced, stud earrings may be worn if covered up, but should be removed for P.E. If a child needs to wear a piece of jewellery for medical or religious reasons, it should be removed or covered up during physical activity. Children come to school to learn. We believe that fashion items eg. mobile phones, are best kept for home, and for reasons such as health, safety and inclusion, fashion accessories such as make-up, coloured nail varnish and jewellery other than stud earrings, are not to be worn. Pupils found wearing coloured nail varnish will be requested to have the varnish removed by the following school day. Watches may be worn, but in the case of younger children only when they are able to tell the time.

Hair must not be extreme or offensive in terms of colour or styling, ie. extensive patterning, two-tone colouring and severely shaved hair designs are not acceptable. Hair highlights are acceptable.

Long hair on both girls and boys, should be tied back neatly, with bands or ‘scrunchies’. This is for reasons of smartness, appearance and health and safety. Pupils’ faces should not be obscured as the teacher may not be able to judge their engagement with learning and to secure their participation in discussions and practical activities.

 

 

 

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545 office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk

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