What clothes should my child wear for school?

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Our school colours are green and grey. All children are encouraged to wear school uniform, as we feel that this promotes good standards and a sense of belonging. Reversible fleeces, sweatshirts, cardigans, polo shirts, sun caps, book bags, P.E. bags (drawstring) bearing the school logo, as well as P.E shorts and T-shirts are available from the school. Order forms, which give up to date prices can be obtained from the school office or from here on the website.

  • Sensible flat school shoes should be worn by all children.
  • High visibility clothing and bags for pre school and school aged children are also available; please order from the school office. Adult sizes are available to order.
  • For P.E children should wear black shorts and white T-shirt.
  • In Key Stage 2 children also require a track suit or suitable sports trousers and top. All pupils wear plimsolls (Reception and Key Stage 1) and plimsolls or trainers (Key Stage 2) for outdoor lessons; please ensure trainers have white soles as dark soles mark the hall floor. As space is limited in our cloakroom areas, you are asked to provide a drawstring bag to contain P.E. kit; these can be obtained from the school office or brought from home.

It is essential that all clothing is clearly marked with your child's name.

Can my child wear jewellery for school?

No jewellery should be worn in school, however, although we prefer children not to wear pierced earrings we recognise that for religious or other reasons parents/carers may prefer otherwise. We understand that for religious reasons it may be a requirement for children to wear jewellery as part of their religion.

In these instances, an earring or earrings may be worn but these should be small studs, one per ear only. For safety reasons jewellery must not be worn for P.E. lessons. If your child is unable to put in or remove their earrings, then they should not be worn. We suggest that children do not wear earrings for school on P.E. days. No other earrings, studs, rings, bracelets or necklaces may be worn.

If your child is required to wear a medical alert necklace or bracelet please inform the school office.

Watches may be worn from Year 2 if your child is able to tell the time. These should be functional watches and not novelty or overly large watches as these can cause distractions to the child and other pupils during lesson times. We cannot accept any responsibility for the safe keeping of watches or ear studs removed for P.E.

Lost Property

Children are encouraged to take responsibility for the care of their own belongings. Inevitably there will be occasions when things get muddled or lost. There are lost property boxes which are available for both parents/carers and children to access. Parents/carers are expected to label all items of clothing including coats and P.E trainers/plimsolls.

Is my child insured whilst at school?

Parents/carers should be aware that there is no universal personal accident cover for school children. However, pupils are fully covered under the Public Liability Policy. Children are insured for all school trips both day and overnight stays.

Are there any things my child needs to bring to school?

Under normal circumstances we do not expect children to bring any special materials to school in order to do their work. However, Key Stage 2 pupils may bring a small pencil case if they wish to do so. Children occasionally bring items into school to support topic work and we will try to ensure that these items are cared for. However, we cannot accept any responsibility for them unless we have specifically asked your child to bring the item/s into school.

We also ask that children do not bring toys or electrical items into school as these can be lost or damaged and cause unnecessary upset. Skipping ropes and other playtime equipment are provided for playtimes and lunchtimes.

All children should have their P.E. kit in school at all times. Book bags and reading books should be brought to school everyday. Homework should be completed and returned to school by the required date.

About Us

At Meadowside Primary School we believe that teaching children is a partnership between family and school. Parents/carers are a vital part of our Meadowside community. There are many opportunities for you to be involved and we look forward to sharing these times with you.

Contact Details

Meadowside Primary School

Park Road Burton
NN15 5QY

Telephone: 01536 723985
Fax: 01536 725927