PE bags must come to school at the beginning of each week. Children are encouraged to keep their PE bags in school all week, rather than taking it home each day. PE bags can then be taken home on a Friday.
Items in bold must be purchased from Graduates School Uniform Shop. Items in italics are optional. All items listed, with an asterisk, can be purchased form the School Office. All other items can be easily purchased from any high street shop.
If a child forgets their PE clothing they will still be expected to remain with their class and will join in where it is appropriate and safe. No child is allowed to opt out. A reminder letter will be sent home.
A written note from parents is required if a child is unable to participate in a PE lesson. A record of children who miss PE will be kept and any concerns discussed with parents. All clothing MUST be named. Please check items regularly to ensure names have not faded. No child is allowed to borrow any clothing items from another.
All clothing, footwear, purses, bags and other personal possessions must be clearly marked with your child’s name. Please ensure that all clothes, especially coats, have large loops so that items can be easily hung on pegs.
In the interests of safety, you are requested to limit the wearing of jewellery, eg earrings, bracelets, rings etc, to out-of-school hours. These items can cause serious accidents during PE lessons or on the playground at break time. It is also important that long hair is worn tied back.
Children with pierced ears may only wear studs and these will need to be taken out or taped for PE. Watches may be worn, but need to be named and must be removed for PE. If a piece of jewellery is worn for religious reasons, a written note must be written by the parent/carer to the Head Teacher.
Children are encouraged to look after their own belongings. This can be encouraged at home by giving children the responsibility of organising their own bags and equipment. Parents are asked to purchase a school book bag from the School Office. Other bags, such as sports bags or back-packs, should not be brought to School. We encourage our children to wear our uniform as it gives a feeling of belonging to a community. The school colours are green, red and grey. Uniform may be obtained from Graduates School Wear, 201 High Street, Orpington.
The school cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings while on the premises. Parents are urged to ensure that pupils do not bring items of value to school.