School Uniform

What should my child wear to school?

At Redlands we aim to foster a feeling of community within our school. We strongly encourage all children to wear school uniform. We believe that it is smart, it gives the school an identity and it gives the child a sense of belonging. We believe that both staff and pupils should dress appropriately for the activities they are undertaking. We know that the majority of our parents want their children to wear school uniform and we hope that all parents will support our dress code.

Uniform for children in Year R – Year 4

  • White shirt/ blouse or white polo shirt
  • Grey school trousers/skirt/pinafore dress
  •  V-neck navy blue knitted jumper or cardigan (preferably with the school logo)
  • Flat, black sensible school shoes, (not boots).  Shoes are to be plain with no coloured logos.              Trainers are not acceptable.
  • Open-toed sandals are a potential trip hazard for the wearer and so are not acceptable.
  • During summer months, pupils may wear a navy blue gingham dress or grey shorts.
  • Socks should be plain white or grey.
  • Tights should be plain navy blue or grey.

Uniform for children in Year 5/6

  • White shirt/blouse (not a polo shirt)
  • School tie, provided by the school
  • Grey school trousers/skirt/pinafore dress
  •  V-neck navy blue knitted jumper or cardigan (preferably with the school logo)
  • Flat, black sensible school shoes.  Shoes are to be plain with no coloured logos.  Trainers are not acceptable.
  • Open-toed sandals are a potential trip hazard for the wearer and so are not acceptable.
  • During summer months, pupils may wear a navy blue gingham dress or grey shorts.
  • Socks should be plain white or grey.
  • Tights should be plain navy blue or grey.

For PE all children (Reception – Year 6) need:

  • A T-shirt in the child’s house colour (Oxford- royal blue, Cambridge- green, Sussex- red, Warwick- yellow.)
  • Navy bluePE shorts
  • plimsolls or trainers (trainers should be as plain as possible)
  • Plain navy blue jogging bottoms and a suitable warm sweatshirt may be worn for outside PE.
  • Optional: a Redlands ‘hoodie’ may be worn for PE/Games.
  • Gym bag to keep these in at school

PE Kit should be worn for After School sporting clubs. All PE kits should be free from any logo or brand name, apart from the school logo.

For Swimming (Year 3 – Year 4) need: a swimsuit (one piece for girls), a towel, a gym bag.  

Hairstyles

Parents should be aware that extreme fashion hairstyles for children, such as ‘Mohicans’, are not suitable for school. For reasons of safety, long hair should be tied back.  Elaborate hair accessories are not appropriate for school; plain navy blue hair bands/ ’scrunchies’ etc are preferable and are widely available in local superstores.

Jewellery 

On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery to school. Pupils with pierced ears may wear plain studs, but not sleepers or pendant earrings.   The safety of our children is our first priority.  School staff accept no responsibility for the safe keeping of jewellery brought into school.

Children who have pierced ears will be required to remove earrings for PE.  Children who are unable to remove earrings on medical grounds will be required to cover them with tape.  Removal or taping of earrings must be done by the child or their carer, not a member of staff.  This is based on advice from HampshireCounty Council and we are unable to accept parental disclaimers on this matter.

Embroidered uniform is available from Skoolkit and Tesco.

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