Uniform

Our school uniform is a combination of bottle green and grey/black. Although the wearing of uniform is not compulsory the great majority of families have adopted it and the children do look very smart. Please name all items of clothing.

Boys:

Black/Grey trousers, green top or pullover, white or grey shirt

Girls:

Black/Grey skirt, pinafore or trousers, green top, white or grey blouse.

In summer – green gingham or striped dress.

PE & Games:

White, green, red or blue t-shirt (the school has a whole school team ongoing competition, the children will be told which team they are in), black shorts, daps. (No football kit is permitted)

Other Items

The school keeps a supply of certain items at the following prices:

Water bottles – £1.10

Friday Folders – £1.50

Book bags – bearing Longwell Green logo are available for purchase to protect books carried from school to home. These are very durable and cost £3.00 each.

Parents may wish to pass to the office any items of uniform that are unwanted or outgrown. These are sold to parents at low prices to raise additional income for school funds.

Footwear:

Shoes: these need to be black (including trainers)

Slippers: children are allowed to bring slippers or suitable indoor shoes into school to change into from their outdoor shoes when arriving at school and returning to class after breaks.

Wellie boots: children in Reception and year 1 are encouraged to bring wellies into school.

Purchase of School Uniform

Longwell Green School Uniform can be purchased from Initially Yours ltd, 69 High Street, Han-

ham, Bristol, BS15 3DG, Tel No: 0117 9673847. Alternatively you can buy online at

www.initiallyyours.co.uk

initially-yours

Personal Belongings

The school’s insurers will not accept liability for the loss or damage to pupils’ property. Parents are therefore strongly advised not to allow their children to bring valuable items in to school. Other valuable items, such as music players or valuable jewellery, must not be brought into school. Mobile phones are only permitted in school for older children in the event of an emergency and must be switched off and handed into the School Office at the beginning of the school day and collected after school. Please clearly label phones. All personal belongings should be clearly marked with a child’s name. We have a large amount of lost property which is always cleared at the end of each term.

The Health and Safety Officer has explicitly advised all schools that –

a) “The wearing of jewellery in PE, which includes the wearing of chains, watches, rings, earrings and necklaces is prohibited on grounds of safety”.

b) “The only exception is in the case of recently pierced ears.  In this case a stud earring can be worn provided the earring is completely covered (A plaster or similar being acceptable). The ear should have healed within about six weeks and after this time the earring must be removed…  I trust that the above does clarify the position in this respect and would confirm that where pupils do not remove jewellery they are not allowed to take part in the activity.”

Parents can best support their children and school by keeping to these school guidelines.

1) Studs are not worn on the days when children have PE, games, swimming or take part in a sporting extra-curricular activity.

2) Ensuring that children are able to insert and remove studs by themselves. School staff are not allowed to do this for the children.

Additionally the school cannot accept any liability for any lost jewellery – our advice is that jewellery of any sort is not worn in school.