West End Uniform Policy 2022-2023

West End embroidered navy sweater or cardigan with logo

Light blue or white polo shirt

Grey/black trousers

Grey/black skirts or pinafore dresses with socks / tights

Changes for the summer:

Navy and white gingham checked dresses with socks

Grey shorts with socks

(Sweaters, cardigans and polo shirts with embroidered West End logos are available from Young Ones, 226 Marine Rd Central.)

Shoes

Black shoes or plain black trainers (no visible logos, detail or coloured soles). Children should only have laced footwear if they can tie them independently. We strongly recommend that children in Reception, Y1 and Y2, and those who cannot tie laces, buy Velcro shoes / trainers.

All footwear should be suitable for physical activity during playtimes. Boots, high heeled shoes and slippers/ballet pumps are not. Children will be asked to change into pumps if they are not wearing footwear which complies.

PE Kit

Children must wear a navy t-shirt, red shorts, trainers and West End logo hoodie(optional). Sports tops and hoodies with West End logo are available from Young Ones, 226 Marine Road Central. Plain navy-blue tracksuit bottoms may be worn for outdoor games. Children come to school wearing their school PE kit on their PE days.

Swimming Kit

Children go swimming during Year 5. Trunks for boys and a one-piece costume for girls should be brought to school on the appropriate day and returned home the same day. Goggles may only be worn if a goggles letter is returned to the school office. These are worn at pupil’s own risk and parents must obtain and complete a disclaimer from the school office prior to goggles being used.  Kit needs to be contained in a suitable, small bag that will hang on a cloakroom peg.

Hair and Jewellery

No make-up, nail varnish, false nails, jewellery or fashion statements (large hair bows etc) are allowed. Long hair should be tied back away from your child’s face. Hair should not have designs and lines shaved into it or be dyed. Children will be asked to remove make-up, jewellery and inappropriate hair accessories.

If your child has pierced ears, studs must be worn for school. Earrings must be taken out for PE or left out on PE days.  Please make sure your child learns, as soon as possible, to remove their own earrings. If you wish to have your child’s ears pierced, the ideal time for this is at the beginning of the long summer holidays, so that they have time to heal, and the earrings can be taken out for PE on the child’s return to school in September.

Lost Property

We cannot return unnamed property to the children, so it will go into the lost property box. Please come into school and ask to be shown these items if your child has mislaid something. The best way to avoid loss of clothing is to name everything and to encourage your child to take responsibility for their belongings. We display lost property on a regular basis so parents can look for missing items with any items left ‘recycled’.