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Uniform

The Orchard Primary School is proud of its identity and children are expected to wear the school uniform when attending school or participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours.
Articles of clothing have been chosen that are either readily available at local superstores/department stores or through the school uniform shop. Uniform order forms are available from the school office and the school’s website. Our policy for school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • Engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school
  • Is practical and smart
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered by parents as good value for money
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind
PE / Games wear
All children from Reception to Year 6 are expected to have, and keep each week in school their school PE kit. This should be kept in a small bag ( ’rucksacks’ are available from the school) because we are very limited for space.
Items of clothing• House T-Shirt • blue shorts• blue jogging or
• track suit trousers (for cold weather)
• plimsoles or training shoes (dependent upon the activity)
Jewellery
Children should not wear any kind of jewellery to school. It presents a real danger in PE lessons and must be removed. Watches may be worn but we DO NOT accept responsibility if they are

misplaced or broken. If your child has pierced ears, ONLY small, plain studs are acceptable and worn at your own risk.
Boys  • red or white polo shirt
• red cardigan, jumper or sweat shirt
• grey shorts or trousers
• white, black or grey socks
• black school shoes

Girls

• red or white polo shirt
• red cardigan, jumper or sweat shirt • grey skirt or trousers• red and white summer dress• white or grey socks• white, grey or red tights• black school shoes
• plain hair bands in the school colours

Footwear
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels and we strongly discourage the wearing of such. Neither do we encourage the wearing of trainers to school. This type of footwear is damaging, in the long term, to growing feet and is only appropriate for sports, PE or leisurewear. It is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.
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