Hewitts of Croydon and Bubblegum in Thornton Heath are our official school outfitters and all items of uniform are available from their shop in Croydon.
All the pupils are required to wear School Uniform. All items should be clearly named to avoid loss.
All items marked are available from high street stores such as Marks & Spencer, Tesco, BHS, Bubblegum, (020 86832773) Hewitts of Croydon and other local school uniform outfitters
Boots may be worn to school in bad weather but pupils are expected to change into shoes in school.
If a hajib is worn, it must be either navy blue or black and fastened without pins.
If your daughter wears a hajib in PE the teacher may deem it necessary to exclude her from some activities for reasons of health and safety. This also applies to leggings and joggers worn for religious reasons.
No jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE lessons. Risk assessment clearly identifies jewellery as a hazard with many recorded injuries to participants and staff attributable to injudicious non-removal.
All pupils must change from their school uniform into their P.E. kit for any form of physical activity. If tights are worn to school your daughter will need a pair of socks to change into for P.E.
Plimsolls are required when the lesson is outside. When inside and especially on the apparatus we expect the pupils to work in bare feet. If a pupil has a verruca or athlete’s foot she should wear her plimsolls whilst it is being treated. We also require a letter from parents explaining this. Trainers are not allowed for inside P.E.
These items should be kept in a labelled bag in the cloakroom.
We recommend that you encourage your daughter to bring her P.E. kit to school on a Monday and take it home again for washing on a Friday. This way it cannot be forgotten.
As a Health and Safety measure if your daughter has hair which is longer than shoulder length it should be tied back at all times. This helps to avoid accidents and head lice.
Trainer footwear is not suitable footwear for daily use in school. If boots (shoes above the ankle) or Wellingtons are worn they need to be changed upon arrival at school.
ART AND CRAFT
All pupils should wear an apron or old adult shirt. This should be kept at school. School can not be held responsible if pupils fail to cover their clothes causing them to be stained or damaged in anyway.
Pupils are allowed to wear watches, please mark the strap with your daughter’s name. No other jewellery is allowed to be worn in school.
Please note that the school accepts no responsibility or liability for any items lost or damaged
The BAALPE Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport Handbook 2004 Edition states:
Paragraph 9.3.7 ‘Any willingness on the part of parents to indemnify teachers for allowing a pupil to wear personal effects should be declined. Indemnities have no legal status, as pupils may bring retrospective action against teachers in their own right within three years of reaching adult age.’
Paragraph 5.3.5 ‘Indemnity forms seeking to absolve the school of responsibility for injury have no standing in law. Parents sign participation agreements (eg consent forms) without removing the school’s duty of care.’
In other words even though you may say you want your daughter to wear jewellery, once your daughter is an adult she can take legal action against the teacher if she is injured.
Paragraph 9.3.8 Long hair should be tied back to prevent it obscuring pupils’ vision or becoming entangled in apparatus during physical activity.’
“Safe Keeping” is collected at the beginning of each day. The school is not responsible for money, bus passes or valuables left in the cloakroom or trays. We strongly recommend that all pupils purchase a purse belt.
Pupils are not permitted to use mobile telephones whilst in school. Should your daughter need to bring a mobile telephone to school, this should be turned off and placed in the office until the end of school. We can however, accept no responsibility for mobile telephones. If you want your daughter to have a mobile telephone because she walks to and from school on her own please bear in mind that this will not keep her safe, if you are concerned about her safety, you should arrange for her to be dropped off and collected each day.
We reserve the right to ban and confiscate items that are causing problems within school.
The wearing of nail varnish and/or false nails is prohibited.
Newsletters are published regularly. Please read them as they contain relevant and important information. You should, periodically, go through your daughter’s bag to check for letters, notes and newsletters.