Children are encouraged to wear the school colours of navy blue and grey. We recommend that parents dress their children from the following list of suggested clothing:
Parents should ensure that their children wear appropriate footwear.
Training shoes are not acceptable for normal school footwear.
Boots should only be worn in adverse weather conditions and the children should change into their school shoes once they are in school.
As part of our Outdoor Play & Learning scheme (OPAL) pupils are required to bring the following uniform to school:
Children in KS2 wishing to wear training shoes during break should wear normal school footwear to school and change at the appropriate times.
The Governing Body are not in favour of any form of extreme hairstyle and appreciate parent/carer support in this hairstyle policy. Should anyone require guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Long hair should be tied back. Please do not allow your child to wear additional headwear to school eg oversized bows and head bands.
Due to extremely limited space, I would ask that all bags brought into school are no bigger than A4 in size. All infant children should bring a Heron book bag or similar. Infant children do not need an additional bag. This would help with storage both in the classrooms and in the corridors. The children do not need to bring vast arrays of equipment to school with them as we will supply what they need. A small pencil case of their own would be sufficient, they could fit this in their drawer. Infant children do not need a pencil case.
Age appropriate merchandise:
Please do not send your child to school with bags, pencil cases, lunch boxes etc that promote non age appropriate material eg Fortnite. As a school, we cannot be seen to be promoting games etc that are not age appropriate and do not wish to do so.
For health and safety reasons, watches and stud earrings are the only acceptable items of jewellery and teachers cannot be held responsible for their safe keeping. If your child is unable to remove their studs, then we ask that these are covered by plaster/tape for PE and games activities. Parents should supply their child with the necessary plaster/tape. It is the policy of swimming pool instructors to insist that all children remove earrings when taking part in swimming sessions.
On the days that the children undertake PE it is compulsory that the children with long hair have it tied back to avoid unnecessary accidents.
All Infant and Junior children will be provided with an apron when they do painting, glueing or clay work.
All children will need a PE bag containing:
Please ensure that you child has the appropriate PE kit for their house. You do not need to purchase the specific house T-shirt but the correct colour is essential.
*Your child's first t shirt in house colours will be provided by the school. Subsequent t shirts can be purchased through the Uniform Shop.
School uniform and PE kit, including tracksuits, can be viewed and purchased from:
Monkhouse Schoolwear at 99 Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2AA.
Parents are asked to ensure that all items of school clothing and PE kit are clearly marked with their child's name and that the appropriate PE kit is available in school on PE and games days.
Should anyone require guidance on any of these requirements please do not hesitate to contact the school.