Lovelace Uniform and Equipment Requirements and Guidance

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Autumn & Winter / Cold Weather Uniform:

Burgundy sweatshirt or cardigan with gold school logo

Plain black trousers/skirt/pinafore dress

White polo shirt (not a formal shirt)

Summer / Warm Weather Uniform:

As opposite, or

Yellow and white checked or striped dress

Plain black, tailored shorts

Sensible black shoes (see below - with laces, velcro or slip on - no heels, boots, open toed shoes or canvas shoes. No heelies or similar.)

 

 

 

 

Other equipment required

Lovelace book bag or rucksack for carrying reading books and homework, water bottle – all items labelled with name on the outside.

 

PE Kit contained in a PE bag YR to Y6

White Crew Neck T-Shirt         Burgundy Shorts           Plimsolls or trainers

A tracksuit and/or sweatshirt (additional to school sweatshirt) during the Autumn and Winter is advisable for outdoor activities

 

Swimming Kit:

Girls – one piece swimsuit. Boys – trunks / short swimming shorts.

Towel. Swimming hat. Swimming goggles- optional. Draw-string bag (all labelled with name / class)

 

Guidance:

- Uniform is worn by all children from Nursery to Year 6 except on school mufti days.

- Uniform is sold from the PMG Schoolwear Chessington (393-395 Hook Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 1EL - 0208 786 2211 chessington@pmgretail.co.uk). It is also available online from www.mapac.com/education/parents/uniform/lovelaceprimaryschoolkt9 . Other shops and stores supply uniform but please ensure that colours match our school burgundy as variants are not acceptable.

- PE kit should be in school every day for Reception to Year 6

- Children do go out to play in light rain or drizzle. Outdoor PE & playtime is usually only cancelled because of heavy rain, thunderstorms, gale force winds, excessive heat or icy weather.

- Jewellery is not permitted in school, apart from an inexpensive watch or plain stud earrings. Please do not send your child to school with valuable items.

- Skirts should be around knee length – at or below the knee. Trousers should be tailored and not tracksuit bottoms

- Socks & thick /woollen tights: ideally these should be black, grey or white

- If children wear a headscarf or turban for religious reasons, these should be black, white or burgundy.

- Hoodies / sweatshirts should not be brought into school as replacements for a coat: children need a lightweight waterproof in summer and a thick winter coat for autumn / winter

- Caps / sun hats / Beanies may be worn outside at playtimes / outdoor PE but not inside

- Polo shirts should always be tucked in trousers or skirts when the sweatshirt is worn. In warm weather or the summer term, polo shirts need not be tucked in when a sweatshirt is not required.

- Hair:

a. Long hair should be tied back every day with a simple, soft hairband.

b. Please avoid hair patterns / tramlines and braids with beads of any type / hair colourings.

c. Please avoid hair adornments (feathers, bows, flowers, glittery or the like – anything that is a distraction to learning but they are OK for a Muftie Day)

- Make-up or nail varnish: not permitted. If a child has nail varnish or make up on, they will be expected to remove it immediately. The office has make up removal pads for this purpose.

- Mobile Phones – should not be brought to school. Any that are accidentally brought in must be handed in to the school office

- Earrings: ideally no earrings should be worn in school as these pose a Health & Safety risk. Parents of children with pierced ears may allow their child to wear a single pair of small, plain silver or gold sleepers or studs at their own risk. Earrings should be plain – no pictures or diamantes or similar! Earrings must be removed before PE & sport. If your child cannot take their earrings out themselves, please remove them before school on each PE day. Any child having their ears newly pierced should do so at the start of the long summer holiday, to allow time for the wound to heal so that children are able to remove them.

- Muftie days: children wear their own clothing or the clothing of the chosen theme e.g. wear red. Football or other similar sports shirts are discouraged along with any designer / label.