SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
It is our school policy that children wear school uniform when attending school or participating in school organised events outside of school hours. We advise that parents label all items of their child's uniform to enable us to find it should it be mislaid.
During Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that children wear clean uniform every day.
Aims and Objectives
Our Policy for uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- Provides 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.
School Uniform providers
Jogging bottoms, polo shirts and jumpers/zip up tops can be purchased from any good supermarket. However, we ask that parents purchase a set of iron on logos from the school office at a cost of £5 each.
Children are requested to wear the following:
- Black/navy blue jogging bottoms or black/navy skirt with the school logo (VS) ironed on the left pocket area
- Pale blue polo shirt
- Dark blue jumper/sweatshirt with the logo ironed on at the left hand chest area (NO hoodies please)
- Navy/black/dark grey shorts
- Dark, plain, closed toe shoes or trainers
- Pale Blue T-Shirt/polo shirt (no football tops!)
- Dark shorts
- Plain dark tracksuit bottoms for outdoors in the winter
- Swimming Kit for designated swimming day.
Earrings (except studs) should not be worn for children’s own safety. All earrings should be covered with Micropore tape for PE and games and should be removed by the child for swimming.
Children are asked to respect the school uniform policy and wear their uniform at all times. Failure to do so may result in not being included in school trips.
Hoods and hats in school will not be allowed.
IRON-ON BADGE INSTRUCTIONS
- Switch off the steam setting.
- Ideally do not use an ironing board – a heat resistant hard surface should be used such as a table or counter-top.
- Set the iron on the hottest setting. Allow time for the iron to get hot.
- Place a thin cotton cloth, such as a hankie or tea towel, onto the hard surface. Place the garment on top of the cloth.
- Damp the area where the badge will be placed with a damp sponge or very fine mist of water. It MUST NOT be wet, just damp.
- Remove the paper backing from the iron on badge (if there is one attached) and place the badge in the required position on the garment with the glue side facing the garment.
- Cover the badge with another thin cotton cloth (hankie or tea towel).
- When the iron is hot place it on the cloth above the patch and press as firmly as possible for about 30-45 seconds (some heavier fabrics may need slightly longer). This melts the glue backing on the badge and attaches it to the garment.
- For large badges the iron may need to be lifted and applied to any unheated sections. DO NOT slide the iron around the top of the badge.
- Let the badge and garment cool then turn it over/inside out so that you can then heat the garment on the back of the badge.
- Allow the badge and garment to cool completely before handling.
If possible wash the garment at a low temperature. In the unlikely event that a badge loosens or comes away from the garment it can be re-attached by repeating the above process.