School Uniform Up-date
Over the last few months, we have been listening to your feedback regarding school uniform. As you know, we made the decision to use a local school uniform stockist instead of holding the uniform in school. We had many reasons for doing this, but mainly we felt it gave you the opportunity to purchase all your items in one place; some of our parents already shopped there for other children in the family; they had a loyalty scheme discount and they also offered a delivery service.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the service promised was not delivered in many cases. Some parents have complained about the quality of the sweatshirts, lack of stock, long delivery times and poor communication. So as a school, we have listened to you and are now in a position to launch the solution. We feel confident that you will be happier with our new supplier.
From today, you can now order all your school uniform from Tesco Direct. We are really excited about this service. The main advantages are:
No compromise on quality
Delivery options available
It can be ordered on-line with all your other Tesco Direct items
An outstanding returns policy
Commission for the school which will filter back to buy school resources
The backing and support of a large reputable company should you need it.
A welcome pack will be with you all shortly, but please do check out the options by clicking this link http://www.tesco.com/direct/ues/?icid=schooluniform_lhn_UniformEmbroideryService
Tesco have worked hard with us getting this launched quickly, so some new items are still waiting to be added to the page. We don’t anticipate this taking long so please bear with us and keep checking their website for the new stock.
There are also some new optional uniform items that you may like to purchase. As things are added, we will let you know. For example, shortly available will be the half zip fleece jumper. This can be worn instead of the normal sweater/cardigan indoors during the colder months. We are also looking to launch PE hoodies in our house colours – something which we are very excited about. The hoodies are embroidered and, worn with navy tracksuit bottoms, will look extremely smart, especially when attending sporting events. A school Ruck Sack is also now an optional extra.
We expect all children to wear the following uniform:-
Royal Blue embroidered sweatshirt, cardigan or indoor fleece
House coloured PE t-shirt.
(Book bags are essential for Reception and Year 1)
These items should be worn with :-
White polo shirt, shirt or blouse
Dark grey, navy or black trousers, skirts or pinafore dress
Black or navy blue sensible shoes
Blue and white gingham or striped dresses (summer wear)
Hair accessories – blue/white (small)
Royal blue/navy shorts
Plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE
Year 4 – full swim kit to include hat
Tracksuit (dark colours or new house colour hoodie)
After much discussion in school, we have decided to change the shade of colour of the t-shirts for Vikings and Saxons. We do not expect parents to purchase a new house t-shirt until their current ones have been outgrown. However, when replacing, it will only be the new shades available. We really hope the children like the changes!
Jewellery should not be worn to school with the exception of watches and small stud earrings.
We hope to have a display of the clothing, in various sizes, available to view on the Parent Consultation afternoon on 7th February.
We believe that part of growing up and becoming ‘Ready to Face the World’ is linked to children developing personal standards and a pride in their appearance. Our school uniform expectations instil this in the children who look immaculate in their smart but functional school uniform.
We expect all children to wear the following uniform:
• White polo shirt, shirt or blouse, which we ask to be tucked in whilst in school.
• Royal blue school sweatshirt or school cardigan.
• Dark grey, navy or black trousers, skirts or pinafore dresses.
• Blue and white gingham or striped dresses can be worn during the summer months.
• Black or navy blue sensible shoes (preferably with Velcro fastenings for KS1 children).
Please note that trainers and many designs of ‘fashion’ shoes are not suitable for day to day wear in school.
It is important that pupils have the appropriate clothing for physical activities; our PE kit requires the following:
• Royal Blue/Navy shorts.
• House T-shirt (Red, Yellow, Green or Blue depending on the House your child is allocated when they join us)
• Plimsolls for indoor activities and trainers for outdoor games.
• A track suit for cold winter days (preferably dark colours).
• Full swimming kit (for Year 4 only), including a hat for those with shoulder length hair.
Please help us to help your children by labelling each clothing item with
your child’s name so we can ensure you do not lose items and waste valuable learning time looking for lost clothes.
To look smart and ready for school as well as health and safety reasons, all children are required to tie hair back when long enough to do so.
Children are not permitted to wear jewellery in school at any time with
the exception of watches and one pair of stud earrings.
Children that do have pierced ears must remove the stud earrings for
PE, games and swimming. Staff are unable to remove earrings for
children. If your child decides to have their ears pierced, the best time would be at the beginning of the summer holidays. This will give plenty of healing time before they are back at school and expected to take them out for PE.
Make up, nail varnish and temporary tattoos are not permitted
at any time.
Look smart, Think smart, Act smart.