The wearing of uniform gives children an idea of corporate identity and also eliminates any element of competition over clothing. Our uniform is practical, washable and the children like wearing it.
Uniform consists of:
Hair should be neat and tidy. Any hair longer than collar length must be neatly tied back. Closely shaved haircuts or patterns shaved into hair are not allowed. Unnatural coloured hair, temporary tattoos, jewellery (other than that of religious significance) and make-up (including nail polish) are not allowed.
Sensible black shoes should be worn (or closed toe brown sandals for warmer months). Trainers are not suitable for every day wear.
Children are required to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt for indoor PE in all year groups. For outdoor PE, trainers or plimsolls are necessary. A grey or navy tracksuit must be worn in cold weather. Kit should be kept in a bag which will hang on your child’s peg – a named shoe bag with a drawstring is ideal. For inter-house sports matches or on sports day your child will need to wear a t-shirt that matches their house.
You are welcome to try uniform on your child to help with sizing and are advised to buy uniform just before it is needed. A stock is kept at school and a uniform shop is available on Mondays and Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.
The Friends of Heatherlands sometimes organise second hand clothes sales.
All clothing MUST be named. Found, un-named items of clothing go into the lost property box in the front office. Periodically this is cleared and un-named, unclaimed items of clothing will find their way into the next second-hand clothes sale, or will be used as spare clothing for children who need another set of clothes during the day.
If any additional clothing is needed for trips you will be notified in advance.