To order school uniform from our supplier please get in touch with Kitted Out on 0151 727 2000 or visit the website to purchase online at www.kittedoutschoolwear.co.uk .
Our children have all too much pressure over their appearance and can be encouraged to be overly aware of how they look when young. We want our young people to be interested in enjoying learning, fascinated by their amazing world, getting on with each other and playing. It is wrong to encourage children to judge themselves or other people on their outward appearance.
This is the main reason for our having a school uniform at Rudston Primary School.
In line with our aim of developing a safe, happy and caring environment in school and supporting the diverse needs of pupils, our uniform allows children some choice.
ALL children NEED:
- a maroon and silver jumper or cardigan with school logo
- a polo shirt in Foundation and a white shirt and school tie from Year 1 to Year 6
- grey trousers, shorts, pinafore or skirt
- A rain-proof coat
- Flat supportive shoes (no backless shoes, trainers, ballet style pumps or high heels)
For PE all children NEED:
- a maroon T shirt with school logo
- tracksuit for Infant and Juniors
- pumps/trainers for outdoor games
- no football kits or branded items with large logos
For Swimming all children NEED:
- Learning to swim is also an important focus with weekly swimming lessons for all children in Years 3 – 6 for at least five weeks each. Swimming at Rudston takes place at Liverpool Aquatics Centre. Children’s progress is tracked and the children receive certificates recognising the distances that they are able to swim.
Please see below the guidelines for school swimming. These will ensure that lessons are delivered in a safe manner and also provide the best possible chance of improvement.
- Swimming hat for all children
- Medication if required
On swimming day please pack all kit into a bag. You might want to put a plastic carrier bag in the sports bag to wrap up your wet items before putting them into the kit bag. Please do not dress you child in their swim wear underneath school clothes as this can be uncomfortable. Remind your child to bring home their swimming kit bag with the wet items for washing.
Boys – Lycra style trunks are by far the best thing to wear when learning to swim. Swim shorts, if worn, must be above the knee. NO long Bermuda style shorts as these really restrict movement of the legs, add drag weighing the child down, prevent movement through the water and fall off the hips when performing some skills.
Girls – One piece swimsuits. No bikinis as the can easily become undone or slip off when performing some skills.
Goggles – can be worn but no swim masks. If your child wears goggles please let them know that they may be required to perform some activities (for example water safety personal survival lesson) without goggles. This is important so that children learn to become confident in the water without goggles in an emergency situation.
Hat – In line with the policies of the School Swimming Partnership, ALL pupils must now wear a swimming cap.
Jewellery -No jewellery is allowed in the pool. This is for your child’s own safety as well as for others. It is not acceptable to cover jewellery with plasters.
Medication -If your child has any medical conditions they must tell the swimming teacher who will let the lifeguards know. If they are required to carry medication, it must be in school in a clear plastic bag with your child’s name clearly marked on it.
Hygiene –All children should use the toilets before swimming. If your child needs to use the toilet during the lesson, they must ask their teacher to leave the pool and report back to the same teacher when they return.
Feet Infections -If your child has athletes foot or verrucas these will need to be treated, but this will not prevent them from swimming. Verrucas will need to be covered with a waterproof dressing and a swim sock. Make sure your child knows how to dry their feet properly especially between the toes, this will help to prevent athletes foot infection.
Parental Viewing -Parents are not allowed to view school swimming lessons.
Children’s time in school should be free from the pressures of being overly concerned with outward appearance so they can focus on developing their inner qualities and think and learn about the world.
- No jewellery please, stud earrings may be worn if newly pierced (for 6 weeks only), yet must be covered by tape. The child must be able to remove them him/herself for PE (if you must have your child’s ears pierced please do so at the beginning of the summer holiday)
- No make~up, nail varnish, spiked or gelled hair ~ we are interested in inner beauty!
- Long hair (shoulder length) must be tied back ~ headlice are very fond of primary schools and infections are less likely when hair is under control.
Children spend a long time in school and we want them to have healthy and happy feet! Black shoes are required and we do ask for styles that help our children keep active at playtime. Children of all ages enjoy running and playing on the climbing equipment.
- No trainers can be worn in school
- Shoes should be flat and provide good foot support
- Boots should not be worn in school and in winter children should bring indoor shoes if walking in boots
- No ballerina style pumps ~ they fall off and are dangerous at playtime
- Sandals should have a strap at the back and provide good foot support
- Trainers, flip flops and crocs are not appropriate footwear in school
There’s no such thing as bad weather . . .
. . .only the wrong clothes!
We play out in drizzle and cold weather. Children need a waterproof on all but the sunniest days. Children need a coat when the weather is cold. A vest helps them keep warm in the long lunchtime play. In Summer they should bring sun cream if they are very sensitive to sunlight and a sun hat.
If we are too hot or too cold we get grumpy, then we fall out with people and do not learn well.