We feel that a school uniform encourages children to identify with and take pride in their school. It also helps to ensure that children are suitably dressed to enable them to focus on their work.
Parents are therefore requested to send their children to school in uniform consisting of:
- Long or short grey trousers
- Green pullover or sweatshirt
- White shirt or polo shirt
- School shoes (not trainers)
- Grey skirt, pinafore dress or school trousers
- Green pullover or cardigan
- White blouse or polo shirt
- School shoes (not trainers)
In addition, for art and technology, the children need a shirt (preferably a large one) to protect their clothes. Please mark all items of clothing with your child’s name. School ties are available for those who choose to have them.
Clothing for Physical Education and Games
All children need a white t-shirt and black shorts with an elasticated waist for indoor lessons. In addition, a pair of black plimsolls are required. These can also be used when a change of shoes is necessary due to very wet weather. For general games lessons taken outdoors, children from Year 1 onwards need a warm change of clothes, i.e. a black tracksuit top and bottoms, and a pair of strong trainers. All P.E. clothing and shoes should be kept in a bag with the child’s name clearly marked on the outside. When games kit is forgotten, children will be asked to wear a coat and go outside to watch the activities. As a general rule, if children are fit enough to attend school, they should take part in all activities. On the rare occasions when a child is not fit for P.E. or games, or swimming, a note should be sent from home to this effect. Jewellery and watches should not be worn in school. We accept no responsibility if these items are broken or lost. Girls with pierced ears are only allowed a small stud type earring and must be prepared to remove this before all P.E, games or swimming lessons.
If you order uniform via ‘My Clothing’, the PTA receives a 5% donation from all purchases made. Select this link for more information: (TESCO) My Clothing: Norris Bank
School uniform can also be ordered directly from Mapac. Select this link for more information: Mapac: Norris Bank
Please ensure all items have the child’s name written in them.
Recycling School Uniform – Impact on the Environment.
We encourage parents wherever possible, to re-use school uniform by passing it on to younger siblings in the family; or donating items that are still in good condition.
While the thought of children wearing second hand clothing may not appeal to all parents, it is thought that extending the lifespan of clothes by just three months could result in a 5-10 percent reduction in carbon, water, and waste footprints – giving outgrown uniform a new lease of life would have a big impact on the environment, and parents’ pockets too.
We are grateful to those parents that have already donated items of school uniform including jumpers, trousers, dresses, cardigans, polo tops, coats, and PE kits to school. . There is also a Facebook group (Norris Bank Primary Uniform Recycle) to recycle your out-of-use school uniform; for more information see link below.
(Please note the Facebook page is not administered by Norris Bank Primary School; any questions regarding items or how to donate can be done via a message on the Facebook page).
Any unnamed items not claimed will be recycled as second hand uniform and offered to parents free of charge at the end of each term.