At Meadlands we have a compulsory school uniform and PE uniform for all pupils from Reception to year 6 and it is very smart!
We have recently updated our PE uniform after a year of research and consultation with pupils and parents. This is to ensure consistency in uniform throughout the school, a kit fit for purpose (wind- and shower-proof for outdoor PE) and, as pupils now wear PE uniform to school twice a week, we wanted something that they were proud to wear as their school uniform. PE uniform is available to buy from MAPAC (click here for their website), with an official launch from 1st September 2019. To give you time to buy the new kit and to avoid having to buy everything in one go (You can spread payments out, buying the tracksuit top in the autumn term and the new shorts in the spring!), we have a year transition period from the old kit to the new. However, we expect all pupils to be in the new uniform and PE kit by September 2020.
The school uniform consists of the following:
Plain white polo shirt or shirt with school logo
Grey or black trousers
Grey or black skirt or pinafore dress
Green gingham summer dress (summer term only)
Grey or black school uniform shorts (summer term only)
Grey or black hijab
Black (plain) flat sensible shoes no boots or trainers
White or black sandals (summer term only)
Black or dark grey tights / Black, grey or white socks
Book Bag with school logo (optional)
Bottle green tracksuit with school logo
Yellow PE shirt with school logo
Bottle green school PE shorts
Bottle green school PE skort
Dark trainers (as plain as possible please) – to be worn all day
White ankle sport socks or bottle green knee high sport socks
Pupils wear their PE kit to school on the days they have PE lessons; this includes swimming lessons, yoga, dance and boxing. Your class teacher will let you know which days these are at the start of term.
Jewellery: Pupils should not wear jewellery to school. Small stud earrings are acceptable. Please note that the school will not take any responsibility for jewellery that is lost.
Watches: We encourage pupils to wear watches from Year 3 upwards. Please ensure that these are analogue watches and not digital as this really helps with time teaching and learning in class. During PE lessons watches must be removed and given to the PE teacher for safekeeping. Please note that the school will not take any responsibility for watches that are lost.
Hair and Make Up: No make-up or nail varnish should be worn to school. If pupils come to school with nail varnish they will be expected to remove it. Any pupils with shoulder length hair are expected to tie their hair up. No special hair bands should be worn to school as these can be easily lost or broken. Please ensure that hair bands are suitable and the correct school uniform colours.
Purchasing School Uniform: If you would like help with ordering from MAPAC or would like help with payments for new uniform, please speak to Mrs Gee in the school office.
Children with Special Educational Needs: We understand that some of our children have sensory needs or may suffer from specific skin conditions. Please make an appointment to speak to Miss Bunker, our SENDCo, if you are concerned about the impact that our uniform material might have on your child.