St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

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School Uniform

School uniform and personal possessions

St John's Primary School has its own distinctive uniform. We believe that besides being practical clothing for school it helps to give children a feeling of identity and pride in their school. All clothing worn in school should adhere to the school colours. All clothing worn to school should be clearly marked with your child's name.  

Most basic items can be bought from chain stores. Those items marked with a * are only available from the school uniform supplier, www.onlineschooluniform.co.uk, although school ties can also be purchased from the school office for £4.95.  Instructions on how to order items from our supplier can be found here.

Our supplier delivers uniform to the school each Friday for free;  orders must be received by 5.30pm on a Tuesday.

Infants (Reception to Year 2)

School uniform comprises:

White short sleeved polo shirt

Grey trousers (short or long) or Navy tunic or skirt

School navy blue V-neck pullover*

Summer dress (blue striped or checked)

Grey socks and black shoes

PE kit (in a drawstring bag)

Plimsolls

Navy shorts

School t-shirt*

Navy jogging bottoms (optional)

School sweatshirt* (optional) only to be worn for PE, not at any other time

Outdoor Play

School cap*

Hooded waterproof coat

 

Juniors (Year 3 to Year 6)

School uniform comprises:

White shirt

Tie*

Grey trousers (short or long) or Navy tunic or skirt

School navy blue v-neck pullover*

Summer dress (blue striped or checked)

Grey socks and black shoes

Outdoor Play

School cap*

Hooded waterproof coat

 

PE kit (in a drawstring bag)

Plimsolls/trainers

Navy shorts

School t-shirt*

Navy jogging bottoms (optional)

School sweatshirt* (optional) only to be worn for PE, not at any other time

Long hair

Long hair must be tied back at all times using either a plain scrunchie/alice band or chequered scrunchie/ alice band that matches girls’ summer dresses.

Jewellery

No jewellery should be worn in school.  Simple wrist watches are permitted in years 3-6 but are brought to school at the owner's risk. They must be silent and named. If your child does bring a watch to school, please ensure that it is engraved or clearly marked with their name.

We discourage the wearing of earrings in school, however pupils with pierced ears may wear a pair of simple stud earrings. These must be removed prior to school on PE days. 

Pupils in Reception classes and KS1 are discouraged from wearing earrings on PE days - as they pupils are unable to remove the earrings themselves.

Pupils should have ears pierced in the first week of the summer holidays in order that they can heal before they return to school.

Rings, bracelets or necklaces must not be worn in school for health and safety reasons unless they are authorised medical alerts.

Art

All children will need to provide a painting apron or shirt to wear during art lessons to protect clothing.

Lost Property

If uniform is not clearly marked then there is a considerable problem returning items to their owners. Marked items are returned to the owner as soon as possible. At the end of every half term, unmarked property is put on display, after which we dispose of any unclaimed items.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones are not allowed to be used in school. Pupils in years 5 and 6, travelling to and from school independently, may bring a mobile phone to school, but this must be stored in the office during the school day.

Security

We do not accept responsibility for items of personal property or money brought to school. They are best left at home.