Both Governors and Staff would like to stress how much importance we attach to the wearing of school uniform. It certainly helps to foster a sense of belonging and help children be ready to complete their school work. It also is cheaper to provide for in many ways, eliminating the desire to send children in designer wear.
We ask for children to attend in a school sweatshirt or T-shirt with grey skirts or trousers and white shirts.
If possible shoes rather than trainers, these can then be used for PE, however even trainers are in preference to large-heeled shoes which can be very dangerous. School ties also add an extra feeling of belonging to St Stephen’s. Sweatshirts bearing our own school logo are available in school, as are ties, PE kits and school book bags.
Sweatshirts (Royal Blue)
PE Kit including pump bag
All garments should be clearly marked with your child’s name.
PE plays an important part of time at school and parents should provide children with kit suitable for gymnastics and dance in the hall and games outside. A pair of pumps or trainers are vital for games lessons. These also should be clearly named and preferably kept in a pump bag which can be hung on the child’s peg. T-shirts and school shorts are also available from the school office at a very competitive price. The children do feel proud and develop a sense of belonging when wearing the school uniform.
Jewellery and Valuables
Children should not wear jewellery of any kind in school, with the exception of small plain studs if children have pierced ears. I cannot stress the importance of this rule enough. So many accidents are caused when children are wearing jewellery such as necklaces and rings.
Valuables and personal possessions should also not be brought into school. Everything children require to work at school will be provided and so nothing extra is required. Things can go missing and often cause problems; swaps etc. and much time is wasted sorting things out.
If you feel it necessary for your child to bring a mobile phone to school, it must be handed in to the class teacher to keep. No mobile phones should be kept by the children; these will be taken from the child and returned to you.