All children who attend Abbots Farm Junior School are expected to take pride in their appearance and the school uniform is important in achieving that aim. Uniform is by definition restrictive but it does ensure all children are smartly and sensibly dressed, giving them pride in themselves and a sense of belonging to this school and all that means.
|Shirt:||White or grey or school polo shirt|
|Trousers / Skirt||Grey / Black (NOT fashion trousers or jeans)|
|Jumper:||Royal blue V or round necked jumper or school sweatshirt|
|Socks:||Black / Grey or white (or black/grey tights)|
|Summer dresses||Small blue and white checks or stripes|
Sensible black school shoes (Boots are allowed to be worn to and from school but not in school)
trainers are not allowed except for PE
Abbots Farm sports shirt or white polo shirt
Black or white shorts
Short white socks
Black or white pumps
Yellow, red or green long sleeved shirt and socks, (house colours) with black or white shorts.
Tracksuit for cold weather (It is important that children have warm clothing for outside games, e.g. a tracksuit or old jumper & jogging bottoms.)
It is important for pupils to wear correct clothing for physical activities. A complete change of kit is required for PE activities. All clothing should be clearly labelled. Jewellery must not be worn for sporting activities and long hair should be tied back.
Every child also needs an apron, (an old shirt or overall will suffice) for art and craft activities (clearly labelled please.)
Jewellery and Hair
The only items that are considered appropriate are watches, and studs or sleepers worn in pierced ears (these must be removed for PE unless parents send a letter which will release the school and governors from all legal responsibilities in case of injury) The school will not allow jewellery or cosmetics unless for cultural reasons, and then only if approved by the Headteacher.
Hair styles should emphasise tidiness and we do not allow extreme haircuts. Hair should not be treated to alter its natural colouring and should not have designs shaved or coloured into it. We also do not permit gel in the hair as this affects our PE mats, etc. These are common expectations in all Rugby schools and we feel that this is a crucial part of our smart school uniform.
We believe that children should be encouraged to develop inner confidence
rather than rely on external image.
There is no single supplier of the school uniform and all the items listed below can be purchased from a number of suppliers. Abbots Farm sports shirts, sweatshirts, etc., bearing the school crest, can be purchased through ‘Webb Ellis’ St Matthews Street. Book bags can be purchased through the school. We also hold a monthly second-hand uniform stall where parents can purchase good quality donated clothing.
Any lost property is stored for a reasonable period of time, but it is often difficult to identify items that are not labelled. If your child loses something they should check in the lost property box in the caretaker’s room. Displays of lost property are periodically made and if it is not claimed then each term the items are given to the second hand uniform shop (held each month)