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Oct 2015 in the playground

Uniform

 

PRINCIPLES

Our policy is that all children at Courthouse should maintain an appearance that is smart, including sensible hairstyles and clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos. We also believe that certain school activities are facilitated by specialised and appropriate clothing (including organised events outside normal school hours). Please help us to keep to our high standard of dress by ensuring that you buy the correct uniform for your child and that s/he wears it to school every day. Please also make sure that everything is clearly named so in the case of lost property it can be returned to its owner. We reserve the right to confiscate items that do not form part of the school uniform and students may be sent home to change if their uniform and/or appearance is unacceptable.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The wearing of school uniform is something we hope all pupils will take pride in and parents are requested to make every effort to ensure their child(ren) arrive in school dressed accordingly. Our policy is based on the belief that a school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • engenders a feeling of belonging
  • is practical and distinctive
  • identifies the children with the school 
  • is not distracting in class (as fashion clothing might be)
  • makes children feel equal to one another in terms of appearance
  • reflects the sense both of community and of diversity that the school takes pride in
  • is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents.

ALL CLOTHING MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE CHILD’S NAME.


Boys uniform

Courthouse Emerald green sweater*

White shirt Green tie* (Autumn/Spring Terms - can remove for Summer Term)

Grey trousers

Grey socks (plain)

Black Shoes

Optional for summer term

  • White Polo Shirt
  • Tailored grey uniform shorts
  • Sandals (not open toe)
  • Green Baseball Cap 
 

 

Girls uniform

Courthouse Emerald green sweater or cardigan*

White blouse Green tie* (Autumn/Spring Terms - can be removed for Summer Term)

Grey tunic/skirt/trousers or grey tailored knee length skirt-style culottes

White ankle or knee length socks (Plain)

Grey tights Black Shoes (not slip on)

Hair bands, clips and bows should be strictly functional. (Green, black or white)

Optional for summer term

  • Green and white check or stripe dress
  • Sandals (not open toe)
  • Green Baseball Cap

Shoes should be suitable for growing children and ‘fashion’ shoes/trainers should be reserved for other times. There are many steps in the school and shoes should stay on a child’s feet and not slip off too easily. Shoes should be changed when the weather is bad. 

 

Physical Education Kit  (updated September 2016)

House colours: Beaver - green, Eagle - blue, Lion - yellow, Owl - red.

Boys

  • Black cotton P.E. shorts

  • Courthouse white Polo Shirt with house colours*

  • Swimming shorts

  • Swimming cap

  • White socks and trainers or plimsolls

  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms with elasticated legs and waist

  • Courthouse Green hooded sweatshirt*  or plain black tracksuit top

 

 

Girls

  • Black cotton shorts OR plain black cycling shorts (just above knee length) OR plain black skorts

  • Courthouse White Polo shirts with house colours*

  • Swimming costume

  • Swimming cap

  • White socks and trainers or plimsolls

  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms with elasticated legs and waist (not leggings in colder months) 

  • Courthouse Green hooded sweatshirt* or plain black tracksuit top

* Courthouse specific items can be purchased from Goyals in Maidenhead or Schooldays Direct in Taplow. Ties can also be purchased in school.

All children MUST have a swimming cap for the pool. Children will do indoor P.E. barefooted as the quality of movement is enhanced by the direct contact of the foot with the floor or apparatus.

Children playing for the school team will be provided with football socks, shorts and shirt or netball skirt, shirt and top, but will be expected to have their own footwear.

The school regularly holds Nearly-New Clothing Sales at times throughout the year, e.g. at our Parents Evenings. 

 

JEWELLERY

Items of value such as watches are brought in to school at the children’s own risk. The only jewellery allowed is a single pair of plain gold/silver stud earrings in pierced ears and earrings must be removed or taped up for P.E. and removed for swimming.

We ask that if children are going to have their ears pierced that this is done at the beginning of the summer holidays to allow the ears to heal.

No other form of jewellery is permitted at any time.

 

MAKEUP

Makeup, including nail polish or varnish, is not permitted in school at any time.

 

HAIRSTYLES

Whilst we take into consideration culture and religion the school specifically requires that hair should be sensible and appropriate to the working environment.
The following would be considered unacceptable:

  • Shaven heads or shaved patterns in hair are not permitted.
  • Unnatural hair colours are not permitted
  • Particularly noticeable variations in colour or length of hair is not permitted. Hair should be one tone and be close to the individual student’s natural hair tone.
  • ‘Artwork’ on the scalp or eyebrows is not permitted.

For Health and Safety reasons, hair over the collar and that is at a level which could cause an accident/injury to a child should be tied back at all times and extra attention paid for PE and cookery.

 

SCHOOL’S RESPONSE WHERE BREACHES OF THIS POLICY OCCUR

The Head Teacher, or a person authorised by the Head Teacher, may ask a pupil to go home briefly to remedy a breach of the school’s rules on appearance or uniform. In making this decision, the Head (or other authorised person) will take into account the ease and time it will take, as well as the availability of the child’s parents, and such time as it takes will not be an ‘exclusion’ but an ‘authorised absence’.

Depending on the nature of the breach, the pupil may be kept apart from other children at times during the school day. It is unlikely that a child in breach of the school policy will be chosen/allowed to represent the school at sporting or other non-curricular activities and certain roles and responsibilities in school may be withdrawn as a result of long-term or repeated breaches of this policy.