Park Mead School Uniform

Policy summary

We believe the wearing of school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school and engenders a feeling of community and belonging, which we want our children to feel at all times when they are wearing their school uniform.

We seek the full co-operation of all parents in supporting our school uniform policy and the clothing requirements which are explained through the following information. 

 

Uniform Suppliers

Park Mead's school uniform provider is Marks and Spencer.  You may order uniform online by visiting mandsyourschooluniform.com or by phone on 0333 014 8418 (8.00am to 9.00pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm at weekends).

For more information on how to order uniform please click on this link: How to order school uniform

Please note, the M&S uniform shop allows you to order the essential items of school uniform that carry the school logo, as shown in the images above. Further to these items, a baseball cap displaying the school logo is available which we would encourage parents to order for the summer term, alongside other items such as PE shorts and jogging bottoms.

Early Years and Key Stage 1 (Years R, 1 & 2)

Children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 will require a Park Mead logo book bag for transport of their daily resources (reading record, reading book, phonics homework etc). These are available for purchase from the Marks and & Spencer online uniform shop. mandsyourschooluniform.com

Girls (Winter) White polo shirt or blouse, school logo crew neck sweatshirt or cardigan, grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers, grey tights or socks, black flat heeled shoes
Girls (Summer)

Blue gingham dress, white long or short socks, black flat heeled shoes, sunhat/baseball cap

 

 Boys (Winter/Summer) White polo shirt or formal shirt, school logo crew neck sweatshirt, grey long or short trousers, grey socks, black shoes (plus sunhat/baseball cap in the Summer)

All items of clothing must be clearly named with sewn or iron on labels or a permanent pen.

Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Children from Year 3 may use a small bag or rucksack (to fit into a single locker) for transport of their daily resources as an alternative to the Park Mead book bag. 

Girls (Winter) White formal shirt or blouse, school tie, school logo v-neck sweatshirt or cardigan, grey skirt or trousers, grey tights or socks, black flat heeled shoes
 Girls (Summer)

Blue gingham dress, white long or short socks, black flat heeled shoes, sunhat/baseball cap

or

Blue school logo polo shirt, grey skirt or trousers, white long or short socks, black flat heeled shoes, sunhat/baseball cap

Boys (Winter) White formal shirt, school tie, school logo v-neck sweatshirt, grey long or short trousers, grey socks, black flat heeled shoes
Boys (Summer)

Blue school logo polo shirt, grey long or short trousers, grey socks, black flat heeled shoes, sunhat/baseball cap

All items of clothing must be clearly named with sewn or iron on labels or a permanent pen.

PE Kit (All Pupils)

House colour logo t-shirt, blue or black cotton or lycra shorts, training shoes or plimsolls (blue cotton shorts are available from Marks and Spencer if you require).
PE Kit should be kept in a drawstring bag for ease of storage (approx 40cm by 30cm). These will be hung on a peg (Early Years - Year 3) or placed in an individual locker (Years 4 -6). We discourage children from bringing in large rucksacks, especially in Key Stage 1, as these can cause a health and safety hazard in peg areas and we would ask parents to support us in this. 
A tracksuit can be worn in the Autumn / Winter months suitable for cold weather outdoor PE (blue jogging bottoms and sports socks are available from Marks and Spencer if you require).

Art

A protective garment such as a plastic overall or an old shirt is essential for art and craft activities.

 

General

At break times, depending on weather conditions, wellington boots may be worn by Key Stage 1 pupils and training shoes by Key Stage 2. These must be changed for shoes in the classroom. We would ask that parents ensure that children only wear sensible, flat heeled shoes for school. 

Please note that only plain stud earrings may be worn.  County policy is that these must be removed for PE lessons. We would ask for parents’ co-operation in this matter and suggest that any ear piercing is arranged to take place at the beginning of the summer break.

Long hair must be tied back at all times for health and safety purposes. 

The wearing of make up, nail varnish or temporary tattoos is not permitted in school.

 

"We have a smart uniform with a flying crane to go with our motto ‘Flying Higher’."     Charlotte