We are proud of our pupils and see them as ambassadors for our school when they wear the school uniform. The uniform has been designed to be practical and comfortable and there is an expectation that all children wear it. We carry out regular uniform checks and expect support from families when we voice a concern regarding uniform.
When we attend a special event, we make sure that we are dressed smartly and appropriately. This shows that we care about what we are doing and gives us a sense of occasion. Education is a wonderful occasion and a great privilege; therefore, the children’s uniform should reflect this.
Children will wear their uniform 5 days a week and will change in school for PE lessons and all after school sports and dance clubs. The only time a child should come into school in anything other than their uniform, will be on their birthday, as part of a Shining Light Reward or on a ‘Home Clothes’ day. The exception to this is Selsey Class children on a Wednesday who wear their Woodland School outfit all day.
Autumn/ Spring Uniform
Children must have their top button done up, please ensure this is the case when they arrive at school. A top button can be tight at the beginning of the year, but if they have the right size shirt, there should be no issue.
Skirt and Dress Length
Skirts and dresses should be within 5cm of the knee. Overly short skirts are not appropriate for active playtimes, sitting on the carpet and other school based activities.
Shoes - Girls
Ballet pumps without a strap are not acceptable school shoes, as they constantly fall off when children are running and cause so many trips and falls.
Examples of appropriate shoes for girls:
Shoes - Boys
Examples of appropriate shoes for boys:
Please see below examples of unacceptable shoes for both boys and girls: No boots, canvas shoes or trainer style shoes are permitted. Branded sports makes including (but not limited to) Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Stan Smiths and Vans are also not permitted.
If you are in any doubt about the style of school shoe the children may wear, please ask before purchasing to avoid wasting money on unsuitable choices.
Nail varnish is not to be worn in school.
We ask that families teach their children how to get dressed, tie laces and tie the school tie when this is no longer elasticated.
Please make sure that you label ALL your child’s belongings and items of clothing!
If you are struggling to locate the correct uniform, or you are struggling financially, then please speak to any member of staff, or email the school office, in confidence, and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.
Our school uniform stockists are Felix and Ricara in Littlehampton.
If you are struggling to afford school uniform, please speak in confidence to a member of school staff.