Uniform & Equipment


School Uniform

  • Green sweatshirt or cardigan (preferably with school name and logo).

  • Red polo shirt (preferably with school name and logo).

  • Grey, charcoal or black skirt or pinafore.

  • Grey, charcoal or black trousers or shorts.

  • Green and white checked dress.

  • Hijab - black, red or green in colour. Plain fabric only, not patterned or sequined.

  • Black shoes (all black, including laces - no coloured logos or motifs).

  • Children must wear sensible shoes that support the feet. No boots, high heels, open toed sandals/shoes or flip-flops. Footwear with high heels as well as open toed sandals/shoes and flip-flops can pose serious health and safety problems.

  • Jewellery such as rings, necklaces and bracelets cannot be worn due to health and safety reasons. The exceptions to this are earring ‘studs’ in pierced ears (see P.E. kit information below for further details).

  • The wearing of watches is allowed, but these should not be of an expensive or valuable nature, novelty watches, or 'smart' watches.

ALL UNIFORM MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND CLASS.

If your child has had to be changed in school, please wash the borrowed clothing and return it to us as soon as possible.

We welcome any donations of unwanted/discarded uniform.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for details of where to purchase uniform.

P.E. Kit

Updated for September 2022

PLEASE NOTE: We are updating our plans for P.E. kit for the academic year starting in September 2022.

Currently, pupils come to school in their P.E. kit on the days that they have P.E.. This will continue for Years 1-6. Pupils joining us in Reception, will bring P.E. kit with them and change in school for the autumn term.

However, what pupils need to wear for P.E. has been slightly revised. This will make sure costs are kept to a minimum for parents and ensure that pupils feel part of the school community, even on P.E. days. P.E. kit will be monitored by class teachers from September 2022.

Please see our updated P.E. kit guidelines below which will come into effect from September 2022.

On the days of P.E. lessons, pupils in Years 1-6 should come to school in their P.E. kit. Pupils joining us at the start of Reception, will bring P.E. kit with them and change in school for the autumn term.

You will find out when your child has P.E. once they start school.

Indoor and outdoor P.E. lessons (during warm weather):

  • Plain white t-shirt.

  • Plain black/grey shorts (or leggings if required).

  • Black pumps/plimsoles (slip-on or velcro) or appropriate trainers (suitable for sport, not fashion trainers).

Outdoor P.E. lessons (during cold weather):

  • Plain black/grey tracksuit bottoms (normal fit, not 'flared') or leggings.

  • School sweatshirts/cardigans to be worn over P.E. t-shirt.

The following items are not appropriate:

  • Football (or other sports) kits or tops.

  • Hoodies or non-school sweatshirts.

  • Coloured t-shirts or t-shirts with slogans or pictures on.

  • Coloured shorts or shorts with patterns or pictures on.

ALL P.E. KIT MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND CLASS

Earrings

If your child wears earrings there are three options on P.E. days:

  1. Children do not wear their earrings on the day that they have a P.E. lesson. This is the safest option.

  2. Children have plasters put on at home so that their earrings are already covered for their P.E. lesson.

  3. Send plasters in so that their earrings can be covered. Children will need to do this themselves, staff are not able to.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for details of where to purchase P.E.kit.

Forest School

You will find out when your child has Forest School once they start school.


Reception / Year 1 / Year 2:

On the days of Forest School sessions, normal school uniform should be worn but children will need:

  • A pair of wellies (place these in a bag and label each boot with your child’s name and class).

*Children will be provided with appropriate forest school clothing to cover their uniform.*


Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6:

On the days of Forest School sessions, pupils should come to school in suitable clothing for ‘all-weather’ sessions. This includes:

  • Warm clothing items (e.g. jogging bottoms, leggings, waterproof trousers and a warm jumper/sweatshirt).

  • A warm coat (e.g. a winter coat or a waterproof jacket).

  • A change of footwear (e.g. old trainers, boots, wellies). Send these in a separate bag so that they can be taken home at the end of the day.

*There is no need to buy new items for Forest School sessions.*

Belongings

Your child will need:

  • A book bag, which needs to be brought to school every day. Rucksacks are too big for the drawers in our classrooms.

  • A water bottle, which should be taken home for regular cleaning. Please ensure you only send water in these bottles.

ALL BELONGINGS MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND CLASS

Scroll to the bottom of the page for details of where to purchase belongings.

Swimming Kit (Year 4 only)

The following information is adapted from Swim England and is followed by Stechford Leisure Centre.

Swimming is one of the most accessible and inclusive activities and everyone should feel confident and comfortable while in the water.

Over the years swimwear has come on leaps and bounds. So have policies relating to guidance about what can be worn in pools. It’s important that children feel confident and comfortable – but that they are also safe.

What to wear in the pool

On the day of their swimming lesson, pupils should come to school in P.E./sports clothing to enable them to change for swimming quickly and independently – this will give them more time in the swimming pool.

There are different styles of swimwear. These include:

  • One-piece swimsuit (standard / full sleeved/ 3/4 / full)

  • Tankinis (long top)

  • Skirted swimsuits

  • Swim shorts (not long or baggy)

  • Trunks

  • Swim briefs

  • Wetsuit style or fitted swimming t-shirt

  • Fitted t-shirt

  • Burkini swimming costume

  • 3/4 length swim shorts in thin nylon material

  • Fitted leggings under swimwear

  • Fitted leggings with or without shorts

ALL SWIMMING KIT MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND CLASS

**EARRINGS** If your child wears earrings there are two options on swimming days:

  1. Children do not wear their earrings on the day that they have swimming.

  2. Children remove their earrings before swimming. Earrings are the responsibility of the children - staff are not able to look after them.

What not to wear in the pool

The important thing to note is that clothing shouldn’t be overly baggy or made of heavy materials such as denim or wool. These can become water logged and heavy, making it difficult to swim or float. It is also important to make sure pieces of clothing can not get stuck in filters or other parts of a pool, which makes lycra a good material to wear.

Clothing which shouldn’t be worn includes:

  • Bikinis

  • Leggings over swimwear

  • Baggy t-shirt and trousers

  • Tracksuits or jogging bottoms

  • Outdoor shorts or trousers

  • Jeans

What else to bring

Other things that children MUST bring on swimming days include:

  • A towel

  • Hair clips or hair bands (if applicable). For those with longer hair, unless a swimming cap is worn, it must be tied up/back.

  • A named swimming bag

What else may be needed

Children may bring the following if needed:

  • Swimming cap. Swimming caps can be useful for those with longer hair. They not only keep the hair out of the face, but also reduce ‘drag’ to make swimming that bit easier. Children must be able to put swimming caps on by themselves.

  • Goggles. Although not essential, wearing swimming goggles is recommended if you are new to swimming. They will make swimming a bit easier and protect your eyes from chlorinated water. Children must be able to put goggles on by themselves. Snorkel goggles/masks are not permitted.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for details of where to purchase swimming kit.

Purchasing Uniform and Equipment

Uniform, kit and equipment can be purchased from the following places:

Mansuri Schoolwear

  • Uniform & kit (including branded items)

  • Belongings/equipment

  • Swimwear (including Islamic swimwear upon request)

Online store: www.mansuri.co.uk/collections/yardley-primary-school

Store address: 163 -165 Yew Tree Lane, Yardley, B26 1AY

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Contact number: 0121 784 4230

Clive Mark

  • Uniform & kit (including branded items)

  • Belongings/equipment

Online store: https://clivemark.co.uk/collections/yardley-primary-school

Store address: 2286 Coventry Road, Sheldon, B26 3JR

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Contact number: 0121 722 2286

My Clothing

  • Uniform & kit (including branded items)

  • Belongings/equipment

Online store: https://myclothing.com/yardley-primary-school/5939.school

Contact number: 0800 059 0594

Almanaar Islamic Store

  • Islamic swimwear

Store address: 430 Coventry Road, Small Heath, B10 0UG

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Contact number: 0121 684 5004

Most high street retailers, supermarkets and major online stores also supply a wide variety of uniform, kit and belongings/equipment.

Non-uniform Days

Throughout the school year, the last day of each half term will be a non-uniform day. Normally for end of half term non-uniform days we request a £1 donation for your child to wear non-uniform. The money raised on non-uniform days contributes to ‘school fund’. This is a fund which is used to provide additional resources and activities that our regular school budget isn’t always able to cover.

The exception to this will be the last day of the Autumn term, when we break up for the Christmas holiday. As this is usually our 'Christmas Party Day', no donation is requested.