It is the wish of the Governing Body that a school uniform should be worn by all pupils as it promotes a sense of belonging and enhances the general impression of the school. As a parent you will appreciate your child belonging to a school with a good public image and uniform plays a large part in this. Children will also appreciate the contrast if they keep their leisure wear for changing into at home.
Please label all items of uniform with your child's name
You are asked to ensure that your child wears full uniform. The school colours are maroon, light blue and grey/black.
Children are expected to continue to wear school uniform in the summer. This can include:
You will be informed of PE days for your child's class. Your child should come to school in their PE kit on those days.
Your child's PE kit should consist of:
Children in year 4 attend swimming lessons at a local pool. Girls must wear one-piece swimming costumes (not Lycra), while boys must wear swimming trunks (not long-legged loose shorts). A bathing hat is required for both boys and girls. Please note that goggles are not normally worn during swimming lessons, but may be worn under certain circumstances. Please contact your child's teacher if you need further details regarding this.
PE is a part of the National Curriculum and all children are required to take part in it. A valid note or medical certificate is necessary in for children to be excused.
Health and Safety
It is a local authority and school regulation that no jewellery should be worn during any physical activities. If parents choose to send children to school wearing earrings it is the children’s responsibility to remove them before PE and swimming lessons.
When children remove jewellery for the purpose of PE or swimming etc, the teacher is under no obligation to look after it. If the teachers do look after children's property they will not be held responsible if it subsequently gets lost or broken.
Becontree school uniform can be purchased from:
You can visit their website. You can also click here to order online.
If you have any difficulty meeting the cost of a uniform please contact the school so that alternatives may be discussed. The school sometimes has available some good quality used uniform, that can be collected from Jackie Moldrich (Parent Support Advisor)
Staff in the main office are available for any further advice about uniform. Please ask if you have any questions.