Uniform & PE Kit
All children are to wear the school uniform and the school PE kit. The school uniform is sensible, practical and reasonably priced clothing, which is usually available in the majority of children's clothing shops. Bowmandale sweatshirts, cardigans and PE T-shirts can be bought from the school office.
We consider that the wearing of school uniform gives your child a sense of pride and belonging. It also eliminates the problem of differentiating between which are school clothes and which are leisure/play clothes.
This policy has the support of the school governors and the staff, but above all, our parents.
The uniform consists of:
- a white shirt/blouse or polo shirt
- grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress
- grey cardigan or sweatshirt
- grey socks/tights
- black shoes
White socks, sandals and green and white checked or striped dresses are welcome in the summer months.
The PE T-shirts are coloured depending on your child's house team and are available for purchase from the school office. These T-shirts are to be worn with black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. Warm sweatshirts and jogging bottoms can be worn over the PE kit in colder weather.
We do have a pre-loved uniform cupboard located near the school entrance that you are welcome to help yourself to at your convenience.
The following school uniform is available from the school office (payment via ParentPay only please):
Bowmandale Sweatshirt £9.50/£10.50/£11.50
Grey with school badge
Sizes: 3-4yrs, 5-6yrs, 7-8yrs, 9-10yrs, 11-12yrs - £9.50, XSmall - £10.50, Adult S M L - £11.50
Bowmandale Cardigans £10.50 / £12.50
Grey with school badge
Sizes as for sweatshirts
Coloured PE T-Shirts £4.45 / £5.60
Coloured for house teams with badge
Sizes: 3-4yrs, 5-6yrs, 7-8yrs, 9-10yrs, 11-12yrs, 13yrs - £4.45, Adult S M L - £5.60
Bowmandale Book Bag £4.00
Green with badge
Bowmandale PE Bag £3.00
Green sack style with badge
Bowmandale Sun Hat £4.00
Hairstyles, Bobbles and Bands
Headbands, bobbles and hair slides should be plain black, green, grey or navy with no bows or flowers.
Shaven type hairstyles and dyed hair are not part of our uniform. Long hair should be tied back for PE.
Jewellery and Personal Belongings
Children should not wear jewellery to school as it can be dangerous in certain activities and it is likely to get damaged or lost.
Children with pierced ears may wear plain stud earrings. We recommend that parents who wish their children to have pierced ears should leave this until the beginning of the summer holidays in order for ears to be healed for their return. If ears are pierced in the middle of a term then plasters are allowed to be worn (supplied by the parents) for a 6 week period. After this earrings should be removed. The school will not accept any responsibility for any accidental injury caused by children wearing earrings.
In the interests of safety, all earrings should be taken out or covered with tape by the pupils themselves before a PE lesson.
Money and other valuables should not be brought into school unless required for a specific activity. The school will not accept any responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, wrist watches or other valuables in school.
Mobile phones should not be brought into school.