Support with School Uniform
Should you find that you need help or assistance with uniform, we are here for you. Please contact Lorraine Young or Sarah Handcock via the school office or follow the link for more information about how we can support with school uniform.
Our Mendip Green Uniform
We are very proud of our school uniform and believe that it is important for children to have a level playing field during the school day and not feel any pressures to wear the latest fashion or expensive brand of trainer. We deliberately make our uniform very accessible – it can be purchased cheaply from local supermarkets and, although logoed items are available through our website, these are not a requirement.
Our full School Uniform Policy is available in the policy section of our website.
Children should wear the following uniform:
Jumpers and cardigans: All jumpers, fleeces and cardigans must be red. These DO NOT have to have the Mendip Green logo on them. Year 6 children may wear their Mendip Green Leavers' hoodie on the play ground or during P.E lessons but this does not replace a waterproof coat on the playground or a jumper/cardigan in the classroom.
Tops: children should wear a white or red polo shirt. These DO NOT have to have the Mendip Green logo on them.
Trousers, shorts, skirts and dresses: All children should wear tailored trousers, shorts, skirts or pinafore dresses which are black or grey in colour. Leggings, jeggings and denim (including black jeggings or skinny jeans) are not permitted, even if purchased from the school uniform section of a shop. Skirts must be of an appropriate length for active play. In the summer months, children may wish to wear white and red checked summer dresses.
Footwear: All shoes and boots must be plain black. sandals, ballet pumps and ‘Ugg’ style boots are not permitted. All shoes should have good grip, be secured to the foot (laces, Velcro or buckled straps) and be suitable for active play e.g. children can run a mile in them.
Coats: It is essential that all children have a coat/waterproof for cold and wet weather. We may call you to ask you to bring in a coat, if your child does not have one. Your child may be prevented from going out to play if they do not have appropriate clothing to keep them dry and warm so they are not sat in damp clothes for the rest of the day.
socks and tights: Tights should be in school colours (grey, black or red). Children may also wear black/grey/ white long socks with skirts or dresses. However, ankle socks are your chance to make your mark... any colour... any design...
hair accessories: All hair longer than shoulder length should be tied up. Hair accessories should be functional, in school colours and of a sensible size – no giant bows or cat ears please!
- jewellery: simple studs can be worn in pierced ears. These will need to be removed for PE. If earrings can not be removed they will need to be taped over. Jewellery that is worn for religious reasons is permitted (this will need to be removed for PE). Children may also wear a simple wrist watch (no SMART watches please - for children in Y5/6 who may be walking home alone and need to wear a SMART watch for this reason, the watch must be locked in the phone box with the class mobile phones). No other jewellery is permitted, including charity bands and friendship bracelets.
On your child’s PE day they should come to school wearing their PE kit:
- plain red/white t-shirt or polo shirt
- plain black/grey shorts or joggers (depending on the weather)
- trainers or daps – we understand that it can be difficult to find plain, unbranded trainers, which are suitable quality, especially for older children. Therefore, we ask that children do not wear brightly coloured trainers.
- children may wear an MG jumper/fleece or a plain red/grey/black hoodie for warmth
With the exception of trainers, all PE kit should be unbranded. Football and rugby kits are not permitted.
UPDATES FOR 2022
Book bags and school bags:
- New EYFS starters are given a book bag as a gift from our PTA
- We encourage all Year 1 and Year 2 children to have a book bag. However, a small school bag is also permitted.
- Year 3 - 6 children can bring a small school bag. As a guide, this should fit in a washing up bowl when full.
Stationery: All stationery is provided by the school. However, children in Year 5 and Year 6 are able to bring a small pencil case with essential, basic stationery, if they wish.
No notebooks, sticky notes, highlighters, marker pens or gel pens, please.