Uniform

A reminder that our uniform is available to buy from Superstitch.
 
The contact details are:
Super Stitch 86
6-7 Castleham Rd
Saint Leonards-on-Sea
TN38 9NR
Phone number: 01424 852 225

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
9am - 12:30pm on Saturday.

Extended opening times during the school summer holiday period.
 
Please note that summer dresses are only to be worn in summer term.
 
FAB also stock a large amount of second hand uniform at reasonable prices - please contact the school office if you wish to make use of their uniform shop. They also regularly sell used uniform items at different events throughout the year.
 

 

Appropriate Footwear in School

We would like to remind all parents and carers of our uniform policy regarding appropriate footwear for school.

As stated in our Parent Handbook: "Shoes must be worn at all times, except in specified classes. NO TRAINERS OR BOOTS are allowed." Shoes should be "Closed-toed, hard-soled, all black plain shoes with a flat sole". Black trainers or black plimsolls should be provided for PE and may be changed into at lunchtimes.

There appears to be come confusion about what constitutes a shoe or trainer. Generally, branded footwear such as Nike or Adidas, is sportswear and therefore considered to be a trainer and not a school shoe. We hope this information will help and we thank you for your support in this.
 

P.E. Days in school

All children are now expected to come to school wearing their full PE kit on their allocated PE days. On these days, children may wear black trainers (with Velcro fastenings if possible) or bring these in to change into.

To ensure safety, pupils may not wear any jewellery for P.E. All studs and watches must be removed completely by the child for PE. Academy staff cannot be responsible for the removal or earrings and children are not allowed to put tape around them as this does not eradicate the risk. We strongly advise pupils not to wear watches or earrings on PE days as the school will not take any responsibility for any watches or earrings that are lost.

Children who wear earrings but are unable to remove them independently will not be able to take part in practical lessons but will be able to take on the role of scorer or evaluator where appropriate.

This decision has been taken following advice from  the Association for Physical Education (AfPE.)

"The reason not to wear earrings (or any jewellery) is that it can lead to injury for the wearer and for others in the class and it is the teacher’s duty of care that must apply here. The reason is both about tearing of the ear lobe, but also the post of the earring going into the neck which is where the brachial nerve is running directly to the brain."

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/

We would also recommend that a good time to get ears pierced is the beginning of the summer holiday so that the ear is sufficiently healed to allow earrings to be removed in September.