6-7 Castleham Rd
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
9am - 12:30pm on Saturday.
Appropriate Footwear in School
Sensible black school shoes should be worn at all times as part of our uniform. Trainers are not permitted unless it is your child’s PE day. During cold weather, black ankle boots may be worn but they must be plain with only one buckle or laces. Children may wear all black closed-toed sandals in the summer. Open-toed sandals or sling backs should not be worn, even in the Summer Term.
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."
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.