Our aim is for the children to look smart at South Lake and we hope you will help us to achieve a high standard of uniform. Uniform is available to order directly online from the manufacturer at https://michaelhope.co.uk
Children should wear:
Jeans, leggings, jogging bottoms or fashion trousers will not be considered part of the school uniform.
Children should wear sensible ‘school-style’ shoes or sensible black trainers. White trainers may be worn with summer skirts or dresses. For safety reasons children must not wear high heeled, open back shoes, or flip flops.
The Halo Code
Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.
We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.
At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone’s ability to succeed.
For reasons of hygiene and safety all children must change for PE activities and have their own named kit and kit bag. The PE kit should be kept in a simple shoe bag – not a bulky holdall or backpack because of restricted storage space. The PE kit consists of:
- Blue shorts.
- T-shirt in house colours or plain white.
- Plimsolls or bare feet for indoor PE / trainers for outdoors.
- In cold weather your child may wear a track suit for outdoor PE.
Governors request that parents/carers do not allow their child to wear jewellery in school. Jewellery, if any, should be limited to one set of small stud earrings and a wristwatch. All jewellery is to be removed for PE lessons, so please ensure that either your child can remove earrings by themselves or does not wear earrings on PE days. All jewellery is worn at owner’s risk and the school will accept no responsibility for any items lost.
If, for religious reasons, your child wears a piece of jewellery that cannot be removed, we will ask you to complete a form accepting liability for this, which has to be approved by the Headteacher.