At Tonacliffe, we believe that school uniform gives our school its individual identity and enables pupils to feel part of their school community. Smart appearance and uniform can also have positive links with behaviour and achievement. Our uniform policy has the full support of parents, and we are very proud of our children’s appearance.
What to Wear…
All children are expected to wear school uniform every day.
Shoes (not trainers or high heels) shoes (not trainers)
Socks (or white/grey/black tights) Grey/black/white socks
Skirt/trousers (or blue and white summer dress) trousers/shorts
White blouse/shirt/polo shirt White shirt/polo shirt
Royal blue sweatshirt/jumper/cardigan Blue sweatshirt jumper
Indoor PE Kit for both boys and girls
Outdoor PE Kit for both boys and girls (This is not required for Reception Pupils)
Class also require wellingtons and waterproofs.
Children with long hair should wear their hair up for PE and can wear sensible blue, white or black bobbles.
It is not necessary to wear sweatshirts or polo shirts bearing the school logo. However, if you wish your child to wear these, they can be bought at Monkhouse Top Form and Moses School Wear, both on Drake Street, Rochdale or Ann’s on 5a Union Street in Bacup. All other items of school uniform are widely available in a variety of shops and supermarkets.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE CLEARLY
LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME
For safety reasons children are not allowed to wear earrings for any form of physical activity (PE, games, swimming, etc.) whether indoor or outdoor. However, the wearing of no more than one small stud earring in either or both ear lobes will be permitted at other times if parents wish. Hooped, dangling or decorative earrings, as well as any other body piercings, are not allowed for reasons of safety.
It will be the responsibility of parents to ensure either that their children are not wearing earrings on days when PE lessons/swimming lessons take place, or that children are able to remove and look after them themselves at PE times. School staff are not permitted to remove earrings from children, and the school cannot accept responsibility for earrings which become lost or damaged. If children cannot remove their earrings, it is the parents/child’s responsibility to cover earrings with a plaster or hypoallergenic tape for PE lessons. Children are not allowed to go swimming with earrings covered by plasters/tape because this is the policy of the swimming baths.
Children are not allowed to miss PE because of newly-pierced ears, as PE lessons are a statutory curriculum requirement for all children. Parents who may be considering having their children’s ears pierced are therefore reminded that this should only be done at the start of the summer holiday in July and NOT at any other time of year, so that studs can be removed for PE lessons by September.
Apart from small stud earrings and a wristwatch, children may not wear any other jewellery at school, so please make sure that your child does not come to school wearing a necklace, bracelet, chain, etc.
The co-operation of parents in this matter is essential and is greatly appreciated