At Walkley, we feel school uniform plays a key role in promoting pride, self-confidence, and a feeling of belonging within the school community. These factors contribute to students' wellbeing, removing the additional pressures of deciding what to wear and added stress of meeting the expectations of their peers.
General Uniform – please ensure all items are labelled with your child’s name
Make up or painted nails are not permitted in school.
A word about shoes
Please ensure that your children wear sensible shoes to school. Children are very active during the day both inside the school and in the playground. Their shoes need to be comfortable and safe.
In extreme weather children will be allowed to wear boots/wellingtons for their journey into school and then change into other school shoes.
Jewellery and Hair accessories
For safety reasons children should not wear jewellery. The only exceptions are stud earrings and essential religious items. See below for advice on jewellery during PE.
Children are required to wear their PE kits on their class PE days. The PE kit can be comprised of the following items:
Please note that children cannot always take part in PE without the proper kit.
Jewellery, including earrings, should not be worn during PE lessons. If you wish to have your child’s ears pierced, please do this during holiday time. Newly pierced ears must be covered by tape supplied from home. This cannot be administered by Walkley staff. If your child cannot do this themselves they must come to school with tape already applied. For this reason, we do strongly suggest children's ears are pierced at the beginning of the summer holidays.
As our cloakrooms are too small to contain large sports bags, the children will need a small bag or pump bag in which to keep their indoor PE shoes.
If you require any more information, or would like to discuss support in providing a uniform for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the inclusion team (Mr Clements and Mrs Homer). Walkley logo uniform can be ordered via the office. Uniform without a logo is available at most supermarkets, high street clothes shops or online retailers. In school, we have a selection of lightly worn uniform that our Walkley families can access if needed.
Thank you for supporting our school uniform policy and encouraging our children to take pride in their uniform and appearance.
The children in Year 4 have swimming lessons at Upperthorpe Swimming Pool (Zest) once a week. The children require a suitable swimming costume, towel and a bag.