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Uniform

Although the wearing of uniform is not compulsory, we encourage all children in Reception and KS1 to wear our school uniform.

Our school uniform is simple, yet smart:

  • Yellow polo shirt with school badge*
  • Grey sweatshirt or cardigan with school badge*
  • Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
  • Yellow gingham dress (summer term only)

You will be provided with a PE bag when your child starts school, courtesy of Friends of Merry Hill.  For PE, we ask that the children wear:

  • White PE T-shirt
  • Black PE shorts
  • Slip on or Velcro plimsolls (not trainers)

* The badged items are available from our school uniform suppliers (see link to the right of this page) but please note that non-badge alternatives are available from most large department stores.

To assist with ordering the correct size uniform for your child we hold some sample stock in the school office.

Waterproof Clothing for Outdoor Play

The children have access to outdoor play in all weathers. In cold weather, please ensure your child has a warm waterproof coat with a hood, hat, scarf and gloves—all named, please. In addition, please provide your child with a pair of named wellington boots that will stay at school. Only children with wellington boots will be allowed to play in the wildlife area when it is muddy and to join in with gardening activities.

Nursery

We ask that Nursery children wear:

  • Black elasticated-waist jogging trousers (or elasticated-waist shorts in the summer) – NB Not trousers with buttons or zips
  • Yellow t-shirt/polo shirt and grey jumper or cardigan
  • Sensible shoes –  with Velcro, not laces or buckles, (No shoes with open toes or heels and not ‘Crocs’ or fashion boots)
  • Wellington boots (to be left at school)
  • Coat with a hood

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING WORN IN SCHOOL ARE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME.

Other notes

Jewellery

For obvious reasons, jewellery and watches should not be worn to school. For safety, children who have their ears pierced should only wear plain studs, not sleepers or dangling earrings. Studs must be removed for PE or covered with micropore tape.

Accidents and Changing

We do have some extra clothing in case of accidents. However, if your child is happier to change into clothing they recognise, a spare set kept in their yellow book bag would be useful. If we do provide your child with clean clothing, please return this to us as soon as it has been washed.

Hot weather

In hot weather, please ensure your child has a named sunhat that covers their face and preferably neck as well. We ask parents to apply sun cream before school that will last for the duration of the school day.

Water bottles

Please make sure your child brings in their bottle of water each day. Staff will refill bottles during the day if needed.  Water bottles can be purchased from the school office.

Book bags

School book bags are available for purchase from the school office.