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School Uniform

It is important that all members of the Moss Side community are dressed smartly and appropriately for school.

School Uniform consists of:

  • Grey trousers* (black is acceptable if grey cannot be obtained) or navy blue skirt/ pinafore (grey or black is acceptable if navy blue cannot be obtained) or grey shorts (black is acceptable if grey cannot be obtained)
  • Light blue polo t-shirt
  • Navy blue cardigan or sweatshirt
  • In summer, pupils may wish to wear blue and white school summer dress.
  • Coat/waterproof
  • Sensible, flat, predominantly black shoes. Ballet pumps are unsuitable in winter conditions.winter conditions.

*These should be traditional ‘school trousers’ rather than tracksuit bottoms, jeans or leggings.

Year 6 – pupils in Year 6 wear a green cardigan or sweatshirt (instead of navy blue) as a sign of the growing responsibility and trust they are given in school.

Pupils are also likely to need a small rucksack/backpack, in order to carry items (such as home reading books) to and from school. Parents should also consider seasonal items such as hat, gloves and cap/sunhats at appropriate times of the year.

Hair and Jewellery

Long hair (shoulder length or longer) should be tied back off the face. 

Jewellery is not encouraged and pupils will be asked to remove this. 

Children with pierced ears may wear studded earrings (no hoops or ‘dangly’ earrings) – one per ear. However, these must be removed or covered with tape for PE lessons. It is the responsibility of pupils to remove and store any items. 

PE Kit

For most PE sessions, pupils attend school in PE kit. 

Infants 

  • Light blue t-shirt
  • Navy blue shadow shorts
  • Trainers. NB. Bare feet may be used instead at the teacher’s discretion for indoor activities such as gymnastics
  • Navy blue or black, largely plain (not patterned) tracksuit bottoms (for outdoor/cold weather use). Pupils may choose to wear plain navy blue or black leggings but these must be worn under navy blue shadow shorts.
  • ‘Normal’ school jumper (pupils should not wear any additional items on PE days)

 NB. Some PE lessons may take place in EYFS/KS1 in school uniform if deemed appropriate.

Juniors 

As above, but also including: 

  • Swimming Kit (Years 4+5 only) 
  • Trunks (not shorts)/ costume (not bikini) 
  • Swimming hat with name clearly marked on the outside 
  • Towel 
  • Light shorts and t shirt or pyjamas (when undertaking water-safety work) 

Extra-Curricular 

  • Pupils bring their own clothes to change into for extra-curricular activity if required eg. football club. Pre-school activities such as dodgeball are unlikely to require changing. 
  • It is made clear that shin pads are recommended for football but not compulsory. 

It is crucial that all pupils’ items are clearly named so that lost property can be returned to the correct owner. 

 NB. Kit, including swimwear, can be provided for children who forget and a note is sent home to inform parents if a child has forgotten. 

It is crucial that all pupils’ items are clearly named so that lost property can be returned to the correct owner.

Purchasing Uniform

Clothes with the school logo can be purchased from Impressions. Further details are available via bit.ly/mossside. As an alternative plain clothes in the above colours can be purchased from supermarkets/high street department stores. Both purchase routes are equally acceptable.

Periodically throughout the year, we run a second-hand uniform shop. This is an opportunity for unwanted uniform to be donated to school; it can then be purchased by others for a small donation into school funds. Details of these times are sent to parents via the usual communication methods.