In this section of the website, you will find a range of information that should be useful for current parents of children in the school.
The tabs above, or to the left side of this page wil give you more detail on the different aspects of your child's curriculum as well as details on such things as term dates, the PA and other key procedures for the school.
Our guidance for uniform will be in place for all new admissions to the school from September 2023 and there will be a transition period for current children between September 2023 to December 2023 with the full policy in place for January 2024.
Our uniform guidance informs you of our expectations for children attending Thorpedene Primary School and Nursery.
We believe that a smart uniform promotes unity and gives a sense of identity. Our uniform encourages a neat and tidy appearance which enables our pupils to feel good about themselves and take pride in their school. All children in Years R - 6 are expected to wear school uniform. Nursery children have the option of wearing a uniform too.
School Uniform for Nursery to Year 6
We want the children in our Nursery to wear a uniform which is comfortable and suitable for learning indoors and out! Our Nursery children also have their own logo to identify them clearly as nursery aged children.
No sandals will be allowed at any time of the year. No separate P.E kit is required for Nursery pupils’.
* Reception children should have a spare set of clothes in school *
Reception to Year 6
Royal blue shorts, round neck blue t-shirt (with logo)
Black plimsolls or trainers.
School fleece (with logo)
Blue book bag (with logo)
Blue rucksack (with logo)
All children will need a PE bag to keep their PE kit in. Long hair should be tied back.
Please ensure that all uniform, PE kit and plimsolls are named - children can often misplace their belongings!
Please check handwritten labels regularly as they do wash out.
All uniform can be bought from Crawlers School Uniform Shop (01702 601274). The school holds a small supply of second-hand uniform for sale. Please ask at the Main Office for more information.
Just as we expect children to dress appropriately for school, we also expect them to adopt a suitable, age-appropriate hairstyle. We actively discourage extreme hairstyles as they do not complement our school uniform. We consider extreme as hair colouring, tramlines, shaven heads and logos or any other style that could draw attention to the child and single them out from the rest of the school. If as a school, we feel a hairstyle is unsuitable we will ask for this to be rectified. Any hair long enough to be tied back should be. If a child comes to school with dyed, streaked hair, parents will be contacted and asked to return it to its original colour.
Jewellery & Accessories
For health and safety reasons, we do not allow the wearing of any jewellery, other than a watch and small stud earrings. All jewellery must be removed prior to coming to school by the parent or carers, with the exception of small stud earrings which must be removed on PE days. Nail varnish, artificial nails, fake tan, make up and tattoo/transfers are not allowed to be worn in school.
Please note that the school / SECAT is not responsible for any items of property that are brought into the school which get damaged or lost; although every attempt is made to find lost property.
Please ensure all pupils belongings, including clothes, bags and PE kits, lunchboxes etc. are named.
Mobile phones should not be brought into school unless in exceptional circumstances (older children who take themselves home from school). In these instances, phones should be handed to the school office before school and collected after school.