Uniform, personal items and jewellery. As a school we feel that uniform is important. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, it is our belief that wearing uniform helps to give the children a feeling of identity and sense of belonging. Secondly, it is likely to be more practical than the clothes children would choose to wear, given a choice!
Our uniform consists of:
• Burgundy jumpers* or cardigans* or sweatshirts*
• White shirt, blouse or polo shirt*
• Grey trousers/skirts
• Burgundy ties* (optional)
• Girls checked summer dresses when weather permits (burgundy/white)
• White/grey/burgundy socks/tights
• Black shoes (no trainers)
Our PE kit consists of:
• White polo shirt or T-Shirt
• Black shorts
• Black pumps
• Trainers for outdoor PE
• Tracksuit for outdoor games
*These items, displaying the school logo, are available from ‘Clive Mark Schoolwear’ shop in the Quasar Centre, Walsall and on the Clive Mark website. They are also available online through the Marks and Spencer’s website - which can be found here.
It is important that all items of clothing and personal belongings are clearly labelled with the owner’s name. We will make every reasonable effort to locate lost property but cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to items whilst on school property.
The safety and well being of our pupils is a high priority for everyone involved with Castlefort School. It is for this reason that we request that pupils do not wear items of jewellery to school. Pupils with pierced ears may wear one pair of simple studs in their ear lobes only, but these must be removed for any physical activity such as games or swimming. If your child is planning to have their ears pierced it would be advisable that they do this at the start of the summer break, as this would avoid them having to miss out on activities.
Many of today’s young people own at least one item of technology such as mobile phones and iPods. Such equipment is not allowed in school as they are often small and can be easily misplaced or lost. Teachers and other staff cannot be expected to take charge of any such items and the school cannot accept liability for any items brought into school which may become damaged, lost or stolen.
Our Family Support Worker is able to help parents/carers towards a school uniform grant through the ‘Walsall Wood Allotment Charity’. We have a strong success rate with securing funding towards school uniform. Please ask our office staff for an application form. All conversations will be held with complete confidence.