We have a school uniform which was introduced several years ago at the request of parents / carers. The school colours are blue and grey as described below:
- Boys: Grey or black trousers, blue jumper and blue / white shirt or polo-shirt
- Girls: Grey or black skirt/ trousers or pinafore / gingham dress, blue jumper / cardigan, blue / white blouse / t-shirt.
Parents are asked to provide sensible and comfortable black shoes for their children as some fashionable footwear is not safe for school. In addition each child will need gym shoes (and a bag to keep them in) and a change of clothes for PE.
Slip on plimsolls, available cheaply from local shoe shops and markets, (together with shorts and t-shirt for KS2 pupils) are all that is needed for physical education. Children are expected to change for every PE lesson.
Sweatshirts, fleeces, t-shirts, polo-shirts and baseball caps in school colours, with the Newbottle Primary Academy logo can be purchased from Total Sports, Hendon Rd, Sunderland SR1 2JD Telephone: 0191 567 9043.
*Please try to have your child's name on clothing including outdoor coats
NB The headteacher has the right to prohibit the wearing of certain types of clothing or other items deemed, on safety or other grounds, to be unsuitable to wear in school. This applies to styles of haircut, which are not in keeping with the school's ethos e.g. a style which may invite ridicule from their peers.
Jewellery is unnecessary and earrings, bracelets and necklaces are not permitted in school. If ears are to be pierced, please arrange for this to take place during the school summer holidays so that the wounds heal and earrings can be removed before coming into school.
*A child whose ear(s) have been pierced is not permitted to undertake any form of PE or playtime activity until the earring(s) have been removed.
School cannot be held responsible for any personal belongings which may become damaged or lost. Please do not place the responsibility onto your child until you feel that he/she is old enough to cope. Everything that your child brings into school e.g. bags, books and uniform should be clearly marked with your child's name.
*Mobile phones are permitted for older children (Y5 & Y6) however they must be handed in to the child's class teacher prior to morning registration.