At St Merryn School we believe that our uniform supports effective teaching and learning. Our reasons for encouraging school uniform are to;
- Instil pride
- To support positive behaviour and discipline
- To encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos
- To ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome
- To protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
- To be practical and ready for learning outdoors as well as indoors
- To nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils
St Merryn School Uniform:
For foundation stage children (aged 3-4years)
- Non uniform but children must wear sensible footwear (see below) have a coat, spare set of clothes at all times and a sun hat in warmer weather
For all other year groups (reception to year 6)
- Red school jumper, a red cardigan or red school fleece (with or without a school logo)
- White polo shirt
- Suitable outdoor coat or anorak
- Black shoes/boots or all black trainers with black laces and soles (toes must be covered for health and safety reasons crocs and flip flops are not suitable)
- Socks must be black, grey or white
- Trousers/culottes/skirts/dresses/shorts black or grey (just above the knee for girls) No leggings or skinny trousers or black jeans
- Wellington boots in school at all times
During the summer months, please ensure your child attends school with a suitable summer hat. It is recommended to avoid sunstroke that they wear one with a back neck cover.
Jewellery and visible body piercing are not permitted in school for reasons of loss, damage and safety. There are exceptions: One pair of earrings, which are small studs and a wristwatch may be worn.
We ask that hair is appropriately tied back and natural looking (no extreme colours or styles). No make up is allowed in school.
Sportswear at St Merryn School
- Plain white t-shirt and a pair of black shorts – during the winter months black, navy or grey jog trousers/tracksuit can be worn with a tracksuit top or jumper. One pair of trainers (not plimsolls)
- All children must have a PE kit in school every day. We like to encourage even our youngest pupils with independent dressing as an important developmental skill.
- During swimming lessons a swimming costume for the girls must be worn (no bikini or tankini) and boys should wear trunks or lycra shorts to aid learning to swim, (board shorts are not recommended).