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East Peckham Primary School

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Uniform information

School Uniform

Please ensure that all bags, lunch boxes, water bottles, resources, uniform, shoes and coats that come into school are clearly named so we can return them easily. Things that are not named can get easily lost.  Staff are really busy and don't have time to find lost property.


Our school uniform is available for order from Simmonds & Sons website but our uniform can also be purchased in most supermarkets and uniform suppliers.


Simmonds & Sons website:


  • Grey trousers, shorts or skirt
  • Yellow polo short
  • Dark green jumper or cardigan (with or without school logo)
  • Green or yellow checked dresses
  • Flat black shoes (no trainers apart from outdoor PE)
  • Grey, white or black socks
  • Grey, white, black or green tights


Hair should not be coloured and must be tied up. Any hair ties need to be either yellow, green, white or black.


Children are not permitted to wear nail varnish or jewellery apart from a watch. If jewellery needs to be worn for religious or health reasons, please speak to the headteacher. 


Sometimes the PTA has good quality second hand uniform available to buy. 


Children will also need:

  • named water bottle
  • named lunch box (if they are having a packed lunch)
  • Pencil cases only for year 6


School bags

Please keep school bags small. We are limited with space and if bags are too big they can get knocked off their pegs and get damaged. Draw string bags and book bags are perfect. 

PE kit bags can stay in school for a term so children are always prepared for PE lessons.


PE uniform

We support the DFE philosophy that school uniforms and dress codes play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of the school and in setting an appropriate school identity.  The School Uniform and Dress Code can:

  • Instill a sense of pride

  • Support positive behaviour and discipline

  • Encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos

  • Ensure pupils of all backgrounds feel welcome

  • Protect pupils from social pressure to dress in a particular way

  • Nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils


The Expectations regarding our PE kits are taken from the 2016 edition of Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity. The Association of Physical Education.


Indoor PE

Indoor PE uniform:

  • White or black shorts - cycling shorts are acceptable

  • White t-shirt

  • No leggings or jogging bottoms


No trainers, plimsolls or footwear of any type is allowed in the hall or on the apparatus. This is because dance and gymnastics are performed safer in bare feet. Less opportunities for laces to get caught in apparatus, children to lose a plimsoll when climbing and therefore lose their grip; and many more issues relating to child safety.


White t-shirts and black or white shorts are preferred as this allows all children to be equal in their appearance. No expensive branded clothing means no children can feel inferior to their peers regarding latest fashion trends or popular branded sportswear.


No leggings or jogging bottoms allowed as these can cause friction burns when worn on mats and apparatus. They also reduce grip on apparatus and increase the risk of injury through slipping and falling.


Outdoor PE

Outdoor PE uniform:

  • White or black shorts - cycling shorts are acceptable

  • Grey or black leggings or jogging bottoms

  • White t-shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve)

  • Grey sweatshirts - no hoods or zips

  • White, grey or black socks

  • Trainers


All items of PE kit must be unbranded (no logos) and plain.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are marked clearly with the child's name.

Please ensure all children have their PE kits in school at all times for their designated PE lessons. 

All the above uniform can be obtained from local school outfitters and at most local supermarkets.


No hoodies as hoodies reduced visibility and hearing ability. This then increases risk of injury to children. Hoodies present the risk of being caught during the lesson resulting in potential harm to a child’s neck.


No zip tops as the zips, when opened fully, can move and blow around which can hit children in the eyes or other areas of the face causing harm. When leaning over in hockey for example, children’s faces are closer the zip components. When jumping in netball, basketball or any other sport, the zip components can rise up and harm a child.


Everything we do, we do as a result of guidance from the Local Authority or the Department for Education. We do our very best to ensure we protect your child(ren) from harm. We manage the risks in PE to ensure your child(ren) have a fun and safe environment in which to learn.