Children at The Minster Nursery and Infant School wear school uniform of burgundy school sweatshirt, school badged or plain white polo shirt and grey trousers or shorts/grey tunic/grey skirt, and optional burgundy school fleece. In the Nursery, jogging bottoms are preferred for all children. School coats are also available to order. In the summer, red check dresses may be worn. Items with the school name and badge are only available from Hewitts of Croydon. These are: sweatshirts, white polo shirts, fleeces and woolly hats. We also have reversible school coats, to order only. Book bags, gym bags and baseball caps are available from the Infant School Office.
All children should wear sensible school shoes, which they can easily manage to put on and take off independently. Shoes with velcro fastenings are ideal. We ask that children do not come to school wearing laced trainers, high-heeled, open-toed or jelly shoes as these can lead to accidents in the playground.
Please provide plain shorts and plain T shirt for indoor PE (no logos); plimsolls are not required for indoor PE as it is done in bare feet, they will however be required for outdoor PE. PE items should be kept in a plain or school gym bag with your child’s name on. Please do not send your child to school with a large sports bag; they take up a lot of room in our small cloakrooms! N.B. Reception parents will not need to provide PE kit until the summer term.
Caring for your uniform
All clothing should be labeled with your child’s name. If items are lost, please ask for the ‘lost property box’. Lost property is cleared at the end of term. If your child comes to school in Wellington boots, please provide a peg to keep them together and ensure that they have indoor shoes in which to change. Each child has a cloakroom peg. Please make sure your child’s coat has a loop so that it may be hung from the peg easily.
In the interests of Health and Safety we must ask you not to allow your child to wear jewellery at school. If your child already has pierced ears only studs may be worn at school. Rather than risk a child losing their watch in school we would ask parents not to send their child in wearing a watch.