Correct Uniform!

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It’s a new school year, so the perfect time to remind ourselves of the correct school uniform.

Teachers and adults in school will be very strict about uniform this year, so let’s all make sure we have the correct bits and pieces on.

As I’m sure you’re all aware, the first time any child wears the wrong school uniform or PE kit, they’ll receive a yellow card – this is a warning or a reminder sent home to remind everyone to wear their correct school uniform. After this, if the same child wears the wrong uniform or PE kit again that term, they will receive a detention!

Early Years

If your child is in Nursery or Reception, they will need to wear:

  • White polo shirt
  • Royal blue sweatshirt with Selsdon logo
  • Royal blue joggers/Royal blue shorts (in summer)
  • Trainers (preferably with Velcro fastenings)

Dresses, skirts or school shoes are not permitted for any gender.

Years 1-6

The following are the compulsory uniform for all children in Years 1-6:

  • FullSizeRender.jpgWhite shirt
  • School tie (elasticated tie available for younger children)
  • Plain grey trousers, shorts (not combat style), skirt or pinafore dress
  • Sweatshirt, royal blue v-neck pullover or cardigan with Selsdon school logo
  • Grey, white or black socks (not trainer socks) or black, navy, white or grey tights (in winter)
  • In summer only: blue and white gingham summer dress
  • Black or navy shoes with flat heels (no extreme styles and shoes must be safe to wear around school). Open-toed or strappy shoes, trainers or boots are not allowed

PE Kit


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In Years 1-6, PE kit must be worn into school in lieu of uniform on any day that a child has PE.

PE days are as follows:

  • Year 1 – Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Year 2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Year 3 – Tuesdays (swimming) and Wednesdays
  • Year 4 – Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Year 5 – Thursdays and Fridays
  • Year 6 – Thursdays and Fridays

IMG_3066 (1).jpgWe consider our PE kit a part of our uniform, and so expect the same level of rigour. The compulsory PE kit is as follows:

  • Selsdon Tracksuit OR navy blue, royal blue or black plain tracksuit bottoms
  • Selsdon “SPS” PE T shirt in correct house colour
  • Trainers or plimsolls

If children do not have the Selsdon tracksuit, they may wear their school jumper/cardigan on top of their PE kit. No other jumpers or hoodies are acceptable. Hoodies will be confiscated if worn in school.

Trainers should be appropriate for sports and expected to get muddy or dirty. Children regularly do sports activities on the field/outside.

Tracksuit bottoms should not bear any large logos or slogans. If they do, children will be in breach of the uniform policy.

Swimming Kit

We do not have a uniform swimming kit, however, we do have some expectations regarding swimwear:

  • All children are required to wear swimming hats
  • Girls should wear either a one-piece swimsuit or a burkini, other kinds of swimwear are not permitted.
  • Boys must wear specific swimwear (brief or short types are acceptable) not underwear or football or running shorts. No swimming shorts that go below the knee, please.
  • Goggles are optional

Children should wear their PE kit into school on swimming days, to help make changing easier.



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17 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I am in agreement with all except; logo on cardigan and boys wearing swimming hats.
    My daughter has had Selsdon cardigans before and they lose their shape. She always looks smart.

    Swimming hats, shouldn’t that say if hair covers face when wet? Or of a certain length for all. Some boys have incredibly short hair and isn’t a danger.
    All pools have vents and if maintained properly hair shouldn’t be an issue.

  2. Hello Cat,

    Thanks for your comment. Yes, children are still allowed to wear the gingham summer dresses. Sorry for not stating this in the original post, I will update it now.

    Best wishes,

  3. Hello Sarah,

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry that you feel that the school cardigan doesn’t meet your daughter’s needs. Unfortunately, our policy is that all children wear either the school cardigan, jumper or sweatshirt. Regarding swimming hats, it is our policy that all children wear swimming hats to swim. This is for both hygiene and equality reasons, and avoids any disagreements about what hair length necessitates a need for a hat. This is a policy common among schools and at many swimming pools.

    Many thanks,

  4. Do the reception children come too school in their PE kit on there PE day ?
    Also do we need to leave the children’s PE bag on their pegs with the plimsoles for indoor use ?

  5. Hi Gemma,

    Children in Reception are not required to have a PE kit, as their uniforms are suitable for physical activities. If your child has a Selsdon PE t-shirt, they may wear it into school on the day they have PE if you wish. You are also welcome to leave their plimsoles in their bag on their peg, if you like.

    Best wishes,

  6. At the meeting we were told to buy the plimsoles ect so perhaps they should wear them for indoor PE ? You said that there trainers may get muddy so surely it would make more sense too have indoor PE shoes ?
    Thankyou !

  7. Hi Gemma,

    You’re, of course, welcome to provide plimsoles for indoor PE, which would be very handy if they got their trainers muddy, but these are not compulsory.

    Best wishes,

  8. Hi,
    First we are told about the children having to wear pe kit instead of uniform twice a week and at after school clubs, so they now require more pe kits and have wasted money on uniform. And now we are being told we have to buy the uniform from the school. My son is in year 4 and not once has anybody said he had to have the logo jumpers. It’s really disappointing how these changes have been made after they have started the year and after we have all brought uniform. The school have really let us down.

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    I am here completely of subject to say my class HAWKS has a few stars looking for grammar schools.., AND MY FRIEND ADAM WAS ON BBC NEWS AT 6:35PM. HOW PROUD ARE WE?!
    Check it out if you can, on catch-up!!
    Xxxxx HAWKS xxxxX

  10. Hi, have just read that girls are only allowed to wear a grey skirt now, it use to be black or grey. My daughter is now in year 6 and had worn a black skirt for the past 3 maybe 4 years. I have already purchased these now and they have been worn, don’t want to go out and buy new ones because of the expense, as just had to buy more pe kit due to the change of when wearing it now. Please advise. Thanks

  11. Hello Elaine,

    Thank you for your comment. The policy has always been a grey skirt, this post is a reminder, there are no changes to the uniform. As mentioned in the blog post, we are now making sure the policy is enforced.

    Best wishes,

  12. Hello Sarah,

    Thank you for your comment and your suggestion. We do not feel it’s necessary to sell school logo badges, as we do have many different options as far as uniform goes. Further, we feel this could cause more confusion, as these might end up being stitched on to the wrong items of uniform!

    Best wishes,

  13. Hello Mrs C,

    Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry that you’ve had trouble with the PE kits. As I’ve mentioned before, this is not a change in uniform policy, and just a post to remind parents of the policy. Children have always had to wear Selsdon school jumpers, and this has always been written in the policy. Again, there have been absolutely no changes to the policy.

    Best wishes,

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