Uniform

School Uniform

We have made some changes to improve the system for supplying school uniform.

You can now purchase Thomas Reade School Uniform from Trutex Schoolwear, Didcot.

You can call into the shop and order or go online here and place your order.

All items of clothing should be marked with the child’s name.

We encourage children to take a pride in their appearance, and it is expected that they will all wear school uniform. Parents’ co-operation concerning this is sought and appreciated.

School Colours:  royal blue and grey.

Winter Uniform

Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress, royal blue school sweatshirt or school cardigan and white polo neck shirt

Summer Uniform

As above or grey tailored shorts, or royal blue and white checked dress.

Optional: children may choose to wear a hijab.

Shoes

Your child will need a pair of sensible black, low heeled shoes for outdoor wear. It is essential that children have a change of footwear for indoor use. Parents may choose to send a second pair of shoes or plimsolls.

Physical Education and Games

It is essential for all children to change for physical education. Children require a blue school T-shirt, royal blue shorts and plimsolls. This uniform for P.E. may be purchased from the school shop in the link above.

Swimming – Children will need a costume, swimming hat and a towel for swimming lessons.

Please write your child’s name on their swimming hat with a water-proof marker. This is very helpful for the swimming teacher. The wearing of goggles is only permitted after a signed ‘Goggle’ form has been received by school.

Hair Accessories

Plain slides and ribbons

Jewellery

In the interests of safety and security no jewellery, apart from wrist watches and `studs’ for pierced ears, is allowed in school. Wrist watches must be removed for physical education.

Governors do not consider it appropriate to wear earrings with uniform and they strongly discourage pupils from wearing them in school. Studs may be worn for the first few weeks after ears have been pierced, although it is essential that these are either removed by the child, or covered with a plaster for P.E., games. Plasters to cover `studs’ must be provided by the family and are not available from the school for this purpose. Studs must be removed for swimming. The teaching staff are not allowed to remove `studs’ from the children’s ears or replace them after the lesson.

The above requirement follows recommendations of the Education Department of the Oxfordshire County Council and is for the well-being and safety of all children.