Uniform Requirements and Grants
A smart standard of dress helps create a positive image and a sense of belonging in a school. It is with this in mind that we encourage children to wear our distinctive school uniform.
The school colours are red, white, grey and black, and can be bought from Darren Morgan Sports in Crosskeys. Items with the school logo can also be ordered from MyClothing online. It is essential that ALL clothing items are labelled to allow any lost items to be returned to their owner.
- Red sweatshirts/cardigans
- White t-shirt
- Black / grey trousers / skirt
- (tailored shorts during summer months)
- Red checked school dress (summer months)
- Black/grey tights
- Black, grey or white socks
- Black shoes
- Black shorts/Black Tracksuit bottoms
- White T-shirt
All children may wear their PE kit to school on the days that they have PE. They also have access to lots of outdoor activities. It would be beneficial for them to have wet weather clothing in school. This would comprise of wellies, waterproof trousers and waterproof jacket.
Low-heeled sensible black shoes are essential for school. We would ask for the wearing of trainers to be restricted to out-door games sessions. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring trainers to school to wear at break time if they wish.
The school has a ‘no jewellery’ policy. Children who can tell the time may wear a watch. Children with long hair should wear their hair tied up. Hairstyles should be sensible so as not to cause a disruption in the classroom. Radical hairstyles are not permitted in school. Children should be clean and tidy with no nail polish, transfer tattoos or anything else which will detract away from learning. Special consideration will be given to medical or religious jewellery on discussion with the Headteacher.
Please help us by clearly marking each item of clothing with your child’s name. Children’s lost property is kept in the cloakroom and when unclaimed after a term will be donated to charity.
Welsh Government – PDG Access Grant 2021/22
Update for Families
A new online application process is being launched for learners in the Caerphilly county borough to access grants for school uniform and equipment.
Applications for this year’s Pupil Development Grant will be administered centrally by Caerphilly County Borough Council and not by individual schools. The online application is due to launch on Monday 27th July and can be found on the council’s website.
The council assures families that applications and payments will be ongoing throughout the summer holiday period, into September and onwards. If items have already been purchased, applications can still be made, and payments issued retrospectively.
Pupils Development Grants offer £125 for eligible families to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities for children outside of school. Learners eligible for free school meals can apply for this grant if they are:
- Entering reception class or year 3 in primary school
- Entering year 7 or year 10 in secondary school
- Aged 4, 7, 11 or 14 in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units
- For Year 7 learners the grant is £200, recognising the increased costs associated with starting secondary school
The funding is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age, irrespective of whether they are entitled to free school meals. Applications for looked after children need to be made to the local authority in which the pupil attends school.
Pupil Development Grants can be used to purchase the following:
- School uniform, including coats and shoes
- School sports kit including footwear
- Uniform for wider activities, for example sports, scouts and guides
- School equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology
- Equipment for out of school hours trips such as waterproofs for outdoor learning
To apply for a Pupil Development Grant or for more information visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Schools-and-learning/Travel,-grants-and-funding/Pupil-Development-Grant-(PDG)-Access