All pupils are expected to wear school uniform. This consists of:
- A white or yellow polo shirt or school shirt
- A dark green sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan
- Black or grey trousers (or shorts) or skirt/pinafore dress
- Green or yellow summer dress (can be check)
- Socks or tights (white, black, grey or green)
- Black/Dark footwear, can be black trainers.
Clothing should be suitable and sensible. Uniform with a school badge, although desirable, IS NOT NECESSARY. Unbadged uniform is available from Asda, Tesco, etc. Angela Boulton, a governor at Rednal Hill Junior School would also like to remind you that the Rubery Swop shop is also available for free, preloved uniform/forest school items. Angela volunteers there a day a week and said, "We are definitely not short of stock!" You don't have to take an item to swop - you can just request items you need for free, that includes wellies, trainers, coats etc... See https://www.ruberyswopshop.co.uk/ for details.
Uniform that carries the Rednal badge is available from:
- Clive Mark, 38-40 Poplar Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7AD. Tel: 0121 444 7623. Click here for flyer
- Kids Essentials & School Uniform, 762 Bristol Rd South, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2PC. Click here for flyer
It is necessary for ALL articles of clothing to be named. Iron on name labels can be bought from local stockists.
Children have allocated PE and forest school sessions each week. We are asking children to come into school, on PE and forest school days, wearing clothes suitable for physical activity and movement.
Appropriate clothes for PE and forest school sessions are:
- Dark joggers, leggings or shorts (black, navy, dark green) (Absolutely no jeans or dresses)
- Plain t-shirts (white). House colour t-shirts to be phased out, if they have been bought they can still be worn. (No crop tops)
- Sweat shirt or hooded top (black, navy, dark green and unbranded)
- Socks (white, black, grey or green)
- Black Trainers (no boots or sandals)
Swimming takes places in Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6, children will need appropriate swimwear for these sessions. In Years' 5 & 6, boys and girls will change separately.
School team players may need additional equipment such as football boots.
Jewellery, Make-Up and Hair
No jewellery is to be worn to school. The only exceptions to this are a wrist watch and the wearing of ear studs. Such items must be removed for practical lessons. In the event of a recent piercing, a plaster supplied from home must be applied. School accepts no responsibility at any time for these items. Children found wearing jewellery, other than ear studs and wrist watch, will have the jewellery confiscated and returned at the end of the day.
The following items are also not allowed to be worn in school:
- False nails
We expect children to dress in a way that does not distract themselves or others from their learning. Brightly coloured hair, temporary tattoos, nail varnish etc should not be worn as normal practice and, if we are concerned, we will contact parents to discuss this.
The school accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage to clothing or personal effects.
As neither the Authority nor the school has an insurance provision for loss or damage to clothing or personal effects, parents should consider insurance cover through their own insurers. Valuable items like expensive watches, jewellery and electronic equipment etc. should not be sent to school. Mobile phones brought into school must be dropped into the school office during lesson time.
Please note, the school will make reasonable adjustments to our school uniform policy based on the advice of medical professionals. If a parent/carer wishes the school to make a reasonable adjustment for their child, the onus is on the parent/carer to seek the necessary professional advice and produce the documentary evidence required to make the adjustment.
The school will also make reasonable adjustments based on protested characteristics and religion, so as not to discriminate.
Complaints and challenges to school uniform policy
Disputes about school uniform should be pursued in accordance with the school’s complaints policy. The school complaints procedure can be found here: