Westley Middle School

School Uniform & Equipment

School Uniform

We are currently in the process of moving to a new uniform. Students joining Year 5, 6 and 7 are required to buy the new Navy Blue uniform PE Kit. Students joining Year 8 will remain with the existing Red uniform and PE Kit.

Year 5, 6 and 7

Students joining Year 5 and Year 6 are required to buy the new Navy Blue uniform and PE Kit. These items are available to purchase from Aubyn Davies, St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds.

  • Navy blue V neck jumper with school logo
  • White shirt with collar – we require all shirts to be tucked into skirts and trousers
  • School tie (school ties are not required during Covid)
  • Black trousers, shorts – these should be tailored standard school issue – not jeans, sports trousers, flared, skinnies or ‘fashion’ trousers/shorts
  • Black skirts – should be knee length
  • Standard black school shoes – please see notes below on footwear
  • Black socks or tights – socks must be plain black with no visible logos and ankle length or longer. Trainer socks are not permitted
  • No jewellery except for a watch and one plain stud in each ear.
  • Blue Rugby Top
  • Blue Polo Shirt
  • Blue Shorts or Skort
  • Blue Socks

Children must wear black shoes (not boots) for indoors and these must be closed at the toe and heel – no sling backs or open toes, maximum heel height 5cm. No stilettos. Trainers are for outdoor wear and games lessons only. This rule not only stops mud from being carried into the classrooms, it helps to encourage good personal cleanliness and complies with the safety standards for protective footwear in DT and science lessons.

Year 8

Students joining, or in Year 7 and Year 8 will remain with the existing Red uniform and PE Kit. These items are available to purchase from Aubyn Davies, St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds.

  • Red Sweatshirt or Red Knitted Cardigan with school logo
  • White Polo Shirt (no logo or piping, except for the optional school logo)
  • Black trousers, shorts – these should be tailored standard school issue – not jeans, sports trousers, flared, skinnies or ‘fashion’ trousers/shorts
  • Black skirts – should be knee length
  • Standard black school shoes – please see notes below on footwear
  • Black socks or tights – socks must be plain black with no visible logos and ankle length or longer. Trainer socks are not permitted
  • No jewellery except for a watch and one plain stud in each ear.
  • Red polo shirt – indoor
  • Unisex black/red rugby shirt – outdoor
  • Black shorts (no stripes or logos. Not cycling shorts)
  • Black football socks
  • Trainers/Football Boots
  • No jewellery to be worn. Earrings must be removed or covered with a plaster (Provided by student)

Children must wear black shoes (not boots) for indoors and these must be closed at the toe and heel – no sling backs or open toes, maximum heel height 5cm. No stilettos. Trainers are for outdoor wear and games lessons only. This rule not only stops mud from being carried into the classrooms, it helps to encourage good personal cleanliness and complies with the safety standards for protective footwear in DT and science lessons.


General Appearances

  • Students are expected to look smart and be ready to learn.
  • Only one pair of stud earrings may be worn which must be removed for PE and games or covered with a plaster (provided by student). No other piercing should be ornamented.
  • Make up and nail varnish are not permitted.
  • Hair should be of a natural colour and in a smart style suitable for school (not with clipped patterns and no shorter than 6mm/a number 2).
  • Hair longer than the shoulders must be tied back for practical science, technology and PE with a black or brown hairband.
  • Parents are encouraged to check with school prior to making a purchase if they are in any doubt as to whether certain items are suitable for school.
  • If your child does not meet the required standards of appearance, parents/carers will be contacted to rectify the situation at the earliest opportunity. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support of our efforts to maintain the highest standards.

School Equipment

School Bags

Children are not required to carry large numbers of books home each day. We do recommend that you buy a school bag which is just large enough to hold a reading book, an information book, 2 A4 exercise books, a ring binder (optional) and a packed lunch. Bags which are very large encourage children to overload themselves and congest the cloakrooms. A small separate PE bag is recommended for hygiene and convenience; this should have enough space to hold a rugby shirt or sweatshirt, polo shirt, shorts, socks and a pair of trainers.

Wallets and Purses

If children bring dinner money or a bus pass they will need a clearly named wallet or purse to keep them in.

Stationery

Various items can be bought from the shop at break time.

Lockers

All children are issued with a locker to store all personal equipment. A deposit of £3.00 will be required to cover the key. Replacement keys will be charged at £3.00. If keys are returned when a child leaves the deposit is returned.

Lost Property

Parents are advised not to allow valuable items such as personal jewellery, mobile telephones and other portable devices. If these items are found in school they will be confiscated. If students choose to wear a watch to school then it is their sole responsibility to look after this. Whilst every effort is made, the school cannot accept responsibility for items that are not recovered.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL PROPERTY IS CLEARLY AND PERMANENTLY NAMED.