School uniform is valued at Whitehill and we expect all the Children to be sent to school in any of the following:
- Grey or black trousers or shorts, pinafore or skirt
- White or pale blue polo-shirt
- Royal blue or purple sweatshirt or cardigan
- Summer dress in blue or purple checks or stripes to match sweatshirt colours
- Flat, dark, sensible shoes
- Tights and socks should be white, grey or black.
Sweatshirts, cardigans, fleeces, PE t-shirts and bookbags are available from ‘The Sewing Shop’ at Echo Square, and all other uniform is available from chain stores in Gravesend.
Children will need a drawstring bag to store their PE kit. PE kit should consist of a house coloured t-shirt, shorts, tracksuit bottoms, plimsolls/trainers, a change of socks and a bag to keep them in. If your child has long hair they will need it tied back, especially for PE. All children take part in PE and games in normal lesson time.
We would recommend that everyone keeps a spare change of clothing in their PE bag (just in case). Another useful addition would be a cagoule /rain jacket, especially in our changeable spring and summer seasons.
Children are expected to wear sensible footwear to school. High heels or wedge soles, which are potentially dangerous and can permanently damage growing feet, are not allowed, and neither are “jellies” (plastic beach sandals). Trainers (includes black trainers) should not be worn in school.
The only items of jewellery allowed in school are stud earrings, one Sikh bangle and watches may worn.
If your child has pierced ears, please only send him/her in studs. Remove or cover all earrings with tape for PE. Nail varnish and transfers are not permitted and we ask that you remove these before children come to school.
Art & Crafts
We use water-based paints. If your child gets paint on their clothes they should be soaked in cold water before washing.
Toys must not be brought into school unless specifically asked for as part of a topic work. WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST ARTICLES should this advice be ignored.
ALL CLOTHES SHOULD BE CLEARLY NAMED, INCLUDING OUTDOOR COATS