Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery

Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery

Quality Education Meeting Individual Needs

School Uniform Policy

All children are expected to wear school uniform, as this helps to promote a feeling of being a part of the school community.  The uniform (except logo items) can be purchased in a variety of shops. Nursery children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for play (including water and sand play).  Many also choose to wear the school fleece to promote the sense of school community.

Logo items are available from the school. Alternatively plain maroon/burgundy sweatshirts/cardigans can be purchased in several stores. Order forms are available from the school office.  Orders, complete with payment (correct money or cheques only) must be handed into the office.


Second Hand Uniform

Please don’t throw out any uniform your child has outgrown.  Donate it to the school instead to help those less fortunate whilst also helping the environment. Over the course of the last academic year the school has been stockpiling uniform, however we may not hold all sizes as yet.

Second hand uniform will be sold towards the end of each term via a school uniform sale.  Should you need something before then please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Winter uniform:

  • Black or grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress. (Skirts should be between mid-calf and the knee in length)
  • White blouse or polo shirt
  • School sweatshirt, fleece or plain burgundy cardigan
  • Shoes: Black flat shoes. (Plain black shoe-like trainers are permitted)

Summer uniform:     

  • Short trousers / Red and white gingham check dress
  • White shirt or polo shirt
  • School sweatshirt, fleece or plain burgundy cardigan
  • Shoes: Black shoes. (Plain black shoe-like trainers are permitted) – open toed shoes/sandals are NOT permitted.


ALL footwear should be black albeit shoes, trainers or boots.  If your child wears boots to school, they must be below the knee and your child must be able to sit comfortably cross-legged in them.


No Jewellery to be worn at school, this includes earrings.


Please ensure your child has a coat to wear during colder weather.

Please mark all clothing brought into school with your child’s name.  The school cannot be held responsible for lost items of clothing.


Sun hats should be worn during the summer.  The sensible use of sunglasses is also advised.


Children should have a book bag of a sensible size.  It must be able to comfortably fit into their classroom trays as cloakroom space is at a premium and should be for coats only.  No rucksacks please – we do not have the room to store them.


P.E. Kit

PE is a compulsory National Curriculum subject.

All pupils are required to arrive in school on P.E. days wearing:

Plain white t-shirt (or school embroidered P.E. shirt) NO crop tops/vest tops allowed.

Plain maroon or black shorts

Plain black jogging bottoms/tracksuit/leggings

Plimsolls or trainers


Swimming:  One- piece swimsuit for girls

                    Trunks for boys (not beach shorts)

                     Swimming hat (boys and girls)


All children must have correct P.E. kits/swimming kits please.  Children are not allowed to swim without a swimming hat.  Children without swimming kits will be given spare school kits to wear.

Children should not bring deodorants, aftershave, antibacterial gels/sprays or talcum powder into school. Children should bathe as appropriate at home.