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Allenbourn Middle School

School Uniform

What we expect of Allenbourn pupils

All children are expected to come to school neatly dressed in school uniform. Extremes of fashion of hair or clothing are neither acceptable nor appropriate during school time. Hair should be well off the face giving maximum vision and minimum interference. Long hair needs to be clipped or tied back. Hair accessories should be in school colours (black or yellow).

Uniform is considered a very important aspect of school life and is an indicator of a desire to set high standards. The uniform has been chosen, in consultation with parents and governors, in order not to make it difficult nor costly for you to clothe your children. Parents’ co-operation in this matter is essential and where cost is a real problem, be it for uniform or sports kit, parents should contact the headteacher.

You can purchase school uniform from Bartlett's, King Street, WImborne, BH21 1DX.

Here's what pupils wear

  • plain charcoal grey or black regulation long school trousers, classic style, below the ankle length
  • grey or black school skirt of knee length; tight skirts or skirts with slits are not suitable for school, nor are ankle length skirts or short skirts (fabric for skirts and trousers must be of polyester mix, a non-fade fabric, and not denim, cord or lycra)
  • white plain cotton/polycotton school shirt with long or short sleeves – not polo shirts.
  • school tie
  • grey or black cardigan, V neck black jumper or Allenbourn sweatshirt
  • white, grey or black socks or black tights
  • low heeled black, sensible shoes; not boots or trainers

A sensible coat or jacket for outdoors; ‘Hoodies’ of any kind are not suitable for school unless they are AMS hoodies and worn only in PE.

The summer uniform is identical, but in excessively warm weather, pupils will be given permission to remove ties. This privilege will be at the discretion of the headteacher.

All uniform can be purchased from Bartletts, 45 East Street, Town Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1DX.

And here's what you need for physical education

We are phasing in slightly new PE kit from September 2019:

BOYS & GIRLS  - FROM SEPTEMBER 2019 FOR NEW YEAR 5 PUPILS

  • black and gold PE top
  • black shorts (of a sensible length, not short or long, mid thigh ) or plain black skort. (We recommend two pairs of shorts for boys and either the same for girls, or one pair of shorts and the skort).
  • black and gold reversible rugby top. (The reversible shirt is an expensive item.If you buy a generous size it should last the four years at Allenbourn).
  • long black socks.
  • trainers and football boots.
  • optional: Black AMS hoodie or black under layer.Plain black leggings/tracksuit bottoms may be worn in cold weather, at the discretion of the PE staff.
  • Personal protection equipment

Please provide a large named fabric bag in which to keep kit (NOT PLASTIC CARRIER)

Personal protection equipment.

All pupils will be taking part in activities that will require them to have shin pads and a mouth guard.  These do not have to be expensive items and can be purchased from places such as Sports Direct or Amazon for a reasonable price.

All PE kit must be named and a check for this will be carried out at the beginning of term and periodically.

It is strongly recommended that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

All uniform can be purchased from Bartletts, 45 East Street, Town Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1DX.

BOYS & GIRLS  - FROM SEPTEMBER 2019 FOR YEARS 6 – 8 PUPILS

  • black and gold PE top (boys in Yr 6 - 8 may still wear their white kit, which is a white t-shirt and white shorts, but can wear the new black kit if replacing the white one) 
  • black shorts (of a sensible length, not short or long, mid thigh) or plain black skort. (We recommend two pairs of shorts for boys and either the same for girls, or one pair of shorts and the skort).
  • black and gold reversible rugby top. (The reversible shirt is an expensive item. If you buy a generous size it should last the four years at Allenbourn, Girls may continue with hoodie if they do not have a rugby top).
  • long black socks.
  • trainers and football boots.
  • optional: Black AMS hoodie or black under layer. Plain black leggings/tracksuit bottoms may be worn in cold weather, at the discretion of the PE staff.
  • Personal protection equipment

Large named fabric bag in which to keep kit (NOT PLASTIC CARRIER) and occasionally, a towel.

Personal protection equipment.

All pupils will be taking part in activities that will require them to have shin pads and a mouth guard.  These do not have to be expensive items and can be purchased from places such as Sports Direct or Amazon for a reasonable price.

All PE kit must be named and a check for this will be carried out at the beginning of term and periodically.

All uniform can be purchased from Bartletts, 45 East Street, Town Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1DX.

CLOTHING GRANTS

If you feel you qualify for a necessitous clothing grant for your child/ren, please apply in writing to the headteacher.

Jewellery and Ear-piercings

Jewellery, including watches, is both unnecessary and undesirable and should not be worn in school. Where children have pierced ears, plain gold or silver studs only may be worn and only one, at the most, in the lobe of each ear. The studs must be taken out for P.E. and games lessons for safety reasons. During the initial period, when they cannot be removed, they must be covered with tape for these lessons. The studs are the responsibility of the child at all times. Necklaces and bracelets are not allowed for boys or girls.