Parents

Uniform

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School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm

parent pay

For access to Parent Pay, please visit ParentPay

The Department of Education states:

This non-statutory guidance will help support schools in developing and implementing their school uniform policy. It should be read alongside the statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms.

Some schools, or year groups within schools, may not have a uniform policy or dress code, in which case some aspects of this guidance may not be relevant. We would, however, expect governing boards to consider this guidance, to ensure that they comply with their obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.

The term ‘governing board’ in this guidance includes the:

  • board of trustees for an academy trust
  • governing body of a maintained school or non-maintained special school
  • local authority for pupil referral units

Throughout this guidance, ‘parents’ should be taken to include all those with parental responsibility, including guardians and carers.

Our policy on school uniform

It is for the governing board of a school to decide:

  • rules around appearance
  • whether there should be a school uniform policy and if so, what that should be
  • how the uniform should be sourced

These duties are placed upon all governing boards by statute to ensure that school policies promote good behaviour and discipline amongst the pupil body.

We strongly encourage schools to have a uniform as it can play a key role in:

  • promoting the ethos of a school
  • providing a sense of belonging and identity
  • setting an appropriate tone for education

So please search around for royal blue and gold uniform in local supermarkets. We do want out children to be smart and to have a positive sense of belonging to our school, but we are not insistent on uniform with our logos on it. We promote our uniform and want children to be prepared for secondary school. If your child has additional needs around sensory needs and types of clothing they can wear, please see Lauren Walsh our SENDCo on lauren.walsh@potkiln.net

If you have financial concerns, we do have a uniform hub, where you can collect school uniform for no cost. This is stocked by the generosity of the families of our school. Please contact Emma.bird@potkiln.net if you need support in this area.
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to some of our most requently asked questions. 

What uniform does my child need?
Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2:
Grey skirt, trousers, pinafore or shorts
Yellow gold polo shirt
Royal blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan
Black school shoes
Blue gingham dresses may be worn in the summer term
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Grey skirt, trousers, pinafore or shorts
White shirt
School tie
Royal blue jumper or cardigan
Black school shoes
Blue gingham dresses may be worn in the summer term
Ties, book bags and pe bags can be purchased direct from the school office for cash only.
Full details, including information on buying items with the school logo, can be found on our Uniform page
What is this week's school lunch menu?
School menus are set in conjunction with our caterers, Vertas.
A copy of the current school menu can be found on the Menu page
How much does wraparound care cost and how do I book it?
Breakfast Club costs £3 per child
After School Club costs range from £4 to £8 per afternoon, depending on your booking.
Breakfast Club does not need to be booked in advance.  You can bring your children in from 7.30 am on any school day.  You will be charged via your Parent Pay account.
After School Club must be booked in advance by telephoning the School Office on 01787 372107 or emailing admin@potkiln.suffolk.sch.uk
What after school clubs are available for my children?
The majority of after school clubs are set up at the beginning of the Autumn term.  
In 2022/23 we are offering the following:
Beginners’ Gymnastics
Football (provided by an outside coaching company so a fee is charged)
Forest School Club
Advanced Gymnastics (by invitation only and provided by an outside coaching company so a fee is charged)
If you are interested in signing your children for an after school club please telephone the School Office on 01787 372107.
How do I pay for school services and trips?
When your child joins the school you will be sent a letter explaining how to set up a Parent Pay account.
This account can be used to pay for school lunches, breakfast club, after school club, trips and other services.