The school uniform at Air Balloon Hill Primary School is:
Black or grey trousers, skirt, shorts or skort.
Jumper or cardigan with the school logo on it.
Ideally black or grey socks
Predominantly black shoes or trainers
In the summer, children are permitted to wear green and white checked summer dresses
In the winter, black boots are permitted.
PE Kit MUST HAVES:
Plain white T-Shirt or Green T-Shirt with the school logo
Daps or Trainers
Swimming kit for KS2 – close fitting swim shorts that come above the knee / one piece swimming costume.
Black Jogging bottoms for outdoor PE only, in cold weather.
Please can we remind you that our school policy is no branded/logo clothing, i.e. jumpers, T-shirts or jogging bottoms.
School jumpers, cardigans, Polo-Shirts, T-Shirts and school-logo book bags can be ordered from AWS-workwear. Please visit their website www.aws-ltd.co.uk and select Schoolwear and Air Balloon Hill Primary School from the menu (or click the blue button below). Uniform can be delivered free of charge to the school for collection. All other items of the school uniform are readily available at supermarkets and other high street stores. The uniform is simple to avoid unnecessary expense for parents and the only items that need to include the school logo, are our jumpers or cardigans. This has always been our policy and we acknowledge that the government have now provided statutory guidance for schools to support parents in the cost of school uniforms – more information on this legislation can be found here: Cost of School Uniforms
If you would like to purchase second-hand uniform items, please ask at the school office, collect an order form from the main foyer or look out for details of our ‘pre-loved’ sales in the newsletter.
Help with the cost of uniform
Bristol City Council are providing some support via an emergency fund which can be used for school uniforms. While it isn’t a specific grant for school uniforms, you can apply for an emergency payment, which can be used to buy clothing. The emergency payment is a one-off fund for people having a financial crisis.
If you are struggling to purchase the correct uniform, please speak to Sarah Webb, our Family Support Worker, who may be able to help.
If you have uniform which no longer fits and still has plenty of wear left, please consider donating it to the school for us to sell on to families who would like to buy pre-loved uniform in a bigger size. Please hand any donations to the school office.
Remember… All items of school uniform should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Jewellery in School
At Air Balloon Hill– children may not wear jewellery to school, with the exception of a watch or jewellery which is of a religious significance. If ears are pierced children may wear studs or very small hoops, maximum 8mm. These should not be worn to school on PE or swimming days. If they are worn the child must remove them for PE, swimming and certain technologies. Staff will not do this for them. Earrings can be taped – see above.
The school will not take any responsibility for any jewellery that is lost at school, nor for any accidents that occur due to jewellery being worn
No make-up should be worn in school. False nail extensions are not permitted.
The school recommends that hair should be neat and tidy. Long hair should be tied back especially during PE activities for safety.
Recognising that the school is a diverse community and some religions and beliefs require children to follow a particular dress code, the school will make any necessary amendments to this policy to allow this to happen. Reasonable requests to vary the School Uniform Policy to meet the needs of individual pupils to accommodate their religion or belief, ethnicity, disability or other special considerations should be discussed with the Headteacher.