Orchard Park has a school uniform and we expect all children to wear it. Parents can purchase school uniform via the online payment system Pay360 Education. After payment, the item of uniform will be sent home with your child. If an item is not in stock it could mean a wait of up to three weeks.
Royal blue school sweatshirt/cardigan available with the school logo or a plain royal blue sweatshirt
White or pale blue polo shirt (also available with the school logo)
White blouse or a white shirt
Grey skirt/pinafore dress or grey trousers
For warmer weather:
Grey uniform style shorts
Blue and white gingham dress
Clothing for PE
Plain white t-shirt
Black tracksuit bottoms/ leggings for cold weather
Trainers for outdoor use
Named PE bag
It is important that children have these items in school at all times. PE kit should be brought into school on Monday and taken home on a Friday.
Earrings in School
Children are not allowed to participate in PE if they are wearing jewellery. This also includes swimming. National Guidelines state that it is no longer safe to cover earrings with tape. The reason is because of potential tearing of the earlobe but also the very slim chance that the post of the earring could damage the neck which is where the brachial nerve is running directly to the brain. There are anecdotal cases of children wearing earrings with plasters over them being hit with a ball and coming off worse with nasty injuries. For these reasons we ask that, whenever possible, children are not sent to school wearing jewellery (especially on PE days)