Tunbury School has a uniform and Governors and staff believe that our school uniform adds to the ‘ethos’ of the school. It is worn by all the pupils. The main stockist of our school uniform are Schooltime of 23 Railway Street, Chatham who stock a full range as listed below. Any of the local multiple stores such as BHS and Marks and Spencer also carry most of the items so parents can "shop around" for the best value for money. However, only Schooltime and the school will maintain stocks of the school tie and only Schooltime can guarantee the correct colour of the pullover and/or cardigan.
The full range and description of the uniform is as follows:
*For summer a blue and white gingham or striped dress is recommended.
It would be appreciated if black shoes of a style suitable for school wear were provided. Children are expected to change footwear if they wear wellingtons/boots to school. Shoes with heels are unsafe, and it is requested that parents do not buy girls or boys shoes with high heels. Trainers are not suitable footwear as mud becomes trapped in their soles which when dry drops off about the school. Children need black shoes to wear in school. Plastic or jelly shoes are not suitable, since they break quickly and are the wrong colour.
For safety reasons the wearing of rings on fingers is not permitted. Ear rings should be small stud type only.
Physical Education and Games
Physical Education and Games are compulsory for all children except those temporarily or permanently excluded on health grounds. Such cases must be supported by a letter to the class teacher. Please help your child enjoy Physical Education by providing appropriate clothing. Indoor lessons are performed in bare feet. A bag with your child’s name is required for the following suitable items:-
*In cooler weather children may wear a tracksuit or their normal school burgundy jumper over their P.E. clothes.
For Health and Safety reasons it is imperative that children have a change of footwear for P.E. and Games. The Kent Inspectorate recommends that indoor P.E. is done in bare feet unless excluded on medical advice, (e.g. due to an infection such as verrucae). Trainers or plimsolls are usually suitable for outdoor P.E. though children will normally need boots for football.
Occasionally children lose or misplace articles of clothing. Please help your child to keep track of their clothes by marking all garments that they are likely to remove. It is especially important that cardigans, jumpers and P.E. plimsolls are named as these are the most frequently found items in the lost property boxes.