|Constantine Road, CO3 3GB, UK Colchester|
+44 (0)1206 572362
Hamilton Primary School is the largest primary school in Colchester. We aim to motivate each child in a positive way and help them to find interest, satisfaction and a sense of achievement in their schoolwork and a sense of wonder in the world around them.
Reception • Year one • Year two • Year three
Year four • Year five • Year six
The community of Hamilton Primary School will work co-operatively to provide a happy, safe and secure environment in which all children and staff are valued and respected as individuals. Every individual is a learner, and as such will be inspired and encouraged to develop, extend and express their own ideas, secure in the knowledge that these will be valued and listened to.
Each individual’s sense of curiosity and wonder of the world around them will be nurtured in an environment which promotes self-discipline and a love of learning. With high and realistic expectations, every person will be encouraged to achieve their full potential, both academically and as socially and morally responsible citizens.
Both pupils and staff at Hamilton School will have respect for themselves, other people, property and their surroundings. They will be encouraged to act with fairness, honesty, integrity, kindness and care towards each other in all situations.
The School expects that all children will wear the school uniform. This can be purchased from a variety of shops to enable parents to shop economically. Sales of good quality second hand uniform items are held from time to time at the School (organised by the P.S.A).
Light blue cotton shirt and School tie* or blue aertex shirts; grey trousers.
Short grey trousers optional in summer
Navy, long sleeved pullover or navy School sweatshirt**
Grey socks; black or brown outdoor shoes.
Light blue cotton blouse and School tie* or blue aertex shirts.
Navy pinafore, navy skirt, navy culottes or smart navy trousers.
(Jeans are not permitted).
Navy, long sleeved cardigan or navy School sweatshirt**
White socks or navy tights; black, brown or navy outdoor shoes.
Blue and white check or striped dress for summer.
*School ties will be expected to be worn in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) by all children wearing shirts and blouses.
Ordinary outdoor shoes with as flat a heel as possible should be worn during the day. Sandals should not be strapless or open-toed for safety reasons. Trainers, plimsolls or other sporting footwear should only be worn for PE or other sporting type activities.
Special Arrangements for Infants
Ties and laces should only be worn if children can manage them without help.
Black plimsolls in a large marked shoebag.
White T-shirt; navy shorts.
Games kit (Juniors only) – plain shorts, socks, plain long sleeved shirt and football/hockey boots, shin pads, plus an old sweater or tracksuit.
All items need to be marked
We stress the need for sensible shoes, both girls and boys. For safety reasons the wearing of jewellery or earrings is not allowed in school. If ears have been pierced then sleepers, (studs) must be as small as possible so there is the least possible risk of their catching upon anything. During P.E. lessons all earrings have to be removed or taped over by the child. If at all possible it would be helpful if earrings are not worn at all on P.E. days. Any damage or injury resulting from the wearing of any of these items cannot be regarded as the responsibility of either the School, the School Governors or the Education Authority. We would also urge you to tie back all long hair while children are at School, for health and safety reasons.
*Ties can be purchased from several shops in Colchester. Ask at the Office for more information.
**Sweatshirts with the School logo are only available from the School Office – ordered twice a year.
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