A uniform creates a sense of belonging and shows pride in our school and our commitment to a shared vision, value and ethos. It helps to promote a positive and professional work ethic and encourages a focus on learning. It promotes equality of opportunity and protects our students from social pressures to dress in a particular way. It nurtures school cohesion and promotes positive behaviour. We expect all children to wear our school uniform and we ask parents to assist us in maintaining standards in this important aspect of school life.
St Andrews’s school sweatshirts, cardigans, ties and coloured House T-Shirts are available to order from the school office. All other items are available from local shops. Please note that just because a shop sells articles of clothing/trainers in its school section, this does not make it our school uniform.
Please note that summer dresses are for the Summer term only. Ties to be worn during the Autumn and Winter terms
(This should all be kept in a named P.E. bag)
All items must be labelled with your child’s name.
Black flat shoes or ankle/mid-calf flat school boots
Please no trainers or ‘fashion’ haircuts
For safety reasons jewellery is not worn at school. If your child has pierced ears then small studs may be worn. Watches may be worn at the owner’s risk.
If you are starting to gather your child’s uniform ready for the next school year, please be aware that from September, there will also be a renewed focus on fitness and using the outside space. We will be completing DPA (Daily Physical Activity) outside each day which could include the 'Daily Mile' where children walk/run for fifteen minutes each day. Therefore, when purchasing new footwear, please purchase shoes suitable and safe for running around in. In addition, more PE will be taught outside, so black tracksuit bottoms and tops/fleeces will enable children to be warm when outside. It is also essential that children have a warm and waterproof coat so that we can be outside in the rain at playtimes.
PE kit expectations:
If for any reason your child cannot wear an item of school uniform e.g. shoes, please send a note in explaining why to the class teacher. Finally, necklaces, bracelets, rings, make-up and nail varnish should not be worn in school. The exception is where a child has pierced ears, in which case stud-type earrings should be worn in school.
Meals are supplied by BAM FM. The company currently provides meals for around 2700 children in the county and 14000 countywide each day.
The school meals are freshly prepared daily and cooked in the BAM FM production kitchen in Taunton. BAM FM uses local suppliers to source all of its food. If is then finished off in our on-site kitchen and served to students at lunchtime, as well as being delivered to other local schools.
Please pay and order meals online.