School is the children’s workplace and your child should arrive in appropriate, practical clothes that are suitable for both work and play. Your child needs clothing that they can handle themselves and which is easily washable. We prefer that low-heeled rubber soled shoes and not boots are worn. Trainers are not allowed except during outside PE lessons. Footwear with an extensive lace up feature and open toed sandals are not practical and can cause problems in the playground and on PE and swimming days.
All items of removable clothing must be clearly named.
The school colours are red, black and grey. School uniform is compulsory and we expect all children to wear their swan with pride!
The distinctive T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, jackets and backpacks embroidered with the logo are available from the Stitch Design Online Shop. The first time you order, you will need to register using the school postcode of W4 3NX.
We recommend the following:
Grey/black trousers, shorts, tunics or skirts
Red/grey sweatshirts or cardigans
White polo shirts
Red and white checked or striped dresses for summer
Black jogging bottoms/shorts for PE
These items can also be bought from High Street stores.
We promote the wearing of uniform as it helps your child to identify with Strand and what it stands for. It is practical and avoids those early morning discussions about what to wear! Children’s clothing is expensive and we would ask you to encourage your child to take care of their belongings. However, should any items go astray, there is a lost property area located by the music room. We encourage you to check regularly. Notice will be given that unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of each term.
For the PE curriculum, your child will need a pair of sports trainers, named inside. They will also need a pair of plain, unbranded black shorts or joggers and a Strand T-shirt or sweatshirt, in their team colours. No hoodies please. These can be purchased on-line from Stitch Design. Kit should be worn to school on PE days. PE is generally taught on the Rec and so children will need a light waterproof for those muddy, wet autumn days as well as a water bottle year round. Stud earrings should be covered with tape during PE and Games lessons. Watches should be removed. Please make sure all clothing is named.