OFSTED graded 'Good' October 2019. "Bayford is a lively, friendly place to learn. Pupils are polite, helpful and caring.

Parents

Uniform

Every child is expeted to wear school uniform. Details of prices and sizes of the uniform are available from the shcool office, as are the following items: PE shirts, ties and book bags. Other items are generally available from various shops, large retail cothing outlets and from School Trends.

Unform should be worn as follows:

A Royal Blue jumper or cardigan with the Bayford School Logo

A standard white shirt with school tie

Grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress (not leggings or jogging pants)

Plain white or grey socks or plain grey tights

A plain white polo shirt with grey shorts or blue gingham dress can be worn in summer with no tie.

Plain, black or dark coloured shoes (no boots) with a heel height of no more than 3cm

Summer: sensible sandals may be worn

Children will require separate footwear for P.E. and break times. Children are not permitted to wear boots or trainers as part of their school uniform.

Jewellery and hairstyles

On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery, nail varnish or make-up in school. The exceptions to this rule are earring studs or sleepers in pierced ears, watches, and small objects of religious significance. We ask the children to either remove these objects during P.E., or cover them with a plaster (as appropriate), to prevent them from causing injury.

All long hair should be tied back during P.E. lessons. The school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts, styles or accessories that could serve as a distraction to themselves and/or the other children. For this reason children are not allowed to wear hair gel or hair spray to school or bring hair gel or hair spray into school.

Footwear

The school wants children to grow into healthy adults. We believe it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles, high heels, thin straps or are backless, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. We also do not allow children to wear trainers indoors during the school day as it is not healthy for their feet. We require all children to wear shoes as stated in the uniform list.

During break and lunchtimes Key Stage 1 & 2 children should change into outdoor footwear (e.g. trainers, wellies).

Physical Education

On health and safety grounds we believe that it is important for children to change into the appropriate clothing and footwear for physical education, as follows:

Nursery

Appropriate clothing

Reception

Yellow Bayford school t-shirt
Black or royal blue shorts
Black plimsolls
In Winter/Spring: jogging pants and sweatshirts may be worn for outdoor P.E.

KS1 & KS2

Yellow Bayford school t-shirt
Black or royal blue shorts
Trainers
In Winter/Spring: jogging pants and sweatshirts may be worn for outdoor P.E.

P.E. kit must be sent in a name-labelled bag and kept in your child's locker.

Swimming

Towel
Swimsuit, trunks or close-fitting swimming shorts
Hair band to tie back long hair
Goggles are permitted if they are needed for a specific medical reason. Please discuss this with the class teacher.All items of uniform must be labelled with either nametapes, or indelible marker pen.