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Uniform

All the children at William Read wear a uniform which provides us with our identity and helps create a positive image. If your child is not wearing the appropriate uniform, then you will be contacted by the school.

Lower School

Boys

  • Plain white shirt (long or short sleeves)
  • School tie (compulsory in Autumn & Spring terms in upper school – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, optional in other year groups)
  • Red v-necked knitted jumper or knitted cardigan
  • Black full length trousers or shorts in the summer
  • White polo shirt (Summer term)
  • Black or white socks

Girls

  • Plain white shirt (long or short sleeves)
  • School tie (compulsory in Autumn & Spring terms in upper school – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, optional in other year groups)
  • Red v-necked knitted jumper or knitted cardigan
  • Black full length trousers, skirt or pinafore dress
  • Black or white socks or black tights
  • Girls may wear a red and white checked dress (Summer term only)
  • White polo shirt (Summer term)

Upper School

Boys and Girls

As above but additionally:

  • Black Blazer with badge 
  • School tie
  • Red v-necked knitted jumper (no cardigans)

We would ask that children wear black sensible shoes, sandals or black, smart non branded trainers. If boots are worn for the journey to and from school, alternative shoes must be provided for use during the day.

PE

  • Black shorts
  • Red T-shirt
  • Plimsolls (trainers are optional for outdoor PE only)
  • All children will need a PE bag in which to keep their PE kit.

Children in the Reception and Year 1 classes will need to be provided with a pair of Wellington boots, labelled with your child’s name, to be kept in school for use in the outdoor area. Please provide a suitable bag for these, which can be hung on your child’s coat peg.

No jewellery is allowed in school other than small plain stud earrings and watches. These need to be removed by the pupil before PE. We ask too that shoulder length and long hair is tied back for boys and girls.

All items of clothing must be clearly marked with your child’s name. School ties, T-shirts, jumpers, cardigans and water bottles are available to purchase from Penn Sports, 15-17 Kents Hill Road, South Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5PN but items may be purchased elsewhere.