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Keyworth Primary
& Nursery School

Thinking about September already?!

We know you have only just begun your holidays, but we thought a few reminders about September would be helpful to help with your planning over the coming weeks.

School Uniform for Keyworth Primary:

  • Grey skirt or pinafore dress
  • Black or grey trousers or shorts
  • White blouse or shirt
  • Red and white checked dress
  • Red sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece
  • Flat, plain black shoes that do not feature branding  (not trainers)
  • If your child wears earrings, please ensure that they are only STUD earrings.

For PE:

  • Black/ navy shorts
  • White T-shirt (non-branded)
  • Plimsolls or trainers 
  • Tracksuit/ warm top for cold weather 
  • Long hair must be tied back.

EARRINGS MUST NOT BE WORN FOR PE LESSONS – CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO TAKE OUT THEIR OWN EARRINGS, STAFF CANNOT ASSIST WITH THIS AND CANNOT PROVIDE PLASTERS.

If you are planning on getting your child’s ears pierced, please do so at the beginning of the holidays so that they have time heal.

For Swimming (Yr 3 and 4 will begin this in the Autumn Term):

  • Boys- trunks (not shorts – this is very much enforced by the instructors) and a towel.
  • Girls- one piece swimming costume and a towel.
  • The Local Authority discourages the wearing of goggles on safety grounds. Children will only be allowed to wear them if a parent sends in a letter of permission. 
  • Long hair must be tied back.

Holidays

Whilst we know that Covid restriction easing may mean that holidays in term time may be tempting, please remember that there is certain criteria for these being authorised. These being:

Exceptional circumstances could include:

  1. Service personnel returning from a tour of duty abroad where it is evidenced the individual will not be in receipt of any leave in the near future that coincides with school holidays
  2. Where an absence from school is recommended by a health professional as part of a parent or child’s rehabilitation from a medical or emotional issue
  3. The death or terminal illness of a person close to the family
  4. Out of school programmes such as music, arts or sport operating at a high standard of achievement
  5. Religious observance – The Education Act 1996 S444(3)(c) states “on any day exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which his/her parent belongs”
  6. A day to attend a wedding, funeral, etc

A family holiday is NOT an exceptional circumstance and school will be expected to begin enforcement proceedings in such circumstances. As such, any holidays taken in term time are likely to result in a penalty notice, and a fine, being served by Notts County Council.

Please arrange to meet with Mr Cresswell, Mrs Holmes or Mrs King if you feel that your child requires time away from school owing to any of the exceptional circumstance above.