We believe uniform is an important way of showing we are proud to belong to Knowle Park Primary School and that we are ready to learn.
Our uniform for boys and girls is as follows:
- School sweatshirt or cardigan in Royal Blue
- White polo shirt or blouse or roll neck
- Plain white, grey or navy socks or tights
- Shorts, trousers, skirts or pinafore dresses in grey/black
- Sensible footwear not fashion shoes, we prefer children to wear black shoes or trainers
- T-shirt or polo shirt in team colours, shorts and white socks, daps/trainers
- This kit should be kept in school in a named bag
Please note the following rules:
- No jeans
- No football kits
- No jewellery, apart from studs in pierced ears
- Watches may be worn but must be removed for PE lessons
- No toys or mobile phones should be brought to school
If for any reason your child is unable to come to school in uniform please speak to the class teacher or send in a note.
Please ensure items of clothing are clearly marked with the child’s name. ’Lost’ items will be kept for a limited period. At the end of each term cloakrooms will be cleared and items of unclaimed property displayed outside the school office. Please ask at the office if you would like to look for a lost item.
Sweatshirts, book bags, water bottles and envelopes for dinner money can be bought from the school office:
£8.00 for sizes up to and including XS (34”)
£9.00 for every size from S (36”) onwards.
Drinks bottles (250ml) 25p
Envelopes for sending money into school – 10 for 10p
In KS2 (from Year 3 onwards) we would prefer that children come to school with a pencil, a black pen (NOT a biro), a ruler, a rubber and colouring pencils in a pencil case. Felt pens are rarely used.
School Meals are provided by a private contractor, Eden, which meet the government’s national guidelines for school meals.
- The three week menus are available from the school office and here. It includes vegetarian and Halal options
- Children should bring £2.20 to their classroom each day that a school meal is required, in an envelope marked with their name, class and the amount enclosed
- You can also pay for school dinners on-line by clicking HERE. When paying for school meals on-line, please make sure that you send a note into school with your child for their teacher, stating the amount paid and the days meals are required.
- Children choose their main course at registration and are allocated a coloured wrist band
- Families on Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit or support under the Immigration & Asylum Act are eligible for free school meals. Please enquire at the school office or directly from the Education Welfare Office for further details
- If a child arrives at school without a packed lunch or money for a school meal, the school office will attempt to contact the parent or carer. If no money or packed lunch is available then Eden will supply milk and a biscuit
- These should be brought in a lunchbox which will be stored outside the classroom
- Water is available at lunch time or you can provide a carton of juice
- All food should be ready for your child to eat – e.g. oranges peeled or apples quartered if necessary
- Don’t forget spoons for yogurts / jelly etc!
- We ask parents to think carefully about the nutritional value of packed lunches
- Sweets, chocolate bars, fizzy drinks or glass bottles are NOT allowed
Children are supervised at lunchtimes by our School Meals Supervisory Assistants.
Fruit and Drink
All children under five years of age in Bristol schools receive free milk during the morning. When they reach their fifth birthday they may bring a bottle to school each morning with a drink of water, milk, fruit juice or squash. Please do not send any other containers of drink, fizzy lemonade etc. Water is always available.
Fruit is also provided free of charge to all children up to and including Year 2. In the classroom there is time each day for the children to have their fruit and drink.
Some school activities will only be possible if parents make a voluntary contribution, where this is the case parents will be informed at the outset. If there are not enough contributions received an activity may have to be cancelled. The school’s Charging Policy can be seen on request.
Money sent into school
When paying for school meals or trips/sponsored events, please make sure that all money is sent into school in an envelope, to your child’s class teacher, clearly marked with the following information:
- Child’s name
- What the payment is for
Monday 15th June - Lunch
Getting to school
We strongly encourage children to walk, cycle or scoot to school. We have locked bike and scooter sheds. Please make sure your child’s bike or scooter is named. For safety reasons children are now allowed to ride bikes or scooters on school grounds.
If however it is necessary to drive to school we would urge parents not to enter Queenshill Road. Please park elsewhere and deliver and collect your child on foot. Parents must NOT drive onto the school site, or on the pavement.
Please leave prams/pushchairs outside due to congestion in the corridors first thing in the morning.
Reception and Key Stage 1
Please wait in the front playground behind the yellow line opposite your child’s class symbol.
Key Stage 2
Year 3 exit into the KS1 playground through the bottom door.
Year 4 exit into the KS1 playground through the door of reception.
Year 5 exit through the bottom carpark.
Year 6 exit through the top carpark.
If you are waiting to collect Year 5 or 6 children please wait inside the carpark so that the pavement does not become blocked.
No Smoking Policy
Knowle Park Primary School has a strict NO SMOKING policy. Parents, staff and visitors are requested NOT TO SMOKE anywhere inside the building or within the school grounds. We would also ask people not to smoke by the school gates.
The School Nurse regularly visits. If you have any concerns, please seek her advice. While at school your child will have two eye tests, one at 6+ and one at 8+. You will be informed of any other tests or dental inspections.
Headlice inspections no longer take place in schools. We therefore ask parents to routinely inspect their children’s hair for live lice and report to the class teacher if any are found. We recommend a good nit comb is used periodically to comb through conditioned hair. We also advise that long hair is tied back to minimise the risk of transferring head lice. If we notice live lice in a child’s hair we contact the parent/carer and ask them to treat their child at the earliest convenience. In addition we send out ‘nit alert’ advice letters and nit combs are available from the school office.
If your child requires any medication to be administered during the school day we have staff trained to undertake this task. We will require you to complete an administration of medicines form which is available from the school office.
If your child has a medical condition such as epilepsy, diabetes, haemophilia, brittle bones, chronic asthma etc; it will be necessary for us to consult with you to create a Health Care Plan. Please contact the school office if you think this is necessary.
Illness and Accidents
Unfortunately, illness and accidents occur during the school day. If a child is unwell or in need of medical advice it is our policy to contact parents as soon as possible. Therefore it is vital that parents provide an up to date list of contact numbers. Contact forms are available from the school office and we ask that parents make sure these are accurate and up to date.
Health and Safety
The school’s Governing Body are responsible for carrying out regular Health & Safety Inspections. If parents are concerned about any issue relating to the safety of the children, staff, parents or visitors to the school site would they please report their concerns to the Headteacher as soon as possible.
Some information on understanding the progress that your child/children are making can be found in these guides from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Understanding progress in English
Understanding progress in Maths
Questions and suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions, please use the contact form on the Contact Us page.
School Policy Documents
The School day
Parent, Children & Staff Partnership