School Rules

  • We walk quietly around school. Running can cause accidents and noise can disturb other people.
  • We are always kind, honest, helpful, polite and respectful to others.
  •  We always keep ourselves and others safe.
  •  We always think before we speak. Bad language, rudeness and name calling are hurtful.
  •  Fighting does not solve problems. We should all think before we act. We will seek help from a trusted adult or older child if necessary.
  •  We do not bully or allow ourselves or others to be bullied. Our school is a bully-free zone. Bullying is totally unacceptable.
  • We all respect other people’s property. We leave toys and valuable possessions at home unless staff agree that we can bring them in.
  • We all look after and care for our school. We keep it tidy and a place that we are all proud of.
  • We always abide by all school rules and our School Dress Code.
  •  Nobody has the right to make us unhappy or prevent us from learning

Dress Code  

As parents/carers you have the right to choose which school your child attends.  Once you have chosen that school, you and your child have the responsibility to follow the rules and guidelines of the school.

  • All children are expected to wear school uniform
  • Grey or black school trousers are acceptable. Jeans and tracksuit bottoms should not be worn
  • Socks must be black, white, grey or dark blue/green
  • Tights must be black, grey or dark green
  • Grey or black skirts are acceptable. Yellow or green gingham or striped dresses are appropriate in the summer term for girls in Early Years – Year 4. Girls in Year 5/6 must wear shirts and ties all year
  • Only grey or black formal shorts are acceptable during warm weather
  • Black shoes should be worn. Other colours are not permitted. Only flat shoes or low heels should be worn (this is a health and safety issue). Trainers should only be worn for PE
  • Boots should not be worn in school. If they are worn to/from school, then a change of shoe should be brought
  • Watches may be worn but not for PE/sport. Smart watches or similar are not permitted
  • Only silver or gold stud (including with small gem-type stones in) or small hoop, maximum diameter 1 cm, earrings are acceptable. Plastic and coloured earrings are unacceptable
  • Earrings should be removed during physical activity. If ears have been pierced recently, please cover the piercings with medical tape at home on PE/sports days
  • No other jewellery should be worn including bracelets, necklaces, etc
  • Dyed hair is unacceptable
  • Nail varnish and make up should not be worn
  • Extreme hairstyles/cuts are unacceptable. This includes lined, patterned, Mohican and grade one cuts. Hairstyles should not cause distraction within the classroom, draw attention to the child and single them out from the rest of their year group. Hair products such as gel or hairspray should not be worn. A final decision upon the appropriateness of a hairstyle will be made by the Headteacher or Associate Headteachers.
  • Hair accessories must be small and restricted to simple hair bands, alice bands, or hair grips. Simple, plain ribbons may be worn but large bows (e.g. jojo bows) and colourful hair adornments (e.g. flowery bobbles, unicorn/cat ears hairbands) are not acceptable. Hair bands, clips and bobbles should be a plain colour. Where a hair accessory is deemed to be inappropriate, the child will be asked to remove it and parents notified that it is unsuitable for school.
  • Temporary tattoos are unacceptable
  • All children should wear a white top and black shorts for PE. A tracksuit or alternative appropriate warm clothing should be worn for outside PE and sport
  • Merchandise, including school bags, hats, lunchboxes, etc should be age-appropriate. For example, Fortnite merchandise is not appropriate for school as children should be 12 years old and above to play.

Any disregard of this code may, at the discretion of the headteacher, result in sanction, possibly including exclusion from school.

Playground Rules

  •  We don’t tolerate bullying. Our school is a bully free zone.
  • We have fun and play fairly and carefully. We don’t push and shove.
  • We take responsibility for our own actions especially if we bump into someone and knock them over.
  • We look out for other people.
  • We think before we speak. Bad language and rudeness upsets others and isn’t acceptable.
  •  We put all rubbish in the bins provided

Woodside School – a safe place to play and have fun

Woodside School