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The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Uniform

We encourage the children to take a pride in their appearance and require all children to wear school uniform, which is:

Winter uniform 

Boys:

  • Grey or black trousers 
  • White shirt and tie** 
  • Red jumper/fleece/sweatshirt* 
  • Black/grey socks

Girls:

  • Grey or black watch tartan skirt, grey pinafore or trousers 
  • White blouse and tie** 
  • Red cardigan/ jumper/fleece/sweatshirt*
  • White, grey, red or black tights

Summer uniform 

Boys:

  • Grey shorts 
  • Red or white polo shirt 
  • Red jumper/fleece/sweatshirt*
  • Black or grey socks

Girls:

  • Red checked or striped dress
  • Red cardigan/ fleece/sweatshirt*
  • White socks

Shoes  

Children are asked to have two pairs of shoes in school at all times:

Pair 1- sensible black school shoes in the winter and sensible closed toe sandals in the summer (with socks)

Pair 2: sensible outdoor trainers.

Children will usually be asked to change into trainers at playtimes.  In bad weather they can also wear trainers into school and change into school shoes when they get to school..

Outdoor learning equipment

All year groups regularly go to the woods for outdoor learning.  Waterproof clothing including full length trousers are needed in the wet and wintry weather. Wellies are also required.  Before buying anything like this these please speak to your child's teacher about the best time to provide them.

School equipment

Children are given a school water bottle when they start at Milstead school and are asked to bring this into school every day and take it home again every evening.  You can purchase replacement bottles from the office at a cost £1.50 or provide your own bottle.  The children can fill their bottles at school each day and will have access to drink them throughout the day.  If you send the bottle ready filled, please ensure this is water only and not squash or juice

School book bags are given to all children starting in tear R.  Children can bring school book bags* or their own small bag to carry their  reading book and any necessary personal items such as glasses or tuck shop money.  We supply all stationery so pencil cases are not needed. If you choose not to buy a book bag, please only buy small bags  as storage space is limited and we also need room for coats and PE bags.  

* Fleeces, sweatshirts and book bags with our school windmill logo and school ties may be purchased either from Forster’s School Leisure Ltd, East Street, Sittingbourne (Tel 01795 472947) or you can also order direct by our on line supplier at tesco.com/ues

** optional

PE kit (ALL IN A NAMED BAG, PLEASE)  

  • A plain red or white round neck T-shirt (with or without school logo)

  •  Black or white shorts

  • Outdoor trainers, indoor plimsolls (KS1 only), sports socks                                                          

    In colder weather the children will require:

    • Plain black/red or grey sweat top/tracksuit top
    • Plain black/red or grey long sports trousers

     All PE kits must be ‘non-designer’ wear

    All items of clothing and footwear MUST be clearly marked with the child’s full name.

Children should not come to school in make-up, nail varnish or jewellery.  Plain ear studs may be worn but need to be removed on PE and swimming days.  If children come to school wearing ear studs, for safety reasons they will be asked to remove them before PE/swimming or tape them.  Small watches and activity tracker watches eg Fitbits may be worn as long as they are do receive text messages, pictures etc.  The school will not accept responsibility for any lost or damaged watches and jewellery. Phones are not allowed in school but can be left with the school office for safekeeping during the school day. For safety reasons we ask that longer hair should be tied back using small plain hair bobbles or hairbands.