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Welcome to Elmstead Primary School

School Policies

Key Policies Approved:



We often get asked questions about Health and Safety guidelines in relation to PE/Games/Swimming.


DRESS For health and safety reasons, children are requested to change for P.E.  Children are encouraged to wear the uniform shorts and a t-shirt. Trainers are also required. A tracksuit or equivalent may be brought during the colder months. All of these should be named and kept in a named cloth bag on your child's peg in the classroom. 

JEWELLERY School policy is that no jewellery other than stud earrings and watches should be worn to school. This is a particularly important safety issue in P.E.  If stud earrings are worn they should be removed for P.E.  Watches must be removed. Should there be a religious reason for the wearing of jewellery, you are asked to discuss the matter with the Headteacher in order that the safety of your child and others can be ensured.

HAIR It is helpful during all school activities to have long hair tied back as it often gets in the way. For safety reasons, it is essential that all long hair should be tied back during P.E. If you or your child forgets, then he/ she will be given an elastic band and asked to do so him/herself.

GLASSES The majority of children remove these for P.E. Please ensure that your child's teacher knows what your son/daughter's opticians instructions are. If your son/daughter has to wear glasses during P.E., please obtain an elastic headband to secure them. These can be purchased from most good opticians.

MEDICAL If your child is unable or is restricted, due to medical reasons, to participate in P.E. please write a note to the Headteacher. I am afraid that a verbal request is not sufficient.

INHALERS Please ensure that your child's class teacher is aware and that the timing and dosage of inhaler prior or during exercise is written down. Thank you.