For safety and hygiene reasons students are required to change into their PE kit every PE lesson. The indoor PE kit consists of the blue polo shirt, black Response shorts, black and white striped football socks and white trainers. For outdoor lessons students are required to wear outdoor trainers or astro boots, these can be any colour except white. Students may also wear the track top over their polo shirt and the training pants when outside. Students are not allowed to wear their indoor white trainers outside. All students have indoor and outdoor lessons each term.
Please ensure your child’s name and form group is clearly written on the name tag on each item so we can return any lost PE kit.
These items can be purchased from any other supplier:
Plain black track pants (available but not compulsory from SWI), white indoor trainers, outdoor trainers or astro boots (these can be any colour except white).
Jewellery: School rules permit students to wear one pair of stud earrings. Please be aware that all jewellery must be removed for PE lessons. This includes all body piercings, plastic or metal and friendship bands. These items represent a potential hazard, not only to the wearer but also to other children.
The Association for Physical Education Safe Practice states that any jewellery worn in Physical Education lessons is an unnecessary risk and should be avoided at all times. Serious accidents have occurred as a result of contact between pupils wearing earrings or studs with other pupils or equipment. Taping over earrings is no longer a sufficient practice as it does not effectively prevent injury, particularly impact injuries.
Nails: Nails should be kept short. False nails are not permitted. Nails that are longer than the finger can cause serious injuries to other students.
Hair: Students with long hair must secure it away from their face with a hair elastic or headband.
Hijab: Hijabs need to be suitable for sport. They should not have any free moving material that could get caught or pulled or that might need rearranging during physical activity.
Students are expected to be in full PE kit for all PE lessons.
If students are unwell or injured and unable to engage in all of the practical parts of the lesson they should arrive with a full PE kit and a note from their parents or carer. Staff will then support students in maintaining an active role within the lessons which considers the injury or illness which the student is suffering from.
- Students who forget their PE kit will be provided with a spare PE kit if possible.
- Students who persistently forget their PE kit will receive a detention.
- Students that arrive to lessons wearing jewellery will be asked to remove it.
- Students with long nails will be required to cut them before they take part in the lesson.
- Students without a hair elastic will be given an elastic band to tie back their hair.
If students refuse to accept support from their teacher to help them meet our expectations normal school sanctions will apply. Safe participation of all students is paramount and we thank all parents for your cooperation.