Following government guidelines, Riverside Academy is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place
There is a school uniform which is worn throughout the school. The items with the school logo can be purchased from John Cheatle in Leicester or through My Clothing. Please ensure that all items of clothing, bags, purses and wallets are clearly named.
The Governors are responsible for the school’s policy on dress and have an expectation that parents/carers will adopt the following code for their children as:
Unacceptable Clothing For School
Denim jeans, football shirts, crop tops, leggings instead of trousers, cycling shorts, fashion scarves, flip flops/’crocs’ or other jelly shoes and shoes with high heels or platforms.
All children must have a change of clothing for PE sessions. Apart from the safely aspect of this we do stress the hygiene importance of changing after exercise as part of our health education policy.
Goggles are not usually permitted during swimming lessons.
In gymnastics and dance lessons, children participate in bare feet, but for other PE activities a change of footwear is required and should be either plimsolls or trainers with a non-marking sole.
For Indoor PE:
For Outdoor PE:
Each child should have a small bag to keep his/her kit in. Every item of clothing, footwear or other property must be marked with the child’s name – either with sewn in labels or indelible marker pen. This is important and parents should make every effort to ensure that their children’s clothing can be easily identified.
We insist that all watches are removed for physical activities and earrings are removed. This is in line with the County Health and Safety Policy on Jewellery.
Children may cover their earrings for physical activities up to six weeks after having their ears pierced. If you would like your child to have their ears pierced, we would strongly encourage you to arrange for this to happen at the beginning of the summer break. If a child needs to have their ears covered, it is the responsibility of parents/carers to provide the tape and for children to apply the tape themselves. Earrings MUST come out for swimming.
Teachers must not remove or replace earrings. They cannot be responsible for the consequences of removing or replacing earrings. Parents cannot transfer this responsibility to teachers.
School teams will be loaned kit for matches and parents are asked to return it to school as soon as possible. For art/craft activities an apron or old shirt is advisable.