What does my child need for school?

We ask the children to take responsibility for bringing to school all the equipment and other items needed. If you have any further questions, then please pop in and see us.

What does my child need for school?

School Uniform

  • Randwick School sweatshirt
  • Randwick School light blue polo shirt
  • Grey trousers, skirt or shorts
  • Grey, navy or white socks
  • Dark boots (brown or black) for girls in the winter
  • Light blue / white checked summer dress
  • Black / blue winter school shoes or white / blue school sandals (heel and toe protected), Heavy boots should not be worn inside school but may be changed into for playtime etc.
  • Please ensure ALL items are clearly named as we do not have lost property storage available

All items of Randwick school uniform may be purchased locally from Trutex in the Merrywalks Shopping Centre in Stroud or online from School Trends. Non badged items such as skirts and trousers are also available from both companies, but there is no obligation to purchase them if you would prefer to use another supplier.

Some second hand uniform may be available from the School Office and can be purchased for a minimal fee.

Water Bottle

  • Please ensure these are named with a waterproof pen (one can be borrowed from school)
  • These need to be taken home on a Friday for a wash out and are also dishwasher-safe
  • Children have regular access to fresh water throughout the day. The teachers will remind them to take a drink at specific times, in addition to this free access

Waterproof / coat & wellingtons

  • Children will need access to a coat virtually all year round as we make good use of our outside areas
  • Children may also be asked to bring in wellies; it is really useful if these are named. Wellies worn to school may be stored in the cloakroom area during the day
  • Please ensure that summer / winter hats, scarves and gloves are clearly named and stored in the cloakroom

PE Kit

All children need this on a daily basis:

  • Please use a PE bag that has a short draw string that can hang safely on the cloakroom peg
  • Children participating in clubs or activities that need extra clothing, are asked to make use of their school rucksacks rather than bringing in additional bags. Unfortunately cloakroom storage is limited
  • For those children undertaking swimming lessons, they also require a one piece swimming costume and towel, goggles if needed. Please place items in a waterproof bag
  • Please ensure ALL clothing is clearly named
  • Kit items include:
    • Randwick PE Shirt
    • Navy shorts/cycling shorts/skirt
    • Daps/trainers (it is suggested that from Y2, the children wear trainers)
    • Change of socks (white/grey)
    • In cold weather, leggings and an extra top are recommended

School Rucksack

Available from Trutex in Stroud or online at School Trends, provided in 2 sizes, the larger ones are more suited for the older children

  • These provide plenty of room for all the children’s equipment, lunch, water bottles and reading books
  • Items needed for the day are removed by the children once they arrive at school and then the rucksacks are stored on the individual children’s coat pegs in the cloakroom

Reading Book Bags

Each child will be issued with a named clear plastic bag in September, for the safe keeping of each child’s school reading books and record. This year we have increased the size to accommodate the range of children’s books.

  • These protective bags must be used to protect the school books in transit
  • Please help look after our books by keeping them safe in their bag while at home
  • If a replacement bag is needed the class teachers have spares

Pencil cases

Whilst the school will continue to provide the children’s stationery, from Y2, children may bring a pencil case with a small selection of felt pens, colouring pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser. It is often advisable to name each private item.

  • Scissors or pairs of compasses must not be included as a matter of safety, alongside Tippex-type liquid corrector
  • Children from Y4 will gradually be introduced to using ink pens (roller ball rather than a biro)
  • The school will issue each child who uses a pen, a Stabilo-type handwriting pen with an ergo grip for left and right-hand use. These can also be bought at stationery shops locally if they wish to use these at home

School Meals

The Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme was introduced in September 2014. A hot meal is provided free of charge for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. You are not obliged to take a meal for your child, you may provide a healthy packed lunch as an alternative if you prefer, however we have found that the vast majority of infants have a hot school meal every day. Menus and a guide to the procedure for ordering school meals are available on the School Meals Page.

Lunch Box and Healthy Tuck

  • Please provide a sturdy container that is clearly named as the children’s ‘healthy lunch box’, supporting our Healthy School Status.
  • Please note that the designated Crisp Day is Friday and we ask that sweets and chocolate are kept for after school treats
  • A small piece of fruit or vegetable can be eaten at morning break. All infant children are given an additional piece of free fruit each day. On occasion, donations of fruit are made to the school and these are given to the junior children
  • Milk is also available under the Cool Milk Scheme, please ask in the Office for details
  • Aluminium flasks for soup / pasta / drink may be used when the weather is cold. Please ensure items are not too hot to scald
  • Some parents may wish to include an ice pack to keep food cool in the summer as the lunch boxes are stored in the classroom
  • We are proud of our ‘Healthy School Status’ and we ask for everyone’s continuing support