Our school uniform consists of a royal blue sweatshirt worn over a white polo shirt and black trousers/skirt or pinafore. Blue cardigans and/or fleeces are an optional alternative. We also require a pair of wellies and a suitably warm waterproof coat to be in school at all times so that outdoor learning can take place at any time.

The children should wear wherever possible black, flat school shoes which are considered ideal footwear for running around the playground at playtimes. Trainers are not considered appropriate for school on a daily basis and should be kept for PE activities.

In summer, many of the girls wear a blue and white gingham dress with a blue cardigan and many of the boys choose to wear shorts.

We do appreciate that there can, over the year, be occasions when laces get broken, shoes get damaged etc and it may be necessary to wear trainers- a short note into school or a phone call is appreciated.

All items embroided with the Onchan School logo can be purchased from Promenade T-Shirts. See below for details.


P.E & Swimming

We ask that all of our children bring into school an indoor PE kit and an outdoor PE kit. The Indoor PE kit consists of a white crew neck T shirt, navy shorts and black pumps. The outdoor PE kit should be a tracksuit, or joggers and a suitable top for outdoor wear with a pair of trainers.

If your child takes part in swimming with the school, all girls require a one-piece swimming costume, whilst boys must wear fitted swimming trunks rather than the bermuda short style. All children with longer hair MUST wear a swimming hat. If your child wears earrings that cannot be removed, they need to wear a swimming earring band.

Uniform Swap Shop

We have a Uniform Swap Shop located in our School Library. We have jumpers, skirts, dresses, trousers, polo shirts, PE kit and outdoor clothing/wellies. You can drop in any old uniform your child has outgrown and pick up any new items. This is completely free and is available to all families all year. If you wish to have a look, please come into school via the school office and a member of staff will direct you to the correct place.


Naming of Clothing

All items of clothing need to be named. You will be surprised just how many sweatshirts are misplaced over a year along with coats, hats and gloves etc. All items of clothing that are misplaced will end up in Lost Property which is located in our school library. If you think you are missing something, please talk to your child's class teacher, who can direct you to Lost Property.

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