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To ignore the head and send DS in summer uniform?

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SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:01:02

Ever since my kids were small the schools summer uniform has been summer dresses for the girls. Shorts and school regulation polo for the boys.

DD has just told me it's changed and now boys in KS3 have to wear a shirt and tie all year round.

Girls are still allowed to wear summer dresses.

How can a 7 year old be expected to sit in a shirt and tie in this roasting heat right through to July?

They sell polo's upto 12 years hmm but you aren't allowed to wear them?

AIBU to tell her DS is wearing the polo sold by THEIR office this summer.

SarahTancredi Tue 23-Apr-19 16:02:11

No that's not on at all! Really really unfair.

GreenEggsHamandChips Tue 23-Apr-19 16:03:14

Get short sleeved shirt. Its fine. Polos just look scruffy

SunshineSpring Tue 23-Apr-19 16:03:41

KS3 is secondary.
So, price vary can wear the polos, as sold up to age 12.
Secondary, where the polo shirts aren't sold in appropriate sizes, need to wear a shirt.

SunshineSpring Tue 23-Apr-19 16:04:14

Oops, so primary can wear the polos....

MrsKrabbapple Tue 23-Apr-19 16:04:42

Year three I am guessing you mean.

No, I don’t think you are being unreasonable as it’s a change and it seems a bit unnecessary. They should allow a choice.

However lots of primary schools who do have shirts and ties, have the same uniform all year round. It’s not unusual.

Poloshot Tue 23-Apr-19 16:05:11

Why would he roast in a short sleeve shirt?

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:05:21

Secondary? You mean juniors?

Well the school must think polo's are scruffy because from nursery to year 2 it's what ALL the boys wear all year confused

noblegiraffe Tue 23-Apr-19 16:05:35

You haven’t had official notice from the school yet? Then just send him in as normal.

lyralalala Tue 23-Apr-19 16:05:57

If they've sold the polo shirts as uniform then they should be having a period where both styles of uniform are acceptable until all the sold polo shirts have been outgrown.

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:06:03

Sorry I meant YEAR 3. Yes. He's only 7.

RedSkyLastNight Tue 23-Apr-19 16:06:11

You do know KS3 is children who are 11+ ? Not uncommon for secondary school age children to wear a shirt and tie all year

MrsKrabbapple Tue 23-Apr-19 16:07:04

You said KS3. Which is secondary school. That’s why people are confused.

EYFS is nursery and reception
KS1 is year one and year two
KS2 is year three to year six

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:07:08

It's nursery to year 2 wear polo's all year round.

And year 3 + used to be shirts and tie in winter and polo's in summer.

Now year 3+ aren't allowed a polo in summer. Despite them still being sold.

Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-19 16:07:22

Just use a short sleeved shirt. I can’t see a problem to be honest.

Don’t forget if you just send him in in it then it’s your Ds who will be the one who faces being different to everyone else just for you to make a point

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:07:38

I meant KS2. (year 3). Age 7.

SachaStark Tue 23-Apr-19 16:07:51

OP, you don’t seem to know how the school system works. KS3 is secondary school (which is not juniors, juniors are still primary), so 11 years plus. So why are you worried about your son wearing a shirt in four years’ time?

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:08:27

My kids don't care about being 'different'. They revel in different. They do care about being comfortable.

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:09:10

Sansa. It was a typo. I meant KS2.

Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-19 16:10:34

Why wouldn’t a short sleeved cotton shirt be comfy? They are thinner than most polo shirts

SummerStresses Tue 23-Apr-19 16:11:46

I'm pretty sure the male teachers won't be wearing a short sleeved shirt and tie in July...

Why should the kids?

AppleKatie Tue 23-Apr-19 16:11:47

No extra cost since he’s been wearing it all year? No real temperature difference between a polo and a short sleeve shirt is there?

AppleKatie Tue 23-Apr-19 16:12:56

Male teachers at my school will be! Well long sleeves rolled up on hot days more likely. And a suit jacket for walking around the school site.

Cuddlysnowleopard Tue 23-Apr-19 16:13:33

Wait for official notification, but this the uniform in my DC's primary (although they're at secondary now).

It's fine & school shirts are much lighter and looser than polos, and they actually get less sweaty.

Your real problem is secondary - long trousers, shirts and ties, and compulsory blazers!

CamdenTownie Tue 23-Apr-19 16:13:50

My son wore a shirt and tie all year from reception to year six and still wears it now in year 11 along with a blazer. Most school in this area have the same dress code, summer uniform is a short sleeved shirt and shorts for boys.

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