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To "forget" to send ds in full uniform tomorrow

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islandofsodor Wed 01-Jul-09 20:49:25

Ds has a summer uniform of shorts and a logoed polo shirt or short sleeved shirt. Tomorrow is prize day and the boys have been asked to go in winter uniform of a long sleeved white shirt (not short sleeved) and tie.

Dd is still allowed to wear her short sleeved summer dress.

I think that a reception aged child will swelter in the heat tomorrow ina long sleeved shirt (prize day isn't until the afternoon and they will have morning and lunchtime play outside in a shadeless playground and want to send ds in his polo shirt as usual.

Dh says says IABU and that we signed up to a strict uniform school so we should comply.

PeedOffWithNits Wed 01-Jul-09 20:51:09

it's one day, some schools don't even relax the rules adn let tham take ties off ever!

Lilyloo Wed 01-Jul-09 20:52:21

Can you not send his long sleeved shirt in to put on in the afternoon ?

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 20:53:43

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iheartdusty Wed 01-Jul-09 20:54:05

I don't think long sleeves on a shirt will make much difference, assuming it is a cotton or cotton-mix shirt.

can you roll his sleeves up for the morning and tell him to pull them down for the afternoon?

booyhoo Wed 01-Jul-09 20:55:41

the only thing with sending longsleeved shirt in to put on later is, would he need help gettig it on and would the teacher be happy to help. if so then thats what i'd do.

funnypeculiar Wed 01-Jul-09 20:56:03

Lord, I'd send him in his polo shirt - and yes, if you feel bad put his long sleeved shirt in his bag. You signed up to a summer and winter uniform - not the wearing of inappropriate clothing.
(And I'd be a bit grumpy that a school puts smartness before pupil comfort in this weather, but I'm guessing that's not a useful observation at this point grin)

Overmydeadbody Wed 01-Jul-09 20:57:42


I would perhaps just send in the long-sleeved shirt for him to change in to when he needs to.

DesperateHousewifeToo Wed 01-Jul-09 20:57:49

Ds has been fine in his tie and short sleeved shirt last two days.

Just roll up the sleeves and put his tie on loosely.

It may even offer him more protection from the sun than his polo shirt and the fabric is probably thinner too.

islandofsodor Wed 01-Jul-09 20:59:06

The tie is elasticated so you can't tie it loosely.

As a compromise I would go out to Asda tomorrow and buy him a short sleeved shirt but that is not allowed either and they would know then I was doing it on purpose rather than just forgetting.

pointydog Wed 01-Jul-09 21:08:49

I'd be happier with a long sleeved light shirt to keep the sun off his arms.

I don't think it really matters though

pickyvic Wed 01-Jul-09 22:52:34

id agree with many adults would swelter in a long sleeved shirt? it annoys me when schools expect the kids to bake while they all turn up summer clothing! my boy nearly fainted on the bus to college the other day, keeping cool is more important than dress code!

id forget. what can they do? im betting a few mums will "forget" aswell.

MrsMerryHenry Wed 01-Jul-09 22:56:40

Funny, the exact same convo would happen in my household - DH would say 'let's comply', and I'd say 'let's do what's right for us.

So I say go ahead and 'forget'. What's the worst that could happen? Will he be expelled? Will you be hung by your ankles and suspended over the playing field, then beaten senseless with the trophies?

Sorry. Heatwave getting to my brain. I wore a long-sleeved shirt in the sun wink.

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