As we are phasing in a new uniform, girls are allowed to continue wearing the old style until the items need replacing. From September 2016 the new uniform will become compulsory. At present, the Pre-Preparatory summer dress is under review. Any changes will be announced.
Items with a * must be purchased locally from Fletcher Sports. Other items can be purchased elsewhere.
Pre-Preparatory Department Winter uniform
May be worn from the start of Michaelmas Term, becoming compulsory after half term)
’Ellie’ style v neck pinafore in Ferguson Tartan*
Pre-Preparatory Department Summer uniform
May be worn from the start of Trinity Term, becoming compulsory after half term)
Either the green and white striped Summer Dress*, or a white Aertex Shirt with Pre-Preparatory Department logo*, with the ’Ellie’ style v neck pinafore in Ferguson Tartan*
Compulsory extras needed throughout the yearChecked smock with name embroidered on the front*
Green book bag*
Wellington boots, any style or colour
Coat, any style or colour
Slippers, any style or colour (with a firm sole)
Ideally plain black velcro fastening school shoe
Spare knickers and socks to be kept in the PE kit bag
|Monday: As this is swimming day, girls should come to school wearing their costumes rolled down, with knickers over the top and their tracksuit (the girls will stay in their tracksuit all day). Drink, smock, towel and white swimming cap with name clearly written on the outside, should be placed in their swimming bag, we will provide a healthy snack for the girls. Girls should bring their book bag in as well. Flotation devices are provided by Beau Sejour Swim School.
If for some reason your doctor advises that your daughter should miss a swimming lesson we would ask that she is brought into Pre-Preparatory Department after the swimming lesson is finished. However, if this is inconvenient, please discuss this with a member of staff.
Compulsory Swimming Kit needed throughout the year
(for girls attending on Mondays only)Swimsuit, any style or colour
Swim Cap, white with name written on outside
Any swimming towel, named
Small back pack, any style or colour, not drawstring
|Tuesday: The full PE kit bag should be brought in and left at school for the week. PE kits will be returned every Friday for washing.
Compulsory PE Kit needed throughout the yearTracksuit top, bottle green with Pre-Preparatory logo
Tracksuit bottoms, bottle green
Athletic shorts, bottle green
Green kit bag with name embroidered on the front
Black plimsolls, preferably Velcro fastening
White ankle socks
For girls attending on a Thursday will also need a ballet leotard, ballet shoes and ballet socks (they can be ordered through Melrose on the first ballet lesson of each term.)
Toys It may be comforting for your daughter to bring a favourite toy for company during the first year. Such toys should be named and it must be understood that although reasonable care will be taken, the school is not responsible for them.
Shoes Must be approved styles only i.e. black lace up, buckle or Velcro fastening school shoes. Thick soles, high heels, shoes with flashing lights, ballet style and patent leather are not permissible.
Hair Must be kept tidy and away from the face. Hair of shoulder length must be tied back.
Naming ALL items must be clearly marked with embroidered/iron-on name tapes unless otherwise specified.
Uniform Chest The Melrose PTA offer second hand uniform for sale at the start of each term.