What parents and carers must do
Parents and carers should clearly label all school uniform items with a name tag so that discarded tops and items of PE kit such as plimsolls can be quickly tracked back to their owner.
Please remember there are approximately 320 students at Barnes Infant Academy wearing the same uniform. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular person if it is not labelled. If property is labelled, it can be promptly returned to its owner by a member of staff thus avoiding distress and a costly replacement.
Labelling uniform is very easy to do, name tapes are best, even iron-on tapes, however, if you do not have these, just write on the label or inside trainers or shoes with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen. Please use full name or initial and surname, rather than just a first name e.g. J Jones is much better than John. Washing does erase marker pens, so please check that your son or daughter’s name has not faded on their belongings.