Taking pride in school is important and one way of showing it and sharing a sense of identity is through school uniform and personal appearnce. All children are expected to come to school smartly turned out. We would ask that children do not have extreme fashion haircuts, dye or style their hair inappropriately. School is a place of work and learning, not fashion and we appreciate your support in this matter.
To help families our uniform is very flexible and most items can be readily bought from many high street outlets.
Unfortunately we are not able to arrange a local outlet for the school sweatshirts and fleeces, so the school office stocks these items along with book bags and water bottles. The school makes no profit from the sale of these items and is therefore able to pass them onto you at a very reasonable cost.
- Boys White polo shirt
- Grey/black trousers or shorts
- Royal blue sweatshirt with school logo (available from school office
- White polo shirt
- Grey/black trousers or shorts
- Blue checked dress (for summer)
- Royal blue sweatshirt with school logo (available from school office)
Games / PE Kit
- House colour t-shirt
- Blue shorts
- Tracksuit or joggers and warm top for winter games.
- Optional Royal blue hooded sweatshirt (available from the school office)
- Optional Royal blue fleece (available from school office)
- Trainers with socks
- Optional football boots
All PE kit items should be kept in a drawstring PE bag, clearly labelled with your child’s name, including shoes! Please ensure that all items of school clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Footwear, Coats & Other Items
A pair of sensible black shoes, but not trainers or plimsolls. Please avoid shoes with high heels or wedges in interests of safety. In the summer we ask that both girls and boys wear socks with any open toe sandals. This helps to prevent children from hurting their exposed toes.
In the cold weather the children need to wear a coat. A fashion hoodie is not an acceptable alternative to a coat and the children will be asked to remove such items.
The school fleece can be brought as a light coat or top for sport. It is not however an alternative to a school jumper.
The children can if they wish bring in their own art apron for use in school – to be kept in their PE bags. This however is not a requirement as we have aprons for the children to borrow in school. If brought in from home, please ensure the apron covers up your child’s arms as old fashioned bib aprons do not provide enough protection from enthusiastically applied paint and clay!
Jewellery, Sun hats & Suncream
Children are not allowed to wear items of jewellery to school including earrings as agreed by the Priestlands Cluster Schools. Watches may be worn to school but we cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss.
Children are encouraged to have a hat during the summer months. This must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. The school would prefer parents to apply suncream in the morning before school. The latest guidelines would indicate that children should then be protected throughout the day. In extreme heat the children’s outside playtime may be limited to ensure their safety.
School Council and Other Responsibilities
At LJS we believe in ‘Partnership in Learning’, for us the most important partner in this process is the children. We work through the school council to actively involve the children in their learning; making decisions, setting targets and helping to shape their journey through school.
Our school council plays an important part in helping to make decisions that influence the future of Lymington Junior School. The children elect a new member each year, following presentations by candidates.
In addition to school Council, we involve children in a range of different roles across the school to develop their responsibility and leadership skills. These include: Year 6 Monitors, Prefects, House Captains, ‘Eco Warriors’ and Sports Captains.
Junior Road Safety Officers
Our Junior Road Safety Officers are all fired up and ready to help make a difference again this year. With the support of Miss Mitchell they have already led a successful ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ day – raising everyone’s awareness of the importance of being easily seen near roads, particularly when travelling in the dark.
Throughout the year the team lead assemblies on all aspects of road safety awareness and help to run whole school events such as bikeability and “Walk to School Week”.
Cycling to School
If your child wishes to cycle to school they must be accompanied by an adult or have passed ‘Bikeability’ test. All children must wear a helmet.
As a school we cannot accept any responsibility for bikes stored on the school grounds. If children choose to leave their bikes at school, we would strongly recommend that they are securely locked in the bike shed.
Due to health and safety reasons, scooters and bikes must be pushed when on the playground. This includes younger siblings at the end of the school day.
When starting any new school there are lots of daily routines and information everyone needs to know. We have tried to cover all these ‘handy hints’ on this page. More information is provided on induction evening and in our joining pack.
All the children are able to bring a healthy snack into school for morning play. As an alternative the children requested a healthy snack trolly for playtime’s. Our year 6 monitors are responsible each day for taking these trollies out onto each playground and selling the items available.
The children have the opportunity to buy fresh bread rolls, raisins and fruit along with drinks.
We encourage all the children to have a named, sports top water bottle in school. You are able to buy this type of bottle at the office. The children are allowed to take these bottles into class and are encouraged to drink from them. Normally the bottles are stored in boxes on the tables for ease of access during lessons.
In addition there are two water fountains around the school.
We encourage the children to take pride in, and responsibility for, their equipment. Handy items of stationary include some pencils, rubber, ruler and pencil sharper. The older children also find a highlighter pen and maybe some felt tips useful.
Once your child has moved onto pen they can bring in a blue fibre tipped pen or ink pen. We do not use biro style pens in school.
We also encourage children to bring an art apron into school which they store in their PE bag. Old shirts with the sleeves cut to a suitable length are ideal. We do have a small store of extra shirts if needed.
Medicine in School
All children with inhalers should carry their own, clearly named inhaler. The School follows Local Authority guidelines regarding all other medication:
- A child who is clearly unwell should not be in school
- If your child is taken ill during the day we will phone you – please ensure the office has up to date contact numbers
- Non-prescribed medicines should not be brought into school
For any child completing prescribed medicine (e.g. antibiotics) the following applies:
- You may come into school to give medicine; if not then your child must be able to self-administer their medication
- Three times a day can be taken before and after the school day
- All prescribed medication must come to the office and a permission form completed
At full strength, the governing body of Lymington Junior School has 12 members. These governors are either Parent, Staff, Local Authority or Co-opted Governors.
The governing body at Lymington Junior School, like those at all schools across the country, has a general responsibility for seeing that the school is run effectively and promotes high standards of educational achievement for all its pupils. The Governors’ role is to take a strategic view, working in partnership with our Headteacher and other staff members, to determine priorities, prepare and review policies, plan targets and resources, monitor and evaluate results and manage the budget. They fulfil the important role of a ‘critical friend’ for the school.
In order to achieve this, the Full Governing Body meets at least monthly during term time. In addition, some work is delegated to committees – each committee meets as required. The committees currently in place at Lymington Junior School are:
Full Governing Body Meetings
The overall purpose of our full governing body meetings is to:
* Work together on strategic matters including – aims, vision, school development planning, school self-evaluation etc.
* Have oversight of the work of the committees
The pay committee oversees the implementation of the governing body’s policies for pay and performance management policies to ensure that they are contributing to improving standards.
Head teacher Performance Management Committee
These governors are supported by an external advisor and their role is to ensure that good personnel management practices are extended to the Head teacher and that the pay and performance management policies are also applied to other staff by the Head teacher in a way that continues to contribute to the school’s high standards of provision for our children.
Panels are only convened as and when required – their purpose is to offer an independent review. Panel members would be selected according to the specific circumstance; this is so that a hearing can be conducted by governors who have not been closely involved in the matter prior to that point.
Other background information about how we work
Our governors undertake training and development to support them in their specific role, we also draw on external advisors and work within Hampshire Local Authority frameworks in areas including personnel matters and finance.
Governors visit school to undertake regular monitoring and evaluation activities and some are also able to give extra time to get more closely involved in the life of the schools. This could include activities such as helping out with school trips, hearing children read, school council, pupil interviews, projects, class activities and events.
If you would like more information, governors can be contacted via the school office.
Visit the Hampshire County Council School Governor Page for further information on the role of the governor.
Contact a Governor
Our Governors welcome feedback and comment from parents. If you would like to contact a Governor, you can do this in any of the following ways:
- Face to face – Governors are regularly at the school either helping in classes, discussing matters with the teaching staff and in the case of Parent Governors dropping or collecting their children at the beginning and end of the day.
- By email via: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Confidentially by sealed letter – Marked for the attention of the Governor concerned via the School Office.
Statutory Financial Information
The Lymington Junior School page on the school’s financial benchmarking site can be found by following this link.
None of the school’s employees have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.