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Dear Students and Parents / Guardians
I am writing to let you know that from September 2020 we will be introducing a new PE kit that will be compulsory for all students who will be in Year Seven. For students who will be in Year Eight and above the old school PE kit may still be worn for lessons and extra-curricular clubs and fixtures. However, the new style kit should be purchased when you buy replacement items.
The owners of Sport & Leisure in Malmesbury Hight Street, Ian and Cathy, have decided that they won’t be stocking our PE kit in future. We are hugely grateful to the fantastic service they have provided for our students, and for the school, over many years.
We have researched other companies and have chosen to use Macron Sportswear in future. This company comes highly recommended by other schools, as it offers high quality sports kit that is good value for money. The turnaround for kit is approximately three weeks so please take this into consideration when placing your orders.
Attached to this letter is a link to the Malmesbury School order form with a size guide. Students will be required to wear a ‘core’ PE kit for their lessons. This consists of
1. One item from a training T – shirt or a rugby training shirt
2. One item from training shorts or rugby shorts or a skort
3. Long socks
The other items of Macron kit are optional. Students may wear their own navy blue hoodie or blue tracksuit top and blue tracksuit bottoms for lessons and clubs. If students are excused from taking part in PE lessons they must still wear PE kit, including a change of footwear.
Students will also need to wear trainers (of any colour), with a non-marking sole, for PE lessons. You don’t need to buy football, rugby or hockey boots for the time being, as we are monitoring government advice to help us timetable which activities your child will be taught.
Due to various complications, caused by coronavirus, we are offering two options for purchasing kit for this year.
1. Kit without the school logo and / or student initials on it. If this kit does not fit it can be returned to Macron for an exchange, at customer’s own cost. Please note you must select No when it asks you if you require badge or initials. Returns must be made within fourteen days.
2. Kit with the school logo and / or student initials. As this kit is personalised it will not be possible to return it to Macron for an exchange. I have been assured the size guide is accurate but, given current social distancing measures, we are unable to let children try out the clothes to see how they fit. Other kit we have purchased from Macron, in the past, has been accurately sized. My suggestion would be that you buy a slightly larger size if you feel your child is likely to grow a lot over the next year.
We look forward to your support in ensuring that we can be successful with our curriculum aims and ensure that students attend lessons properly equipped. Should you have any questions regarding this letter please do not hesitate to contact us.
Senior Curriculum Leader PE