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Owers Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 1FR
Telephone number: 01376 512201
Fax number: 01376 502415
Headteacher: Mr Ceri Jones

School day times

8.35      Doors to classrooms open and children enter for registration. No lining up.

8.45      Lessons begin.

10.30    Playtime (This will be flexible during the first weeks of school attendance based on pupil concentration

10.45     Lesson time.

12.00     Lunch time.

1.15       Afternoon lessons begin.

3.15       Home time.


Chipping Hill School Uniform

Reception children will be expected to wear the uniform stated below. Shirts and ties are introduced in Year 1 along with V-neck jumpers. School uniform can be purchased through Personalise in Witham, in store or online www.personalise-uk.co.uk  School Trends website at www.schooltrendsonline.com or My Clothing (online only) at https://myclothing.com/ (previously Tesco F&F). Please note that all items of school uniform must be named.

Boys’ Winter uniform

Navy blue long trousers – preferably elasticated back                     

Navy blue socks

Sky blue Chipping Hill polo shirt with Logo

Navy blue Chipping Hill sweatshirt /V-neck jumper

Boys’ Summer uniform

Navy blue tailored shorts

Navy blue socks

Navy or black traditional shoes

Sky blue Chipping Hill Polo shirt with Logo

Navy blue Chipping Hill sweatshirt/V-neck jumper

Girls’ Winter uniform

Navy blue skirt/pinafore dress or Navy blue trousers

Sky blue Chipping Hill Polo shirt with Logo

Navy blue Chipping Hill sweatshirt or Navy blue Chipping Hill cardigan

White socks or navy blue tights

Girls’ Summer uniform

Pale blue and white striped or checked dress

Navy blue Chipping Hill cardigan

White socks


Boys/Girls shoes

Navy or black traditional shoes - We do not allow trainers, boots (ankle or long), slip on shoes without fasteners (girls), jellies or Doodles.  All shoes should be sturdy and secure to the foot.

Chipping Hill caps are marked with your child’s name and kept in school.

PE Kit  for both Boys and Girls

Indoor kit

Navy blue shorts

Pale blue Chipping Hill T-shirt

PE Bag

Black Plimsolls with Velcro fastening


Outdoor kit

Tracksuit top & bottoms (navy blue)

T – shirt (navy or any dark colour) – no logos or pictures

White Sturdy Velcro trainers

Socks (particularly important for girls wearing tights)

Please note: we will also use the outdoor P.E. kit for gardening, messy activities and other outdoor activities. Both PE kits to be clearly named and put into separate named PE bags.

Hair accessories

Ribbons and plain headbands should be only pale blue or navy blue. Hair slides and other accessories should also be in pale or navy blue.

If girls have long hair, please tie it up securely for hygiene reasons and to ensure that it does not distract them from their work.

  • Children should not wear any jewellery to school
  • Watches are only to be worn if the child can tell the time
  • Nail varnish must not be worn
  • Tattoo transfers are not appropriate for school

Sun Safety

When sunny, we ask that parents apply sun cream before school.

Earrings and Jewellery Policy

As a Community School we must adhere to guidance from the Essex County Council Corporate Health & Safety Team.  We have been instructed to advise parents/carers that we can no longer permit children to wear earrings during P.E. lessons, Forest School, sports activities (including after school sports clubs and sporting events at other schools) and swimming lessons.  It is no longer acceptable to tape over earrings during these activities. Essex County Council has made it quite clear that the school will be liable should any accident occur.

Staff are not permitted to take out or replace children’s earrings if they are unable to do so themselves. Whilst we are willing to guide children as to where to store their earrings during the sessions, staff cannot be held responsible for any losses.

We would advise that if children are having their ears pierced that they do this at the beginning of the summer holidays. Pupils should avoid wearing earrings on days when Forest School and P.E. lessons are planned or when they are participating in sporting events, including swimming lessons.

Can I also advise parents/carers that other than one pair of small plain silver or gold coloured stud earrings and a watch (if your child can tell the time) no further items of jewellery should be worn to school.

Lunch Time

Children may choose to have a free school lunch or to bring in a packed lunch.  Menus will be sent home each FRIDAY to be returned to school by 1.00pm WEDNESDAY of each week. 

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Our hot school dinners are provided by our own school kitchen.  They are healthy well-balanced meals which meet all the Government nutritional standards and are prepared each day from fresh ingredients.  There is also a vegetarian option available each day.

Every FRIDAY each child brings home a menu.  We ask that this is returned by the Wednesday morning preceding the week that you require hot dinners. School dinners are served in our main hall.  If the menu is not sent back into school by Wednesday, then unfortunately your child will be unable to have a school lunch the following week.



Children may also choose to bring in a packed lunch. We ask that you do not send in glass bottles or cans for drinks; we do not allow fizzy drinks of any kind including fizzy water. Plastic containers or cartons are much safer and easier for children to use.  Due to the risk of nut allergies we must also state that we do not allow nuts of any kind or any product that contains nuts e.g.Nutella.  Chipping Hill is a ‘Healthy School’ and so we also ask that children do not have sweets or chocolate bars of any kind in their lunchboxes (a Penguin or Club type biscuit is acceptable).  We ask that parents try to include pieces of fruit in their child’s lunch box.

Packed lunches will be eaten in the hall.  Where the weather allows, children will also be given the opportunity to picnic outside. 

New intake information

The following section provides parents of pupils starting in reception with key information regarding the curriculum they will be taught, how to prepare children for primary school and important information regarding all school aspects.

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