ESSENTIAL KIT

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Essential Kit

PE Kit


PE kit can be bought online at www.schoolblazer.com where you will be able to see the full range of kit on the dedicated Frensham Heights pages. Nursery to Year 3 Girls and Boys Please note, Schoolblazer recommends buying the older PE kit for Year 3, we don’t require this for Year 3, we recommend the kit as shown above, but it is your choice if you want to buy big to wear in Year 4 as well. They will be wearing their PE kit all day in Year 3, so choose something they will be comfortable in. Girls PE Kit Boys PE Kit Netball dresses We do ask girls who are selected for our netball teams to wear a netball dress. The dress is the Eclipse Dress II in navy/white and can be ordered from www.barringtonsports.com. Alternatively, you can wait to order one once term has started and the netball trials have taken place. Swimwear Boys are asked to bring swimming trunks/shorts (not beach wear) and swimming goggles. Girls are asked to bring a one-piece swimsuit in a plain colour, swimming goggles and a swim hat Sports bags As you will see when you log on, Schoolblazer also stock a sports bag, but students can bring any sensible sports bag as long as it is clearly named and not too bulky. Shin pads and mouth guards Mouth guards and shin pads are also essential items.
Shin pads can be bought from any sports store and should be the correct size for your child.
Mouth guards can be bought before your child starts school but parents will be able to buy a custom-fitted mouth guard from Opro. Our Sports Department will send you more details in September about booking your child in for an appointment to be fitted for these at the beginning of term. Footwear Boots - can be used for football and rugby. Something simple like this will work. Trainers - Astro trainers are perfect for all year round. As we approach summer term, some more comprehensive running/athletic trainers are useful. Extras Hockey stick - not needed as we will provide one for lessons. However, if you would like to buy a basic stick its always nice for students to bring their own, especially if they aspire to play in matches. (Wouldn’t be needed until January). Cricket Whites - only needed for summer term, again only needed if aspirations to play in cricket matches. Rugby - only additional kit needed is a gumshield, this is also a requirement for hockey so must be purchased before January! You can find these cheaply online (Amazon/Sports Direct) or we have partnership with Opro if you wanted a more specific product but is quite expensive - click here.




Outdoor Education & Forest School


Children in Nursery to Year 3 get their first taste of the wonder and excitement of outdoor learning through Forest School, which they have as part of the weekly curriculum. Wellington boots are definitely required. Waterproof jackets and trousers are provided.
Children in Years 4 to 6 can take part in Forest Class as an extracurricular activity.
All Junior School students will require a waterproof jacket.
For general one-day OE activities and extracurricular activities (ECAs), the essential list for all Middle School and Sixth Form students is:
1 quick-drying t-shirt
1 pair of quick-drying trousers
1 waterproof jacket
1 pair of waterproof trousers
1 pair of walking boots or sturdy trainers
1 fleece Students taking part in longer OE activities, including Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, will be given a relevant kit list in advance.




Dance


Junior School
School PE kit is preferred. Hair needs to be tied back.
Ballet and Modern Dance Extracurricular Activities
Girls: A plain sleeveless leotard, pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair needs to be tied back.
Boys: Shorts, plain T-shirt, leotard and black ballet shoes/black tights with belt. Year 7-9 Students Please bring a separate set of clothes made of soft stretchy fabric with no zips or buttons (eg jogging trousers/leggings and a t-shirt). There are no restrictions on colour. Long hair needs to be tied back. GCSE Students Most suitable are jogging trousers/leggings/a leotard with leggings/footless tights. ECA Students Girls – a plain, sleeveless leotard, pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes. Boys – shorts, plain t-shirt, leotard, black ballet shoes/black belt.




Maths


Students in Years 7 and 8 need the usual equipment for writing and drawing, plus a ruler and a calculator (we recommend the Casio FX85GTX Class Wiz). Students in Years 9 to 11 need the items listed above and will also need a pair of compasses and a protractor. Students in Sixth Form need a calculator (we recommend the Casio FX991 EX Class Wiz) from the start of the course.




Laptops


All students in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 must have a Windows 10 laptop with the following features:

  • able to readily access standard Microsoft 365 applications e.g. Teams and OneDrive(note that you do not need to purchase Microsoft Office – students will be given access to this software via our school licence)
  • a minimum of i3 processor (or equivalent), 4GB of RAM and 64GB hard drive. If budget allows an i5 processor (or equivalent), 8GB RAM and 256GB hard drive would be preferable.)
  • at least a 10-inch screen
  • a physical keyboard
  • a front facing camera
  • good battery life
  • not an iPad or phone
Parents are responsible for insuring devices against accidental damage – you might want some of the major retailers who currently have reasonably priced 2-year accidental damage protection starting from around £70. Please note that a touch screen device is not necessary but if budget allows it will be helpful for students to be able to use a stylus pen. Junior School students do not currently need laptops in class unless they have a written recommendation in the form of an Educational Psychologist, Specialist Teacher or Occupational Therapist report.




Photography


A-Level Photography students need to have their own DSLR camera.