New Parent Key Information

SCHOOL UNIFORM

We are proud of our uniform at Garfield and all children are expected to wear it.  Please label all items of clothing.

Nursery year – Girls’ and Boys’ Uniform

Where to buy

Red polo shirt

High street

Black/dark grey jogging bottoms or leggings

High street

Red sweatshirt with or without school logo

Stitch Design or high street

Reception year – Girls’ Uniform

Where to buy

Red polo shirt

High street

Grey pinafore/grey skirt/grey trousers

(no leggings or track suit bottoms, etc.)

High street

Red check dress in summer

High street

Grey jumper/cardigan with school logo

Stitch Design

White/grey socks or red/white/grey tights

High street

Black, flat shoes with Velcro fastening (no laces or trainers)

High street

Book Bag

Stitch Design

Reception year – Boys’ Uniform

Where to buy

Red polo shirt

High street

Grey trousers or grey shorts (no track suit bottoms, etc.)

High street

Grey jumper with school logo

Stitch Design

Grey socks

High street

Black, flat shoes with Velcro fastening  (no laces or trainers)

High street

Book Bag

Stitch Design

Key stage 1 & 2 – Girls’ Uniform

Where to buy

White blouse (not polo shirt)

High street

Grey pinafore/grey skirt/grey trousers (no leggings or track suit bottoms, etc.)

High street

School tie – House colours

Available from school office (£3)

Red check dress in summer

High street

Grey jumper/ cardigan with school logo

Stitch Design

White/grey socks or red/white/grey tights

High street

Sensible black shoes (no trainers)

High street

Book Bag (KS1)/Rucksack (KS2)

Stitch Design or high street

Key stage 1 & 2 – Boys’ Uniform

Where to buy

Grey trousers or grey shorts (no track suit bottoms, etc.)

High street

White shirt (not polo shirt)

High street

School tie – House colours

Available from school office (£3)

Grey jumper with school logo

Stitch Design

Grey socks

High street

Sensible black shoes (no trainers)

High street

Book Bag (KS1)/Rucksack (KS2)

Stitch Design or high street

 

Swimming Kit ( Year 4 only)

Where to buy

Suitable Swimming costume or trunks

High street

Swimming Hat & Goggles

High street

Towel

High street

 

PE Kit – All children

Where to buy

Plain red polo shirt

High street

Black shorts or track suit bottoms

High street

Plimsolls/trainers

High street

PE Bag (optional)

Stitch Design

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM ONLINE ORDERING

Stitch Design, our uniform supplier, provides an online system which can be accessed via their website at www.stitchdesign.co.uk. Process as follows:

  1. Log on to www.stitchdesign.co.uk

  2. Click on ‘ORDER YOUR SCHOOL UNIFORM HERE’ button which you will see on the home page.

  3. If this is the first time you have used the service you will need to register first; you will need to enter the school’s postcode, which is SW19 8SB, to do so.

 ORDER AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE

There are two order cut-off dates each month. These are the 7th and the 22nd. These dates will not change throughout the year.   Any orders placed will always be processed the day after the following cut-off date, which means an order placed on the 8th won’t get processed until the 23rd, but an order placed on the 22nd will also get processed on the 23rd. Please make a note of these dates so you can minimise the time waiting for your order.

You can opt to “Collect from School”, which is free of charge, or choose a “Standard Home Delivery” to any nominated address, at a cost of £3.30.

Whichever delivery option you choose you should allow 15 working days for delivery, or collection, from the specified cut-off date. This may be quicker but if there is any delay then Stitch Design will contact you to resolve it.

Note: When the school is closed, for example during the Summer Holiday, you will not be able to collect regardless of the date indicated. Please bear this in mind when selecting your delivery option.

SCHOOL PAYMENTS

Garfield Primary School is a cashless school and we do NOT accept cash or cheques. We ask parents instead to use ParentPay for all payments via www.parentpay.com.

New to ParentPay? Every parent/guardian will be provided with a unique activation username/ password during the first two weeks of term.  Once you receive your login details, please visit www.parentpay.com and activate your account via the Account login area on the home page of the site.

Already have a ParentPay account?

If you already have a child at our school you can simply login to your existing account and add other children via the Add a child tab on the home page. If you have a ParentPay account with another school, you will need a new activation username and password from Garfield to register your child.

If you have any problems logging onto ParentPay, please call us on 0208 540 1053 or email the school office at school@garfeild.merton.sch.uk.

SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

Garfield Primary school uses ParentMail to communicate with parents.  All letters, including the newsletter, will be sent in this way and any urgent messages will be sent via a text message.  Please ensure you provide your email address and mobile numbers on your online application form so we can add these to our database.  Once these have been added, you should receive notification from ParentMail that you have been registered by Garfield Primary school with a link to follow to register.

Please speak to the office if you do not have access to emails and you would like a paper copy or if you are having problems logging on.

Please note that both ParentPay and ParentMail are GDPR compliant. 

H2 Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) – Parents’ Parking Concession

We hope most children will be able to walk to school each day but recognise that some parents have no choice but to drive their children to school. 

Merton Council operate a scheme which allows parents to park temporarily in the controlled parking zone (H2) for 10 minutes either side of drop off/pick up.  The school can provide you with a green parking concession form which you MUST display in your car to allow you to park in the times highlighted below.  However, the following conditions apply:

  • The concession ONLY applies for a maximum of 10 minutes either side of the start and finishing times. (Parents will be timed from the moment they park).

  • Those parents parking outside the 20 minutes concession window (10 minutes either side of the start or finishing times) must park on pay and display/shared use parking bays and purchase a ticket from a nearby ticket machine and display it in their vehicle.

  • The concession applies to parking within the permit holder bays and the pay and display/shared use parking bays ONLY. No concession is given for parking on double yellow or single yellow line restrictions, school keep clear zigzags, on the footway or across private driveway.

  • Any altercation with Council Officers particularly with the Enforcement Officers would mean automatic withdrawal of the concession.