Attendance & Uniform

At Joseph Locke we take attendance and punctuality very seriously. Our attendance target for 2021-2022 is 97% for the whole school. School opens at 8:50am Monday-Friday and we expect children to be on time for class everyday. 

We are working extremely hard to increase our attendance and punctuality figures and this will continue throughout the school year! Some of the strategies we are currently using include:

· Breakfast club 
· Early morning phone calls for persistent late comers/non-attenders (starting at 8.30am)
· Dynamic punctuality door (Greeting parents and children outside the school gates)
· Door knocking (visiting the homes of late comers/ non-attenders)
· Weekly class attendance and punctuality awards.
· End of half term most improved child.
· End of half term attendance assembly 

If you have any issues regarding attendance/punctuality please speak to our interim attendance officer Mr Bailey

Please see below document which details the 16 most common illnesses that can be encountered whilst at school and the recommended period that children should stay off school for should they contract any of these illnesses.

School Uniform

Our fabulous school uniform comprises of:

  • White long or short sleeve shirt/blouse or white polo shirt
  • Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore dress/shorts
  • Red sweatshirt/red cardigan
  • Red and white checked summer dress
  • Flat black shoes (Shoes must be plain black all over including the sole)

Cardigans, Jumpers, Polo Shirts and Fleeces can be ordered at the school office.


PE Kit: Required from FS2 throughout school.

  • Plain red t-shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • Trainers for outdoor PE (KS1 And KS2 only)
  • Red PE Bag
  • Red sweatshirt (Outdoor PE only)
  • Blue jogging bottoms (Outdoor PE only)


PE Kits can be purchased from the school office.

Your child/ren will be given a water bottle to use in class, and a blue bag for their indoor pumps.

Educational visits often require sturdy footwear or waterproof clothing however, parents will be advised by letter according to the activity. 



No jewellery other than stud earrings may be worn for school.

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