Nursery FAQs

School Uniform

Thorpe Hall School prides itself on a smart uniform of Purple and Grey. The uniform is inexpensive, very hard wearing and machine washable.

Boys – Grey trousers (or shorts in the summer), grey socks, black shoes, purple polo top, grey school pullover, purple school blazer (optional).

Girls – Grey pinafore dress (or striped dress in the summer), school blouse, white or grey socks, black shoes, grey school pullover, purple school blazer (optional).

The uniform can be purchased at the Schoolwear Centre on Hamlet Court Road and at Paul’s Discount Centre in the centre of Southend.

See our Nursery Welcome Pack for full details of our uniform and more useful information.

School Lunches and Mealtimes

Our own team of cooks are skilled and experienced in creating menus that suit the palates of children and the food is very popular. School meals are freshly made each morning on site in the school kitchen which has been awarded the highest 5-star rating by the Food Standards Agency. Their National Hygiene Rating Scheme recognises the cleanliness of the kitchen as well as the standard of food production.

Pre-Nursery and Nursery Children eat together in the Nursery and not in the main Dining Hall so that meal times are quiet and relaxed and so we can monitor carefully what children have eaten.

Parents pay a separate charge for lunches calculated on a daily basis and children are welcome to have a packed lunch from home if they prefer on any day.