Uniform

We are very proud of our school uniform. Uniform is an important part of our school life, and helps us to always look smart. All children are required to wear uniform.

Our school uniform changed in September 2014. Although some children continue to wear the brown uniform, the uniform for all children who have started since September 2014 is now red.

Our uniform is as follows:

Boys

  • Red 'St. Joseph's' polo shirt with school logo
  • Red 'St. Joseph's' sweatshirt with school logo
  • Plain grey/black trousers
  • Sensible black shoes (not boots or trainers)

Girls

  • White 'St. Joseph's' blouse with school logo
  • Red 'St. Joseph's' cardigan with school logo
  • Plain grey/black skirt, trousers or pinafore dress
  • Sensible, flat black shoes (not boots or trainers)
  • Plain grey/black tights or plain white/grey socks
  • During the summer, girls may wear summer dresses of red gingham

Our Uniform is produced by Tesco. It is available to buy online from Tesco, and will not be sold in school. Sweatshirts, Cardigans and Polo shirts are now only available online. You can buy your uniform by clicking on the link below:

The white blouses for the girls are not available from Tesco and must be purchased from the school office. The red polo shirts are not for girls.

You can also buy school book bags, PE bags and coats with the logo on from the Tesco website. If you are ordering online and are unsure about sizes, please visit the School Office where sample sizes are available to try on.

Jewellery

For safety reasons, children are not allowed to wear any jewellery, except for a small gold stud in each ear. (Please note that these have to be removed when children go swimming or have PE lessons. If children cannot remove them independently, please ensure that they are not worn on PE or swimming days).

Hairstyle

The school does not permit children to have 'extreme' hairstyles that could serve as a distraction to others. Shaved patterns, lines and colours are not allowed. Hair should be all one length and not 'stepped' or shaved at different levels.

If children come into school with hair that is inappropriate, their parents will be contacted and asked to collect the child to have the haircut changed. Children will not be allowed out to play until the haircut is changed.

PE Kit

Our PE uniform is as follows for all children:

  • Black shorts
  • White 'St Joseph's' t-shirt with the school logo (available from Tesco online)
  • Black slip-on pumps

During winter months, children may bring a tracksuit to wear for outdoor PE lessons. PE kit is kept in a PE bag on your child's peg, but should be taken home half termly for washing. School PE bags are available from Tesco online.

All children must do PE lessons unless there is a genuine medical reason for not doing so, in which case you must send in a note. A letter will be sent home if your child forgets their PE kit on two occasions.

Swimming

Every child in Years 3 to 6 go swimming on a rota basis during the school year. For this they will require the following equipment:

  • Trunks for boys
  • Swimming costume for girls (bikinis are not permitted)
  • Towel
  • Waterproof bag

School provides the children with swimming hats. All children must attend swimming lessons unless there is a genuine medical reason for not attending. In this case, a note must be provided from a doctor.

Please ensure that every item of clothing is clearly marked with your child's name. It is very difficult to find a lost jumper amongst 200 when there is no name in it!