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The wearing of an agreed uniform is an acknowledged and accepted part of life at English Martyrs and it is expected when applying for admission to the school that the parents endorse our uniform policy. The school is proud of its reputation and by wearing appropriate school uniform it reinforces good levels of behaviour, high standards, which has an impact on overall learning.

It is our policy that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos.  We also believe it is important that certain activities are facilitated by specialised and appropriate clothing when attending school.  We provide a complete list of the items needed for children’s school uniform in this policy and in our school prospectus. All items are clearly labelled. Parents can purchase the school uniform from the stockists listed below.

Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief that a school uniform:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • Engenders a feeling of community and belonging
  • Is practical and smart
  • Identifies the children with the school
  • Is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be)
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Is regarded as suitable, and good value for money, by most parents
  • Has been designed with health and safety in mind
  • Uniform assists good levels of behaviour and is conducive to effective learning


  • Grey plain trousers, shorts, skirt/culottes and pinafores
  • White shirt or polo shirt 
  • Royal blue jumper/ cardigan which must have the school logo 
  • Check blue and white gingham dress for the summer
  • Grey, black or white socks or grey tights
  • Black plain school shoes or ankle boots in winter (no trainers)
  • Tie (optional)

PE/Games -

To be worn to school only on specified PE days or when requested for trips.

  • Dark blue shorts or navy non branded tracksuit bottoms  (no skorts or comprssion tights)
  • Blue polo shirt which must have the school logo
  • Blue hoodie, with the school logo
  • Trainers are needed for sports outdoors and some inside activities

Optional Items

  • Book bags
  • Reversible fleeces
  • PE bags


Brigade Clothing UK
www.brigade.uk.comGuide: Buying Uniform Online with Brigade

Schoolwear Solutions
www.schoolwearsolutions.comGuide: How to Shop Online with Schoolwear Solutions


Jewellery: Earrings are permissible as long as they are small studs which the child is able to remove for PE.  Studs which are permanently screwed into place are extremely dangerous and should not be worn in school.  Watches are allowed to assist with telling the time (not smart watches).  The school accepts no responsibility for items of jewellery brought into school which are lost.

Make up and Cosmetics: Make up and cosmetics are not considered appropriate or consistent with our school uniform.  The school does not permit such products to be worn by any children unless there is a specific reason which must be agreed with the school.

Nail Varnish: Nail varnish is not to be worn in the school. All nail varnish must be removed when children return to school.

Hair: We ask parents to encourage their child to have a hairstyle appropriate to the age and activity of the child and in keeping with school values.   Hair below the shoulder must be tied up.  Children should not be wearing elaborate hair decorations.

All clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.