Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled. We recommend that this is done using a sturdy label as pen does wash out!
St Mary’s school uniform, worn by every child, is an important and distinctive feature of our school.
At St Mary’s we have high expectations of every child in every aspect of school life and this includes school uniform and smart appearance. Our emphasis on achieving high standards of dress and appearance is important as we believe that it encourages children to take pride in themselves and their school.
We ask parents to ensure that their child/ren are dressed smartly for school in the correct uniform for the particular time of year.
We know that the cost of uniform can be expensive so we keep the items that are branded or can only be purchased from one retailer to a minimum. Second hand uniform items are also available.
We ask parents to label every part of their child’s uniform so that it can be returned to them if lost. Please use sturdy labels rather than sharpie pens and biros which fade or blur after washing. Please also avoid noting first names only as most items are misplaced in the playground rather than the classroom. If you have lost an item please check the lost property boxes in the large playground after school or check on your class WhatsApp group.
If you quote 21048 (in the School Fundraising Box) when buying labels from www.stikins.co.uk/name-labels/ the PSA will receive a 30% commission at no cost to you which goes towards funding extra curricular activities for the the children.
Please look carefully at the uniform information on this page so you know what your child is permitted to wear and bring to school. Some items of our uniform can only be purchased from our uniform provider which is ‘Wearabouts’, Norwood. Some items can be purchased from our school office. Some items can be purchased from other retailers, but please ensure that any items purchased adhere to our uniform policy.
^ This symbol means that this item can be purchased through ParentPay and will be given to your child between 9am – 3pm
* This symbol means this item can be purchased from the school’s uniform provider Wearabouts Norwood.
Winter Uniform (September to March/April before Easter)
White button-to-neck blouse
Summer Uniform (After Easter - July)
White shirt/ short sleeves
Red-white stripe dress (made by ‘Banner’)*
PE Kit (To be worn September-July)
Plain white T-shirt
Plain navy shorts
Plimsolls (compulsory for indoor PE lessons)
Navy tracksuit bottoms – no logos or patterns (optional)
Navy PE jumper with school logo (optional)*
All PE kit should be stored in a school red draw string bag with the school logo. *
For swimming lessons, the school swimming bag should be used. *
For swimming lessons (Year 3-6) a swimming costume or swimming trunks (not shorts),
a towel and a swimming hat should be provided.
Red polo shirt with school crest *
Red sweatshirt with school crest *
Plain navy jogging bottoms
Plain navy skirt
Book Bags and Rucksacks ^*
Children in the nursery and KS1 should use a red school book bag to carry their school work to and from school. Each child is given one of these by the PSA when they start school.
Children in KS2 (Years 3 to 6) should use a school rucksack for school.
These items can be purchased through the school office or the school uniform provider ‘Wearabouts’. For health & safety reasons, no other bags or backpacks are permitted.
Water Bottles ^
Children may bring plain water to drink at school in a school water bottle although there is drinking water available in classrooms and playgrounds.
No other water bottles or drinks are allowed.
School water bottles are available to purchase from the school office.
Children do not need to bring any other equipment to school to use in lessons. Children in Year 5 and 6 may bring a small pencil case to school if they wish.
Jewellery and Watches
Jewellery and watches should not be worn to school with the exception of the following:
- Small stud earrings (no hoops or dangling earrings are allowed)
- A religious necklace (worn beneath the shirt/blouse). These must be removed for PE lessons and sports clubs/ swimming lessons
- A watch (not a smart watch or ‘fitbit’ watch) can be worn by children in KS2
The school takes no responsibility for the loss of any items of jewellery or watches.
Children should have a neat, sensible haircut for school. Dyed hair, shaved heads, shaved lines or patterns, or Mohawk type hairstyles are not allowed. Long hair must always be tied back.
Nail varnish should not be worn to school.
Money or valuables should not be brought to school unless specifically asked for by the teacher (ie. Loose change for charity days etc). Children should not bring electronic toys, games, jewellery or anything of value to school. The school cannot take responsibility for anything lost or broken.
Mobile phones should not be brought to school. In exceptional circumstances, and only if agreed by the headteacher, children in Year 5 and 6, who travel to and from school on their own, may bring a mobile phone to school. This must be placed in the phone box at the very start of the school day and collected at the end.
Second Hand Uniform
Reuse, reduce, recycle - you can also order good quality second hand uniform from the PSA.
Order throughout the year by emailing us or come to one of the termly uniform sales in the large playground. Uniform for new Receptions joiners can be purchased at the new joiner meetings in the Summer term.
If you have any good quality outgrown uniform that you can donate to us - please do so via the office.
Please see attached stock list for information and contact Lucy Risorto at firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.