English Martyrs Catholic Primary School


The wearing of an agreed uniform is an acknowledged and accepted part of life at English Martyrs and it is assumed 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. It is suggested that all items are clearly labelled. Parents can purchase school jumpers, cardigans and ties from the school office in Reception.


Boys' Uniform

  • Grey plain trousers or shorts.
  • White shirt, which is to be worn with a school tie OR white polo shirt (no tie).
  • Royal blue jumper with the school logo (purchased either online or at the office).
  • Grey, black or white socks.
  • Black plain school shoes (no trainers or boots).

Girls' Uniform

  • Grey plain trousers, shorts, skirt/culottes and pinafores.
  • White shirt, which is to be worn with a school tie OR white polo shirt (no tie).
  • Royal Blue jumper or cardigan with the school logo (purchased either online or at the office).
  • Grey, black or white socks.
  • Grey tights (for winter).
  • Black plain school shoes (no trainers or boots).
  • Summer Term only to Autumn Half term: Check blue and white gingham dress (not to be worn with tights) with white socks.


  • Dark blue shorts with a simple white t-shirt.
  • Older children, outside in colder weather, may in addition wear a sweatshirt or jogging suit.
  • In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) pumps are needed for PE lessons outside, bare feet indoors.
  • For Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) trainers are needed for sports outdoors, bare feet indoors.

Optional Items

Book bags, Ties - with and without clip on - can be purchased through the school office. Reversible fleeces, PE pump bags, PE and Polo shirts with the school logo on, can be purchased online and are usually delivered with 15-21 days.


On health and safety grounds children are not permitted to wear jewellery in school. 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. 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 event for which the Head has given prior permission.

Nail Varnish

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


We ask parents to encourage their child to have a hairstyle appropriate to the age of the child and in keeping with school values. Children are not allowed to come to school with their heads shaved or hair dyed. Haircuts which involve tram lines or pictures/symbols in the hair are not permissible. Children should not be wearing elaborate headbands, scarves or hair decorations.

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

Uniform Suppliers

Our uniform can be supplied by:

The School Wear Centre
5 High Street
CV21 3BG
Tel: 01788 542202