School Uniform Shop
School uniform creates a sense of belonging and gives us a clear identity to unite behind, which we can then promote pride in. This pride helps us raise standards. The staff and governors of the school believe that wearing a uniform helps to raise both standards in academic work and behaviour. It also increases our presence in the community. An information booklet in the form of a 'School Uniform Guide' is available to parents and provides further details relating to School Uniform.
There are NO exceptions to the requirements.
School uniform should be worn smartly. Boys shirts should be tucked in, buttons done up to the neck. All uniform should be clean and tidy, and in good repair.
Hair and Make-Up
A reminder that hair must be kept clean, tidy and of reasonable length. Exaggerated and coloured hairstyles are NOT permitted, this includes hairstyles which are deemed by the Headteacher to be excessively long or short. Only natural hair cololur is permitted. Hair which is shaven should be no shorter than grade 2 and equal throughout.
Make-up, nail varnish and conspicuous hair dressings are NOT permitted. These are not suitable for school.
The wearing of all forms of jewellery is NOT permitted. This includes all body/facial piercings. Exceptions are made for a watch and/or crucifix to be worn underneath the shirt/blouse. A maximum of one small gold/silver stud earring may be worn in each earlobe. Multiple stretched/bars/dangly earrings are NOT permitted.
Plain black shoes with flat heels should be worn. Boots, suede shoes, canvass, Vans/plimsolls or trainer style shoes are not permitted (except trainers for PE). Shoes should be appropriate for school use. This rules out raised heels, casual and fashion shoes. There should be no logos on shoes or other coloured markings.
Acceptable Footwear for the new Astro Turf
Students using the astro turf must only wear trainers or astro-shoes (shown below). Blades and studs are NOT permitted. We want to keep this new facility in great condition so we can continue to use it for years to come.
Students are to respect the astro turf by adhering to the school rules of no eating, no litter and no chewing. Sanctions are in place if the school rules are not respected.
PE School Uniform
The school introduced a new PE kit which was implemented from the 1st September 2015 and compulsory for all new Year 7 students joining St Edmund's in September 2015. Parents will be able to purchase the uniform directly from the school or from our dual supplier PA School & Sportswear.
All current students will have the option to purchase the new sports kit or to continue to wear their existing gold polo shirt and black shorts until the need for a new top/shorts/socks is required.
To ensure consistency the following is the only PE kit which is acceptable:
- Black/Green/White embroidered sports top.
- Black/Green/White sports shorts.
- School kit socks (new design).
- Plain black tracksuit bottoms.
- Plain black tracksuit top (outside only).
- *X-Trainers/Running Trainers/Astro football trainers (NO canvas)
*Not available to buy from school but can be bought from sports shops and/or supermarkets.
Dealing with uniform issues detracts from our core purpose as a school: learning and teaching. Parents/carers are urged to ensure that their child is sent to school in the correct school uniform or they should bring a note into school explaining the reason behind an item of uniform being incorrect i.e. incorrect footwear.
Where uniform rules are broken the school has the right to impose a sanction. Each case is different and could include the following:
- An initial warning.
- A phone call or letter to parents.
- Confiscation of an inappropriate item of clothing i.e. hoodie, nose ring, coat.
- Working in isolation.
- Students may be asked to return home to rectify the problem.
- In extreme circumstances students may be excluded from school.
School Uniform Shop Opening Hours (Term-Time Only)
The Uniform Shop is open 3 - 4pm (3 - 3.30pm Friday) for parents/guardians.
Pupils can purchase uniform at break-time, lunch-time or after school.
Alternatively please visit our dual supplier who are open daily:
PA School and Sportswear (Penelope Ann)
34-36 Tangier Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB.
Uniform orders can be submitted in advance electronically to email@example.com with a timescale when these items will be collected. Payment can be made via debit card, cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to "St Edmund's Catholic School".
Use of Bursary
The bursary money for 2015-2016 academic year is now available for spending. Letters will shortly be issued home to those who are eligible. It is specified on the school's letter when bursary confirmation was issued to parents that the money needs to be spent by the 27th June 2016.
To access the bursary there is a claim form which needs to be completed prior to any money allocated. This bursary form can be obtained from the school reception. (Transactions must total over £10 per claim form). The bursary for 2015-2016 allocated amounts to £90 and is available for parents to use during this academic year only. This money cannot be given directly to parents but spent in school at the request of parents.
For example, the bursary could be used for:
- Contribute towards the cost of uniform.
- Supplement the cost of a school trip.
- Pay for specific school related resources.
- Pay for work experience (Year 10 only).
- Go towards paying the school building fund or technology.
- Contribution towards music tuition.
- Other agreed expenditure.
Please click here for a copy of the Bursary letter issued to eligible parents
Many items of School Uniform are sold as a specific size not by age – if you are used to buying by age we advise that you measure your child and check the age / inch comparison Size Guide below.
Garment sizes in inches are a “to fit” size, therefore if your child measures a 26″ chest we would advise you to order a 26″ chest as garments are made to fit that chest size – only order a larger size if you are allowing room for growth.
School Uniform Shop Enquiries
For any enquiries relating to the School Uniform shop please contact:
Ms Slight (PA to Headteacher/Office Manager) on 023 9289 2585 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org