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. 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. Hairstyles should be appropriate and not contain exaggerated colours, styles or adornments. No unnatural coloured braiding/weaves/dreadlock braiding beads/metal cuffs or extensions allowed. Hair which is shaven should be no shorter then a grade 2 and equal throughout. Hair with shaved head designs and undercuts are NOT permitted.
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. Badges are not permitted with the exception of those awarded by the school.
Plain black shoes with flat heels should be worn. Boots, suede shoes, canvas, 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.
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 (compulsory).
- 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
Students are not allowed to wear any other colour PE shorts than the school PE shorts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2019-2020 academic year is now available for those eligible for Free School Meals.
As a public funded organisation the school is accountable for the money and must be able to demonstrate proof of expenditure via a receipt. I am aware that some support has already been given to parents via their bursary. All bursary money needs to be spent by Monday 29th June 2020. To access the bursary there is a claim form which needs to be completed prior to any money allocated. (Transactions must total over £10 per claim form).
We have increased the bursary which now amounts to £110 and is available for parents to use during this academic year. (This money cannot be given directly to parents) but spent in school at the request of parents. However, if the technology or building fund has not been paid for this academic year this will be deducted from the bursary.
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.
The bursary form can be obtained from the school reception.
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: Lslight@saintedmunds.org.uk