Uniform

 

We place a strong emphasis on encouraging all pupils to take a pride in belonging to our school community. A uniform is a symbol of belonging to a community and we will be firm in ensuring that all students wear the uniform correctly. The school uniform list can be found in student planners and is also published here on the website. Form tutors are responsible for checking that pupils in their tutor group are dressed appropriately at the start of the school day, and teachers will challenge pupils who are not dressed appropriately during the course of the school day. 

 

Please note that track suit tops or 'hoodies' are not allowed in the CFL either as pullovers or as top coats. No outside jackets are to be worn in the CFL.

 

Click HERE to download a copy of the PE kit order forms for both boys and girls.

 

 

Years 7 and 8 Girls   

Years 7 and 8 Boys

Plain grey pleated skirt

Plain grey pleated pinafore (knee length)

Black, boot cut trouser

Plain white school shirt

Grey V-necked jumper/cardigan with school badge

Black blazer with school badge

Correct year group coloured tie

Either white, black or grey ankle socks, grey knee length socks or black tights (other colours and patterns are not permitted).

Low heeled black school shoes.

Black trousers

Plain white school shirt (must be tucked inside trousers)

Grey V-necked jumper with school badge

Black blazer with school badge

Correct year group coloured tie

Black school shoes.

 

 

Years 9,10 and 11 Girls   

Years 9, 10 and 11 Boys

Plain navy blue pleated skirt

Plain navy blue pleated pinafore (knee length)

Black, boot cut trouser

Plain white school shirt

Navy blue V-necked jumper/cardigan with school badge

Black blazer with school badge

Correct year group coloured tie

Either white, black or navy ankle socks, grey knee length socks or black tights (other colours and patterns/adornments are not permitted).

Low heeled black school shoes.

Black trousers

Plain white school shirt (must be tucked inside trousers)

Navy V-necked jumper with school badge

Black blazer with school badge

Correct year group coloured tie

Black school shoes.

 

 

Shoes – Please be aware that many retailers sell shoes as “school shoes”, however they may fail to meet the criteria of what St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning allows. Please consult our uniform policy which is available on the website for more information along with the shoe guide click HERE.

 

School shoes will only be permitted if they are plain black and can be polished. They should be leather in appearance, therefore leather look shoes are acceptable but suede and plastic are not. There should be no branding, logos or embossment. There should be no adornments such as hearts or flowers on the shoe along with no coloured stitching. Trainers or leisure style shoes are not acceptable, this includes Cruyff, Nike Huarache or Bamboo brands, however this list is not exhaustive as the above are examples.

 

Please note that track suit tops or ‘hoodies’ are not allowed in the Centre for Learning either when worn as pullovers or as top coats.  Coats must not be worn inside the Centre for Learning.

 

 

School Ties

 

St Edmund Arrowsmith CCfL has introduced a new colour scheme for ties. The colour scheme will be unique to each year group. The tie will remain very similar to the current design but the royal blue aspect will be different for each year group.

 

Year 7 will have a new purple tie which is available to buy at the uniform retailer Top Form.

Year 8 will have a red tie.

Year 9 will have a gold tie.

Year 10 will have a green tie.

Year 11 will have the royal blue tie (current tie).

 

Ties are available to purchase from Top Form, however students who will be in Year 8, 9 and 10 next academic year will have the tie provided to them free of charge. Students should arrive to school on the first day with their traditional tie and it will be exchanged for a new one during form time.

 

 

Make-up, hair colour, false nails and piercings.

 

Students at St Edmund Arrowsmith are not permitted to have extreme hair colours.  The school will accept any natural hair colour. Students can change their hair colour but only to those that are classed as natural.

 

It must be stressed that students are not permitted to wear make-up.  This includes semi-permanent and daily removable make-up.  Students should not be wearing false eyelashes.

 

Neither false nails nor nail varnish should be worn.

 

Students are able to wear stud earrings but they must be plain in appearance and not ornate in design.

 

All students are expected to meet the necessary standards on their return to school in September.  Should a student’s attire be deemed inappropriate, they will be expected to modify their uniform appropriately or risk facing sanctions.