At St Bede’s we expect our pupils to come to school smartly dressed and ready to learn. After all, our appearance can often reflect our state of mind! Please note the photographs which illustrate our school uniform.
All children are required to wear the school uniform. They are expected to be neat and tidy at all times. Girls’ long hair should be tied back. Boys’ hair should be short and tidy. ‘Extreme’ haircuts are not allowed. Shoes should be regularly cleaned/polished. Wearing of jewellery is not encouraged. Small, stud earrings are permitted, but these should be discreet in nature and not be a distraction to pupils.
Summer uniform is optional from the start of the summer term until the May half term. After the May half term until the end of the summer term, summer uniform is compulsory. Summer uniform is also optional throughout the month of September.
Girls wear a Navy V-neck jumper or cardigan (available from Skoolkit), embossed with the St. Bede’s logo, white short-sleeved shirt (long sleeves optional for Juniors), a school tie (available from Skoolkit) and a grey skirt or pinafore dress (knee length, pleated or ‘A’ line – NOT straight). Navy/white/grey knee length socks/or grey/navy tights should be worn (short socks in summer – optional). Standard grey trousers may be worn, but stretch material and bootleg trousers are not acceptable.
Summer Term only – Dark blue and white checked gingham summer dress.
Hair bands, ribbons etc: navy/brown/black in winter – navy/white in summer – NOT bright-multi-coloured varieties and no scarves.
Boys wear a Navy V-neck sweater (available from Skoolkit), embossed with the St. Bede’s logo, white short-sleeved shirt (long sleeves optional for Juniors), a school tie (available from Skoolkit) and long/short grey trousers. Navy/white/grey socks should be worn (plain not patterned).
Summer Term only – white short-sleeved polo shirt, grey tailored shorts optional.
Plain black/brown/navy/grey flat-heeled sensible shoes.
(NO trainers, fashion shoes or boots allowed).
Optional Uniform Items
A reversible navy blue fleece with the school badge is available from Skoolkit.
Year 6 Ties
As a special privilege, children in Year 6 will wear a different tie from that worn by other children in the School. The tie signifies the special position of Year 6 in School and re-enforces the message of responsibility, maturity and the good example expected. The privilege of wearing the tie may be withdrawn if there is inappropriate behaviour.
To comply with health and safety guidelines, children are expected to change into the correct kit for P.E. as follows: School PE T-Shirt embossed with the St. Bede’s logo (available from Skoolkit). Navy shorts (available from Skoolkit).Trainers for outside PE lessons. Cycling shorts/P.E. skirts are not appropriate.
During cold weather, a plain navy tracksuit will be necessary.
All kit should be marked, stored in a school P.E. bag and taken home regularly for washing.
P.E. Bags are available from SKoolkit embossed with the school logo.
For heath and safety reasons, children cannot wear earrings during PE. Earrings must be removed by parents on the days when children have PE. If earrings cannot be removed, parents can cover their child’s earrings with micropore surgical tape. Staff are not permitted to apply tape to pupils’ ears, or to remove their earrings (unless in the case of an emergency).
Your child will need a St Bede’s Book Bag (available from Skoolkit) to keep reading books, homework, worksheets and newsletters clean and dry.
Optional Uniform Items
A reversible navy blue fleece, navy baseball cap and navy safari cap are also available from Skoolkit. These are all embossed with the school logo.
These should be of sensible plain or co-ordinated colours without logos or markings.
Apart from the particular items available from the Skoolkit, the uniform may be purchased from most department stores e.g. Tesco’s, Marks & Spencer, BHS etc.
All belongings should be clearly marked with your child’s name.