St Joseph's RC Primary School

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St Joseph's RC Primary School, Market Street Mossley OL5 0ES

01457 832360

St Joseph's RC Primary School

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Uniform and Appearance

As set out in our Prospectus, the school's policies with regards uniform and appearance are as follows:

  1. Uniform

Infant boys uniform

Navy or dark grey school trousers/ (plain navy jogging trousers (in FS), red polo shirt and school sweatshirt/ jumper

Infant girls uniform

Navy skirt pinafore or plain navy/ dark grey trousers/ (plain navy jogging bottoms in FS), red polo shirt and school sweatshirt/ jumper or cardigan.

Junior boys uniform

Dark grey school trousers, red polo shirt, school sweatshirt or jumper.

Junior girls uniform

Navy/grey school skirt or trousers, red polo shirt, school sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan.

  1. Shoes

School shoes must be suitable, not high or strappy, preferably dark coloured.

In the interests of healthy feet, the school asks children to wear school shoes and not trainers on a daily basis. Separate shoes to PE shoes are required.

  1. Summer uniform changes

Boys: plain navy/dark grey shorts, red polo shirt.

Girls: uniform-red and white stripe/check dress

  1. PE uniform

Navy/black plain shorts, plain white T-shirt, black pumps. Trainers are only acceptable for outside PE sessions.

PE kit to be kept in a small drawstring bag on coat hook. (We do not have room for large bags in school).

  1. Logo and Labels

Items of uniform with the school logo are available from the school.


  1. Jewellery - NO JEWELLERY

Basic Health and Safety principles recommend that children do not wear any jewellery at all to school.

Accordingly, School policy is no jewellery of any sort to be worn. Parents are asked to comply with this instruction for the safety of their child and others.

If parents persist in children wearing jewellery AGAINST SCHOOL RULES AND ALL ADVICE GIVEN, then they must know that staff are not allowed to touch jewellery and particularly earrings.

If a child has had ears pierced they cannot participate in school PE unless parents fully cover the ears with sticky plasters or remove the earrings first.

Chains around necks or other body parts are not acceptable in any circumstances.

Children are not allowed to wear jewellery of any kind in the baths or in PE lessons.

The school cannot accept any responsibility for jewellery or accidents caused to a child not obeying the Governors' advice (as above).

  1. Hair

The Governors ask that hair should be tidy and appropriate to the age of children in a primary school. Any child with long hair is asked to tie it back on a daily basis to prevent the spread of head lice and also as a health and safety measure in PE, cooking, science, role play etc.

The Governors would prefer that hair is not dyed as this is inappropriate to a growing child’s welfare and that the hair style is not such that they will be marked as different to friends and subject to comment about their hair. Sculptured marks into shaved boys’ heads are particularly discouraged.

The swimming baths insist that all children have hair tied back or fully covered by a swimming hat.