School Uniform

Ordering & Purchasing information at bottom of page.

St Mary’s school uniform is:
Grey trousers or grey skirt or grey shorts, light blue polo shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan, grey or white socks, black shoes, or sandals in summer (not trainers, boots or fashion sandals)

Optional in summer: blue check summer dress

Children’s Hair
Long hair should be tied up/back to keep hair off children’s faces during learning and to help control the spread of head lice. All pupils with hair below their collar are expected to have it tied up for PE lessons and for practical activities where it is assessed as a risk for health and safety.

For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear jewellery. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears, and small objects of religious significance. Children are required to remove any items during PE lessons to prevent them from causing injury. Please note: Teachers are not permitted to remove earrings. Hair bands, ribbons/bows or ‘scrunchies’ should be plain and practical. Hair bands should not have large flowers attached. Make up and nail varnish should not be worn to school unless for an out-of-school hours function, for example a school disco. Extreme hairstyles are not appropriate for school. The use of styling products should be kept to a minimum and children should not have decorative patterns cut into their hair or have hair coloured or dyed.

PE kit
Dark blue shorts (summer), school hoodie + dark blue tracksuit bottoms (winter), house T-shirt, trainers for outdoor games, in a bag to be kept in school.

Key stage 2 PE kit (years 3-6)
Pupils need a school PE jumper to wear for their outdoor PE lessons. The jumper is available in all sizes and is sapphire blue in colour; it is also embroidered with the school badge.

From September 2019 we will be changing the PE kit requirements and all children in KS2 will be required to wear shorts or a skort, which will have the school logo on. This will mean they can play in competitive fixtures without requiring school kits, and also to raise the standards of PE within the school. Now increasing numbers of pupils take part in sporting events, this is the most practical solution. These items will only be available to order at Purbeck embroidery. They are available now, however they are not required until September 2019. Purbeck Embroidery have also informed us, if you have purchased PE items from the shop they are able to add the school logo onto the items. However, there will be a small cost for this service. Please contact them for more information regarding this.

We would also like to remind you that children are required to have the following items in their PE kit bags at all times:

  • T-shirt in the colour of the house pupils are in
  • Shorts/skorts in navy (logo from September 2019)
  • Optional – tracksuit bottoms in navy (logo from September 2019)
  • Sky blue/light blue football socks ( from Purbeck Embroidery)
  • Plain white sports socks *Summer term only
  • PE Jumper (logo)
  • Trainers
  • Shin Pads
  • Tights are not to be worn in PE
  • Please make sure pupil’s name is clearly visible on all items

Bookbags and PE kit bags can be purchased from Purbeck Embroidery – see below.


purbeckembroidery.pngWe are delighted that St Mary’s Catholic Primary School has chosen us as their new school uniform provider. We are looking forward to working closely with the school to provide you and your children with the best possible products. Quality is our primary focus, no item gets sent out without meeting our strict quality control guidelines.

Ordering your items could not be easier:

Online – visit our website, click on the School Uniform link link and select your school.

By phone – You can place orders by telephone on 01929 422470

Or by calling into the unit (please call to check opening times).

Typically, it will take between 3-5 days to complete your order and have it ready for collection.

If you wish to try any of the items for size or wish to talk about your order, then please feel free to make an appointment to call into our office at Unit 8 The Sidings, 2 Victoria Avenue Industrial Estate, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1AU.