Uniform

St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School requires that children wear school uniform. Our uniform code has been devised by the governors of the school to be a smart, common sense choice which is good value for money for parents on tight budgets.

The uniform code has been designed to give pupils a sense of togetherness and team spirit so that they can feel proud to be part of the school. There are also health and safety requirements that mean our uniform represents a safe set of clothing and footwear for busy active learners whilst ensuring that our pupils are visible and identifiable in the community – this is especially important when we are out on school trips.

Uniform can be purchased from our provider either in store – SALTO UK, 3D, Princess Court, Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate, Prudhoe, NE42 6PL (01661 835240) or online via www.saltouk.com

RECEPTION to YEAR 6

Girls:

  • Navy Courtelle V-Neck Cardigan (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style, colour and be logoed)
  • White buttoned blouse
  • Scarlet Clip-on tie
  • Banner Tartan Kilt, Tartan Elasticated Skirt and/or Tartan Pinafore (if bought from elsewhere they must be the same style)
  • Navy tights or plain navy socks must be worn with skirts/pinafore (no other colours allowed)
  • Low heeled smart plain black shoes (these must be polishable shoes, not black trainers/boots/sandshoes/ballet pump/slip-on shoes and with no logos or stripes)

 

Boys:

  • Navy Courtelle V-Neck Sweatshirt (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style, colour and be logoed)
  • White buttoned shirt
  • Scarlet Clip-on tie
  • ‘Fulham Junior Flat Front Trouser’ (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style)
  • Plain grey socks must be worn with trousers
  • Grey shorts (summer uniform)
  • Smart plain black shoes (these must be polishable shoes, not black trainers or sandshoes and with no logos or stripes)

 

 

PE Kit:

  • Gold school PE T-shirt (this must display the school logo)
  • Red Shorts
  • Trainers (outdoor)
  • Optional – Logoed Red Hoodie and plain navy jogging bottoms (for colder weather)
  • Logoed Drawstring PE Bag

 

NURSERY

Girls:

  • Navy ‘Woodbank’ Cardigan (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style, colour and be logoed)
  • Red Polo Shirt (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style, colour and be logoed)
  • Banner Tartan Kilt, Tartan Elasticated Skirt and/or Tartan Pinafore (if bought from elsewhere they must be the same style)
  • Navy tights or plain navy socks must be worn with skirts/pinafore (no other colours allowed)
  • Low heeled smart plain black shoes (these must be polishable shoes, not black trainers/boots/sandshoes and with no logos or stripes)

Boys:

  • Navy ‘Woodbank’ Crew Neck Cardigan (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style, colour and be logoed)
  • Red Polo Shirt (if bought from elsewhere it must be the same style, colour and be logoed)
  • Banner Tartan Kilt, Tartan Elasticated Skirt and/or Tartan Pinafore (if bought from elsewhere they must be the same style)
  • Grey Flat Front Trouser
  • Plain grey socks must be worn with trousers
  • Grey shorts (summer uniform)
  • Smart plain black shoes (these must be polishable shoes, not black trainers or sandshoes and with no logos or stripes)

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • Logoed Red Bookbag
  • Logoed reversible coat or Logoed parka coat

 

When the weather starts to get wetter and more wintery the school grounds can get very muddy very quickly. We would like all the children to use the field area all year so encourage children to bring Wellington boots into school for playtimes. Boots can be stored in a bag overnight safely. All children without outdoor footwear will not be allowed off the yard to protect our carpets. Also children will go outside in all weathers so please ensure that your child has a warm/waterproof coat, hat and scarf that are clearly labelled.

Jewellery

Jewellery may not be worn, with the exception of a wristwatch for pupils in KS2. If you wish you child to have their ears pierced, we advise you do so at the beginning of the summer holidays to give the ears time to heal before returning to school. Staff are not able to remove or replace earrings, and we do not tape ears for PE. Nail varnish and other make up should not be worn in school please.

Haircuts

Fashion hair cuts are not allowed at St Matthew’s – particularly very short cuts or lines/patterns. We don’t encourage children to look different from their peers as this can lead to children’s comments that can be upsetting – please sensible haircuts only. Girls with long hair must have their hair tied back.

Labelling Uniform

Please label all uniform. We cannot be held responsible for lost items of clothing etc. You can either buy your name labels direct from www.saltouk.com or you can find some great items to label uniform on the following websites: www.easy2name.com or www.mynametags.com

For further information about the school uniform and dress code, please contact the school.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF SMARTNESS, CORRECT FOOTWEAR AND WEARING OUR UNIFORM WITH PRIDE!

It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to provide and maintain a suitable uniform for your child. It is important that we work in partnership to maintain the highest standards for our children at St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School.  If a child does not come to school in the correct school uniform, we will contact parents on a morning to ask that the correct uniform item is brought into school.