School Uniform

We place a strong emphasis on encouraging all pupils to take 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 pupil planners and is also published here on the website. Form tutors are responsible for checking that pupils in their tutor group are dressed appropriately, 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 school either as pullovers or as top coats. No outside jackets are to be worn in the school.

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 Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School 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.

School Ties

Every year group at Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School has a different coloured tie. The broad design is the same, but the stripes are a different colour for each year group. Please see below for the tie colours for each year group for the 2018/19 academic year:

Year 7 – royal blue tie
Year 8 – purple tie
Year 9 – red tie
Year 10 – gold tie
Year 11 – green tie

Ties are available to purchase from Top Form. Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct coloured tie for their year group.

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

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

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

Neither false nails nor nail varnish should be worn.

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

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