St Nicholas School Uniform Guidance

St Nicholas has a smart distinctive uniform worn by all the pupils. This is complimented by a range of PE kit and clothes provided by the school for key activities such as choir or sporting competitions.  Our children are rightfully proud of their school and this shows in the way they display themselves in their uniform. 

All school jumpers, cardigans and fleeces should be ordered from Essential Schoolwear. No supermarket brands or knitted jumpers.

To order please visit the website: www.essentialschoolwear.com and click on the red button that says “Parents”.  This takes you to the page where you can register, log-in, see the returns policy, or the privacy policy.

Parents will have the option of having their order delivered to their home address for a postage charge or delivered to school free of charge. Please make sure you read all the washing instructions carefully and name all items of uniform.  

Permanent marker pens are available for sale from the school office for £2 each.

Trousers, skirts and pinafore dresses are available in most chain stores.

Nursery:

All nursery children (boys and girls) to wear:

  • maroon jogging bottoms
  • plain white polo shirt
  • School maroon jumper or cardigan (all jumpers and cardigans with St Nicholas logo compulsory)
  • grey or white socks

In summer (Up to October half term) children can choose to wear grey shorts (elasticated waist preferred) instead of jogging bottoms or can wear pastel blue and white check school summer dresses. No PE kit is required in nursery until the summer term.

Shoes:

  • Black Velcro (no laces please) or summer sandals in the summer up to October half term (no open toes)
  • Nursery and Reception children should have a pair of wellington boots for use in outdoor play, which are kept at school
  • Plimsolls not required

 

Reception, Y1 & Y2 :

  • Smart grey shorts, culottes or trousers or grey skirt or pinafore dress,
  • (In reception children may wear maroon jogging bottoms instead of skirt or trousers)
  • School Maroon V-neck cardigan or V-neck jumper, white socks or white, maroon or grey tights. (All jumpers and cardigans with St Nicholas logo compulsory)
  • White polo shirt
  • In Summer (Up to October half term): option to wear pastel blue checked dress.

 

Years 3 to 6:

  • Smart grey shorts, culottes or trousers or grey skirt or pinafore dress,
  • School Maroon V-neck cardigan or V-neck jumper, white socks or white, maroon or grey tights. (All jumpers and cardigans with St Nicholas logo compulsory)
  • White shirt with school tie.
  • In Summer (Up to October half term): option to wear pastel blue checked dress.

 

PE Kit: Reception to Year 6

Gold polo shirt, maroon self-striped shorts, maroon skorts and white/black/grey socks.

 

Shoes: Reception to Year 6

All children must have:

  • a pair of black shoes for school wear or summer sandals in the summer up to October half term (no open toes)
  • will also need to bring a pair of trainers for use in outdoor PE
  • wellies are advisable when wet
  • plimsolls not required

 

Fleeces and Coats

School fleeces can be worn for extra warmth but not instead of a school jumper.

Children should always have a coat with them as the weather can be so changeable.

 

It is essential that all items of uniform and other clothing are clearly labelled *

Any items of clothing handed in to lost property with no name will be donated to nearly new or charity.

A “nearly-new” sale is operated by arrangement where donated school uniform garments are available at a fraction of the normal cost.

Jewellery and hair

Jewellery must not be worn in school.  No earrings should be worn other than plain studs which can be removed by the child. Watches may be worn but should be removed as required in line with the PE policy. No valuable or Smart Watches should be worn unless they are disabled.

Hair should be kept clean and of a natural colour. Long hair must be tied back.  Any hair accessories should be discreet, plain coloured in maroon, black or white - blue and white in summer (to match the summer dresses). 

Notification

Parents will be notified in writing if the uniform rules are being ignored and support will be offered for those families who require it.