We strongly encourage our children to look smart and take pride in their appearance. Our school uniform is distinctive and part of our school ethos. All pupils, other than those in Foundation Stage One, are asked to wear the school uniform. Foundation Stage One pupils are invited to wear the red nursery jumpers. All pupils should arrive at school in a clean and tidy fashion and take responsibility for their belongings.
School Uniform (September 2021)
|Item of School Uniform/School PE Kit||Optional or required?|
|Grey skirt, pinafore, tailored shorts or tailored trousers||Required|
|Grey jumper or grey cardigan||Required (It is optional to wear a school jumper with the school’s logo)|
|Tie in the school colours||Required – school ties must be worn all year round if children are wearing a shirt/blouse|
|Grey or white socks, grey tights||Required|
|Black pumps for indoor use||Required|
|Black, smart school shoes should be worn to school||Required|
|Nursery children: Red sweatshirt||Optional|
|Navy school hoodie for PE (unbranded)||Required (It is optional to wear a school hoody with the school’s logo)|
|School navy and red skort/shorts||Required|
|School navy and red polo t-shirt||Required|
|Trainers for outdoor PE||Required|
|Navy jogging bottoms for outdoor PE (unbranded)||Required|
|Summer only: blue and white checked dress with a grey jumper/cardigan if required||Optional|
|Drawstring PE bag (any colour)||Required (contact the friends for personalised PE bags with your child’s name and the school logo)|
|School Book Bag (navy)||Required|
All items of school uniform (with school’s logo) and the PE kit is available to buy from Kool Kidz in Wetherby. The Friends of St Joseph’s (FOSJ) also hold a regular second hand uniform shop. There are no set prices for items of uniform in our FOSJ second hand uniform shop. Instead, the FOSJ kindly ask for donations. We are a Live Simply school and wherever possible, encourage our families to reuse instead of buying new so we are extremely grateful to the FOSJ in supporting us in our Live Simply Mission of being more sustainable to care for our common home.
All children require a drawstring PE bag, named, which they can hang on their school peg. Children can bring a book bag with them which will fit in their drawers. These can also be purchased from the links above.
Unfortunately, we do not have the space to accommodate rucksacks. We thank you for your support with this.
Further Information about School Uniform
School shoes must be black and should be appropriate to the school environment. Wellies can be worn during winter months suitable for the weather and children are welcome to bring wellies in a bag to keep for the school day. School shoes should still be accessible in school during this time. Ribbons/headbands etc., should be either red or blue. All children should have a P.E drawstring bag, which can be left on their peg during term time. All items of clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name so that lost items may be returned as soon as possible. Black pumps are to be worn indoors.
Summer uniform can be worn during the summer term (after the Easter holidays until breaking up for the summer holidays in July).
Winter uniform is worn from September to the Easter break (Autumn and Spring terms).
Ties must be worn all year round when wearing a shirt/blouse.
School jumpers/cardigans, school ties, hooded sweatshirts, P.E kits, school coats and school bags may be purchased from Julie at KoolKidz in Wetherby or may be purchased second hand directly from FOSJ at school. We hold regular uniform stalls on the school grounds, but we can also arrange for the purchasing of any second hand uniform should you wish to access this. This includes the school PE kit. To find out more about second hand uniform, please contact the school office. We ask that parents/carers recycle any used uniform including passing on to smaller siblings and donating to school once you have finished using it.