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Our Uniform

(Last reviewed September 2023)


We expect all of our children to wear smart uniform each day and, particularly in Early Years, they will need a waterproof coat as we spend a lot of our time learning outside! We also recognise that the cost to parents should be minimised, where possible.


Our uniform requirements follow the Government's guidance from September 2022. If any families have difficulty providing uniform, please let us know as we have clean, good quality, second-hand uniform available.



All children should wear a green sweatshirt and polo shirt, with embroidered school logo, as well as “easy on” dark trousers or skirt.  School cardigans are also available and girls may wear a green/white checked dress during the Summer months.  As the children are very active, both inside and out, sensible dark shoes are important.  Sandshoes are also needed for PE.


Reception to Year 6


  • Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers
  • Navy sweatshirt or cardigan (with embroidered school logo)  
  • White blouse, shirt or polo shirt
  • School tie, if white shirt is worn
  • Blue and white summer dress
  • Black shoes or plain black leather trainers, appropriate for school wear
  • Coloured trainers, raised heels or strappy open sandals are not allowed
  • PE: Plain navy polo or t-shirt, ideally with school logo
  • PE: Plain navy blue shorts
  • PE: Non-marking indoor trainers or sandshoes
  • PE: optional navy or school grey hoodies, and tracksuit-style bottoms


Please clearly name all clothing, including shoes.

Extreme haircuts, including patterns shaved into the style, are not permitted.  Hair must be kept out of eyes for PE (and some other activities), with a hair-band or bobble.


As our school is a busy place, jewellery should not be worn for Health and Safety reasons, especially for PE.  If your child has their ears pierced, we ask that this is done at the start of the summer holiday to allow for the piercing to heal.  If earrings are worn, they must be of a small stud-type and should also be removed for PE (see this advice for more details.) Even better are the clear plastic spacer/retainer studs but these still pose a small risk.  If your child cannot remove their earrings for PE, you must ensure that they are adequately taped.  It is your child's teacher who will then decide on whether your child may safely take part in a given activity.

Many items of our uniform are widely available at reasonable cost. When ordering our branded school uniform online, you may have it delivered to school at no extra cost or to your home for a small postage fee.  You will need to state your preference in the "Shipping Method" section at Checkout.


Payment options are by credit or debit card as well as PayPal.


We have two local uniform providers for you to choose from: Emblematic and etika.

Order from Emblematic's Longbenton store:



We are pleased to introduce etika uniforms as our additional ethical school uniform provider. Based in Birtley, they have a shop where items can be tried on before purchasing.


etika uniforms:

  • provide ethically produced garments
  • offer 48-hour deliveries
  • donate 3% of sales back to St Bartholomew’s


To order, visit our page on etika's website