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Uniform Expectations

The school uniform at St John Fisher immediately identifies you as part of our school community and all students are expected to wear it perfectly. We hope that you will wear your uniform with pride whilst on the school site and when travelling to and from school. As ambassadors for the school, you are recognisable by all, including members of the public.

It is the policy of the School Governors that all students wear school uniform. The school’s dress code is part of the ethos of values and expectations, which contribute to an ordered and effective learning environment. Students are expected to maintain smart, conventional and business- like standards in ALL aspects of their appearance.

The Governors expect that, in choosing St John Fisher, parents will accept and support this dress code for their children.

At St John Fisher, our school uniform is comprised of the following items:

  • Navy blazer with school badge
  • Regulation blue shirt (worn tucked in, with all buttons fastened)
  • School tie (worn up to the neck)
  • Black trousers with black socks
  • School kilt with black tights
  • Formal black flat shoes – no branding, deep treads or trainers.

Students may add to this a school badged navy v-neck jumper during winter months.

The school will seek particular support from parents in ensuring that the length of kilts is appropriate. Skirts should not be rolled up at the top or shortened from the purchased length at the bottom.

PE Uniform

Years 7-11 must have the following PE kit:

Light blue/navy PE top (short sleeve), Navy/light blue PE shorts or navy/ light blue PE skort, Unisex games socks (football socks), White sports socks, Trainers (no plimsoll style shoes), Football boots (for football), Reversible rugby top (rugby/ football top), Shin pads, Gum shield (for students participating in rugby), Unisex Hoodie (optional) Navy blue tracksuit bottoms/leggings (optional).

Normal football boots with short moulded studs can be worn and trainers/astroturf trainers can also be worn. Metal studs are not allowed as they could damage the surface of our 4G pitch and “blades” are not allowed because they may get caught in the surface and cause injury.


Hairstyles are expected to be smart and conventional and of reasonable length. Hair must be worn in a style that does not impair vision and allows the student’s face to be visible. No extreme or unconventional hair colours are allowed.


As a safety measure no jewellery is to be worn by students in school. However those with pierced ears may wear one small stud in each ear lobe. These must be removed for P.E. If you are planning on having your ears pierced, the beginning of the school holidays would be an opportune moment to do so. This would allow for the period of time that the studs have to remain in for your ears to pass, thus being able to be removed safely for PE lessons. No other piercings are acceptable e.g. nose studs or tongue studs.


No make-up is allowed for Years 7 and 8. Any older student wearing make-up deemed to be inappropriate for school by any member of staff will be asked to remove it. Nail varnish is not to be worn and acrylic nails are not permitted.

Outdoor Wear

Whilst the school does not specify a type of coat or rainwear for students we do expect them to reflect the school ethos. This means that denim or garments inappropriately decorated with logos likely to cause offence are not acceptable. The only ‘hoodies’ permitted are those noted in PE uniform.



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