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St Joseph the Worker

Catholic Primary School


School uniform is compulsory and parents are expected to honour this regulation.  We pride ourselves in being smart, well-presented and ready for learning. It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours.

Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that we are pleased to wear a uniform that:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in our school
  • Helps to create a sense of community, identity and belonging
  • Sets the appropriate tone for education
  • Supports the school’s commitment to inclusion
  • Reduces the pressure to wear the latest fashions or other expensive clothes
  • Is considered to be good value for money


Badged items of uniform (jumper/cardigan; T-shirt for P.E and Junior tracksuit) are available from Red Oak Roller in Basildon and Smartypants Schoolwear.  Other items are available at competitive prices, at local shops including supermarkets. Swimming hats, bags and ties are available from the school office.

Uniform A      School Tie

                        White Shirt

                        School Pullover or Cardigan with badge

                        Dark Grey Trousers

                        Grey Socks

                        Black Shoes (black laces where applicable)


Uniform B      School tie

                        White blouse

                        School Pullover or Cardigan with badge

                        Grey Skirt or School Uniform Grey Trousers

                        Plain White Socks or black, green or grey tights in winter

                        Black Shoes (black laces where applicable)

            Green and White Checked Dresses in Summer

Green and White Checked Skort Dress in Summer – must ensure that the lower part has the appearance of a skirt and not shorts

            Black or White sandals can be worn in Summer


School T-Shirt, white shorts and trainers are required for P.E.


Junior children require a games kit.  Kit should be suitable for outdoor activity on grass and hard surfaces.  School tracksuits are available from the school’s supplier.  No earings to be worn at any time.  Hair ribbon/band must be green, white or black. Hair should be tied back with either a black/green hair band/scrunchie. Hair may not have pictures, symbols, logos or shapes cut into short styles. They may not have highlights or hair products (e.g. gel) in their hair at any time.


Parents of Infant children are asked to provide a tracksuit for PE – this does not have to be a school tracksuit at this stage but parents are welcome to purchase a school tracksuit if they prefer.


The school runs a scheme, The Thrift Shop, to ensure that second-hand uniform (donated by other parents) is advertised to parents and distributed to parents free of charge. The recycled uniform scheme can benefit all parents reducing uniform costs and is also more sustainable, extending the life of the garment.