School Uniform

At St Margaret Clitherow’s we take great pride in our uniform. It provides a symbol of our commitment to the school and its practices and most importantly makes us all look and feel the same, all equal members of God’s family. The purple represents the new millennium, a time of preparation in the Catholic Church and outstanding achievement.


Our school uniform consists of the following:

Winter Uniform items:

  • Purple sweater or cardigan featuring the school logo
  • White shirt (NOT a polo shirt) Purple, grey and gold striped tie
  • Grey trousers, skirts and pinafores
  • Flat black shoes – high heels are not to be worn for health and safety reasons

Summer uniform items:

  • Summer (Easter until October half term)
  • Purple gingham dress
  • Grey shorts with a white polo shirt (no tie)

Extras (not compulsory):

  • Purple reversible waterproof fleece
  • Purple book bag/drawstring PE bag featuring the school logo

PE uniform

  • Black or navy plain shorts
  • Plain white T-shirt

PE kits should always be kept at school. They may go home on Fridays to be washed and returned on Mondays. PE bags should be limited to drawstring styles with very thin handles which will easily fit onto the narrow pegs. We have no facility to store holdalls or backpacks as these cannot hang securely on pegs and tend to fall on the floor, presenting a tripping hazard.

Uniform plays a vital role in bringing all of our children together and making them look and feel part of one family. If for any reason a child arrives at school without full school uniform, he/she will be given the opportunity to borrow the missing item for the day. Please note that all items of uniform should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. The school can take no responsibility for lost or damaged uniform.

Please note that extreme hair cuts eg. excessive beading, shaven marks in hair are neither necessary nor desirable in school and therefore should not be worn.

Also shoes containing flashing lights are not allowed in school and white, metallic and other brightly coloured footwear is discouraged as it causes an un-necessary distraction.


Pupils are asked to leave all jewellery at home as this is seen as a hazard to young children.

Children with pierced ears need to wear earrings for about six weeks until the holes are formed. During this time they will not be able to take part in PE sessions for health and safety reasons. As this is not an ideal situation we recommend having ears pierced early in the summer holiday to allow enough time for the holes to form. If a child forgets to remove jewellery before coming to school, he/she will be asked to remove it and place in his/her tray until home time.

Link to Lollipops school uniform website