We are proud of Sherborne St John CE Primary School and want all of our children to look smart. The wearing of school uniform is encouraged and supported by Staff and Governors and we ask that parents support us by encouraging their children to take pride in their appearance and wear the uniform as listed below. School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school because it instils pride and encourages identity with, and support for, school.

The items of uniform have been selected carefully to be practical, hard wearing, affordable and attractive. Skoolkit in Basingstoke stocks and sells the items of uniform carrying the school logo, except for the blue PE sweatshirt.  This can be purchased from Harlequin Clothing – details are at the end of this policy.

The uniform consists of:-

Winter uniform

  • Grey / black trousers, skirts or pinafores
  • White shirts or polo shirts
  • Red sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
  • Plain grey, black or white socks
  • Black shoes (low heels, no trainers or ballet pumps)

Summer uniform (to be worn during the summer term only)

  • Grey / black trousers, shorts, skirts or pinafores
  • Red and white checked or striped dress
  • White shirts or polo shirts
  • Red sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
  • Plain grey, black or white socks
  • Black shoes (low heels, no trainers or ballet pumps)

Note:  During the winter sensible boots or wellingtons may be worn to school but must be changed into shoes on arrival.


  • Red t-shirt with school logo
  • Dark / navy blue PE shorts (not close fitting cycling shorts – cycling shorts may be worn underneath normal shorts)
  • Trainers
  • Socks (if tights are being worn)
  • Dark/Navy blue tracksuit bottoms/joggers
  • Dark/Navy blue sweatshirt, with school logo if desired

Please contact Paul at Harlequin Clothing for PE sweatshirts with the school logo at http://www.harlequinclothing.co.uk             telephone:   01256 811168               sales@harlequinclothing.co.uk

For health and safety reasons it is important that children are properly dressed for any physical activity.

All PE clothing should be named, kept in a named drawstring bag, and be kept in school at all times during the week.  It should be taken home for washing at weekends and holidays.

Please note with regards to footwear for PE, children will need trainers (not plimsolls) to participate in all outdoor PE activities.  Dance and gymnastics are usually undertaken barefoot.  If required for some activities, children will wear trainers indoors as well.

General considerations

Parents are asked to ensure that all items are labelled clearly with their child’s name.

For safety reasons we discourage the wearing of jewellery in school. Watches may be worn. Children with pierced ears may wear plain small stud earrings.  If your child is unable to remove their earrings independently, we need you to write/email to explain this and give your consent for your child to take part in PE with their earrings taped over.  (Please note, if the teacher feels that it is unsafe for your child to take part in the PE activity with earrings they will provide your child with an alternative activity)  Watches and earrings must be removed for PE.

Long hair must be tied back with plain red or hair coloured bands/slides, or a red and white checked scrunchy. 

Appropriate hairstyles would be greatly appreciated.

No make up or nail varnish.

This Policy was reviewed in Spring 2008, 2009, 2010. 
It was reviewed and amended in Summer 2011
Reviewed Summer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016,
It was reviewed and amended Summer 2018
Review Summer 2020