St. Joseph’s RC Primary

Position Statement – School Uniform 2017 – 2018

The following position on uniform was agreed following consultation with the Pupil Council, Parent Council and staff of St. Joseph’s RC s Primary School as well as through the survey findings lead by our P7 Senior pupils with the Parent Forum in May 2016. The survey found a strong value in retaining a school uniform, with purple the main school colour and a desire to retain the school’s traditional green.

Therefore, in order to streamline the offering and bring about a uniformity over time, we have worked with the supplier to provide the following:

School Uniform

It is the position of the school to encourage and promote school uniform and it is hoped that parents/carers will continue to endorse this. Establishing and maintaining a school dress code has many benefits. These include improvements in safety, security, discipline, and community spirit and school ethos. Pupils may continue to wear their Green uniform throughout this period but will be unable to purchase a new one, except for P7. The green sweatshirt/cardigan for P1-6 pupils will be phased-out over 2016-17 whereby you will only be able to purchase the sweatshirt or cardigan in purple from June 2016 onwards.

For your guidance, the dress code for St. Joseph’s RC Primary School is:

Primary 1 – Primary 6

Girls                                              Boys

White blouse & St. Joseph’s school tie                    White shirt & St. Joseph’s school tie

V-neck jumper or cardigan (purple)                          V-neck jumper or cardigan (purple)

St. Joseph’s School Tartan skirt                                  Dark trousers or shorts

Dark skirt or pinafore or trousers                              Sensible dark shoes

Sensible dark shoes                                                        Gym rubbers/dark trainers for indoor use

Spring/Summer Term – Lilac/White Print Dress

(Gingham style dress)

Gym rubbers/dark trainers for indoor use

P7 Uniform

Promoting our senior pupils and their leadership role in our school. Retaining the school’s traditional Green and helping our senior pupils stand out even more as they undertake their leadership roles throughout the school and local community, wearing their uniform and representing our school with pride!

P7 Uniform: As above except: P7 school tie with V-neck jumper or cardigan – Green

Blazers, homework bags, rucksacks, reversible jackets, high-visibility clothing, scrunchies, hats etc are also available through the school’s uniform provider. Uniform orders are accepted at any point throughout the school year directly from our supplier, Border Embroideries:


P.E. Kit

White Tee or polo-shirt

Gym shorts

Gym rubbers/Indoor trainers

Outdoor PE kit and spare outdoor trainers, all year round

No clothing associated with football clubs should be worn to school, during PE or when representing the school in the locality.

All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with the child’s name in case of loss. For indoor school wear, all pupils are asked to have a change of footwear. This protects the carpet areas in the school. The school promotes learning outdoors all year round, including PE. Outdoor PE kit (joggers/tracksuit etc) and outdoor trainers are an important part of the PE kit and ensure that, no matter the Scottish weather, there is a change into a dry, school uniform on return.

Footwear and Clothing Grants

Grants for footwear and clothing for children are available to parents receiving:

  • Child Tax Credit, but not working tax credit, with an annual income of less than £ 15,860
  • income support
  • jobseekers allowance[income-based]
  • support under Par V1of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Income related element of Employment and Support Allowance

Information on free school meals and clothing grants is available on the www.edinburgh.gov.uk website. Applications for free school meals and clothing grants can be made by contacting Grants, Awards and Placements, Business Centre 1:1 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG (correct at time of print but may be subject to change).

We value the commitment and support shown by all members of our school community in upholding this agreement. School Uniform orders can be made at any point throughout the school year. The easiest way of ordering is via the company website, click on the link below to take you directly to our school page:


Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and our commitment to the highest standards of presentation.

Yours faithfully

Name Signed Date
Pupil Council representative
Mrs Lisa Quinn, Chair, Parent Council
Mr Anthony Currie, Head Teacher