As a school community we are very proud of our school crest, motto and the logo on our school ties and work hard with our children and together with you as our parents/carers to ensure that these standards are maintained and become second nature for our children. We are sure you will appreciate that there are a number of positive reasons for having a school uniform. Not only is it a sign of our commitment to and pride in belonging to what we believe is a special and unique family here at St Thomas More Catholic School but it supports you as parents/carers and the children in our care in avoiding the cost incurred in fashion contests amongst students and the feeling that some have and some have not and the troublesome consequences this can often cause.

When purchasing items of school uniform, particularly jumpers, trousers, skirts and shoes, we would ask that you continue to refer to the guidelines provided below. If you have a query regarding any of the information outlined please do not hesitate to contact the pastoral team at school for further clarification and advice.


Boys' uniform

Boys' uniform

  • Plain white shirt - to be worn tucked into the trousers.
  • Black uniform type trousers - no fashion trousers, no canvas, denim or cord.
  • Black blazer with school badge* - blazers must be brought into school each day and worn at all times.
  • School tie* - each year group has its own tie which should be worn at all times, correctly knotted with the STM logo visible below the knot.
  • Footwear must be plain black shoes, black or grey socks. Pupils will need different footwear for school and for PE!

Jewellery

Wrist watches are allowed. No body piercings are permitted, including earrings. Students who wear a small cross and chain must keep it under their shirt and must remove all jewellery for PE.

Optional items

A grey School jumper may be worn as an optional item –available from Clemmy’s, Darlaston.

Coats

Coats should be plain with no obvious logos. Hoodies, leather or combat style jackets are not allowed. Hair should always be neat and tidy. Hair colour and style must be appropriate for school. No extreme styles or colours are allowed. Boys hair should not cover the face or shirt collar and must not be shorter than Grade 3 clippers. Boys must be clean shaven. Hair gel or wax is not permitted.

Make-up

Make-up or nail varnish must not be worn.

Practical lessons

Safety goggles are supplied but pupils may wear their own.

Boys' PE kit

Boys' PE kit

The St Thomas More Catholic School PE kit is available from Clemmy’s, Darlaston.

Indoors

  • Black with red panel short
  • Black and red socks
  • Black with red panel polo shirt
  • Training shoes with laces

Outdoors

  • Black with red panel rugby top
  • Football boots (no blades)
  • Black with red stripe hoody (optional)
  • Shin pads
  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Towel
  • Black with red stripe shorts
  • Training shoes with laces
  • Plain black waterproof rain coat
  • Waterproof bag for kit.

(As pupils in Key Stage 3 could have PE lessons on consecutive days and so it may be an advantage for pupils to have two pairs of black with red stripe shorts)

Girls' uniform

Girls' uniform

  • Plain white blouse - to be worn tucked into the skirt/trousers.
  • Plain black skirt - no shorter or longer than 5cm (2 ins) above or below the knee, no slits at side or front, skirts must not be skin tight.
  • Black uniform type trousers - no fashion trousers, e.g. hipsters or combat trousers. Trousers must not be skin tight and must be ankle length.
  • Black blazer with school badge* - blazers must be brought into school each day and worn at all times.
  • School tie* - each group has its own tie which should be worn at all times, correctly knotted with the STM logo visible below the knot.
  • Socks or tights must be worn if girls choose to wear a skirt. In this case socks must be white/black, ankle length, and tights must be plain black.
  • Footwear must be plain black shoes. Heels-no higher than 5cm (2 ins), no platform soles. No Ugg boots. No wearing of trousers tucked into boots. Pupils will need different footwear for school and for PE!

Jewellery

Wrist watches are allowed. Girls can wear one pair of studs in their earlobes. No other body piercing is permitted. Students who wear a small cross and chain must keep it under their blouse and all items of jewellery must be removed for PE.

Make up

The wearing of make up and nail varnish is not allowed.

Optional items

A grey school jumper may be worn as an optional item –available from Clemmy’s, Darlaston.

Hair

Should always be neat and tidy, tied back if longer than shoulder length. Hair colour and style must be appropriate for school. No extreme styles or colours are allowed. Hair gel or wax is not permitted.

Practical lessons

Safety goggles are supplied but pupils may wear their own. Girls with long hair must tie it back. 

Girls' PE kit

PE kit

The St Thomas More Catholic School PE kit is available from Clemmy’s, Darlaston.

Earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons. It is therefore recommended that ears are pierced are the start of the six weeks holiday, to ensure that they can be removed for PE lessons.

Indoors

  • Black with red panel shorts/skort
  • Black with red panel polo shirt
  • Black with red socks
  • Training Shoes with laces (not pumps)

Outdoors

  • Black with red panel hooded sweatshirt
  • Plain Black Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Black with red panel shorts/skort
  • Training shoes with laces
  • Plain black waterproof rain coat
  • Waterproof bag for kit.

(As pupils in Key Stage 3 could have PE lessons on consecutive days and so it may be an advantage for pupils to have 2 pairs of Black with Red stripe shorts/skorts)

Suitable Footwear

Boys and girls footwear for school must be plain black leather shoes. The following is prohibited:

  • heels higher than 5cm (2 inches)
  • platform soles
  • Ugg boots
  • trainers or trainer style boots/shoes
  • canvas shoes or pumps.
The wearing of trousers tucked into boots is not allowed. Pupils will need different footwear for school and for PE.

Examples of suitable footwear

Examples of unsuitable footwear

Please note

Failure to follow the school uniform may result in your child being sent home to correct their appearance.

All personal belongings are the responsibility of the individual.

All items of school uniform should be labelled with the student’s name.

Admissions policy

The Admission Policy of the Governors of St Thomas More Catholic School is as follows:

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Complaints policy

Rationale

Catholic schools aim to be places where love of one’s neighbour is obvious at all times. As St. John reports, Christ said to His disciples at the Last Supper “This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you”.

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Charging policy

Any charges made by the school must meet the requirements of the Education Reform Act 1988. The Governors endorse the guiding principles contained in the Act, in particular that no students have his/her access to the curriculum limited by charges.

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