The St John’s uniform is an essential part of the ethos of the school. Our smart, comfortable uniform should instil in our students a sense of pride in their personal appearance and also in representing St John’s.
Our school uniform is provided by School Colours and is only available to purchase online through this website (see sidebar links).
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Acceptable in School
NOT Acceptable In School
|Blazers: St John’s navy blue tailored jacket with academy name.
Blazers should be worn at all times.
|No other jacket or blazer is allowed.|
|Trousers: Black only in a traditional,
full-length, tailored style.
|No fashion styles e.g. jeggings, leggings, baggy, or jeans.
No trousers with embellishments, metal studs, rips, fake zips.
No cords, chinos, patterned fabric, linen trousers, combat style trousers or branded items.
|Belts: Black only.||No decorative belts or buckles.|
|Skirts: St John’s tailored straight or pleated black skirt with logo ONLY. Skirts to be worn at a modest length.||No other style or make of skirt is allowed.|
|Shirts: White formal school shirt with a turn down collar.
Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
A plain white vest or t-shirt may be worn underneath.
|No polo shirts.
No decorations, logos.
No visible, coloured t-shirts or vests.
|Jumpers (Optional): St John’s navy blue v-neck with college colour stripe around the neck and logo tab.||No alternative jumper is allowed.
No cardigans, sweatshirts or hoodies.
|Tie: Boys only, navy blue with logo stripes.|
|Footwear: Black shoes. These should be plain, leather or leather look, hardwearing and of a sensible style.||No heels, boots, canvas, fur, basketball boots, trainers or skate shoes.
No fashion brands, styles or accessories such as studs or bows.
No alternative coloured soles or laces.
No coloured or branded logos.
|Socks: Navy, black, grey or white socks.
Tights: Black, navy or neutral.
|Single colour only.
No textured, patterned, fishnet or embellished styles.
|Shorts: Black, knee-length, classic tailored shorts during the summer terms only.|
|Hair: Hair should be neat and tidy.
Hair styles should be moderate and kept to a natural colour. The styles should also reflect the general expectations of the uniform policy and those of a professional office environment.
Long hair should be tied back for some activities:
|No extreme haircuts e.g. shaved heads, mohicans.
No unnatural or extreme hair colouring. No rainbow
colours or coloured dip-dye or ombre ends.
No shaved patterns.
|Make-Up: Natural looking subtle make-up using natural tones. Neutral nail varnish is permitted.||No heavy or excessive make up e.g. dark brows, thick
eyeliner, bright eye shadow or lipstick.
No coloured nail varnish or artificial nails.
|Jewellery: Should be kept to a minimum. One pair of small stud earrings only. One ring only.
St John’s takes no responsibility for any loss of jewellery.
No jewellery to be worn during Games or PE.
|No facial, oral or body piercings including nose studs, stretchers in ear, tongue piercings or eyebrow bars.
No wristbands, festival bands, bracelets, bangles or beads.
No ankle chains, bands or beads.
Please do consult this list before purchasing any uniform. Please remember that only blazers, skirts, jumpers and ties purchased from our online uniform shop are permitted at St John’s.
PERSISTENT BREACHES OF THE UNIFORM REGULATIONS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL BE TREATED AS DEFIANT BEHAVIOUR.
All students are issued with a uniform card. If the uniform worn does not meet the ‘Acceptable’ description above, a member of staff will ask to see the uniform card and sign it. If a student persists in wearing incorrect uniform, then sanctions will be put in place in line with the St John’s behaviour policy. For a great number of students this will never need to be used and reward points will be issued for a ‘clean sheet’. Students must always have their uniform card with them at St John’s.
Our Sport and PE Kit is provided by School Colours and is only available to purchase online at our website (see “Online Uniform Shop” in the right sidebar).
St John’s Sport and PE Kit
|St John’s Navy polo shirt
St John’s Navy Hoody (girls)
St John’s Navy Rugby Shirt (boys)
St John’s Navy Shorts
St John’s Navy tracksuit bottoms
St John’s Navy/Sky Blue Socks
|St John’s Navy Hoody (boys)
St John’s Navy Rugby Shirt (girls)
|All items of kit are to be labelled on the outside. See “Labelling Sports Kit” below.|
Students will also require non-marking training shoes, rugby or football boots, white ankle socks and shin pads depending on the activity.
A 50% subsidy on all compulsory items purchased online is available to students who are entitled to Free School Meals. See http://www.stjohns.wilts.sch.uk/support/free-school-meals/.
On-Line Uniform and Sports Kit Shop
St John’s Uniform and Sports Kit is available from the on-line shop via the “Online Uniform Shop” link in the right sidebar of this page. No stock of uniform (other than ties) or sports kit are held at school.
Payment can be made by credit or debit card. NO CASH PAYMENTS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
Orders of £50 or more qualify for free delivery to your home address. Orders under £50 will be delivered free to school on Wednesdays on a weekly basis during peak times (July & September) and bi-weekly at all other times. Alternatively, orders under £50 can be delivered to your home address at an additional cost of £5.95.
Sample sizing garments will be available so that you can ‘try before you buy’ to ensure that the correct size is ordered, thereby avoiding return postage costs on any returns or exchanges.
Fitting sessions are available for current students:
- Tuesday – 13:30 – 14:00 – BOYS
- Thursday – 13:30 – 14:00 – GIRLS
- Thursday – 15:10 – 16:00 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
A Subsidy Scheme is in place to assist those families who will find it difficult to purchase the uniform and Sports Kit. The subsidy is available for students who receive Free School Meals or where their parents or guardians (not foster parents) are in receipt of:
- Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, or
- Child Tax Credit and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16190. Your tax credit notice (Form TC602) will tell you this, or
- Guaranteed element of the state pension credit, or
- Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, or
- Income related employment support allowance,
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit, or
- Universal Credit and whose net annual income is £7,400 or lower, excluding any benefits received.
PLEASE NOTE: If you receive Working Tax Credit other than above you are NOT entitled to Free School Meals and therefore do not qualify for subsidy.
Please note that if not in receipt of Free School Meals, copy documentation (current year’s award notice and not more than 6 months old) to support your claim for subsidy will need to be presented for a refund of the subsidy amount to be to be made retrospectively following the initial purchase.
If eligible, subsidy is only available for the compulsory elements of the uniform and sports kit and not any of the optional items.
Labelling Sports Kit
Please ensure that all sports kit is marked with the owner’s name. The kit is to be labelled on the outside of the garment for easy identification and to reduce the risk of theft.
The diagrams below indicate where the kit is to be labelled and labels can be purchased from www.easy2name.com. Please ensure that both sides of the rugby top are labelled.
The required labels are the One Inch ID Tag Labels – Navy Blue Background with Gold Metallic Letters as detailed below. The labels are to be stitched on the opposite side to the St John’s logo. An order form may be found in the Uniform policy PDF or by the link in the right sidebar of this page.
Care and marking of property
Having provided your child with expensive items of clothing and equipment, please make sure that he/she takes good care of them.
Each item of clothing and property should be clearly and indelibly marked. Unless this is done we cannot help to find lost belongings. Name tapes which are sewn into clothes last longer than adhesive ones.
Make sure that your child realises the importance of thorough searching and quick reporting if any item is lost. Carelessness is responsible for far more loss than dishonesty and sometimes unmarked, quite valuable property (eg a watch), goes unclaimed because no one bothers to ask for it.
Lost Property – all items both named and unnamed, including items of sports kit will be available in the Atrium each Monday and Friday from 09:30 – 14:30. Unclaimed unnamed items of lost property will be disposed of at the end of the summer term or possibly each term if the storage space available is exceeded. The school can accept no responsibility for property lost on school premises.