Our school uniform is an important expression of our pride in ourselves as a school and we expect all students to be in correct uniform. Teacher time spent challenging uniform detracts from our principal purpose of teaching and learning. The details for the school uniform for September are set out below.
We have a cost-effective, smart uniform that must be consistently worn by all of our student body.
We will insist that all students wear formal plain black shoes. This means the type of shoe one would wear to an interview, or other formal occasions rather than those designed to look like trainers. We have a guide of Acceptable Shoes in conjunction with Wynsors. View the EMS/Wyndors guide to shoes here
From September 2019, we introduced a new range of school ties. The new ties will feature two sets of red stripes and two stripes that represent the House your child is in. There will also be a new Prefect tie. These can be seen in the image below.
As the school tie will feature the House colours, all blazers purchased from our Uniform Supplier will only have the school badge embroidered on the pocket. Students are welcome to wear the older style blazer and these will be phased out in time.
Once you know your child’s/children’s house, you can order uniform. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, our suppliers have cancelled the scheduled Pop Up Shops/Sizing Events until further notice. Ordering is being completed online or over the telephone.
Log onto www.trutexdirect.com and register using our schools’ LEA code: LEA01006SC. This will take you to the English Martyrs school uniform page, where you can see all items of our school uniform. The site is secure and orders can be placed quickly and safely, direct with Trutex. Alternatively, you can order from Trutex Direct by phone, call 01200 421206.
The brochure contains a detailed size guide so parents can measure children at home, also items can be returned and exchanged should they have difficulties once they arrive directly via Trutex.
The regulation uniform is as follows, items in bold are compulsory items to be bought from Trutex:
- White School Shirt (cotton or polyester/cotton)
- EMS School Tie
- Black Trousers (not jeans)
- Black Skirt (A‐line, flared or pleated of a knee-length) to be worn with plain opaque black
tights. (Skirts with front or side splits must not be worn)
- EMS Black Blazer with Embroidered Badge
- Formal Plain Black School Shoes
- Anorak or Coat (no denim jackets, tracksuit tops or hoodies)
English Martyrs School School Jumper is optional
The PE Kit is as follows:
- Long-sleeved reversible top with house colours
- Short-Sleeved red/black T‐shirt
- Plain black shorts (not cycling shorts) – A small logo is permitted on shorts but otherwise must be plain
- Black football socks
- Trainers (appropriate for sport)
- Bobble for long hair
Optional PE Kit includes:
- Football boots
- Base Layers (red or black)
- Plain black tracksuit bottoms or sports legging – A small logo is permitted but otherwise must be plain
Hairstyles are expected to be reasonable with no obvious artificial colouring. Hairstyles incorporating shapes/patterns/stripes or lines are not acceptable. Any student attending with an unacceptable hairstyle will be unable to access lessons in the normal way until this has been attended to.
Similar action will be taken with regards to shaved eyebrows, body piercing and tattoos. Students must be clean‐shaven unless for reasons of religious observance.
Students may wear one small stud in each ear lobe. Students may wear one small stud in each ear lobe. The School does will not take responsibility for loss or damage to items of jewellery.
The wearing of make‐up, nail varnish and false nails is not permitted.
We believe that adherence to school rules regarding uniform is critical to reinforcing our high standards for behaviour.
We rely on parents/ carers supporting these standards. If a student comes to school in non-compliant uniform, we will contact parents/ carers to bring about resolution.