St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Uniform & Equipment

Students In Uniform

Girls

Blue blazer with college badge

College tie of appropriate length for Year Group

Light blue blouse with a top button (no open-necks)

Grey V-neck jumper or grey V-neck tank top  (compulsory from September onwards)  –  no cardigans

Grey skirt (knee length, preferably A-line) or the option to wear black or grey school trousers (not fashion trousers) - no pinafores are allowed.

Plain black leather or imitation leather shoes with no motifs or bows
Boots, trainers or canvas footwear will not be accepted.

Plain white socks with no frills / bows, or plain black / grey tights

Boys

Blue blazer with college badge

College tie of appropriate length for Year Group

Light blue shirt with a top button (no open-necks)

Grey V-neck jumper or grey V-neck tank top (compulsory from September onwards)

Black or grey school trousers (not fashion trousers)

Plain black leather or imitation leather shoes with no motifs or bows
Boots, trainers or canvas footwear will not be accepted

Plain grey or black socks

Please Note:

From September 2016 

A St Mary’s College bag is compulsory for all students in Years 7-11. There are four styles of bag available in the following styles:  holdall, rucksack, satchel and a drawstring bag. The bags will be personalised by our approved suppliers (examples below).

 

Hair & Makeup

Students are expected to wear hair in a neat and acceptable style. Hair must be of one colour, natural in appearance. Hair styles (including shaved heads) judged to be extreme by the Headteacher are not permitted. Make-up, including coloured nail varnish, lip gloss and fake tan, is not to be worn. False nails, false eyelashes or other such beauty accessories are not acceptable.

Hair fashion accessories are also not to be worn. Black or Navy ‘Bobbles’ are to be used when tying the hair back. ‘Scrunchies’ are not allowed. Hair bands are permissible but should also be navy blue or black in colour. ‘Holiday braids’ are not permissible. Students who do not conform to the college’s uniform and appearance policy will be sanctioned in line with our Behaviour Policy.

Mobile Phones / Smart devices

We advise that students do not bring mobile phones or smart devices into the college. However, we do recognise that some parents may wish their child to have a mobile phone/smart device with them as they travel to and from St Mary’s. Any mobile phones/smart devices brought in must be both switched off as they enter the school premises and put away until they have left the premises.

We do not take any responsibility for loss of or damage to mobile phones / smart devices. Inappropriate use of phones/devices in school will result in confiscation without notice, and parents/carers will be asked to collect them from Reception. Should you need to contact your child in an emergency, please use the main college number 0151 639 7531. Do not seek to contact your child in college directly as your child’s phone/device will have been switched off as they enter the premises in the morning.

Jewellery

No jewellery apart from a simple watch is allowed (no smart watches).

Where students choose to have piercings, these should be done at the start of the summer holiday to allow them to be removed, as they are not allowed in college.

For Health and Safety reasons, students must not wear coats over their uniform inside the building. We strongly advise against buying expensive designer label coats.

 

PE Kit

St Mary's badged PE kit can be ordered from our approved uniform suppliers.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL ITEMS OF KIT ARE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.

Girls PE Kit

Girls

Blue fleece (optional), blue polo shirt, blue shorts, blue and gold socks, track suit (optional), inexpensive training shoes and a St Mary’s PE bag.

Boys PE Kit

Boys

St Mary’s rugby shirt (optional), blue polo shirt, blue shorts, blue and gold socks, track suit (optional), inexpensive training shoes and a St Mary’s PE bag.

In the interest of health and safety, students will not be permitted to wear pump-style footwear.

Pumps, canvas style shoes, Converse, Vans and High Tops are not acceptable and must not be brought to lessons.

Students are strongly advised to purchase and wear a gum shield when participating in activities such as rugby.

 

Wirral Uniform Centre

Opposite Argos, Birkenhead

0151 647 9588

www.wirraluniforms.com

Wallasey Schoolwear

242 Rake Lane, Wallasey

0151 638 2032

Wallasey Schoolwear on Facebook

 

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT 

It is essential that students are correctly equipped if they are to derive the maximum benefit from lessons. Basic equipment for every lesson is:

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Bag
  • Scientific calculator
  • Geometry set
  • College Homework Diary - to record homework and monitor progress towards target grades