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School Uniform


School uniform is

  • Grey or black, skirt, trousers or shorts
  • White polo shirt, blouse or shirt.
  • Bottle green jumper or cardigan
  • Dark brown or black footwear, with no bright colour designs or stripes
  • In the summer children may want to wear green and white chequered or striped gingham dress


PE Kit - Inside

  • White T-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black or dark shorts
  • Dark pumps and socks for chidren in year two and up

PE Kit - Outside

  • Trainers that the children can fasten and socks
  • White T-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black or dark shorts
  • Dark tracksuit or warm jumper and leggings during the colder months
  • Warm hat for the winter - Sun hat for the summer


Uniform without the school logo can be purchased from any shop, this is often cheaper and lots of children and families choose to do this. Parents that want to purchase uniform embroidered with the school logo can purchase everything from Loopwear who have a shop front in Ilkeston and an online ordering service. At St. John's we want to support local businesses and do not want to let nationally based companies manage our school uniform provision. 


Our PTFA also sell pre loved uniform that has been donated by generous parents. To contact the PTFA please go to their page on our school website. CLICK HERE


No makeup, including nail varnish, or jewellery, other than stud earrings and religious bangles are to be worn.

If your child has their ears pierced, or you are considering having them pierced our PE policy has information about earrings and PE lessons. CLICK HERE

We encourage parents that want to have their child's ears pierced to do so at the beginning of the summer holidays so that children can learn how to manage their earrings safely with parents for 6 weeks before having to take them out at school.  Any inappropriate jewellery will be taken off a child and the child will be told that the parent needs to come and collect it off the teacher.


Children are allowed and encouraged to wear watches or fit bits, but are not allowed to bring phones or wear any smart watches or jewellery that is able to record or transmit, pictures, videos, text or sound. We have published extra information on our paperwork section to help parents with this.

Policies and paperwork section, where parents can find lots of useful information - CLICK HERE. 

Information about mobile phones and electronic devices - CLICK HERE


Below is a picture of two children looking smart in their school uniform.