At St Matthew’s Primary School we believe that all children should wear a full school uniform.  This enables the school to create a sense of identity and helps all the children to feel part of something special.  We expect all children to wear the correct uniform everyday. Uniform items (listed on our Uniform Catalogue page) can be bought using the methods shown on the tiles above. 

We would prefer purchases to be made using the SCOPAY app or website, so please ask admin.stmatthews@smps.uk for help with setting up an account if you do not already use this system.


    • Plain white polo shirt or blouse (no designer logos or names)
    • Maroon jumper or cardigan
    • Grey trousers, skirts, pinafore dresses or shorts
    • Black, grey or white socks/tights
    • Sensible black footwear – laces must be black

Sizes and prices can be found on our online Uniform Catalogue page.


    • Maroon book bag
    • School zip up fleece
    • Showerproof jacket
    • Reversible waterproof jacket
    • Winter woolly hat or summer cap/sunhat (Weather dependent)
    • Yellow gingham/grey shalwar kameez
    • Grey/black/maroon hijab

Alternative summer uniform

    • Yellow gingham summer dress
    • Yellow gingham skirt and blouse
    • Grey shorts for boys and girls

Prices can be found on our online Uniform Catalogue page.

PE kit

    • Black shorts/leggings
    • Plain white t-shirt (no designer logos or names)
    • Plimsolls for Years 1 & 2
    • Trainers for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 (any colour)
    • Children in FS Reception classes usually do PE in bare feet
    • Black/grey tracksuit or jogging bottoms and sweatshirt (no designer logos or names)
    • Drawstring PE bag

PE kit is not available to buy from the school

For your information:

  • children are not allowed to wear jewellery apart from one single stud earring in each ear (see below)
  • boys must not have shapes or patterns shaved into their hair
  • hair extensions are permitted provided they are of a natural colour
  • hair accessories (bobbles, scrunchies, ribbons, etc) must be discreet and preferably in school colours
  • artificial hair colouring is not permitted whether it be permanent, temporary or clip-on
  • sunglasses are not allowed to be worn by pupils in school
  • nail varnish and make-up are not permitted
  • “Smart watches are not permitted to be worn in school.

Ear rings - acceptable styles

Ear rings - unacceptable styles

Many retailers including supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco and clothing retailers such as Matalan and Primark stock appropriate and affordable unbranded school uniform.

The Level Trust charity runs a free uniform exchange service from a shop in The Mall (Gallery Level, Unit 2G). Full details can be found here.

If you are unable to collect uniform items from the Level Trust charity, we are pleased to inform parents that the charity will deliver to your home address or to your child’s school to make it easier for you to pick them up.


Please ensure that all items of school uniform including PE kits and bags are labelled.  Amazon is a good source for reasonably priced name labels – at the time of publication, we found companies offering sets of 50 printed labels for £4.99. If you do not have name labels, simply write your child’s name onto the label inside the item with a permanent pen such as a mini Sharpie. Naming items should mean that your child will not lose things at school.

Thank you in advance for your support.