School Uniform

School Uniform and Equipment 

Full uniform is compulsory and must always be worn by all students when on the school site, and when travelling to and from school, as ambassadors of St. Martin’s.

Parents/carers are able to purchase school uniform from two providers:

The School Uniform Specialist  In order to make purchases, you will need to enter the login code stm506 at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Please see the “How to Order” tab below for further details.

Smartypants Schoolwear which is located in Hutton, Unit 1 Chancerygate, 33 Tallon Road, CM13 1TE.  They have a retail counter that is open in the afternoons but please see their website for the latest opening times as these vary throughout the year.  You can make an appointment via their home page if you wish to be certain of being seen at a particular time.  They offer late night appointments on Tuesday evenings.

Uniform can also be purchased online for home delivery or collection from their premises . Please see the ordering pages on their website for full details.

Please note pre-loved uniform can be accessed through the school, for further information please contact the relevant Year Office.

If there are any queries please call their offices on 01277 363275.

All items of clothing must be marked clearly and indelibly with the student’s name.

Compulsory items for all students:

  • Black blazer with school badge;
  • White shirt with school tie (tie is to end at the waist) or pink and white checked blouse with long or short sleeves (available from Schoolwear Suppliers);
  • Mid-grey trousers, shoe length and worn with plain black socks; OR
  • Grey pleated school skirt that sits on the knee and worn with plain white ankle socks OR black seamless opaque tights. Skirts must not be rolled.  (available from Schoolwear Suppliers).
  • Traditional plain black, flat, polishable school shoes. Trainers and canvas shoes are not acceptable.
  • Trainer socks are not permitted.

Optional items:

  • Regulation black V-neck pullover with logo and long sleeves for all Year Groups (optional, and available from Schoolwear Suppliers);
  • Coats must be plain and not display fashion logos. Leather and denim jackets are not acceptable.
  • Plain hooded jackets are permitted and may be worn as a coat, but must not be worn under blazers.

Jewellery, hair and makeup:

  • Students may wear a wristwatch;
  • Students with pierced ears can wear one small discreet stud in each lower ear lobe;
  • Extreme haircuts are not permitted, as judged by the Headteacher;
  • Discreet make-up may be worn;
  • Nail varnish (except for clear nail varnish) and other noticeable appearance altering treatments, for example, eyebrow treatments and fake lashes, must not be worn. Nail extensions are not permitted.

PE Kit

Compulsory items for all students:

  • Polo shirt (red and black with school logo); available from Schoolwear Suppliers;
  • Plain black shorts or skort (no logos and no cycling shorts);
  • Knee-length, red  and black rugby socks (for outdoor activities); available from Schoolwear Suppliers;
  • White sports-style socks longer than the ankle (for indoor activities);
  • Trainers (for indoor activities);
  • Football boots/stud/blade footwear (for activities on the field)
  • One-piece plain, dark swimming costume / swim shorts.

Optional items:

  • Red or black fleece top (with school logo) (available from Schoolwear Suppliers);
  • Red or black base layers to wear under polo shirt/shorts, especially when activity is outside and the temperature is low;
  • Rugby top (available from Schoolwear Suppliers);
  • Shin pads;
  • Gum shield.

Other Specialist and Essential Equipment for All Students

Practical Work: 

  • Aprons – Optional: one white apron for hard technology, plus one butcher’s striped apron for Food Technology (available from uniform suppliers)
  • An old shirt for use in Art lessons;
  • School bag and kit bag of reasonable size;
  • Pen, pencil, rubber, 30cm ruler;
  • Geometry set (to include a protractor and a pair of compasses);
  • Scientific calculator;
  • A set of felt-tipped pens or coloured pencils;
  • It is also useful to have a clear pencil case.