St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.

School Uniform

The School Standards Committee require all children to wear school uniform. School uniform adds to the identity of the school and further develops the sense of belonging to the school community.


The School Standards Committee is also conscious of the price of uniform, hence sweatshirts with/without school logo are no longer a uniform item. 

All items of our uniform should be available at very competitive prices from most major supermarkets.  


Quality free used uniform can be obtained from: Rubery Schools Community Swap Shop, 224 New Road, Rubery, B45 9JH. Please check their website for opening times


School uniform is:

  • Royal blue, round neck or v-neck jumper or cardigan.
  • White button through shirt - long or short sleeves.
  • Grey skirt, grey pinafore or grey/black trousers N.B: leggings, jeans or stretch material type trousers are NOT permitted.
  • Socks/tights should be plain white/grey or black – no patterns please.
  • St. James' tie - available to purchase at the school office. Ties are available in both clip on and velcro format at £4.00 each.

Summer Term only

• Plain grey shorts may be worn.

• A blue striped/gingham dress may be worn.
Outdoor learning clothes

The school has developed a PE kit that aims to simplify PE lessons.  On days when they have PE/outdoor lessons, children should come to school in their outdoor PE kit.

This consists of:

  • plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms.
  • a plain navy blue sweatshirt (no zip or hood).
  • a plain white round neck T-shirt.
  • plain black outdoor trainers.


Children will also use this uniform for outdoor learning, including Forest School. Forest School kit comprises of outdoor learning clothes as well as a wellies and a rain coat.


Hair that is long enough to be tied back must always be tied up securely. Hair that is dyed an unnatural colour, such as blue or pink, is not appropriate for school.

Make-up and nail enamel are not suitable for school and should NOT be worn.

One or one pair of plain stud earrings in ear lobes only. Earrings must be removed for PE.

An analogue or digital watch may be worn – NO other jewellery is permitted.



Only flat, black shoes should be worn inside school. In the interest of safety, all shoes/sandals should have covered toes and ankle supports. They should also be secured with a strap or laces – ballet/pump style shoes are not appropriate for school. We recommend children in Key Stage 1 have Velcro fasteners rather than buckles or laces.




The School also sell a number of items which have the school logo on; these are not compulsory and do not form part of the school uniform.

These are available from the office and are priced as follows:

Baseball Caps   £3.00

Book Bags         £5.50 

PE bags            £4.00






The Rubery Swop Shop is intended to help families and the environment, by providing free preloved school uniforms, reducing waste. 

Absolutely anyone is welcome to use and donate preloved clothing.  Please help us to continue to help as many families as possible.  Why throw your uniform away if it is in a good condition? 


You can get in touch with the Swop Shop using these links: