At Thomas Becket Catholic School we believe that a school uniform gives a sense of belonging and pride in the school whilst ensuring equality amongst students.
In addition, a smart appearance contributes positively to the students' attitude to work and study; it also influences how the school is portrayed to the general public and visitors to the school. It is our expectation that correct full uniform is worn to and from school.
In order to ensure your son/daughter meets our uniform expectations, please take the time to look at the list below - whilst this is not an exhaustive list it does provide clear guidance on what is and what is not acceptable.
Please note: All items should be clearly marked with the student's name.
Blazer: Black + School badge (these can be purchased from school). We do not permit jumpers
Shirt: White only, buttoned to the collar
School tie: Compulsory (these can be purchased from school)
Trousers: Plain suit black with pleat/seam along the front - no jeans, cords, skinny fit leggings, jogger or linen trousers. Plain black socks.
Skirts: Pleated black skirts (2cm above/below knee, no tube skirts.). Plain black or natural colour tights.
Shoes: Black, polishable and low heeled. No plimsolls or trainers of any colour are allowed. At lunchtimes students are allowed to wear trainers on the Astro Turf only.
Outdoor Coats/Jackets: Plain Navy Blue or Black top coat/duffel or parker. No motifs, denim or leather. No hooded tops, sweatshirts or tracksuit jackets. Outdoor coats need to be removed when moving around school. These can be work at break and lunchtimes whilst outside. If worn at other times they will be confiscated.
Jewellery: Students are allowed one small gold/silver stud in each ear. No other piercings are allowed. Diamante earrings are not permitted. One plain watch and crucifix inside shirt only.
Hats and scarves: Plain Blue/Black woolen only - no caps.
Hair cut: No exaggerated hair styles, students' hair should be of a natural colour and style. Hair should be tidy and out of students' eyes. Streaked, dyed, patterned, coloured braiding, stepped, spiked or high-top styles are not allowed. No patterns, shapes or lines. Beards, moustaches and wispy growth are not permitted. Shaved eyebrows are not permitted. We do our best to be consistent and there is a designated member of SLT to check.
Nails and Makeup: No artificial nails or nail polish. Make up needs to be minimal and natural and no false eyelashes. If this is not adhered to students will be asked to remove it.
Bags - School bag/ Navy bag/ briefcase/ canvas bag/ rucksack. Must be able to hold A4 books with paper unfolded. Plain, no excessive logos or styles not in keeping with our Catholic ethos.
PE Kit - Compulsory Items
At Thomas Becket Catholic School we have our own PE Kit. This is embellished with our logo. All items to be clearly labelled. For PE lessons and representing the school at fixtures/events students will need to wear:
- Thomas Becket polo top
- Black shorts / black lycra sport tights or black tracksuit bottoms
- Plain black trainers
- Thomas Becket Quatro PE jumper
If your child forgets their PE kit they will be provided with a spare kit. If your child is injured or ill they still must get changes so they must bring their PE kit along with a note from their parent/guardian.
PE kit can be ordered online with the supplier: https://www.swidtp.co.uk
(PE kit can be delivered to your home address or can be collected in school. If you need to return an item or have a problem with any kit this will need to be done directly with the supplier. We do have a range of sizes if you are unsure which size you require.