St Francis of Assisi Church of England Primary School students wear their uniform and the school logo with pride. Our uniform shows that we are part of the St Francis of Assisi Church of England School community. We have the highest expectations from our students with regards to school uniform and appearance, and strongly believe that our high standards enhance pupils’ school pride, community spirit and family ethos and promotes positive behaviour, support effective teaching and learning and contribute to the ethos of the school.
We have a uniform policy so that all pupils are the same and are not treated differently to anyone else. It also reduces the issues of peer pressure, distractions and allows all pupils to feel part of our school family and be proud to wear their uniform and promote what our school stands for. With this in mind we request that parents are mindful of any branding such as shoes, coats, sports kits in addition to the uniform. The impact of choosing expensive brands creates competition between pupils to have ‘the best’. This in turn means some families cannot afford such additions and can widen the issue of peer pressure of which the uniform policy is trying to reduce. By maintaining this stance we hope to reduce the financial burden to parents and the demanding requests of pupils for the ‘next best thing’ and the increasing expectations from children. As a school we want to work in partnership with parents to reduce these increasing expectations of pupils.
We have reduced the number of school branded items (two items) and all other uniform can be purchased from a range of shops and supermarkets. In September 2022, our Friends of St Francis group purchased book bags for all new Reception starters.
Please click here for a copy of our Uniform Policy
There are only two branded items that need to be purchased from Motif8 either from the store on Stephenson Street, Gladstone Industrial Estate, Thornaby, TS17 6AL or through their website. The link for our school is here
We also have set up a pre-loved school uniform group. Here is a poster explaining more.
Click here to order Stikins name labels and raise money for the school. Our fundraising reference number is 35847.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of school uniform, please do not hesitate to contact the office or Head Teacher.