Uniform Policy 2024-25

The St John’s uniform is an essential part of the ethos of the school. It creates a sense of belonging and purpose. Our uniform incorporates our desire for sustainability and our belief that our uniform should be as similar as possible regardless of gender.

As our students represent St John’s in Marlborough and the wider community, they are expected to maintain high standards of behaviour when wearing their uniform, including travelling to and from school.

More information for new starters may be found on our New Starter Information webpage.

The following required items of clothing can only be purchased on-line from our official uniform/sports kit supplier NextGen Clothing Ltd.

Blazers: St John’s navy blue slim fit tailored jacket with school name and logo
Skirts:St John’s tailored straight* or pleated black skirt with logo ONLY.
Skirts to be worn just above the knee. See page 2 of the illustrated uniform policy below.
Jumpers: St John’s navy-blue V-neck with sky blue stripe around the neck (If choosing to wear a jumper)
Tie:All Year 7-11  students – navy-blue with logo stripes.
Sports Kit:
  • St John’s Navy polo shirt
  • St John’s Navy Hoody (for safety reasons, the hoody cannot be worn for Rugby)
  • St John’s Navy Rugby Shirt
  • St John’s Navy Shorts or St John’s Navy Skort*
  • St John’s Navy Tracksuit bottoms
  • St John’s Navy/Sky Blue Socks

* The straight skirt and the skort are being discontinued. If your size is no longer available, please revert to the alternative skirt/sport shorts.

The following items can be purchased from the school wear (and not fashion range) of only those suppliers who offer a specific school wear range of clothing e.g. Asda, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury, Tesco etc. Trousers and Shirts are also available from our on-line supplier.

Trousers:Black only traditional tailored style, full-length (hem should meet shoes).
Shirts:White formal school shirt, button to neck with collar suitable for wearing with a tie and either long or short sleeves.
Footwear:Black shoes.  These should be plain, leather or leather look, hardwearing and of a sensible style.
Socks:Plain black, grey, or white socks.
Tights:Black or natural. White socks must not be worn over tights.
Shorts:Black, knee-length, classic tailored shorts during the summer terms only.

The school uniform required for years 7-11 with clear guidance of what is and what is not acceptable (including images) can be found in the “Illustrated Policy” button below or on our “Academy Policies” page (4th button below).


Non-marking training shoes, rugby or football boots, white ankle socks and shin pads depending on the activity.

St John’s Uniform and Sports Kit can only be purchased on-line from our official uniform/sports kit supplier, Schoolshop  via the SchoolShop button below.

Ties can be purchased from Reception for £5.25

Payment can be made by credit or debit card.

  • Orders of £50 and over qualify for free delivery to your home address.
  • Orders under £50 will be delivered to your home address for a fee of £3.95.

Fitting sessions are available for current students:

A Subsidy Scheme is in place to assist those families who will find it difficult to purchase the uniform and Sports Kit.   The subsidy is available to students in receipt of, or whose parents or guardians (not foster parents) are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive Working Tax Credit other than the above run-on you will NOT be entitled to the subsidy.

If you are in receipt of one of the above benefits, you must apply for Free School Meals (FSM) at St John’s before any subsidy can be claimed. You can claim for FSM by completing the application at https://apply.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/england. Copy documentation (current year’s Universal Credit award notice and not more than 6 months old, three recent Universal Credit statements or similar) will be required to support your claim for subsidy if the application for FSM via the above link is not found, please contact finance@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk if the result comes back as Not found.

If eligible, subsidy is only available for one of each item per order per year except in exceptional circumstances. Please contact the school for a subsidy voucher before placing your order as the subsidy cannot be applied retrospectively. Please contact the school on uniform@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk and provide your child’s name, tutor group and a list of the items that you wish to purchase.

All sports kit should be named both inside and out.

The outside should be labelled using the One Inch ID Tag Labels – Navy Blue Background with Gold Metallic Letters from EASY2NAME.  The labels should be sewn on opposite to the St John’s logo.

The label should feature your child’s surname only.

The labels can be ordered via the following link;  https://www.easy2name.com/sew-on/sew-on-id-tags.html or by telephoning 01635 298326.

When ordering your labels please add our School Group Fundraising code: FR-STJOHNS-57  This means we receive a donation of 20% of your order value so it’s a great way to help raise funds for St John’s.

All items of lost property including uniform, other clothing, items of sports kit and lunchboxes will be available in the Atrium each Monday and Thursday from 09:30 – 14:30. Valuable items are kept securely in Reception. Named items are returned to students wherever possible. Unclaimed and  unnamed items of lost property will be recycled at the end of each school term. St John’s can accept no responsibility for property lost or damaged on school premises.

A group of St John’s parents run a Facebook group, St John’s Marlborough Second Hand Uniform, for donating & reselling of second-hand St John’s uniform and PE kit. The group is NOT run by St John’s, but fits in well with our sustainability focus.

Note: All transactions should be handled outside of school. St John’s Reception is not able to handle collections or deliveries of any transactions agreed between parents.

Illustrated Policy

SchoolShop Website

easy2name Website

St John's Policies Page

Uniform Size Guide

SchoolShop Customer Handbook

easy2name Order Form

SchoolShop Parent Update