Uniform 2021-2022

The St John’s uniform is an essential part of the ethos of the school.  It creates a sense of belonging and purpose. Our new design 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.

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 policy below.
Jumpers: St John’s navy-blue V-neck with sky blue stripe around the neck and logo tab. (Optional)


All Year 7 and 8 students new style navy-blue with logo stripes.
All male students in all other year groups.
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy polo shirt
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy Hoody (for safety reasons, the hoody cannot be worn for Rugby)
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy Rugby Shirt
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy Shorts
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy Skort
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy Tracksuit bottoms
Sports Kit:St John’s Navy/Sky Blue Socks

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: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:Navy, black, grey or white socks.
Tights:Black, navy or neutral.
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 Uniform Policy” button above right (or below, on mobile devices) or on our About Us/Policies webpage.


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, School Colours via the “Visit the Uniform Shop” button above or the link in Weblinks below.

Ties can be purchased from Reception for £5.00

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 can be delivered to your home address for £7.14
  • Orders under £50 can be delivered free to school. Orders placed before 12.30pm on Monday will be available for collection from Reception from Wednesday lunchtime. Please retain a copy of your receipt.

Our uniform supplier, School Colours, have provided a Guide to Measuring for Uniform Sizes to assist you in identifying the correct size:
St John’s Guide to Measuring

Subject to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, sample garments are available at St John’s so that you can ‘try before you buy’.  Fitting sessions are available for current students:

  • Tuesday    13:30 to 14:00 St John’s Students (Years 9, 10 & 11)
  • Thursday  13:30 to 14:00 St John’s Students (Years 7 & 8)

Other times                By appointment only – Please contact Miss C Stokes via email at                                                                 admissions@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk

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 for students who parents or guardians (not foster parents) are in receipt of:

  • Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit and whose annual gross income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190. Your tax credit notice (Form TC602) will tell you this.
  • Guaranteed element of the state pension credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Income related employment support allowance
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit,
  • Universal Credit and whose net annual income is less than £7,400, after tax and excluding any benefits received.

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, copy documentation (current year’s award notice and not more than 6 months old) will be required to support your claim for subsidy. Any refund of the subsidy amount will be made retrospectively following the initial purchase.   If eligible, subsidy is only available for the compulsory elements of the uniform and sports kit (one of each only per purchase) and not any of the optional items.

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.

Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Black, blue and green pen
  • Pencils (HB)
  • Set of colouring pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Set of felt tip pens
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • 30 cm transparent ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Scientific calculator
  • Headphones (not wireless) for Music lessons
  • Dictionary
  • Reading Book

Many items can be purchased in the library including our recommended calculators.

Students are also expected to bring the required ingredients for Food Technology lessons in order to make the recipes provided.

A group of St John’s parents have set up a Facebook group for gifting & reselling of second-hand St John’s uniform. The group is NOT run by St John’s, but fits in with our sustainability focus. Search Facebook for St John’s Marlborough Second-hand Uniform.

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St John’s Uniform Policy 2021-2022 Sept 2021
St John’s Uniform Price List 2020 – Updated Jun 2020
Guide to Measuring for Uniform Sizes Jun 2021
Easy2Name Order Form Order form updated May 2020