Dressing for Excellence

Dressing for EXCELLENCE

We firmly believe that if our pupils are smartly dressed in a uniform consistent with school protocol they will be prepared for work in the classroom.

At St Philomena’s School we place an emphasis on pride in our community and on achieving excellence in every dimension of the life and work of our school.  A visible indication of this is in the standard of our pupils’ uniform and appearance. Our school uniform gives pupils a sense of identity and plays a valuable role in contributing to our ethos.

First impressions are very important and we make no apology for setting high expectations.  


All clothing must be named and kept in good condition.

Footwear must be cleaned regularly (including trainers).

Make up, nail varnish, temporary tattoos and body art are not permitted.

Jewellery is not permitted (including any form of earrings).

Hair should be brushed neatly.

Long hair (boys and girls) must be secured neatly away from the face.

Styles such as top knots which leave long hair loose are not permitted.

Hair bands, ribbons, clips and beads must be plain navy.

Hair extensions and hair dye of any colour are not permitted.

Designs cut in to short hair are not allowed.

Uniform Lists

Reception Class Uniform Booklet

Forms I and II Uniform Booklet

Form III Uniform Booklet

Forms IV to VI Uniform Booklet

Ordering Uniform

Our School uniform is stocked by Coes of Ipswich. 

Address: 20-28 Norwich Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2NH

Email: info@coes.co.uk

Phone: 01473 256061473 256061

Alternatively, you can shop online at: https://www.coes.co.uk/pages/st-philomenas-catholic-school

Purchasing Pre-Loved Uniform

The Parent Reps run a pre-loved uniform shop on the last Friday of each school month.