Official schoolwear supplier -

All that happens in Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School occurs within the context of the school’s Mission Statement (in accordance with the Trust Deed for the maintenance and advancement of the Catholic religion).

Updated: July 2018
Adopted: 2 July 2018
Persons Responsible: The Governing Body; Head teacher
Review Date: July 2021 or earlier if appropriate

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is ‘Committed to Gospel Values’.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ invites all who follow its teaching to the fullness of life.  Discipleship in the Gospel is a life-long journey of faith coming to complete fulfilment only in the presence of God in heaven.  The entire life of a disciple is marked by learning and growth.  We believe that Jesus is present in the day to day life of our school, that each member of our community has a divine origin and an eternal destiny.  We believe that through his Incarnation, Jesus affirmed us as whole people and redeemed us through his resurrection.  We believe therefore that the intrinsic dignity of each member of our school community is to be honoured in spirit, in word, in deed and in law.  These beliefs underpin our approach and thereby commit us to encouraging all members of our community, staff and pupils alike, to grow towards human wholeness.
All items of uniform should be clearly labelled.


  • Trousers: Plain Grey school trousers (no jeans, chinos or other fashion trousers)
  • Shirt: Plain White school shirt
  • Tie: School Tie
  • Shoes: Plain Black (no boots, trainers, canvas shoes, pumps or fashion shoes e.g. Vans etc)
  • Jumper: V-Necked Maroon with School Badge (optional under blazer)
  • Socks: Black or Grey
  • Blazer: Maroon


  • Trousers: Plain grey tailored
  • Shirt: Plain White school shirt
  • Tie: School tie
  • Socks/Tights: Plain White, Grey or Black with no decoration, Patterned tights are not allowed
  • Jumper: V-Necked Maroon with School Badge (optional under blazer)
  • Shoes: Plain Black (no trainers, boots, canvas or fashion shoes e.g. Vans etc.).  Heels should be no higher than 2 inches
  • Blazer: Maroon
  • Skirt: see details below

Year 7 and 8

  • Banded school skirt available from Valentino Schoolwear Ltd

Years 9 to 11

  • Banded school skirt available from Valentino Schoolwear Ltd OR
  • Plain Grey skirt (must be no more than 2 inches above or below the knee, no splits unless box/kick pleat centre back only) until it becomes necessary to replace a skirt, then it must be replaced with the banded school skirt available from Valentino Schoolwear Ltd.

Trousers: these should be school wear, and not fashion, trousers e.g. not skinny trousers.  They should not be in Lycra material.  They should be grey in colour; black is not permitted.

Skirts: these should be school wear and not fashion skirts.  Skirts with a split are deemed as fashion skirts. Please note that with effect from September 2018 Year 7 must wear banded school skirts available from Valentino Schoolwear Ltd.

Top Coats should be plain and dark in colour. No Leather/PVC/Denim Top Coats or hooded sweatshirts are permitted.  A rucksack style bag worn across both shoulders is recommended to alleviate problems of back pain later in life.

PE Kit:


  • Black/White Rugby Shirt
  • Black/White Polo Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Black full length socks
  • Football boots
  • Trainers
  • White socks for indoor PE


  • School crested black tracksuit jumper
  • School crested black tracksuit pants
  • White thermal skin
  • Kit bag

Please note that Training Shoes for indoor use in the Sports Hall should have clear, Non-Coloured soles and can be purchased through sports shops or other stores.
Notes of Guidance for Parents – if you are in doubt, please contact the school.

  1. Hair must be kept clean, tidy and of reasonable length.  Students should have their natural hair colour whilst in school, unusual, exaggerated and coloured hairstyles are NOT permitted; this includes hairstyles which are deemed by the Head teacher to be excessively long or short, patterned corn rows and other patterned haircuts are not permitted.  If this rule is not adhered to, the student will be placed temporarily in the focus room, pending an exclusion.
  2. Make-up, nail varnish and conspicuous hairdressings are NOT permitted because they are not suitable for school and can pose hazards in some of the specialised activities that take place within the school. Students are allowed to wear one ring and one pair of small metal stud earrings in the lower ear lobe only.  Make-up is not permitted for years 7-11.  No other piercings, including nose studs, eyebrow and tongue piercings are permitted. If this rule is not adhered to, the piercing will have to be removed or the student will remain in the focus room.
  3. It is illegal to tattoo young people under the age of 18. A person in the UK must be at least 18 years before they can have a tattoo; it is illegal for anyone to have a tattoo under 18 even with parental consent. A visible tattoo is one which cannot be covered by properly worn school clothing, including during PE, sport and practical activities. A breach of this policy will be dealt with in the same way as a breach of uniform and the student will have to remove the item before returning to school. As tattooing a minor is illegal, all such cases will be referred to the relevant authorities.