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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”


Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS. If you think a child is in immediate danger please phone 999

Our Uniform

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

School Uniform Checklist 2021

(all uniform available at Clive Mark)


The Governing Body of Our Lady of Lourdes requires that all pupils wear the prescribed uniform (as detailed below) because we feel that uniform ties the pupils together and shows that we are one family. This list is the uniform of the school and if an item of clothing is not listed then it is not uniform and should not be worn. By seeking admission to Our Lady of Lourdes you are also agreeing to support the policies of the school.


All uniform is available at Clive Mark in King's Heath and they are the sole supplier (at this time) of our required logo items. We would advise parents to purchase any other uniform elements as the major supermarkets where good quality items are sold very reasonably. 


Uniform List – Winter Uniform to be worn from September to Easter

  • Ocean blue sweat shirt or cardigan with our school badge 
  • Grey flannel school skirt or trousers
  • White shirt (long or short sleeves) for KS2 and any pupil in KS1 who wants to wear one. KS1 may wear a white polo shirt and no tie
  • School Tie (from Year 3 only – NOT the elasticated version, it must be a proper school tie and must be worn with the school white shirt at all times). If Year 2 choose a collared shirt it also needs a tie please
  • White, grey or black socks, or black tights
  • Footwear - Black sensible shoes (no trainers allowed, no heels allowed, no over ankle boots allowed)
  • Outdoor Clothes - Wellington boots (optional for outdoor activities and Forest School work)
  • Hair - Long hair in a plait, bun or pony tail/s at all times to minimise exposure to head lice (hair ties and bows in blue, black or white please) - please note the long hair rule applies to boys and girls
  • Blue School Book Bag required for all children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 & Year 4 (available to buy from the school). Pupils do not need another bag and rucksacks in these classes will be sent home or stored elsewhere
  • Blue School PE Bag (available to buy from the school) or you can provide your own
  • Yellow School Cap to be worn on school visits and during the school day in hot weather (these are provided for each child in Year R - Year 6 free of charge, Nursery pupils may wear their own hats)
  • Water Bottle - all children must have their own water bottle to use during the day and at lunchtime


In the Summer term (From Easter each year)

The weekly newsletter will confirm the start date for summer uniform each year

  • Royal blue gingham dress 
  • White polo shirt (school badge on polo shirt)
  • Grey short trousers (must be to the knee/boys or girls)
  • Pupils may stay in winter uniform if they choose to do so but in this case the tie must be worn
  • Yellow School Cap to be worn on school visits and during the school day in hot weather


PE kit (Please remember that PE is compulsory and requires the following kit)

  • Black slip-on plimsolls for indoor PE (dance/gymnastics) & trainers for outdoor PE
  • White t shirt or polo shirt (Clive Mark sell a version with our school badge)
  • Blue or black shorts (no other colours)
  • Swimming costume/trunks/towel from Year 2 for swimming lessons (swimming is compulsory from Year 3 in the National Curriculum but starts in Year 2 at OLOL)
  • Blue or black tracksuit bottoms are allowed in winter months (no football or fashion clothing allowed)
  • Yellow School Cap to be worn in hot weather (we do not allow fashion caps or football team caps)


Please label all items of clothing with labels that can be sewn in to avoid loss.

The school accepts no responsibility for loss of uniform – all items of uniform misplaced by pupils will be placed in lost property for two terms.


No jewellery allowed including earrings (no studs and no earring retainers)

  • Please ensure that you get ears pierced at the beginning of the summer holidays to allow enough time for the hole to remain open without retainers
  • Pupils that wear earrings to school will be asked to remove them or you will be telephoned to come and remove them 


No nail polish or make up is allowed

  • Pupils arriving in make up or nail polish will be asked to remove it and will be provided with materials to do so


No extreme haircuts are allowed for boys or girls

  • If the Head Teacher deems the haircut to be extreme you will be asked to rectify it at the hairdresser/barber or your child will be isolated until it grows out - please understand the need for reasonable hair styles and avoid trying to debate the issue, it is a rule and will be followed
  • It is recommended that boys do not have a number 1 or less on their hair and do not cut designs/tram lines into their hair to avoid being isolated in break times or told to wear a head covering
  • Pupils must not have styles that allow a significant difference between the length on top and the length at the sides
  • Pupils are not allowed to colour their hair during term time and any colours added for fun etc must be gone before pupils return to school