School Uniform Information

We wear our St Barnabas blue uniform with pride!

School Uniform Policy

Updated: 07/09/2022 462 KB


All children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are expected to wear school uniform.
The St Barnabas’ uniform has been chosen so that it is reasonably inexpensive to purchase and easy to obtain. We are a poverty proofed school so we are extremely mindful of the cost of uniform. Parents can choose whether they want to purchase uniform with the school badge on or plain uniform. Our FOSB PTFA collect in donated uniform and this is offered to parents at a number of events across the school year. 

We want our children to look smart and to wear their uniform with pride. A high standard of appearance is usually an indication of good discipline, self-awareness, and responsibility. These are points which we believe it is important to emphasise to our children.

The uniform consists of:


  • Pale blue polo shirt (with or without the school badge)
  • Royal blue sweatshirt with or without school badge (Red sweatshirts or red leavers hoodie for Y6)
  • Grey trousers (Shorts may be worn in Summer or through choice in Winter)
  • Grey or black socks
  • Black smart school shoes (not trainers)


  • Pale blue polo shirt (with or without the school badge)
  • Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan with or without the school badge (Red sweatshirts/cardigan or red leavers hoodie for Y6)
  • Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers (Or royal blue and white checked dress in Summer)
  • Grey or white socks or grey tights
  • Black smart school shoes (no trainers)

PE Kit

  • Plain black shorts or Joma black shorts
  • Royal blue joma PE T-shirt or plain royal blue t-shirt or house colour t-shirt
  • Pumps or trainers for outdoor PE
  • Joma plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black tracksuit bottoms or leggings may be worn during the colder weather
  • Optional 3/4 zip up  sweatshirt (initials can be added to the front) or royal blue zip up hoodie with badge can be worn on PE days or royal blue school sweatshirt

Children come to school dressed in their PE kit on PE days twice a week. Along with their PE lessons, they also take part in games sessions on the MUGA at lunch times with our sports coach.


PE Kit can be purchased here:


Our Year 6 children are proud to wear red hoodies – they are our ambassadors for the school. They purchase a Leavers hoodie at the beginning of the year so that they get the best value as they can wear it all year, rather than for a couple of weeks at the end of the year. 


Sweatshirts, cardigans, polo shirts, PE T-shirts and book bags with the school logo can all be purchased by local uniform providers or alternatively you may purchase plain uniform from our local supermarkets and shops:

  • Snazzy’s, Bridge Street, Darwen
  • Grays Schoolwear, Northgate, Blackburn
  • Whittakers Schoolwear, Church Street,Blackburn


Parents of children in the infant classes are asked to purchase a blue book bag so that children can hold their books and water bottle in them and they fit in their own trays. 

Children in the junior classes may bring in a small bag or rucksack to carry their books and water bottle. 

Our Reception children take part in weekly Muddy Mondays and have access to an outdoor area all year round. Therefore we ask that parents send in a pair of wellies and a waterproof puddle suit so that children can access our outdoor area in all weathers.

For safety reasons, the wearing of jewellery is not allowed, this includes earrings. We recommend that ear piercing should take place at the beginning of the summer holiday so allowing time for healing. Watches may be worn, but the school cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss that may occur. During PE or Games lessons watches must be removed.

Hair accessories should be small and school colours- royal blue. No large bows please. Hair should be tied back if it is longer than shoulder length. We like our children to look smart at all times so please avoid extreme hair cuts such as lines, patterns or colours.

All clothing should be clearly labelled, and outdoor coats should have strong loops so that they can hang safely on coat pegs. Bags should be of a reasonable size so that they are easy to store and don’t block corridors.