It is the policy of EMS that uniform should be worn by all pupils throughout Years 7 to 11. The uniform supports the ethos of the school and helps instil discipline and pride in appearance in pupils. All PE kit and school uniform must have the pupil’s name in it – label or permanent marker. Pupils must have a bag suitable for bringing planners, books and other basic equipment (pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, all books for the day’s lessons, PE kit when required) to school each day. Hats and caps must not be worn inside the school building.

If you have any items of school uniform that your child no longer needs (e.g. blazers, ties, jumpers etc.) which are still in good condition we would be grateful if you would send them to school. We will then keep a supply of uniform in school which can be loaned to students in an emergency.


Log onto www.trutexdirect.com and register using our schools LEA code: LEA01006SC. This will take you to the English Martyrs school uniform page, where you can see all items of our school uniform. The site is secure and orders can be placed quickly and safely, direct with Trutex. Alternatively, you can order from Trutex Direct by phone, call 01200 421206.  PLEASE NOTE:  PE Kit will not be available until July. 

Trutex will also be holding five pop up shops in school which you are welcome to pop into to try on, buy or order items. 

Main School Uniform

The regulation uniform is as follows:

  • White School Shirt (cotton or polyester/cotton)
  • EMS School Tie
  • Black Skirt (A-line, flared or pleated of knee length to be worn with opaque black tights)
    • Skirts with front or side splits must not be worn
    • Sports shorts should not be worn under skirts
  • Black Trousers (not jeans)
  • EMS Black Blazer with Embroidered Badge
  • EMS School Jumper (optional)
  • Formal Plain Black School Shoes (no training shoes, platform soles or high heels)
  • Anorak or Coat (no denim jackets, tracksuit tops or hoodies)

P.E. Kit

The PE Kit is as follows:

  • EMS T-Shirt
  • EMS Long Sleeve Top
  • Plain black shorts (no cycling shorts)
  • Black Football Socks
  • Trainers (no plimsolls’/canvas shoes)
  • Swimming kit (towel/ plain black trunks or costume/cap/bobble)

Optional PE Kit includes:

  • Plain Black Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Plain Black or Red Base-Layer
  • Football Boots
  • Plain Black Tracksuit Bottoms or Sports Leggings
  • Plain Black or Red Base-Layer


Hairstyles are expected to be reasonable with no artificial colouring. Any pupil attending with an unacceptable hairstyle will be excluded. This action is to save the pupil involved from possible humiliation and embarrassment and to maintain high standards. Similar action will be taken with regards to shaved eyebrows, body piercing and tattoos.


Apart from the items below, the wearing of jewellery is not allowed:

  • Pupils may wear a wrist watch.
  • Girls may wear one small stud in each ear lobe.

There is risk of accidental injury from wearing jewellery in school and we cannot take responsibility for loss or damage to items of jewellery. The wearing of make-up is not allowed.