November 16, 2016

Dress Code


CB2_2440A school uniform is a way to show pride in one’s school community.  They create a feeling of unity and also connect students to the history of their school. A uniform is one very visual and public affirmation of a school’s identity. It also minimizes distractions in the learning process.

It is important that students at St. Patrick’s School wear the complete uniform, and always remember that when wearing it inside and outside the school, students are representing their school–St. Patrick’s in Bedford. Behavior should be a credit to both the student and the school.

All students in Grades Pre-K through 8 are required to wear a uniform at all times during school hours. Uniforms are expected to be neat and clean. Parents should label their child’s name on all articles of clothing. Uniforms may be purchased from the Flynn and O’Hara Uniform Company. The company is on-site at St. Patrick’s School at the Moving Up Day each spring to measure students and take orders. Additionally, uniforms may be purchased online via the Flynn & O’Hara website: Flynn & O’Hara School Uniforms

Students wear the gym uniform daily. Sneakers are to be worn every day in Pre-K and K.


  • Jumper or Tunic
  • White Peter Pan collar shirt – short/long sleeve
  • Sweater
  • White Turtleneck in winter
  • Option of Twill Slacks in winter
  • Walking shorts in spring
  • Navy or white knee socks, tights or crew socks with walking shorts
  • Navy blue sweatshirt and sweatpants for gym or mesh shorts
  • Optional fleece Jacket


  • Navy blue twill pants
  • Light Blue Knit shirt – long or short sleeve
  • Sweater
  • Turtleneck in winter
  • Walking shorts in spring
  • Navy crew socks
  • Navy blue sweatshirt and sweatpants for gym or mesh shorts
  • Optional fleece Jacket


  • Skirt or Kilt – which is no shorter than the knee cap, and white oxford shirt. All else is the same.


  • Light Blue Oxford shirt. All else is the same as lower grades.

Boys are required to have a traditional haircut. Other hair styles such as tails, dyed hair and shaved heads are not appropriate. Boys are not permitted to wear facial hair or earrings. Jewelry must be worn in moderation and must be taken off during gym for safety reasons. Girls may not wear dangling or oversized earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Girls may not wear makeup, nail polish or fake nails to school.

The individual teacher will clarify class trip attire depending on the nature of the trip and the location.

On occasion, the Principal will give a NO UNIFORM DAY. If the student chooses to wear jeans, they must not be baggy, ill fitting or torn. Girls’ skirts must not be shorter than knee length. Shoes must be appropriate and sensible and always worn with socks. No flip-flop sandals or high heels are allowed.