Safeguarding Notice

St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.

St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School



Through this policy the school aims to:


  • Identify ourselves as a school family
  • Promote a feeling of identity for children with the school they belong to and to promote a sense of pride in the uniform they wear
  • Support a strong, cohesive school identity which support high standards and expectations in all areas of school life
  • Prevent possible loss of self esteem for children whose families are unable or unwilling to keep pace with the newest, most expensive or fashionable clothing and equipment
  • Equip children with life skills required in later life, learning to dress in a smart and acceptable manner. Smartness and high standards are expected at all times
  • Provide clothing which is hard wearing and represent good value for money, it is also designed with health and safety in mind
  • Be inclusive, however variations to policy may be considered on the basis of established religious of cultural traditions, however these variations will be dealt with on a individual basis and remain at the discretion of the Head Teacher and Governing Board.


All children are required to wear a school uniform within school or when representing the school and comply with the school uniform policy in terms of hair styles, dress and shoes. Parents are expected to sign up to the policy and assist in enforcing this with their children.

Please note that all uniform items must be labelled with the child’s name.


Over the course of the last three years, we have been asked by numerous pupils and parents why we do not have a shirt and tie as part of our school uniform and this has often been stated from pupils in their questionnaires.  With Governor approval, we have decided to introduce a white shirt and school tie as part of our uniform with effect from September 2019.

The key changes to the uniform from September 2019 are:


Removal of the polo shirts with embroidered logo and replace with a white shirt;

Introduce a tie for boys and girls;

V neck jumper with embroidered logo;

a royal blue embroidered t-shirt for PE and

navy or black shorts for PE.

Please note that children in Reception ONLY may wear a white polo shirt.

The suppliers we recommend to use is School Trends online (more information will follow) and the uniform shop ‘Moses’ on Drake Street, Rochdale.


Please view the Uniform Policy below for more information.