UNIFORM 

UNIFORM SETS THE CLIMATE FOR LEARNING


The college is a place of work and a smart appearance is expected at all 􀆟times. Therefore, students in all year groups
must wear full uniform at all 􀆟times. Wearing uniform smartly with pride helps us to show that we belong to our college
community. We ask that additions are not made to the uniform and that parents/carers encourage students to wear
their uniform in the correct way (e.g. shirts tucked in, school crest visible on skirts and not rolled over at the waist etc.)

OUTDOOR CLOTHING

The College blazer is ESSENTIAL at all times. An outdoor coat is also advisable, particularly during inclement weather.

  • Outdoor coats must be black or navy blue and should not contain any large scale graphics or lettering anywhere on the coat.

  • Hooded tops or tracksuit tops are NOT PERMITTED in place of an outdoor coat, and must not be brought to college.

  • Lockers can be used to store coats during the college day.

JEWELLERY

In the interests of health and safety, NO JEWELLERY IS PERMITTED. For the same reason, ALL OTHER BODY PIERCINGS (EVEN THOSE NOT VISIBLE) ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. These are inappropriate for College and students will be instructed to remove them regardless of any time required for the piercing to establish.

HAIR AND MAKE-UP

Hair and hairstyles should be neat and professional in keeping with smartly worn unifom. Hair colours that are not natural, shaven heads, and lines are not acceptable. In terms of hair accessories, only plain hair bobbles and hair grips are permitted in order to tie hair back.

Make -up, flase tan, severe eyebrows, bandanas, acryllic nails and nail varnish are not professional and are innapropriate for college and MUST NOT be worn.

UNIFORM FOR GIRLS

GENERAL:

  • Black blazer with College badge.

  • College tie.

  • College jumper or tank top, purple trim on neck.

  • Black college skirt, with college badge visible. Length must be to the knew.

  • Black taylored trousers. (Not 'skinny fit,' no lycra, no denim)

  • White formal shirt.

  • Plain black tights or black ankle socks WITHOUT any frills. Long, knee high, or white socks are NOT permitted.

  • Plain black low-heeled shoes. Shoes MUST NOT be trainer type or canvas, or display any brand names whatsoever.

  • OPTIONAL: Plain purple head scarf. College issue. This can only be purchased from the college.

P.E. AND GAMES KIT:

COMPULSORY FOR ALL LESSONS

  • Badged college polo shirt.

  • Badged black college sports shorts.

  • Optional for outdoor lessons in autumn and winter terms:

    • Black outdoor college fleece.

    • ​Black college tracksuit bottoms​.

    • Black college waterproof jacket.

  • White short socks

  • Sports trainers. (Pumps are NOT suitable)

Items in bold can only be purchased from Monkhouse Schoolwear

UNIFORM FOR BOYS

GENERAL:

  • Black blazer with College badge.

  • College tie.

  • College jumper or tank top, purple trim on neck.

  • Black tailored trousers. (Not 'skinny fit,' no lycra, no denim)

  • White formal shirt.

  • Plain black socks.

  • Plain black shoes. Shoes MUST NOT be trainer type or canvas or display any brand names whatsoever.

P.E. AND GAMES KIT:

COMPULSORY FOR ALL LESSONS

  • Pale blue College polo shirt.

  • Black badged college sports shorts.

  • Purple football socks

  • White short socks.

  • Sports trainers (pumps are NOT suitable).

  • Shin pads.

  • Football boots.

  • Optional for outdoor lessons in autumn and winter terms:

    • College multi-sports top

    • ​Black college tracksuit bottoms​.

    • Black college waterproof jacket.

Items in bold can only be purchased from Monkhouse Schoolwear

GENERAL NOTES ON UNIFORM:

 

  • College jumpers are compulsory items of uniform

  • Shirts are to be tucked into skirts/trousers at all times.

  • Blazers are to be worn at all times.

  • Ties are to be worn so that they cover the top 4 (unmodified) buttons of the shirt.

  • Skirts must be college design provided by Monkhouse schoolwear and the badge must be visible at ALL times.

  • Trousers are to be TAILORED and black in colour.  Jeans, tracksuit bottoms or cords are NOT ALLOWED.

  • Socks must be plain black WITHOUT ANY FRILLS. Long, knee high or white socks are NOT ALLOWED.

  • Hooded or tracksuit tops are NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances.

  • College uniform suppliers often stock items that the college will not permit. This is also the case for footwear.

  • Parents are encouraged to check directly with the college if they are unsure about any item of uniform.