Uniform & PE Kit

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Uniform requirements

It is expected that students are dressed smartly and appropriately for a focused learning environment at all times.

All items of uniform should be clearly named using permanent marker, iron-on or sew-in tapes. Please note biro is not suitable as a marker.

Trousers: Black, smart, tailored style; plain, no cord, jean or legging style/material, no extreme tightness.

Skirts: Black A-line or pleated, no extremes of length or tightness; no stretch material.  If a skirt is worn - socks (black or white) or tights (black or neutral) should be plain.  Skirts should be reflective of a style appropriate to a professional job interview.  The hem should be closer to the knee than the hip!

Shirt or Blouse with stiff collar: White, long or short-sleeved, no sports shirts.

House tie: Available to order online via SWI.  We have limited stock available from Reception.

School Sweatshirt: Maroon with logo – available from online supplier SWI.

Shoes: Plain, black, formal, enclosed shoes. Heel of no more than 5 cm. No fashion footwear, boots, trainers, sandals or logoed brands.

Outdoor wear: Coats and jackets should be an appropriate plain, colour without slogans. No denim or hoodies.
Year 11 Uniform: Black V-neck sweatshirt with school logo in House colour - available from online supplier SWI.  Tie not compulsory, however an optional maroon tie is available to purchase from Reception.
Aprons: Maroon apron for Food Technology - available to order online via SWI.  We have limited stock available from Reception.

Art Overall:  An old, long-sleeved shirt that covers uniform is sufficient.
Jewellery, Make-up and Hair:








No jewellery apart from a single stud or sleeper per ear
Single charity bracelet

1 plain stud or sleeper per ear
One plain ring on one finger

Up to 2 plain studs or sleepers per ear
One plain ring on one finger


No face/body piercings or tattoos

Make up

No make-up

Discreet make-up


No extreme hairstyles

The school reserves the right to decide whether an item of uniform or jewellery, make-up or hairstyle complies with the above standards.  Any items of jewellery considered unacceptable may be confiscated for a fixed period of time.

Bags: Students should bring a reasonable-sized, secure bag which must be big enough for A4 sized books and folders.

Summer Term Uniform (Optional): White polo shirts with House colour logo on the collar are available from online supplier SWI. These may only be worn during the summer term.

P.E. Kit

All items of kit should be clearly named using permanent marker, iron-on or sew-in name tapes. Biro is not suitable as a marker.

Maroon logoed polo shirt
Maroon logoed Rugby shirt
Black logoed shorts
Maroon and white football Socks
White ankle socks
Shin pads 
Trainers any colour; Non-Marking Soles ONLY and NO High-Top or canvas pumps
Football boots; any make, NO metal studs
Towel for showering
A strong kit bag - this should be a separate bag to the one used for school books and equipment
Gum shield (for rugby and hockey)
Maroon logoed polo shirt
Maroon logoed fleece
Black logoed shorts or skort
Maroon and white football socks
White ankle socks
Shin pads
Astro trainers or football boots; any make. Astro trainers can be worn on the playground and the outdoor pitches
Plain, black sports leggings; available online from SWI or a sports shop. NO fashion leggings
Gum shield (for rugby and hockey)

Running spikes; any make
Plain, black, full-length track pants and top available online from SWI

Non-logoed items can be purchased from any sports retailer.

All jewellery, including studs and sleepers, must be removed for all PE lessons.

A note must be given to the PE Department regarding newly pierced ears and tape must be provided by the student to cover earrings during PE lessons for the initial six week period. 

Online Ordering

Uniform items should be ordered directly from our online supplier SWI via their website.
Items can be delivered to school free of charge.

SWI offer free of charge returns for orders over £75. If unsure of sizes it is advisable to order more than one size to try at home.

SWI DO NOT offer exchanges on orders. Incorrect items will need to be reordered.

SWI offer free delivery to school during term time. Orders placed before Friday will usually be delivered to CPS on Tuesday. Orders will be held at reception for collection.

Sundry Items

School reception holds stock of a few items that can be purchased directly:

House Ties
Maroon Ties (Y11 only)
Cookery Aprons
Geometry Sets
Student Planners

Useful links

Lost Property

Second-hand uniform - contact Reception to find out what is available.