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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.

Shorts: Black, formal shorts, no stretch or cargo styles - these can now be worn all year round (4/9/23)

Skirts: Black box pleated, no extremes of length or tightness; no stretch material.  If a skirt is worn - socks (black) 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.  Black socks (or black/natural tights) only to be worn with uniform (no white socks).

Outdoor wear: Coats and jackets should be an appropriate plain, colour without slogans. No denim or hoodies.
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.

Bags: Students should bring a reasonable-sized, secure rucksack (no handbags), 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, between the Easter and summer holidays.

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.


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


No face/body piercings or tattoos

Make up

No make-up

Discreet make-up


No extreme hairstyles or colours

No artificial aspects of make up are permitted, for example, acrylic nails, false eyelashes, etc.

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.


Physical Education – Uniform

It is important that ALL items are clearly named.

All jewellery, including studs and sleepers, must be removed for all PE lessons.  Newly pierced ears must be covered for the initial 6-week period.

Students with long hair must have hair tied back.

Required PE kit

CPS Logoed Polo Top



CPS Logoed Maroon Rugby/Multi Sports top


CPS Logoed Maroon Fleece

CPS Logoed Black football shorts


CPS logoed Black Skort

CPS Logoed Maroon Long Socks



White ankle sports socks



Shin Pads with ankle support



Mouth Guard



Indoor Trainers - any colour or make.  Must be non-marking soles. No hightop style boots or canvas pumps.



Astro trainers (no metal studs or metal blades) – any colour or make. 

Astro trainers can be worn on both the playground and field.


Football Boots (no metal studs or metal blades) – any make. 

Sturdy Kit Bag




Optional PE Kit

Black full length Plain Track suit bottoms – As per SWI website


Sports full length Leggings – Plain Black (must be from SWI Website or a sports shop)

Black logoed Track suit top – As per SWI website




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)
Geometry Sets


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