School Uniform


You can find our new school uniform and PE kit information for years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 here. For more information, see Understanding Our Uniform page 1 and 2.

Years 7, 8 and 9

Years 10 and 11

PE kit



Where can I buy my child’s school uniform?

You can buy the new school uniform at any of the 'pop-up' events in school

8 December 3.30pm

16 December 3.30pm

23 March 3.30pm

18 May 3.30pm

6 July 3.30pm

 or from:

or from the School Uniform Specialists

School ties are available to purchase from school at a cost of £4.50.

What else does my child need for school?

A pen, pencil, ruler and a strong bag are essentials. They will also benefit from colouring pencils, a rubber and a sharpener. They should carry their Homework Diary with them at all times, and we encourage them to bring reading material to school.

Can my child wear jewellery and/or make-up?*

We do not allow jewellery or body piercings, including necklaces and bracelets, with the exception of one plain stud per ear and one ring on a finger. If your child has a piercing over the summer holiday, this must be done in the first two weeks of the holiday. This is to allow enough time to heal so your child can follow our jewellery policy when they come back in September.

If your child wears excessive make-up, they will be asked to clean it off.

Do you have a haircut/hairstyle policy?*

We expect our students not to have extreme hairstyles. This includes tram lines, designs cut into the hair and unnatural colours, such as green, blue, purple and bright red.

What if my child does not comply with the school uniform policy?

We will ask your child to attend a detention, internal isolation and/or parental interviews with Head of Year or the Headteacher. Your child could also be excluded if they fail to comply.

If there is good reason why your child is not wearing the correct uniform, please write a note in the Diary to explain why. You should also tell us when the issue will be resolved.

What is your policy on devices like mobile phones and iPods?

We are not responsible for the security and loss of mobile phones, iPods or other electronic devices. If your child misuses items such as these, we will confiscate them immediately and return them at the end of the day.

*Cottingham High School reserves the right to determine whether any particular garment is suitable for wearing whilst on school premises. This principle also applies to hairstyles and make-up.