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Uniform for 2020/21

Our uniform suppliers are:

The pop-up uniform events scheduled for the summer term held at the school have been cancelled due to the current Covid-19 government social distance safety measures that are in place at the moment.  Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, we will look to reinstate these pop-up shops when we can safely do so. 

SteadySchoolWear have extended their opening hours at their shop to be able put measures in place which strictly adhere to the government guidelines on social distancing to ensure everyone is safe. 

The Steady School Wear shop is located on:

29 Holderness Rd, Hull, HU8 7NA.

Tel:  01482 322982

Extended opening hours begin on Monday 20th July and end Sunday 6th September:

  • Monday to Friday    9.15am-5.30pm

  • Saturday                10.00am-5.00pm 

  • Sunday                  10.00am-4.00pm 

Late evening opening hours begin on Wednesday 12th August until Friday 4th September – Every Wednesday and Thursday evening we will be open until 8pm.

We encourage you to consider attending during low peak times such as our late evenings from August 12th and Sundays, in order to avoid long waiting times to get into the shop.

Normal opening hours will recommence on Monday 7th September 2020:

  • Monday to Friday                 9.15am – 4.30pm

  • Saturday 12th September  10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Sunday 13th September     CLOSED

For full details of the service they can provide to you, how to measure your son/daughter before you go and safety measures in place at the shop, please check the attachment at the bottom.   

If you wish to purchase a tie before September, please purchase from Steady School Wear. 

Uniform for Years 7, 8 and 9

  • Black V-neck jumper with grey trim round the neck and the school logo
  • And/or Savile cut (boys) black jacket with the school logo
  • And/or Colchester cut (girls) black jacket with the school logo
  • Plain white shirt 
  • Maroon tie with the school logo
  • Plain black, full length trousers. Belts must be plain black and with a small buckle. (Please note that the following are not permitted: cords, jeans, brushed denim, combat style trousers/multiple pockets, ski pants/leggings, trousers with multiple zips or slits in the legs, extreme hipster styles, pinstripe or other patterned styles. They must not be skinny, stretchy or skin tight.)
  • School 'Aspire' skirt available from School Uniform Specialists
  • Flat, black footwear which can be polished.  Boots above the ankle are not permitted.
  • Hat – This should be sensible and appropriate. Students can only wear hats outside and must take them off as soon as they enter a school building.
  • Apron – This is to protect clothing during Technology lessons.
  • Shorts (boys) may be worn during the summer term (only available through

Uniform for Years 10 and 11

  • Black tie with the school logo.
  • All other items as in Years 7-9.

PE Kit Girls

  • Panelled skirt - black/red
  • Panelled polo shirt with the school logo - black/red
  • Panelled 1/4 zip top with the school logo - black/red
  • White sports trainers
  • Football socks 3 stripe top with 'chs' - black/red or plain black
  • White sports socks (ankle socks)
  • Track pants - black/red (KS4 only) (optional)
  • No jewellery

PE Kit Boys

  • Panelled rugby shorts - black/red
  • Fully reversible panelled rugby shirt - black/red
  • Panelled polo shirt with the school logo - black/red
  • Panelled 1/4 zip top with the school logo - black/red (optional)
  • Football socks 3 stripe top with 'chs' - black/red or plain black
  • White sports trainers
  • White sports socks (ankle socks)
  • Football/hockey boots
  • No jewellery

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 Student Planner 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 Planner 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.