Daily Checks

Your daily equipment

The college will provide you with:

  • Textbooks
  • Exercise Books
  • A Student Planner

You will need to provide a suitable bag, large enough for an A4 folder AND pencil case containing:

  • 2 Black Pens
  • 2 Green Pens
  • 2 Pencils
  • 1 Pencil Sharpener
  • 1 Ruler
  • 1 Rubber

Equipment checks will be made daily by your form tutor in prep time. Equipment can be purchased in college but we advise Students to arrive properly equipped in order to achieve a flying start to each day.


Sanctions such as a teacher detention will be enforced if you forget your equipment.

College uniform code

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of you and anyone arriving at college in non-uniform or unsuitable footwear can expect their parents to be contacted with a view to yougoing home to get changed or spending the day in internal exclusion.

NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please ask your parents to contact college via a note in your planner regarding uniform issues and this can be dealt with by the tutor in morning prep time.


Jewellery must not be worn in the college with exceptions to one small pair of earrings and one ring. These items, if worn to college, must be removed during a PE lesson for reasons of health and safety.


  • Make-up may only be worn by students in Years 9, 10 and 11.
  • When worn, make-up must be minimal and discreet (looking entirely natural). Eye shadow, false lashes, eye liner, heavy mascara, bright lip colours or brightly coloured nail varnish are not regarded as acceptable. Excessive make-up and orange or brown hued foundation make-up will have to be removed.

Compulsory College Uniform:

  • Trousers

Black Tailored Trousers (suit style) see examples below:





Tight fitting or slouch trousers (Miss Sexy style) are not acceptable.

  • Skirts

Skirts must be black, knee length and worn with black tights.


  • Shoes

Shoes acceptable (black only).

Acceptable Shoes

Shoes must have a strong and solid bottom.  Canvas/ballerina shoes are flimsy and not acceptable due to health and safety issues in workshops and laboratories.

  • Shirts

White Shirts with either short sleeves or long sleeves.  No capped sleeves.

Long Sleaved ShirtShort Sleaved Shirt

  • Tie

Jumper & Tie Cardigan & Tie


  • All items of clothing must be marked with your name.
  • All valuable possessions ie watches, money, jewelley should be placed in an envelope and handed into the teacher and placed in the valuables box – not left in the changing rooms

Students in breach of the college uniform code will have items confiscated and placed in the college safe.  Students will be able to collect the items at the end of the day from the college’s finance office between 2.45pm – 3.00pm. Where items of college uniform cannot be removed/confiscated, parents will be contacted and students will be sent home until parents and college can work together to rectify the issue.

Parents should contact college before they buy anything they feel may be deemed unacceptable due to the guidelines stated above.

We do not allow you to wear the following:

  • Training shoes or sandals/flip flops/plimsolls/high heeled shoes or boots. No coloured laces
  • Jewellery – with the exception of one small stud/or small sleeper in each ear, a small signet ring and a watch (the sleeper should be no larger than a 5 pence piece)
  • Denim/leather garments or extremes of fashion
  • Hoods or any hats inside the college building or outside space
  • Baseball caps should not be worn on the college grounds
  • Bracelets or necklaces
  • Large decorative belts/coloured belts other than black

We do not allow the following:

  • Use of mobile phones
  • Coats and outdoor clothing are not to be worn in the college building
  • Expensive outdoor wear
  • Large sums of money
  • MP3 Players/iPods (unless directed by teacher to support learning)
  • Expensive jewellery
  • Brightly coloured hair
  • Facial or tongue piercings - one pair of small ear studs can be worn
  • Patterns shaved into hair

NOTE: The above are a breach of college policy and also present either a security or health and safety risk.