This page is designed to provide parents, carers and students with all of the information you might need on our school uniform and the equipment you need every day. If we have missed anything, please contact Mrs Bennett, Assistant Headteacher. School Uniform and Equipment School uniform forms the basis of our identity as a school community. Students who know and feel that they belong to a community are always more successful than those who do not. With care, school uniform is also a cost effective alternative to the ever-changing demands of fashion amongst young people. At Colmers School, we take great pride in maintaining high standards of uniform and ask for the support of all parents and carers to ensure your child arrives in the correct uniform every day. In the event of a query or dispute regarding standards of uniform and appearance, the Headteacher’s decision is final. I f you need assistance with uniform, please contact Main Reception on 0121 453 1778 and we will do what we can to assist. COVID-19 Uniform Changes During COVID-19, we are adapting our school uniform in two ways: PE Days : On days when students have PE, they will be required to wear their PE Kit to school with joggers / tracksuit bottoms over their PE shorts and a sweatshirt or hooded top over their PE Top. The top layer can be a school sweatshirt or a sweatshirt / hooded top Classroom Layers: we will be keeping classrooms well ventilated as a safety measure, with windows and doors open for air circulation. This means that students may wish to wear an additional layer for warmth, This can be their coat, an extra jumper / sweatshirt / hooded top or students may wish to wear a t-shirt / vest / leggings under their school uniform, especially in Winter, Our Suppliers Uniform can be bought from the following Clive Mark Marks and Spencers Years 7 & 8 – All Pupils Tailored Black School Trousers or Trutex Taylor Tartan Skirt Plain White Shirt with a top button (Shirts to be worn tucked in with the top button done up). Navy Blue Sweatshirt with embroidered school badge Tie – Burgundy with Blue Stripe (tie to be worn with the whole stripe showing below the knot) Plain Black School Shoes Plain dark socks/tights Years 9, 10, & 11 – All Pupils Tailored Black School Trousers or Trutex Taylor Tartan Skirt Plain White Shirt with a top button (Shirts to be worn tucked in with the top button done up) Tie – Blue with Burgundy stripe (tie to be worn with the whole stripe showing below the knot) Plain Black School Shoes Plain dark socks/tights Navy Blue Blazer with embroidered school badge Navy Blue Sweatshirt with embroidered school badge (optional) PE – All Year Groups – All Pupils Navy Blue PE Shorts PE Top in House Colour (Eagle – yellow) (Dolphin – sky blue) (Wolf – red) White Sports Socks or White Football Socks Trainers Football boots (optional) Navy Blue Round Neck T Shirt (optional) Students may choose to wear leggings underneath their PE Shorts. Leggings alone are not acceptable PE Kit. On PE days, students are expected to wear a pair of joggers or tracksuit bottoms over their PR shorts, preferably blue, grey or black. In addition, students will need a warm top over their PE top, which can either be a school jumper or a sweat shirt / hooded top. With respect to uniform and equipment, the Headteacher and Governing Body will insist upon the following: Footwear Plain black leather type school shoes. Shoes must be appropriate for busy corridors, stairways and playgrounds Any laces must be black No trainers, pumps or canvas footwear No sling backs, boots or shoes with significant heels Loud, bright socks are not acceptable Please see information regarding shoes here Outdoor wear A plain outdoor coat No denim, or denim look alike to be worn No large lettering, camouflage style No sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, “hoodies”, leisure or brightly coloured/patterned coats No caps at all. Hats to be removed inside the buildings. All outdoor wear to be removed in classrooms (coats, hats, gloves, scarves etc) Trousers and skirts Plain black tailored trousers or Trutex Taylor Tartan Skirt No denim, or denim look alike to be worn Skirts should be knee length (5cm above or below the knee) No lycra/stretch material No skin-tight trousers No decoration (belts/buckles/zips/buttons/sparkle etc) Hair, jewellery No unreasonable or extreme haircuts – please check before attending barbers/hairdressers No shaved patterns or lines in the hair or eyebrows Only plain dark coloured hair bands/clips/slides – no other hair accessories (bows, scarves, flowers, bandanas etc) Hair colouring and hair braids must be natural hair colour only (ie not purple/pink etc) Jewellery is restricted to one small ring, a watch and one pair of plain small sleeper/stud earrings and no other piercings (no nose, tongue, eyebrow studs etc) Make-up In years 7 and 8 – No make-up or nail varnish or false nails. In years 9, 10 and 11 any make-up must be subtle – no dark eyeliner, false/large/dark eyelashes, no bright eye shadow and only light foundation. No nail varnish or false nails No visible tattoos or body art Equipment A suitable school bag that will carry and protect school books and is large enough for an equipment pack Planner At least two blue or black pens, a red pen, a green pen, two pencils, eraser and a ruler We take great pride in the appearance of our pupils. If, in exceptional circumstances, your child cannot attend in correct uniform, we ask that parents or carers notify the school immediately, indicating when the correct uniform will again be worn. If, as a Parent/Carer, you are unsure about any issues in relation to uniform or equipment please contact us. Recycling Pre-Loved Uniform In order to reduce waste and help with the financial burdens of uniform, we will gladly receive clean, pre-loved uniform which we then pass on to students in need. If you have any pre-loved uniform that you would like to donate, please contact Main Reception on 0121 453 1778 to arrange a time to drop it off in school.