School Uniform

Harris Sports, one of our two school uniform suppliers, are able to offer an on-line ordering service. This can be accessed by clicking on their website www.harrissports.co.uk, then clicking on the Cotham school link on the left hand side of the page and selecting from the garments available. Our other uniform supplier is www.famousbranches.com, and can be accessed by clicking on the Cotham icon on the homepage. Harris Sports are also available in school every Thursday from 2:30pm to to 4:00pm to view and buy uniform.

Harris's contact number: 01275 874 351
Famous Branches contact number: 0117 962 0011.

At Cotham School we expect our students to be proud to wear our uniform.  They need to be wearing the uniform properly.  This means having the top button of the polo shirt fastened, the collar outside of the sweatshirt and sleeves rolled down.  If it is warm and students remove their sweatshirts, their polo shirts should be tucked into their trousers or skirts.  The student ID card should be worn at all times and be visible above the uniform.  We do not allow extreme hairstyles or hair dyed in unnatural colours.  Details about jewellery and other items of uniform can be found on the website and in the student planners.

The uniform is as follows:

Lanyards and I.D Cards: Will be provided by the school and should be worn at all times.  If you lose them you will have to pay for a replacement.

Sweatshirts/Jumpers: For Year 7 only a navy blue v necked jumper with embroidered logo. For all other years a navy blue sweatshirt with embroidered Cotham logo (hoodies cannot be worn instead of sweatshirts/jumpers or an outdoor coat).

Polo shirt: For Year 7 only white polo shirts with house colour trim on collar and embroidered Cotham logo. For all other years white polo shirts with embroidered Cotham logo. Either a breast or a sleeve embroidered logo is acceptable.  

Footwear: Black, leather type shoes only (no boots, raised heel, canvas, trainers, logos or brands). No ‘dolly’/ballet type shoes. Shoes must fasten securely with laces or a strap and the foot must be fully enclosed. Uniform shoes must be worn throughout the day – changing into trainers during break or lunchtime is not permitted.

Tights must be black or navy blue. Socks must be ankle socks or below the knee in black, navy or white and must be plain (no patterns).

Skirts: Regulation black, knee-length, pleated or with a pleat feature school uniform skirts from our suppliers (no stretchy material, logos or brands).

Trousers: Tailored, loose, black parallel trousers, no external raised seams, pockets or rivets, no logos or brands, not jean or tracksuit style. No leggings or tight fashion trousers.

Jewellery: One small ring only, one small pair of stud earrings only. No bangles, necklaces, nose studs or facial piercings. (Unacceptable jewellery will be confiscated).

Headwear: No caps under any circumstances. Plain woollen hats only worn during winter period, outside (not in school buildings).  Headscarves worn for religious or cultural reasons should be plain navy blue, black or white and must not cover the face.

Make up and coloured nail varnish is not permitted. No extreme hairstyles or hair colour permitted.

Hair: No extreme styles and no un-natural hair colour is permitted.

Coats: Plain dark coats without intrusive logos or brands. No denim jackets. No leather jackets. No fur coats.

Bags:  Students need a substantial school bag big enough to contain PE/Dance kit, exercise books, text books, a pencil case, planner and other equipment.  Small string bags, handbags and fashion bags are not permitted.

Equipment

Students are expected to bring to school, every day, their planner and the following in a pencil case;

·       Pen, pencil, rubber, small ruler, glue stick, calculator, sharpener and some coloured pencils.

·       Clear pencil cases are required for all examinations

Other equipment

·       Reading book

In Addition

·         Mobile phones must be switched off and kept in bags between 8.30am and 3.05pm otherwise they will be confiscated by a member of staff. Confiscated phones can be collected by a parent/carer from main school reception at the end of the following day. See Mobile Phone Policy on the school website for further information.

·         All electronic devices and headphones are not permitted on site and will be confiscated if seen.

 

·         Balls cannot be carried around the school site other than at break or lunchtime. Balls are to be kept in a locker or handed to a member of staff.

 PE KIT

KS3 Boys

KS3 Girls

Purple polo shirt with Cotham logo

Reversible rugby top

Black shorts & tracksuit bottoms

Black football socks

White socks (indoor)

Black Cotham sweater

White Trainers

Football boots

Shin pads (for football & hockey)

Gum shield (for hockey & rugby)

Purple polo shirt with Cotham logo

Black skort (combination of a skirt & shorts)

& tracksuit bottoms

Black football socks

White socks (indoor)

Black Cotham sweater

White Trainers

Shin pads  (for football & hockey)

gum shield (for hockey)

Optional Kit

Waterproof jacket

Black long sleeve thermal base layer

Optional Kit

Waterproof jacket

Black long sleeve thermal base layer

KS4 Boys

Green Cotham polo shirt

Reversible rugby top

Black shorts & tracksuit bottoms

Black football socks

White socks (indoor)

Black Cotham sweater

White Trainers

Football boots

Shin pads (for football & hockey)

Gum shield (for hockey & rugby)

KS4 Girls

Green Cotham polo shirt

Black skort & tracksuit bottoms

Black football socks

White socks (indoor)

Black Cotham sweater

White Trainers

Shin pads (for football & hockey)

Gum shield (for hockey)

 

In addition to the uniform list, provided below are some visual examples of correct and incorrect uniform items. Thank you for ensuring that your child is in the correct uniform.