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.

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:

Sweatshirts: Navy Blue with embroidered Cotham logo (hoodies cannot be worn instead of sweatshirts or an outdoor coat).

Polo shirt: White with embroidered Cotham logo. New shirts have the logo on the breast. Either a breast or a sleeve embroidered logo is acceptable.

Footwear: Black 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. Uniform shoes must be worn throughout the day – changing into trainers during break or lunch time is not permitted.

Skirts: Regulation black, knee-length, pleated or with a pleat feature school uniform skirts from our suppliers (no stretchy material, logos or brands). Skirts should be worn with plain black tights or black/white socks.

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. Trousers should be worn with plain black/white socks.

Jewellery: One small ring only, one small pair of earrings only – sleepers or studs. No other jewellery is allowed including facial jewellery.  (Unacceptable jewellery will be confiscated until the end of the school year).

Headwear: No caps under any circumstances. Woollen hats only worn during winter period, outside (not in school buildings). Headscarves worn for religious or cultural reasons should be plain dark blue, black or white.

Coats: Plain dark coats without intrusive logos or brands. No denim, leather or bomber style jackets. No hoodies

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

Pencil case with pen, pencil, rubber, small ruler, glue stick, calculator, sharpener and some coloured pencils.

Reading book

MP3 players are not to be brought to school.

Mobile phones must be switched off and kept in bags during lessons. Mobile phones must not be used with headphones. No headphones during the school day

 

 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

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

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

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

Trainers

Shin pads (for football & hockey)

gum shield (for hockey)

 

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