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School Uniform 

PLEASE NOTE: Harris's Sports (School Uniform Suppliers) will be in School for all your uniform requirements on the following dates:

Thursday 12 July
Thursday 19 July

Based in Main Reception their opening hours are 2.30pm - 4.00pm

As a student at Cotham School you are expected to wear full school uniform, including lanyards and I.D cards. It is also as important to wear correct PE / Games and Dance kit. Our school uniform suppliers are Famous Branches (www.famousbranches.com) and Harris Sports (www.harrissports.co.uk). Please visit their shops or websites to view the approved skirts and trousers. Harris Sports are in school every Thursday from 2.30-4.00pm.
The school rules will be enforced according to the Uniform Policy (see website for details).

Year 7, 8 & 9 Only

Year 10  - 11 

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, 8 and 9 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, 8 and 9 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. Hoods on jackets must not be up so that the face can be clearly seen at all times. 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

Coloured nail varnish or false nails are not permitted

Hair

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

Coats

Plain coats without intrusive logos or brands. No denim jackets. No leather jackets. No fur coats. Coats are only worn outdoors on top of a navy sweatshirt/jumper and not in place of a navy sweatshirt/jumper

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 student reception at the end of the following day.
  •  Headphones are not permitted on site and will be confiscated if seen between the hours of 8.30a.m. and 3.05p.m.
  • Healthy eating: Oversized packets of crisps, bars of chocolate, or other junk food is not permitted and will be confiscated. A normal sized packet of crisps or small chocolate bar is allowed. Fizzy drinks are not permitted at all. Students can have plain water only in bottles in lessons.

PE Kit 2017

Compulsory

KS3 Boys

KS3 Girls

Purple polo shirt with Cotham logo
Black tracksuit bottoms or shorts
Black football socks
White socks (indoor)
Black Cotham sweater
Trainers (no black trainers)

Purple polo shirt with Cotham logo
Black tracksuit bottoms or shorts or skort
Black football socks
White socks (indoor)
Black Cotham sweater
Trainers (no black trainers)

KS4 Boys

KS4 Girls

Green Cotham polo shirt
Black tracksuit bottoms or shorts
Black football socks
White socks (indoor)
Black Cotham sweatshirt
Trainers (no black trainers)

Green Cotham polo shirt
Black tracksuit bottoms or shorts or skort
Black football socks
White socks (indoor)
Black Cotham sweatshirt
Trainers (no black trainers)

Optional

Purple & Green Reversible rugby top
Black Waterproof jacket
Black long sleeve thermal base layer

Black skort
Black Waterproof jacket
Black long sleeve thermal base layer

Additional PE kit for Extra-Curricular Activities & fixtures

Purple & Green Reversible top
Football/rugby boots
Shin Pads
Gum Shields (rugby)

For sporting fixtures only all team members are expected to wear their Cotham PE kit. For Example, for a rugby match, students must wear their Cotham purple / green reversible top, black shorts, black socks, football/rugby boots (no trainers) and a gum shield.

Dance Kit 2018

Black Cotham Dance t-shirt (available from usual stockists)
Black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings
Bare feet
No jewellery
Long hair tied back