We have a clear uniform policy and expect students to wear this with pride every day. We take following our uniform policy seriously because what we look like matters and we have high standards in everything that we do.  

We, of course, want students to wear their uniform proudly. We want to develop a sense of belonging which is so important in building communities. 

Uniformity of dress is very important to us, as it levels the playing field for everyone. Attention can be focused on character and education, as it should be. We want students to be individual through their character, their opinions and their intelligence, not defined by their background or their choice in fashion.

Uniform Items (see attachment below for images)

Year 7-9

Year 10-11

Grey branded Coleridge Community College Blazer, purchased from SWI



Grey jumper, purchased from SWI



Plain white formal shirt, short or long sleeved (No coloured t-shirts or long-sleeved tops may be worn underneath.) Compulsory Compulsory

Smart trousers worn at the waist. Belt should be black, plain and functional, with no oversized buckles.



Smart Shorts worn at the waist. Belt should be black, plain and functional, with no oversized buckles. Black Black

Black professional knee-length skirt, straight or pleated, can be purchased from SWI



House Tie, purchased directly from school



Black polishable shoes.

No trainers or shoes that resemble trainers, no polishable trainers or trainer style shoe. There may be trainers labelled as shoes in some shops so please contact the school for support if you are unsure.



Socks or tights. Plain black with no patterns or frills. Not to be worn together.


Leggings are not permitted.


Hijabs must be plain black/navy/grey, smooth material, with no other colour or decoration, worn at shoulder length and not long at the back

Students are not allowed to wear hoodies or denim jackets.

PE Kit

Blue Raglan Polo Shirt

Compulsory and must be purchased from SWI

Black Zip Training top

Compulsory and must be purchased from SWI

* Please note School Jumper cannot be worn in PE.

Black Sports shorts

Compulsory and must be purchased from SWI

Plain black Track Pants These items can be purchased from any other supplier: Plain black track pants (available but not compulsory from SWI).
We understand many black track pants have larger logos; please could we keep these as plain as possible.

Sports socks

These items can be purchased from any other supplier: Plain black sports sock (available but not compulsory from SWI).

Trainers These can be any colour or brand but students must carry them in their bag and change into them only for PE lessons or clubs.


Students' hair must be natural in colour and style at the discretion of the school. This means no ‘pattern cuts’, shaved, dip-dyed, ombre or excessively coloured hair. Hair bands, clips and slides must be discrete, plain and simple in style. 


Students should wear minimal and natural makeup. False eyelashes should not be worn.

Jewellery and Nails

Students are allowed to wear one studs per ear. Students’ nails should be neutral. No false nails, gel nails or acrylic nails are permitted.

Where can I get school uniform?

Our uniform supplier is Sportswear International Ltd (SWI). Orders can be placed online at www.swischoolwear.co.uk or by phone on 01928 752610 (Option1). Enquiries can be sent to customerservice@swi.co.uk

SWI Parent Guide

Delivery to school is free and they make weekly deliveries. Orders placed by 5pm on a Thursday will be in school the following Tuesday morning.

Home delivery is £4.50 or free for orders over £70. These can take up to 7 working days.


Financial support is available if needed as it’s important that we can ensure uniform is affordable for all. We have some second hand uniform and, in some cases, can donate uniform. There is also a ‘Boot Room’ at the front of school where we will loan uniform for the day, if required, to ensure all students have a successful start.

We want to remove any obstacles for students, or families, to ensure uniform can be worn with pride. Please contact the school office on col-enquiries@coleridgecc.org.uk so that we can work with you. We would be happy to help.