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Uniform and school equipment

School uniform

The uniform of a school makes a huge statement to the local community, colleges and future employers. High standards of uniform underpin every other standard in school and sets an ethos of professionalism, self-respect and equality. We recommend that all items have the student's name on.


All students are required to wear the school uniform as follows:

Uniform Notes to clarify what is and isn't allowed
Claret 'Trutex' blazer This must be a blazer with the school badge
Skirt / trousers Plain grey
Trousers.

We recommend Trutex Trousers

Full length, not cropped, leggings or jeggings

No zips, patch pockets or studs

White shirt This must be tucked into the waist band with the top button fastened.
Clip on tie

Each year group has its own tie:

Year 7:   blue with claret stripe and amber trim

Year 8:   claret with grey strip and amber trim

Year 9:   claret with amber stripe and blue trim

Year 10: blue with amber stripe and claret trim 

Year 11: claret with blue stripe and amber trim

Prefects have a special tie to wear

Black/grey socks or tights 

Tights should be opaque

Black leather or leather-look shoes.

Shoes must have no sports  branding.

Ankle boots are acceptable.

Trainers, canvas shoes, pumps or boots that sit above the ankle are not allowed

To download further information about uniform please see the links below

What to wear when indoors

All outdoor items of clothing should be removed whilst inside the school buildings. This includes coats, hoodies, body warmers, hats and scarves.

What to wear for PE

Our PE kits consists of:

Students PE Kit and expectations
Boys in all year groups

Claret/Gold reversible rugby shirt,

Claret/Gold Polo Shirt with the CVHS badge

Plain black shorts, or for outdoor PE, black track suit bottoms 

Plain black football socks.

Girls in all year groups

Claret/Gold ¼ zip training top,

Claret/Gold polo shirt with the CVHS badge,

Plain black shorts or skirt, or for outdoor PE, black track suit bottoms 

Plain black knee length socks.


Our new PE kit will only be required by Key Stage 3 students (Years 7-9) from September 2017. 

Key Stage 4 students (Years 10 + 11) will be able to wear their existing PE kit. If items need replacing our uniform stockists do have supplies of the old PE kit which can be purchased while stocks last.

Please note:

  • Pumps are not deemed as appropriate footwear for PE lessons as they do not provide suitable support and injuries can occur.
  • ALL students who are excused from PE with a note are expected to bring their correct PE kit, get changed and take on the role of coach, official, group leader etc as appropriate.

Jewellery and makeup:
Unnecessary jewellery should not be worn for safety reasons. Single ear studs are permitted but must be removed for PE lessons. No other piercings are allowed.


No excessive makeup should be worn. Any student found to be wearing excessive makeup (this includes nail varnish) will be required to remove it. False nails are not permitted and should be removed.


School equipment:
To ensure that students are prepared for learning in every lesson, every day, it is essential that they have the correct equipment. All students are provided with a new CVHS School Planner at the start of the academic year.  This must be treated as a 'best book' and be available for checking by Form Tutors, Achievement Coordinators, Senior Leaders and parents.

Students will need to bring the following items to school:

  • A sturdy school bag (large enough for an A4 folder) in which the following equipment as well as PE kit, will fit.
    • CVHS Student planner (issued by school)
    • at least 1 black pen black, plus purple and green
    • pencil
    • eraser
    • ruler (15cm or 30cm)
    • English dictionary (available to buy for 99p from the School Shop)
    • languages dictionary (appropriate to the language being studied)
    • scientific Calculator
    • pair of compasses
    • protractor

Students are not required, or permitted, to bring the following to school:

  • Corrective fluid or similar
  • permanent markers
  • oversize novelty stationery e.g. pencils, pens
  • toys

Students who do not arrive to school or lessons with the correct equipment will have the opportunity to purchase items from the school shop. Students are not allowed to bring some items in to school.  If students choose not to comply, they will be sanctioned in accordance with the BFL system.


Mobile phones and other electronic devices
Whilst we understand that students will bring mobile technology to school it is important to emphasise that school and lessons are places to learn. Therefore, mobile phones or any other electronic devices (including ear or headphones) should be switched-off when in lessons, and moving between lessons, and placed in bags. They should not be seen or heard in any classroom or around the building during the school day. 

Students who choose not to comply with this rule will result in the electronic device being confiscated. On the first occasion, the device will be confiscated to be picked up at the end of the day.  If such disruption is repeated, phones will be confiscated and kept until they can be collected by a parent / carer.

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