We want you to be proud of your College. Wearing a uniform demonstrates that pride. Our uniform is smart, simple, hard working and comfortable. It was designed in consultation with students, teachers, parents and Governors.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Tutor or Head of Year. Please do also get in contact with us if you need any support in purchasing any of the uniform.
Please make sure that names are clearly marked on all items of uniform.
We are very proud of our students and wearing the school uniform not only shows that we are all part of one community but shows that the students have pride in themselves and in turn the College. Therefore:
- Shirts for both girls and boys should be tucked in.
- Skirts should not be shorter than a hands width above the knee.
- Trousers should be 'held up' with a belt.
- Hair should be of a natural shade and should be worn in a conventional style. No less than Grade 2 please.
- No facial piercings or retainers are permitted.
- One small stud earring in either one or each ear lobe is allowed.
- No jewellery such as necklaces or rings should be worn to college.
- Coats should be of a conventional style.
- No hoodies, sweatshirts or jean jackets should be worn either on their own or under other jackets or clothing on the school site.
- Woolly hats and summer caps may be worn at appropriate times but must be taken off before entering the buildings.
- Headphones should not be worn during the school day except at break and lunchtime.
Make-up and Nails
We want students to focus on their learning, and to get on well with others in their classes and at social times. We do not want to encourage an environment where students are competing in terms of their appearance or how ‘fashionable’ they look. Equally, false nails can pose risks for students during certain activities such as catering and PE. Please use the information below as additional guidance alongside our College Uniform Policy.
Make-up is not permitted in Years 7- 8 (without exception). It is not deemed appropriate or necessary for students aged 11-12 to wear make-up in the school work environment for the reasons stated above. We also know that make-up could provide a distraction during lesson time given that younger students may be tempted to remove items from their bags to ‘top up’ or ‘reapply’. This would affect the learning and concentration of others.
Students in Years 7-8 seen to be wearing make-up will be asked to remove it. For repeated offences and students seen to be applying make-up during the day, this will be treated as defiance and the appropriate sanctions may apply.
Years 9 -11
Years 9, 10 and 11 students may apply ‘light touch’ make-up if they wish to do so. This means Years 9, 10 and 11 students can wear make-up that is not noticeable to the observer e.g. light moisturising foundation, light mascara, clear lip balm, natural colours. This concession is to recognise them as senior students in the main school and to support the transition to post 16 education or work.
However, where a student abuses this privilege and wears too much make-up, then sanctions will follow and the student’s concession will be withdrawn. False eyelashes, lipstick, nail varnish, nail extensions and eye liner are not acceptable for school.
If a student comes to school wearing nail varnish, they will be asked by their tutor or their year team to remove it immediately with nail polish remover.
If a student comes to school with nail extensions they will be isolated during break and lunch time to minimize risk until the extensions are removed.
Post 16 students
There are no restrictions on post 16 students wearing make-up or nail varnish reflecting their extra freedom and responsibility as young adults within the school.
Where to Buy
- The school jumper and cardigan is available from Wovina, 1 Omaha Road, Bodmin PL31 2DL. Tel: 01208 73484 (see map below).
- The College clip on tie (£5) is available from the Finance Office at the College.
- Plain white long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirts are available from uniform shops or most major supermarkets.
- Plain black tailored trousers, skirts and shorts are available from uniform shops or most major supermarkets. Please be careful when purchasing these items, as some of the clothing that shops classify as school uniform will not met our criteria.