Our uniform policy is agreed with parents and the Student Council. As a College we believe that uniform promotes a sense of pride and belonging. Our full policy can be read here.

All students are to wear uniform throughout the day from when they leave home to when they return. Students will normal be expected to wear their uniform on any day trips unless indicated otherwise by the Principal.

Uniform is not a fashion item. It is designed to be both formal and comfortable. If there are any problems please contact the College.

The overall impression should be that of a well-groomed individual who takes pride in their appearance.

In the case of severe weather, the Principal has discretion to relax the uniform policy. This will be communicated to students as they arrive at the College. Students should assume that, unless directed otherwise, they should wear their usual uniform each day.


  • College Blazer
  • College V-Neck Jumper or Slipover
  • College tie to be worn with top button fastened to the neck. At the Principal’s discretion a tie with gold embroidery may be awarded to and worn by students. Further information on this is available in the College’s Behaviour Management policy.
  • College Sport kit (polo shirt, rugby top; shorts/skort, tracksuit bottoms)
  • Apron for technology
  • Identity Card
  • A plain face covering of either a single colour or with a simple pattern.

Black with College logo (to be bought from the College uniform shop only). Either:

  • Styled blazer with logo on lapel
  • Blazer with logo on breast pocket

A formal style with either shaped leg, boot-cut or standard fit. Tight fitting trousers are not permissible. Trousers should be worn fastened at the waist. Jean material is not allowed.

Formal, black and plain.

Black skirt, stitched down knife pleat, length must be closer to the ankle than the knee.

Standard white or fitted shirt with collar and long or 3/4 sleeves, to be worn with the College tie. Shirts must be worn tucked into trousers or skirt and have a top button that allows the College tie to be worn correctly.

Should be smart black (natural or synthetic leather) and worn at all times. No other materials are allowed. Students are not permitted to wear trainers, boots or open toe footwear. Shoes should be of a sensible design and height covering the entire foot. At lunchtime students may wear trainers when taking part in sport, however, these should not be worn inside the main College building.

Black and plain, ankle length or longer. Plain black or natural tights are acceptable for students wearing a skirt.

V-Neck with College logo. Available as long sleeved jumper or sleeveless slipover.

Identity Card:
Students should have this to enter College, to use the College catering facilities and IT equipment within the College. As students enter KS4 these are also required as identification for public examinations which means that cards should not be defaced. It is therefore important that all students carry their card as part of their College uniform. If students have defaced or lost cards they are expected to replace them, at a cost of £5. Click here to purchase a new card.

Face Covering:
Students will need to wear a plain face covering which is non-offensive and follows the Behaviour Management Policy.


  • Sports top, Catmose specific black and green;
  • Black unisex shorts with College logo or a panelled skirt/skort with College logo;
  • Knee length games socks or white or black socks;
  • Games Jersey with College logo (optional garment);
  • Hooded sweatshirt with College logo (optional garment);
  • Tracksuit Top and Track Pants with College logo (optional garments)


  • Shin pads are required for hockey and football.
  • Football boots.
  • Swimwear: Black swim shorts or a black swimsuit; bikinis and tankinis are not acceptable.

Hair should be well-groomed and hair styles should be conventional and of a natural colour. A cut shorter than a grade 3 is unlikely to be acceptable.

Hats are allowed only in extreme weather conditions – teachers will give permission to students to wear them.

Jewellery should be discreet and safe, no large earrings – just one stud pair. No spacers, bar or dangling earrings. A single ring and bracelet is permissible.

Make up should be very subtle – no coloured nail varnish and acrylic nails are not permitted.

A nose stud is permitted if it is discreet. No other visible piercings are permitted. They will have to be removed.

If a student is not conforming to the uniform policy they:

  • will be required to remove the offending item if possible;
  • will be given a verbal warning and a date to correct it by;
  • will be required to work in isolation;
  • if it is reasonable to do so, sent home to address the issue.

Please note these sanctions are not sequential; any may be applied depending on the circumstances.

A letter or phone call home may also be made in more serious cases in order that parent can support and reinforce our expectations regarding uniform

Catmose College uniform is stocked locally by Kids and More, 5 Crown Walk, Oakham, LE15 6BZ or you may purchase online at My Clothing Limited.