Uniform Policy 2021-2022

Uniform Policy from September 2021

Our College uniform is a symbol of pride in belonging to our community.  High standards of uniform send out a clear message that parents and students buy into our ethos and values. At Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College standards of uniform are closely linked to our culture of high expectations in all aspects of College life. Through the wearing of correct college uniform we are encouraging our students to be dignified and confident young people.

All Students

Coats must be navy or black with a small logo. Leather or leather lookalike jackets are not allowed. Hoodies irrespective of colour or style are not to be worn. An exception is made for hoodies linked to college departments which display the college badge.

Sensible plain all black shoes, with no logos, are to be worn. Boots, trainers and pumps are not allowed.  Please note that any footwear that resembles trainers or has sportswear branding is not allowed.

Scarves must be plain and of one colour only. Permitted colours are the ones which appear on our College badge i.e. navy, black, red, yellow and white.

Students are allowed one charity wrist band.

Students must bring a school bag to college which is fit for purpose e.g. a backpack. Handbags or shoulder bags are not allowed irrespective of colour.

All uniform and P.E. kit must be labelled with the student’s name.

Girls Uniform

Girls – Years 7 – 11

Earrings should be one pair of simple studs. Make-up, false nails, nail-varnish, false eyelashes, (visible) body piercings including tongue piercings, nose studs and other jewellery are not acceptable.

All girls are expected to have a tidy hairstyle suitable for college. Extreme hairstyles are not allowed. This includes brightly coloured and/or contrasting hair colours, very short or shaved hair or decorated scalps or hair. Dyed hair which does not look natural is not permitted. Hair bands should be navy or black.

Socks must be black, tights must be black or natural.

Trousers or skirts must be made of a suitable material for college (‘Clingy’ skirts are not permitted). All girls’ skirts must be worn no shorter than just above the knee.

White shirt/blouse and college tie or short sleeved shirt with woven college badge on it. A plain dark belt with no adornments may be worn with the uniform.

A college jumper in the colours below. Students are not permitted to tuck their jumper into their skirt.

Please note that as of September 2021 girls in Years 7 to 10 need to wear the badged college skirt, details of which are below.  

Girls Year 7 – 9 in September 2021

Black trousers or black pleated and badged skirt available only from Schooltogs

College clip on tie available from Schooltogs

Royal blue jumper with college badge to be worn every day

Girls Year 10 in September 2021

Black trousers or black pleated and badged skirt available only from Schooltogs

College clip on tie available from Schooltogs

Navy jumper with college badge, to be worn every day

Girls Year 11 in September 2021

Black trousers or Black skirt. (Banner Luton Kick Pleat skirt available only from Schooltogs)  

Navy jumper with college badge, to be worn every day

Year 11 College Ties are available from the college finance office if required otherwise a standard college tie must be worn.

Girls – P.E. Kit

Royal Blue Polo-shirt with embroidered college badge;

Navy blue Football/Rugby Shorts with/without College Crest OR

Black cycling shorts OR navy blue skort OR plain black or navy badged sports leggings (3/4 or full length);

Training shoes;

Football boots (only required in Years 8 and 9);

White short ankle socks;

Royal blue football socks and shin-pads (compulsory for football and hockey);

Towel and swimwear for showers.

Optional Additional P.E. Kit

Navy blue tracksuit trousers with embroidered college badge

Navy blue training top with embroidered college badge

Only training tops and tracksuit trousers with college badge may be worn

Please note that students, for health and safety reasons, are not allowed to wear earrings during PE lessons. If a student’s ears have been recently pierced please provide a letter for PE staff and supply tape to cover the earrings for the duration of the lesson.

Boys Uniform

Boys – All Years

All boys should have neat and tidy hair. Extreme hairstyles are not allowed. For boys this includes brightly coloured and/or contrasting hair colours, tram lines, shaved hair or excessively long hair (unless tied back at all times).

Earrings and jewellery are not permitted.

Socks must be black. White socks are not permitted.

Dark grey/black trousers – denims, cords and skin tight trousers or trousers with studs are not acceptable.

Boys must wear a white shirt and college tie at all times.  A plain black belt may be worn with the uniform.

Boys Year 7 to 9

Clip on college tie available from Schooltogs

Royal blue jumper with college badge to be worn every day.

Boys Year 10 and 11

Navy jumper with college badge to be worn every day

Year 11 College Ties are available from the college finance office if required otherwise a standard college tie must be worn.

Boys – P.E. Kit

Royal Blue Polo-shirt with embroidered college badge;

Royal blue/White reversible rugby shirt with/without College Crest;

Navy Blue Football or Rugby Shorts with/without College Crest;

Royal blue football socks

White ankle/sports socks;

Football boots and shin-pads (compulsory for football and hockey) and gum shields for rugby;

Training shoes;

Towel and swimwear for showers.

Optional Additional P.E. Kit

Navy blue tracksuit trousers with embroidered college badge

Navy blue training top with embroidered college badge

Only training tops and tracksuit trousers with college badge may be worn

Please note: 

Students are expected to wear correct college uniform on their journey to and from college.

All uniform items are available from Schooltogs, New Street, Worcester either in store or online. We ask that all items are labelled clearly with the student’s name.

The Board of Governors have stated that “The Headteacher’s discretion and decision on all matters of uniform including hairstyles is final”.

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