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It is expected that all students (up to and including Y11) wear school uniform.
(Please scroll down for our Post-16 dress code) 

The school colours are purple, black and white. All items of uniform should be clearly name labelled.
A purple Jumper will be provided for new students. Additional items are available to purchase through the Fanatics Supplies website. 

 Uniform 3The uniform is as follows:

  • White polo shirt or white shirt/blouse
  • Black jumper or sweat shirt or cardigan (alternative to purple jumper)
  • Black trousers or skirt
  • Black or white socks, black or clear tights
  • Hair wear: black, white or purple (slides / hair bands etc)
  • Religious head coverings and dress to fit in with other items of school clothing 

For PE all students need:

  • White t-shirt
  • Gym bag
  • Black PE shorts or jogging trousers
  • A pair of trainers / plimsolls.

Please Note: PE kits should be kept in school all week and be fully named. 


Black shoes with flat heel or plain black trainers (no logos allowed). Boots are not appropriate footwear for inside college.
If it is a wet or cold day and your child needs to wear wellingtons or warm boots to travel to college, pleaseUniform 4 make sure they have normal college shoes to change into.


On health and safety grounds we do not allow students to wear jewellery in college (other than 1 pair of stud earrings and/or watch).

Make up and Cosmetics

Make up and cosmetics are not considered appropriate or consistent with our college uniform. The college does not permit such products to be worn by any students, unless there is a specific event for which the Principal has given permission. 

The following will NOT be allowed:

  • Caps within the building (may be worn as sun protection when outdoors)
  • Track suits, jogging pants, jeggings, cropped or tightly fitting jean type trousers, harem pants
  • Short, tight skirts (no skirts more than 3 inches above the knee)
  • Denim jeans of any colour
  • Logos / writing on clothing

 Dress Code for Post-16 studentsUniform post 16

From September 2019 Post 16 students will have the option to wear non-school uniform to college.
If students want to continue to wear uniform then they have the option of continuing to wear their existing clothes or to purchase a post 16 hoodie through the fanatics website.
Whilst we encourage students to exercise their own choice in their clothing it is important that students appreciate that the Post 16 department of Ellesmere College is a serious work environment and that they are in a school with much younger pupils present. 

In choosing their own clothes they must ensure that the following rules are adhered to:

  • Students must be clean and well presented each day.
  • Shorts/dresses/skirts must be knee length or longer.
  • Cleavage and midriffs should not be visible.
  • Underwear should not be visible.
  • There must be no offensive slogans.
  • Hats, caps and hoods should not be worn inside the building
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