At Cowes Enterprise College we believe in establishing a culture of behaviour that supports learning.

This is reflected in our expectations of personal appearance and attitudes to learning and in terms of the standards and aspirations we have for our students.

We believe that a smart appearance helps develop a sense of pride which reflects in a more positive approach to work and behaviour.

It is students' responsibility to wear their uniform correctly to show respect for the academy, including on the way to and from school.

Required uniformOptional alternative
College blazer, worn around the academy at all times, may be removed in lessons with the teacher’s permission.
A plain black ‘V’ neck pullover (absolutely no logos) may also be worn in addition to, but not instead of, the blazer.
Smart black trousers, must be loose-fitting and about the same width from knee to ankle, not skinny fit or cropped length.An academy kilt or smart black shorts. Both worn at knee length or below.
White collared shirt, tucked in with academy tie.A white revered collared blouse, tucked in, without tie.
Plain black or white knee or ankle socks or tights or plain tan tights (trainer socks are not allowed).
Plain black school shoes or trainers (absolutely no logos). Boots, heels, open toes, sling-backs etc. are not acceptable.
Jewellery must not be worn.
No facial piercings.
One simple stud or sleeper may be worn in the lobe of each ear. A wristwatch may be worn. Smart watches are not allowed.
Make-up must not be visible.
Non-natural hair colour is not allowed.
Extreme haircuts are not allowed.
Nail varnish must only be clear in colour and no false nails of any description is permitted.

Essential PE items

Academy black & red polo shirt (with CEC badge)

Academy slack shorts or skort (with CEC badge)

Red and black or red or black football socks

White or black ankle socks for indoor or outdoor summer activities

Non-marking trainers (separated from school shoes) 

Football or rugby boots for the 3G pitch (please see football boot guidance)

Shin pads

Hair tie

Earing tape (if they can’t be removed)

Optional extra uniform items

Academy track top with CEC logo

Black track bottoms, or black track bottoms with CEC logo, or black leggings with CEC logo

Gum shield (for contact sports)

CEC branded team hoodie is available for purchase. The team hoodie can be worn to and from team fixtures but is not to be worn during timetabled PE lessons.

Please note: PE leggings (optional extra): As a college we are pleased to offer students a further choice of leggings as part of their PE uniform, however please be advised that these must be the CEC leggings purchased from the uniform stockist, other brands will not be able to be worn as part of the college PE uniform.

Our nominated uniform stockists 'Simmonds' have a shop in the academy reception.

Please click here for a link to Simmonds website for more information and online ordering.

The uniform shop is open Monday and Friday lunchtimes 12 - 1.45pm and also Wednesdays after School 2.45pm-3.45pm

The following items should be brought every day.

  • A sensible school bag (rucksacks are ideal) that is big enough to take an A4 exercise book without damaging it
  • A pencil case containing:
  • Black or blue pen (at least two)
  • Pencil(s) and sharpener
  • A red pen (for corrections)
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Set square
  • Pair of compasses
  • Glue stick
  • A scientific calculator - we recommend either Casio FX83GTX or FX85GTX

Optional alternative

  • It is desirable to have coloured pens/pencils and highlighter pens
  • For sixth form students studying mathematics at A Level, we recommend a Casio TI84+ graphical calculator
  • For those with long hair, a method of tying hair back for practical activities in science or technology
  • A bottle for water - Students are encouraged to drink and may keep a suitable bottle of water on their desk, they can be filled from water dispensers around the academy - flavoured waters, fizzy or sugary drinks are not allowed in lessons