Uniform

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.

For uniform prices and online ordering please visit: https://simmonds-ltd.com/cowes-enterprise-college/


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.

Hairstyles should be moderate and appropriate for school.  
Hair dye is not recommended for children at secondary school age. However, if used, hair colour should remain natural and not undermine our high standards of appearance.

Haircuts which are less than grade 1, markings, tramlines or symbols are not allowed

Notwithstanding the above, Cowes Enterprise College explicitly protects students and staff who come to school with natural hair and protected hairstyles associated with their racial, ethnic and cultural identities.
Please contact the Academy if you think that this might apply to your child.

Nail varnish must only be clear in colour and no false nails of any description is permitted.

The academy blazer, academy tie and academy kilt are branded and only available from Simmonds uniforms supplies as new. Sometimes good condition second hand Cowes Enterprise College branded academy uniform can be found in second hand retailers.

Black trousers, smart black shorts, black V neck pullover, white shirts and blouses, socks, tights, plain black shoes and trainers are available from Simmonds. However these items can also be purchased more widely, such as from supermarkets, independent retailers and second hand shops (subject to availability).

Please note the plain black ‘V’ neck pullover is required more so in the colder months of the year, this is not a requirement all year round.

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
Essential PE ItemsAlternative
Academy black and red polo shirt 
Academy black shorts or plain black shortsAs an alternative to black shorts, students may wear either academy leggings with the CEC logo, or plain black jogging bottoms.
Academy red and black socks or plain red or plain black sports socks 
White or black ankle socks for indoor or outdoor for summer activities 
Non-marking trainers (separated from school shoes) 
Football or rugby boots for the 3G pitch (please see below - Essential footwear for the 3G Pitch) 
Shin pads 
Hair tie 
Earing tape (if they can’t be removed) 
Update October 2022

The academy PE polo shirt, academy black shorts (or uniform leggings if preferred) are branded and only available from Simmonds uniform supplies as new. Sometimes good condition second hand Cowes Enterprise College branded academy uniform can be found in second hand retailers.

Plain black track bottoms, black or red socks, non-marked trainers, football boots and shin pads are available from Simmonds. However, these items can also be purchased more widely, such as from supermarkets and independent retailers.

Optional uniform

  • For colder month an academy track top with CEC logo is available from Simmonds Alternatively, a plain black crew neck jumper or school V neck black jumper can be worn.

  • Gum shield (for contact sports)

Please note hoodies and sports-branded items of clothing are not accepted as PE kit

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


Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy | An Ofsted good Provider
01983 203103

Crossfield Avenue
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 8HB
Email: [email protected]

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Opening Hours :
Monday 8.30am-2.45pm
Tuesday 8.30am-2.45pm
Wednesday 8.30am-2.45pm
Thursday 8.30am-2.45pm
Friday 8.30am-2.45pm

Total weekly hours for compulsory time pupils will spend in school is 31 hours and 15 minutes.

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