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 uniform||Optional 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.