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.
Essential PE uniform update
Please be aware that there has been an update in essential PE uniform for students who will be joining Cowes Enterprise College in September 2021. This can be viewed via the 'Updated essential PE uniform for students starting in year 7 in September 2021' drop down list below.
The essential PE uniform for students currently at Cowes Enterprise College will not change, and can be viewed below under the 'Essential PE uniform' drop down.
|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. |
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.|