Uniform and equipment

Parents who seek admission to The Cowplain School are assumed to be fully supportive of the uniform requirements.

The final decision on all matters of uniform and personal appearance rests with the Headteacher and the Leadership Team.

The Cowplain School Uniform

  • Plain white shirt with traditional collar
  • School tie *
  • School jumper or sleeveless slipover *
  • School blazer *
  • Plain black narrow belt, no wider than 3cm
  • Plain black straight legged school trousers - girls and boys (skinny legged, cropped or leggings are not allowed)
  • Plain black knee length skirt - girls *
  • Plain black formal school shoes - should be sturdy and waterproof, low heeled and fully enclosed; colours, visible logos, trainers and canvas shoes are not acceptable.
  • Coats should be weatherproof, front opening and not have large logos. Hoodies, tracksuit tops and denim are not permitted.
  • Hats and caps should not be worn on the school site, gloves and scarves should be removed in lessons.
  • All students are expected to wear The Cowplain School blazer over the jumper or slipover.

 * These items are available to purchase from Skoolkit in Havant or online at www.skoolkit.co.uk.

PE Kit

  • Plain black shorts (appropriate for sport)
  • Cowplain polo shirt *
  • Cowplain half-zip PE top * (not for rugby)
  • Rugby shirt *
  • Long green football socks
  • Sports trainers (not plimsolls)
  • Astroturf trainers (optional)
  • Gum shield (recommended for hockey/rugby)
  • Shin pads (recommended for hockey)
  • Football/rugby boots (optional) to have short rubber studs or blades - boys
  • Navy blue or black tracksuit bottoms (not leggings) may occasionally be permitted for outdoor wear only during December, January and February, at the teacher’s discretion - girls.
  • Students should have a complete change of clothing for all Physical Education activities. Outdoor activities take place whatever the weather.

 * These items are available to purchase from Skoolkit in Havant or online at www.skoolkit.co.uk.

Appearance

  • Hairstyles should not be unusual, excessively short (Grade 1), tramline, zig zag or dyed unnatural colours.          
  • Jewellery: one small plain stud may be worn in each earlobe and a wristwatch. No other jewellery is permitted. All other jewellery will be confiscated.
  • Piercings are not permitted on Health and Safety grounds set out by The Cowplain School. Students will be asked to remove extra studs and the fact that the piercing is in the process of healing will not be an acceptable reason.
  • Make up is not permitted in Years 7, 8 or 9 and should be discreet in Years 10 and 11.  False eyelashes and excessive eyeliner is not considered discreet. 
  • Nails: gel and acrylic nails are not permitted on Health and Safety grounds and students will be asked to remove them.  Nail varnish is not permitted in any year.
  • Footwear: trainers, sandals and stiletto heeled shoes are not permitted.
  • Coats should weatherproof, front opening and not have large logos. Hoodies, tracksuit tops and denim are not permitted.
  • Hats and caps should not be worn on the school site, gloves and scarves should be removed in lessons.

Equipment

Students must come to school every day with the correct basic equipment:

  • A bag suitable to carry equipment for school
  • A pen
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • An eraser
  • Diary (supplied by the school)
  • A Collins School Dictionary (or similar) for English, French and Spanish

 The following would be useful:

  • Colouring pencils or pens
  • A protractor
  • A set of compasses
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A pencil case