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School Uniform and Standards in Appearance

We have taken the decision to no longer sell items of school uniform from school, but along with most other local schools, we outsource our uniform sales to a local company - Brenda’s. This will make it far easier for you to make purchases at times and on days which better suit you and will also enable you to order online.

The link to our page on their website can be found... here!


SCHOOL UNIFORM and STANDARDS IN APPEARANCE

 

Cove School places a great deal of importance on high standards and on students’ overall appearance. Our uniform represents community, respect, pride in learning and a sense of belonging.

In choosing Cove School parents agree to support and help us maintain the following high standards of uniform and equipment throughout their child’s time at the school.

Uniform can be purchased from Brenda’s. The shop is located at: 130 Frimley Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2QN. Telephone: 01276 469697 Email: shop@brendas.co.uk Web Page: www.brendas.co.uk

Boys Uniform Girls Uniform
Black Cove School Blazer with the embroidered CS logo (purchased only from Brenda’s)

Black Cove School Blazer with the embroidered CS logo (purchased only from Brenda’s)

White school shirt with a formal collar and top button. It must be worn tucked in at all times. A plain white t-shirt may be worn beneath the shirt, it should not be visible. Coloured, patterned or logo t-shirts are not permitted to be worn to school. White school shirt or blouse with a formal collar and top button. It must be worn tucked in at all times. A plain white t-shirt may be worn beneath the shirt, it should not be visible. Coloured, patterned or logo t-shirts are not permitted to be worn to school.

Tie - School House Tie - This should be worn in a traditional way, with the top button fastened and the Cove logo below the knot. It should be long enough to reach the belly button (30cm long)

(NB: Students who started CS before September 2018 may still be using the older tie. If this is the case, at least 5 stripes should be below the knot)

Tie - School House Tie - This should be worn in a traditional way, with the top button fastened and the Cove logo below the knot. It should be long enough to reach the belly button (30cm long)

(NB: Students who started CS before September 2018 may still be using the older tie. If this is the case, at least 5 stripes should be below the knot)

 

 

 

Plain black pleated ‘A-line’ skirt with school logo (compulsory for Year 7 students starting 2019 onwards) – skirts must be knee length and must not be rolled up at the waist. Fashion lycra ‘tube’ skirts or any short tight fitted skirts are unacceptable and are not permitted.  Further details can be found by clicking on uniform letter.
Trousers - Plain black school trousers only - the material should be tailored and suitable for school. This means that ‘skinny fit’ stretch or jersey, lightweight cotton or fashion trousers/leggings are not acceptable. Trousers - Plain black boot cut trousers only - the material should be tailored and suitable for school. This means that ‘skinny fit’ stretch or jersey, lightweight cotton or fashion trousers/leggings are not acceptable.
Shoes – All shoes should be polishable black leather, with closed toe. For health and safety reasons low heels (3 cm measured from the back of the shoe). No boots including ankle, trainers, plimsolls or canvas shoes. Shoes – All shoes should be polishable black leather, with closed toe. For health and safety reasons low heels (3 cm measured from the back of the shoe). No boots including ankle, trainers, plimsolls or canvas shoes.

Socks – Plain black, grey or white socks are to be worn with trousers.

Socks - Plain black or white below the knee socks.  Black or natural coloured tights may be worn. Students should wear socks or tights not both. Tights should not have any type of pattern on them.
Optional in cold weather only:  Plain black v-necked jumper (under blazer only).

Optional in cold weather only:  Plain black v-necked jumper (under blazer only).

 

Boys PE Kit Girls PE Kit
  • Royal blue polo shirt with CS logo (purchased from Brenda’s).
  • Royal blue reversible rugby shirt with CS logo.
  • Plain navy shorts.
  • White ankle socks.
  • Royal blue football/rugby socks.
  • Trainers
  • Shin pads.
  • Football boots.
  • Royal blue polo shirt with CS logo (purchased from Brenda’s).
  • Plain navy shorts.
  • White ankle socks.
  • Royal blue football/rugby socks.
  • Trainers
  • Shin Pads.

Optional Extras – purchased from Brenda’s: 

Optional Extras – purchased from Brenda’s: 

  • Plain navy hooded top with CS logo.
  • Plain navy jogging bottoms with CS logo.
  • Plain navy hooded top with CS logo. 
  • Plain navy jogging bottoms with CS logo.
  • Royal blue reversible rugby shirt with CS logo.

* It is advised that parents ensure that all items of uniform must be clearly marked with the    student’s name.

Summer Uniform:    

From after May half term a pale blue polo shirt with school logo and house name may be worn to replace a white shirt and tie. A cost effective alternative would be to purchase short sleeve white shirts that students can wear all year round with their tie.

 

Coats -  Coats are for extra warmth and to provide rain protection over blazers. They should be plain in colour (no leather, denim, knitwear, fur or tracksuit tops). Hoodies are never permitted to be worn to, in or from school. Once in the school building all coats, scarves, gloves, hats etc. may not be worn in the building. Peaked caps are not permitted to be worn to school.

Bags -  Bags should be large enough to hold all school equipment, including an A4 file. They should be waterproof and fastenable (preferably a plain, dark colour). Heavy fashion branding is not permitted including large handbags.

Shoes -  The following shoes are not permitted as part of our school uniform -  canvas shoes, boots including ankle boots, trainers (or trainer style shoe), sports shoes, plimsolls, shoes with any visible branding or logos and any fabric that is not leather.

Training shoes are only to be worn for PE and not as part of the normal school dress. Training shoes are not to be worn to and from school.

Hairstyles - It is impossible to have rules for situation that might arise with regard to hair. However, we expect hair to be traditionally styled as we do not allow ‘extremes’ with hairstyles and the Headteacher (with the involvement of the Governing body if necessary) will be the arbiter of what constitutes an extreme. As a guide no extreme crops, shaved patterns or extreme colours are permitted (no shorted than grade 3). Head coverings will not be permitted, except with the Headteacher and Governors permission.

Jewellery - Piercings - One plain stud (in silver or gold) may be worn in each ear lobe only. No other visible body piercings are allowed e.g. nose studs, eyebrow rings, and tongue studs. Other forms of body piercing such as ear stretchers are not permitted. Students are permitted to wear a watch only on their wrist. Any jewellery/piercing that are not permitted will be confiscated and kept securely in school for parental collection only.

All jewellery must be removed for PE on Health and Safety grounds. The school cannot be responsible for lost jewellery.

Make- up – Minimal, makeup may be worn if it is discreet and natural looking. Heavy make-up including eye shadow, eye liner and lipstick and contouring are not permitted.

Nail polish and false eyelashes are not permitted - students who are seen to be wearing these will need to remove them immediately.

Acrylic/gel nails are not permitted and will need to be removed - In the first instance it will be requested for the parent/carer to enforce with their child by the start of next school day.

 

Basic Equipment:    

It is important that students are organised and have the basic equipment required for their lessons. As a minimum expectation, we require all students to have the following items for school.

2 black pens                            1 30cm ruler

1 blue pen                               a pencil case

1 red pen                                 a scientific calculator

2 HB pencils                            a protractor

1 pencil sharpener                  a pair of compasses

1 rubber

 

Mobile Phones:        

Mobile phones are not permitted at Cove School. Whilst we do not ban students from bringing mobile phones to use travelling to and from school, we take no responsibility for them. All mobile phones must be powered off and placed in the student’s school bag before the enter through the electronic gates at the front of school. Whilst in school student’s mobile phones must be out of sight at all times. If students are seen with their phone or if their phone is heard, it will be confiscated. In the first instance this will be for 1 day but will increase with each incident (please refer to our mobile phone policy for further detail) overnight until the end of the following day in the first instance. This also extends to portable speakers.

Full Mobile Phone Letter

 

Students in breach of the uniform requirements will receive consequences in accordance with our behaviour policy. 

If any student needs to be out of school uniform due to unforeseen or difficult circumstances then a letter must be brought in for the attention of the child’s form tutor. The form tutor will issue a blue slip during morning registration permitting the student to be in breach of the uniform code for a short period of time. Alternative uniform should be as similar to the original as possible i.e. alternative black shoes and not white trainers.

 


All items of uniform must be clearly marked with the student’s name.

 

 

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