Uniform Information


As of the beginning of Academic Year 2017/18 for students in years 7 – 11, the uniform will be the following:

Years 7 – 11

Plain grey tailored trousers Plain grey tailored trousers or plain grey knee length skirt (straight or pleated)
Plain white shirt with collar Plain white blouse/shirt with collar
CLCC tie CLCC tie
Plain black V neck jumper with college logo Plain black V neck jumper with college logo
Plain black shoes/trainers Plain black shoes/trainers
Plain grey or black socks Plain grey or black socks or plain natural skin tone or plain black tights.

PE Kit

CLCC Navy T-shirt CLCC Navy T-shirt
CLCC Navy Training Top CLCC Navy Training Top
Navy shorts Navy shorts
PE Socks PE socks
Optional Items Optional Items
Training bottoms Training bottoms

Below is a detailed explanation of the uniform requirements which we expect all students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 to follow.


In the first instance, and in order to guarantee that your son/daughter arrives at college in the correct trousers, I would encourage you to purchase the trousers from our preferred supplier Schoolwear Solutions.

We appreciate that there are a vast array of styles so have drawn up some additional guidance in order that you can help to support us in ensuring your son/daughter is adhering to our uniform policy.

Should you choose to purchase them from another retailer other than our recommended supplier then please ensure the following:- 

Trousers should be plain grey 

We will not allow the following:-

Jeans, denim trousers, jeggings, leggings, trousers which are tight to the thigh, calf, or leg, trousers that do not cover the ankle, cords.

We expect all students to comply with our requirements and the Leadership Team at the College will determine what is and what is not acceptable should there be still be any confusion.


Skirts are to be knee length and of a traditional style. We will not allow the following:-

Lycra skirts, denim skirts, tight skirts, skirts with a pattern


All students are required to wear a V neck black jumper with the College logo –

No other jumpers will be allowed and students should arrive in college each day wearing their college jumper. Hooded tops, non uniform sweatshirts, and tracksuit tops are not allowed and will be confiscated. 


Shirts and blouses should be plain and of a traditional style and must be able to be worn with a tie. Polo shirts are not allowed. We expect students to wear shirts tucked in.


These should be plain black, low heeled shoes which are suitable for college. The following are not allowed:-

Fabric or canvas shoes, pumps, ballet style shoes, shoes with heels, shoes with any marking or logo, sling back or backless shoes. Shoes laces should be black.


Boots may be worn. For girls these can be worn with trousers only, not with skirts. The boots must be worn over the socks. Boots must be plain black and of a traditional design. No UGG type boots are allowed.


Students will need an additional coat for the colder months especially given that the college is split across two sites. Students must have a practical coat which is waterproof. Denim jackets and leather jackets are not allowed in College. Coats must not be worn inside college buildings.


One pair of plain ear studs and a watch. No facial piercings and no other piercings are allowed. Earlobe stretchers and bars are NOT permitted. Religious jewellery can be worn but must be under clothing.

No smart watches.

Hair and Make up

Make up must be discreet and kept to a minimum, hair colour should be in the range of natural hair colouring. No extreme hairstyles or colours. Clear nail polish only.

We want our students to look and feel smart and be proud of the community to which they belong. It is expected that students will dress smartly and take pride in how they look.  In coming to the college, parents and carers agree to support our policy in ensuring your child is correctly dresses. Uniform must be worn at all times, including the journey to and from school. Pupils on day trips will be expected to wear uniform unless they are told otherwise.

ID Cards

As per information that was sent out at the beginning of the year it is a requirement that all students must wear and display their lanyard and ID card. The card is also their way of paying for food. In exceptional circumstances if a student has forgotten their card they can ask for support in relation to this by going to the pastoral support team in E11C at break time. Parents/Carers are responsible for ensuring the card is topped up. Students entitled to free school meals have their card automatically topped up on a daily basis.

ID cards - what are they used for?

At the beginning of the year as part of our uniform expectations we made it clear that all students must have an ID card on a school lanyard and clearly displayed. Some parents might ask themselves “but why?"

ID cards are used for security purposes and to identify/authenticate students.

From a security point of view all staff, students and visitors are expected to wear a school lanyard and ID badge - this is so that any unauthorised people on site can be spotted quickly and challenged. We take the safety of your children extremely seriously, and ID cards help us to safeguard all users of the College.

ID cards also help students authenticate with our electronic systems, such as our electronic door system, cashless catering system and our photocopiers. In addition they help staff identify students they might not normally teach so as to quickly deal with behaviour incidents. Without ID cards, these identification processes would take much longer. For instance, a quick scan of an ID card at the lunch till finds the student’s cashless account instantly, rather than the 30 seconds it takes to ask the student their name, search the system for them and check who they are.

If a student has forgotten or lost their ID card on a day, they will be placed in a break time detention, during which they will be issued with a one time pass that will allow them to purchase food at lunchtime.  If your child has lost their ID card and lanyard we ask that you purchase a replacement via ParentPay.com or using the cashier’s hatch - if these are purchased overnight, or before morning registration they will be available from the IT office in the library at break time.

In the event that your child has no money on their cashless account and they wish to purchase lunch, they may seek support from the pastoral office in the Countesthorpe building or the reception at the Leysland building. They will issue your child with a lunch voucher (that puts the account into a negative balance) and a text message and/or email will be sent home explaining this. We would ask that you then top up your child’s account for the next day to clear the debt. We will not issue a voucher on a second consecutive day, preventing student’s accounts going further into debt.

We hope that this clearly explains our rationale for ID cards, how they are used, and our procedures for dealing with problems that arise.