Equipment and Uniform




Students should come to school equipped to work and always have the following items with them for general use: pen, pencil, ruler, rubber.

In addition, they will need a 2B pencil, a pack of coloured pencils, a glue stick, a black biro and a pencil sharpener for Art. Students should also have a protractor, a pair of compasses and a calculator. The Mathematics department will advise students on what to buy.

The Finance Office sells some items of stationery, the students can pay for these with cash or their cashless catering cards.

Pen 15p
HB Pencil 5p
Rubber 5p
Ruler 15p
Protractor 10p
Pair of Compasses 30p
Glue Stick 65p
Maths Set - large, clear, filled exam kit pencil case complete with compass & pencil, 30cm shatter resistant ruler, protractor and pencil sharpener. £1.40
Calculator (Casio fx-83GTX scientific) £10.00
Blue Exercise Book 50p
Whiteboard £1.90
Whiteboard Marker 30p
Whiteboard Eraser 30p
Tie £4.95
New Cashless Catering Card £1.00
Gum Shield £2.80
Shin Guards £3.00
PE Socks - sizes 2-5, 6-9 & 10-13 £7.25
Dictionary/Thesaurus £3.80

All belongings must be clearly marked with the student's name. Reception does keep lost property for a limited time, but neither the school nor the Authority can be held responsible for any personal property lost, stolen or damaged.


Jumper – navy with school logo (years 7-10)
Black school jumper with school logo (year 11)
Both available from Brenda’s

Trousers - plain black uniform style
(no skinny, tight-fit, jeans style or cords)
 or  Skirt - plain black box pleat skirt with a white school logo on the hip line
(only available to be purchased from Brenda’s)
All skirts must be a suitable length for the professional workplace
Shirt - white with collar (long or short sleeved)  or Blouse – white, open neck revere collar (long or short sleeved)
Tie - standard Court Moor tie (worn to a standard length)
Ties must be worn if wearing a shirt

Socks – black or white

 or Tights – black or neutral (or black socks can be work over black tights)
Shoes – polishable, formal, plain, black
(no boots, trainers or canvas shoes) 
Outer coat – plain, outdoor, waterproof
(no hoodies, tracksuit tops or denim jackets)
Hair – neat style, natural colours

Jewellery - plain sleepers or studs (one per ear), no other piercings, no spacers, no rings or necklaces.

Watches are permitted including 'smart' watches (these must not be seen or heard)

Make-up - Years 7-9 no make-up, Years 10-11 discreet, light make-up.
No false eyelashes, nail polish or acrylic nails (all years)
Food Tech
PE Kit
PE kit - Available from SWI Schoolwear

You will need to create an account and log-on

Compulsory Items & Suppliers 

In line with government guidelines we have reviewed and reduced the number of items parents have to buy from one supplier. We appreciate some parents like the ease of getting everything in the same shops, however for those on a budget there are plenty of items that can be sourced elsewhere – as long as they follow the general guidelines.

Compulsory One Supplier Compulsory Multiple Suppliers

Jumper Brenda's

Tie Brenda's

Blue shorts or skort SWI

Polo Shirt SWI

Rugby shirt (boys) SWI

Zip up training top (girls) SWI




Long blue socks

Optional One Supplier Optional Multiple Suppliers

Skirt Brenda's

Fleece Top (unisex) SWI

Training top (boys) SWI





Navy tracksuit bottoms

Navy fleece

Navy leggings


Trousers Buying Key Points (Boys' & Girls')

When buying trousers, look for the words: Tailored, Bootcut or Regular (without charms or jeans style metal studs). They need to be loose fitting particularly around and below the knee.

Avoid buying any trousers with these terms:-

  • ‘Tapered’ - they will be shorter than acceptable and too tight at the ankle
  • ‘Cropped’ – they will be ankle length and therefore too short
  • ‘Skinny’  or ‘slim fit’– these will be far too tight, both at the thigh and ankle
  • ‘Jeggings’ – basically thick leggings.

Boys' Trousers Buying Guidance

A range of retailers sell trousers which meet the Court Moor requirements, here are specific examples of acceptable and unacceptable styles

Marks and Spencer

Acceptable Styles:-

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NOT Acceptable Styles:-

Boys trousers not acceptable Boys Skinny or Super Skinny Leg Trousers


Acceptable Styles:-

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Girls' Trousers Buying Guidance

Girls Skirt

Court Moor Drop Waist Knife Pleat Skirt

Only available from Brenda’s Schoolwear

Court moor skirt



Boys' and girls' shoes must be formal style and polishable, plain, black shoes (no boots, trainers or canvas shoes). Inevitably shoe manufacturers develop and market as school shoes, styles which circumnavigate this description i.e. introducing informal style, leather, black pumps and it can be confusing as to which are acceptable.

To avoid confusion, please see the examples below. The acceptable styles are available from a wide range of different suppliers. Inevitably we can't show images of all shoe styles but hopefully this selection of images will avoid unacceptable styles being purchased. 

Acceptable Formal Styles

Acceptable shoe 1



Shoe 1

Shoe 2 Shoe 3
Acceptable shoe 5 Acceptable shoe 6
Acceptable shoe 7 Acceptable shoe 8

Not Acceptable Styles

Not acceptable shoe 1 Not acceptable shoe 3
Not acceptable shoe 2 Not acceptable shoe 4
Not acceptable shoe 5



Not acceptable shoe 6

Not acceptable shoe 7