School Uniform

All students should take a pride in their appearance.  The School has adopted a uniform as an outward demonstration of the high standards of both appearance and behaviour that are associated with members of the School community.

Our uniform will help support your son/daughter in maintaining the right approach to School, and in feeling part of, and identifying with, the School and the values we promote.  We are grateful for the continuing support provided by our parents in maintaining the high standards of uniform and appearance for which the School is known.

The Governing Body of the School expects all students to wear the correct uniform at all times and comply with reasonable standards of general appearance.  Extreme styles of fashion in any clothing item or in hairstyle or colour are not viewed as acceptable.  The Headteacher has delegated responsibility to decide what is or is not acceptable.

The School’s uniform requirements and guidelines are as follows:

  • all items worn including footwear must be plain and of School type;  badges should not be worn in School except those related to School responsibilities.
  • outerwear may be in any dark colour of reasonable style.   Leather or denim jackets are not allowed.
  • footwear must be of normal school type and not soft soled, training/gym shoes should only be worn for Physical Education.
  • jewellery must not be worn to School including body piercing and ear studs, although a watch is acceptable.
  • all items of clothing and equipment should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • nail varnish and false nails are not permitted.


  • Grey blazer with school badge and red trim
  • White shirt
  • Black school trousers
  • Grey and red school tie with badge
  • Grey V-neck jumper (optional)
  • Black or grey socks


  • Grey blazer with school badge and red trim
  • White shirt
  • Bedford tartan skirt or black school trousers (not stretch material)
  • Grey V-neck jumper (optional)
  • Grey and red school tie with badge
  • Black socks or black tights

PE Kit

PE kit can be ordered online from SK Kits or by visiting the shop on Market Street, Tottington.

Please direct any queries to SK Kits on 07960137232 or via email:

  • Black and green shorts
  • Black and green t-shirt with badge
  • Emerald green socks
  • Trainers
  • Shin pads
  • Football boots
  • Hair bobble


Each student should have a bag or rucksack in which to carry books and personal belongings.   Students should take special care of text books and exercise books.  Any damage to, or loss of books should be reported to the subject teacher as soon as possible, and may involve replacement at the student’s expense.  We ask parents to support and help their son/daughter by providing “basic equipment” e.g. pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, coloured pencils and apron.  For Mathematics all students will need a calculator:  Mathematics staff will recommend an appropriate model.

Security of Possessions

The School cannot guarantee the safety of personal property.  Occasionally students lose or mislay their belongings.  All clothes and personal property should be marked with the student’s name.

To ensure their safety, students’ bags may be locked in classrooms during the lunch period, and not left unattended in other areas.  Expensive clothes or shoes and valuable items of any kind should not be brought to School; these include mobile phones, jewellery, radios, electronic games, cameras and iPod’s.  Money carried should be in the smallest amounts possible and should not be left in bags or cloakrooms.   The School is not financially liable for any item of property that may go missing.   For a relatively small amount of money, up to £1,000 of insurance cover for clothes and other possessions outside the home, may be added to the standard house contents insurance policy.

The Elton High School