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Years 7-11 Uniform:

Main Uniform:

  • A navy blue jacket with the College logo (supplied by SWI).
  • A navy blue v-neck jumper (optional) with College logo (supplied by SWI).
  • Grey trousers, classic or slim leg, the width at the bottom no narrower than 16cm.
  • Grey skirt – straight or pleated. Skirts should be no shorter than knee length, no longer than mid-calf/shin and should not be fitted (the jersey stretchy material for skirts is not permitted).
  • Grey tailored shorts are permitted which must in length be no longer than just below the knee or no shorter than in line with the knee (cargo, beach, casual, sport, chino, denim style are not permitted). The College reserves the right to remove this as a school uniform item if this is not consistently followed.  It is essential that students who choose to wear tailored shorts are dressed smartly and promote the high uniform presentation and standards.
  • Plain white school shirt/blouse (short or long sleeved). A plain white vest top only maybe worn under the blouse/shirt.
  • College clip on tie which has the logo and your son/daughter’s appropriate house colour (supplied by SWI).
  • Plain black polishable shoes with a flat sole (trainers [including Air Force Ones], pumps, canvas shoes, sports logos, boots and blacked out trainers are not permitted).
  • Plain black or dark grey socks or black/neutral tights.
  • No hoodies, track suit tops are allowed.
  • All students must carry a school bag large enough to carry an A4 folder; handbags are not permitted.

Physical Education:
PE uniform is compulsory and should be ordered from our supplier. The following PE kit must be worn when participating in PE lessons:

  • PE T-shirt (with CVC logo)
  • navy blue 3/4 zip training top (with CVC logo)
  • navy blue shorts or skort
  • navy blue leggings or tracksuit bottoms
  • navy blue football socks
  • optional – rugby shirt
  • optional – navy blue base layer
  • optional extra: under armour
  • appropriate footwear for the activity including training shoes suitable for indoor use and a second pair of trainers or boots for outdoor use; pumps are not suitable footwear
  • shin pads to be worn when playing competitive games such as football and hockey (by law)
  • a gum shield is necessary when playing hockey and rugby

For Dance in Years 9, 10 and 11:

  • A black T-shirt 
  • Black leggings 
  • Dance socks/ shoes 

Please ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with the owner’s name. Please note that pupils are not allowed to wear the formal Cottenham Village College uniform for their PE lessons.  All long hair needs to be tied back and stud earrings and watches must be removed for PE lessons.

The Uniform Expectations and Standards of Dress booklet can be downloaded here.


Almost all items of our uniform are available from our online supplier, Sportswear International, via the school log-in page.  You will need to register to create an account: A guide for parents can be downloaded here

SWI price list for Cottenham Village College is available here

Delivery: items can be delivered via the school or to your home:

Orders over £70 are sent to home free of charge.
Orders under £70 sent to a home address (or other specified) incur a £4.00 delivery charge.
Orders sent to school are free of charge (for delivery into school orders must be place by 5pm on Fridays for delivery into school on the following Tuesday and collection for parents is Wednesday).

Sample garments are kept in the office for pupils to try on before placing an order. Pupils can try on sample garments during break or lunch time.

Grey Tailored Shorts:

Please follow this link to view the information sheet for a supplier where grey tailored shorts can be purchased.

Cargo shorts (with pockets are not acceptable).

Second Hand Uniform
We have a small selection of good quality second hand uniform available. Please contact Student Services if you would like more information.

Uniform Donations
We encourage families to recycle good quality school uniform. If you have any clean unmarked good quality Cottenham Logo used uniform or trouser/skirt garments that you would like to donate, please send in a bag to student services.

Wellington boots/ practical footwear for extreme weather conditions
Pupils may travel to and from school in wellingtons or other practical footwear in extreme weather conditions, but, they should have the correct footwear with them and must change into these once they arrive at school.

Pupils may change footwear for snowy lunchtimes, but they must change back into “uniform” footwear before they leave afternoon registration.

School Equipment:

Equipment list essential for students at the college include:

A pencil case to contain the following: 

  • At least 2 pens (black or blue) 
  • A green pen 
  • A pencil (if possible more than one) 
  • A rubber 
  • A highlighter (where possible a pack)  
  • A protractor 
  • A ruler 
  • A pair of compasses 
  • A scientific calculator with student name on

Useful equipment to have:

  • Wired headphones that can be used in ICT rooms

Lost Property:

All lost property clothing is kept in the admin areaa apart from PE lost property which is kept in the PE office.

Pupils are welcome to visit the admin area and the PE office during break and lunch time to view the lost property items. Items that are named will automatically be returned to the pupils.

A reminder to parents: please ensure that all items are named.


Uniform Survey Results from the survey completed by current Years 7-9 pupils, parents and staff in May 2018:

Letter from the Principal results of the survey for Years 7-9

The results from the uniform survey can be found via this link.

Uniform Expectations and Standards of Dress: September 2018

Letter from the Principal to current Year 10 students (Year 11 students in September 2018)


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