Uniform

We believe a uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to our ethos and culture and sets an appropriate tone. It can also instill pride, support positive behaviour and discipline, ensure pupils of all backgrounds feel welcome, protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way and promote good relations between different groups of pupils. Above all, we believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.

Buying uniform

If you are unsure as to what clothing to buy your child we have created an online site which lists our acceptable uniform and provides links to suppliers websites. If you would prefer a printed version please contact us.

CLV Uniform website

You can purchase school ties and jumpers from emblematic.

Visit the emblematic website

You can now purchase all your PE kit online through the website pekitonline.

Visit the pekitonline website

JLV Uniform

Uniform-1Students in the JLV have a different dress code to students in the Senior Learning Village and Advanced Learning Village.

  • Plain white shirt with collar. Shirt must be tucked in at all times.
  • Black V neck jumper with CLV badge.
  • Clip-on tie in CLV colours.
  • Full length black trousers (No black jeans, no leggings/jeggings/treggings, no press studs on pockets, no tight trousers) OR
  • Black knee length skirt (approx. 2”/5cm above the knee). Mini-skirts not allowed.
  • Formal black school shoe or ankle boot.

SLV Uniform

Students in the SLV have a different dress code to students in the Junior Learning Village and Advanced Learning Village.

  • Plain white shirt with collar. Shirt must be tucked in at all times.
  • Black round neck jumper.
  • Clip-on tie (for year 9 only) or a smart fastened tie (years 10 & 11) in CLV colours.
  • Full length black trousers (No black jeans, no leggings/jeggings/treggings, no press studs on pockets, no tight trousers).
  • Black knee length skirt (approx. 2”/5cm above the knee). Mini-skirts not allowed.
  • Formal black school shoe or ankle boot.

We do not allow:

  • Trainers – If your child has a medical condition that requires a certain type of shoe please consult with the Learning Manager who will advise you BEFORE you purchase the footwear.We do not allow:
  • Jewellery – In the JLV, with the exception of a watch, no jewellery is allowed. In the SLV/ALV, jewellery is allowed but must be discreet and safe. One pair of small earrings, a watch, one signet ring per hand is allowed.
  • Facial piercing of any kind is not allowed.
  • Makeup is NOT allowed in the JLV. It is allowed in the SLV/ALV but should not be extreme.
  • Extreme haircuts and hairstyles are not allowed. Hair should not be dyed bright colours and, for health and safety reasons, long hair must be tied back for practical subjects. Hairstyles incorporating shapes/patterns (e.g tramlines) and closely shaved heads are not allowed.
  • Expensive items of outdoor wear are not recommended as they present a security risk.

In order to protect books from damage, all students should have a suitable sized school bag. They also need to bring their own pencil case to school with all the equipment they need in lessons (including a calculator).

PE Kit

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  • Red T-shirt (indoor lessons)
  • Red sweatshirt (outdoor lessons)
  • Black shorts
  • Black tracksuit bottoms (optional)
  • Red football-style socks
  • Shinpads for football, hockey & rugby

What happens if a student forgets their PE kit?

We require all students to participate in PE and to bring the correct PE kit to every lesson. If a student forgets their PE kit they will need to borrow a spare set from the PE department.
In the event of an injury that prevents full and active participation we operate a ‘no notes policy’. This means that the student explains to the teacher what the problem is and to what extent they can be involved in the lesson i.e. planning, refereeing or even limited physical activity depending upon the nature of the injury. When this is the case students are still required to bring and to wear the correct PE kit.

Equipment

All students are expected to come equipped with their own pen, pencil, ruler etc. Students carry all of their equipment with them so should have a suitable sized school bag (large enough to hold an A4 file).

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones interrupt lessons and learning. Mobile phones are not allowed to be used and will be confiscated if a student is found using a phone during school hours.
If contact with home is required, students should do this via the school receptions.