Uniform and Appearance
At Coloma we expect girls to take a pride in their appearance and believe that parents have a vital role to play in ensuring their daughter wears the correct school uniform, both in school and when travelling between home and school. Please note that all items of school uniform must be named and excepting Tights, Socks, Shoes & Gloves should only be purchased from our school outfitters:
||Hewitts of Croydon
45-51 Church Street
|Hewitts can be contacted on:
||Tel: 020 8688 1839 / 020 8680 4555
Lower School Uniform
- Compulsory for all pupils in Years 7 - 11:
- Hewitts Style No: POB 05 portfolio bag in navy blue or black or
- Hewitts Style No: BP 04 rucksack in navy blue or black either small or large
- Purse belts are strongly recommended for keeping valuables on the person.
- The blazer must be worn to and from school every day.
The jumper may be removed but not the blazer.
- In school, blazers may only be worn by pupils in Years 10 and 11.
- These may only be worn in addition to the blazer, when the weather is cold.
- Style SS60 for pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9
- Years 10 and 11 may choose their own black or navy blue coat.
- Style no: 14, without slit, for Years 7, 8 and 9
- Style no: 14 or No: 76, with slit, for Years 10 and 11
- The skirt is to be worn at a length which at least reaches the crease at the back of the knee.
- Winter: blue, long sleeved, buttoned to the neck and worn tucked into the skirt.
- Summer: blue, short sleeved, open-neck, to be worn outside the skirt. This is compulsory for girls in Years 7 – 11 from the beginning of the Summer Term and for the first half of the Autumn Term (except for the New Year 7, who wear winter uniform from September.) No vests or undergarments are to be visible under the blouse.
The tie is to be tied in the conventional manner with a knot no larger than 3 cm (just over one inch) at the top and the wide part of the tie must meet the waist-band of the skirt.
This must be replaced when it becomes worn. Cuffs should not be frayed and there should be no evidence of holes at the elbows or wrists. Sleeves must meet the wrist.
Tights & Socks
- White tights, knee-length socks or full ankle (not trainer) socks for Years 7, 8 and 9.
- Opaque black tights, 60 denier, or full ankle (not knee-length or trainer) socks for Years 10 and 11.
Plain, sturdy black leather shoes with wide flat heels (not kitten-type). Flat, black boots may be worn to school in bad weather, but not in the building. Fabric shoes are not permitted.
Plain black or navy blue.
Coloma School scarf. Please note that only one of the two school regulation scarves can be worn to school.
Hats may not be worn.
Any requests for second-hand uniform can be directed to Mrs Geoghegan, The Pastoral Manager, at the school via school reception.
Lower School Appearance
Girls must be neat and tidy at all times.
- Hair that is long enough must be tied back at all times.
- Hair that would cover the eyes must be clipped back.
- Hair bands and scrunchies must be plain navy blue, black or white and of narrow width. No decorative hair bands, hair ties or ribbons are allowed.
- Only plain hair clips or hair bands may be worn.
- Hair must be worn in a simple style. Unconventional or elaborate styles are not allowed, nor are bleached, coloured streaks, dyed hair or hair extensions.
Make-up and Nails
- No make-up, fake tan or nail varnish may be worn to school.
- Nail extensions of any kind are not permitted.
- Spray deodorant, body sprays, or perfumes of any kind are not permitted.
- No jewellery is allowed, except a small cross and chain (worn inside the shirt), a watch with a plain black or navy strap and one pair of small gold (not silver) studs, worn in the ear lobes in a conventional manner.
- No bands or hair bands are to be worn around the wrist.
- No visible body piercing, including tongue studs, are allowed.
- No badges, except those indicating an official responsibility in school, should be worn.
N.B. If your daughter is going to have her ear lobes pierced, please have this done at the beginning of the holidays so that studs can be removed in school, as necessary.
6th Form Dress and Appearance Code
In the Sixth Form, we recognise the independence and growing maturity of our students as they progress to the world of work and adult life. Our Sixth Form students are role models for the Coloma community and young women who take pride in themselves and in their school. We expect high standards of commitment, conduct and appearance from all our Sixth Form students and we work rigorously to maintain these standards. Our aim is to reflect the expectations of a professional workplace.
It is the responsibility of all students to comply with our dress code which is:
- a specified black suit from the suppliers www.cladishsports.co.uk. (When purchasing the suit students must choose the option that ensures that trousers are full length or skirts must be knee length.)
- a plain shirt, with sleeves and a traditional collar, made from material which is not sheer or see-through. All students must have a plain white, collared shirt available for formal school occasions.
- a plain jumper or cardigan (optional), without a hood, that may be worn under the jacket but not instead of the jacket.
- shoes which are suitable to wear with a suit, and not canvas or trainers.
Please note that:
- Jewellery, make-up, hair colour and styles must be kept to a discreet level; body piercing, apart from ears, is unacceptable.
- Students wishing to wear Islamic dress must wear a simple plain black hijab and or jilbab with the approved suit jacket.
Any student arriving in school dressed inappropriately can expect parents/guardian to be notified and may be asked to return home to change.