College Uniform

Kingsthorpe College uniform plays an important part in contributing to the ethos and values of the College.

The wearing of our uniform allows students to identify with the College and demonstrates their pride in being a student at Kingsthorpe, both in College and in the community. It is also practical, smart and reduces expenditure for parents and carers.

Main College uniform

  • Black blazer with KC badge
  • KC clip on tie
  • Plain white collared shirt – buttoned to the collar (worn tucked in)
  • Plain black pullover or cardigan (optional)


Acceptable trousers Not-acceptable trousers

Plain black full length tailored trousers - with a crease down the centre leg.

Jeans style trousers (Pockets in the same position and style as denim jeans) Leggings
Tracksuit bottoms
Tight skinny legged trousers

Acceptable skirts Not-acceptable skirts

Plain black knee length skirt
Plain black opaque tights

Stretch fabric skirts
Skirts above the knee

Acceptable shoes Not-acceptable shoes

Plain black leather or leather-type flat soled shoes such as:

Trainers, including plain, black, leather trainers.
Do not purchase trainer brands – Lacoste, Lonsdale, Adidas, Nike, Vans, Reebok. Pumps
‘Ugg’ style fur boots.
Ballet pump style ‘dolly’ shoes

Acceptable outerwear Not-acceptable outerwear

Plain and dark colour coats

Plain and dark woolly hats with no logos may be worn in winter but removed in the building.

Tracksuit tops Hoodies Baseball caps

Boys Sportswear Girls sportswear

Black College shorts
Black College sweatshirt, Black/gold College rugby shirt, Black College polo shirt Trainers
White sports socks or College black/gold socks
Football boots
Shin pads
Black College tracksuit bottoms
(optional) A towel

Instead of the rugby or polo shirt a black KC
dance t-shirt may be worn.

Black College shorts
Black College sweatshirt, Black College polo shirt Trainers,
White sports socks

Shin pads
Black College tracksuit bottoms
(optional) A towel

Instead of polo shirt a black KC
dance t-shirt may be worn.
Leggings may be worn under College shorts for dance.

Students are expected to change for PE and Dance in the PE changing rooms. Students must wear
College uniform on the way into College and leaving College.


Jewellery and Make-up

The wearing of make-up for College is inappropriate and not encouraged.
If worn, make-up must be minimal and subtle (no bright colours). Nail varnish, if worn, must be natural or pale in colour. The wearing of jewellery, other than a watch and plain stud earrings, is not allowed on health and safety grounds.

Where students have pierced ears, a plain stud (without stones) only may be worn – no more than one in either ear lobe. This pair of studs must be removed for PE/Games for health and safety reasons.

If students have piercings requiring them to wear additional jewellery, such as nose studs, extra ear studs, eyebrow studs, tongue studs etc. they will be told to remove them during the College day even if this means the piercing will close up. If worn for religious reasons a request should be made in writing to the Headteacher and each case will be considered on an individual basis.


  • We do not permit extreme haircuts at Kingsthorpe College for health & safety reasons and because they can serve as a distraction to other children.
  • Kingsthorpe College students should have hair of a natural colour.
  • Clippered hair must be no shorter than a number two grade. Hair shaved in patterns or into a Mohawk style are not permitted.
  • Long hair must be tied up for sports/creative arts subjects.
  • Hair accessories should be discreet and black, white, red or grey in colour.
  • If a hijab is worn, it must be plain black in colour and design. In summer, a plain white hijab may be worn.


Students are expected to wear full College uniform at all times and abide by these expectations. If a student deliberately fails to wear the full College uniform or the student contravenes hair or jewellery expectations, they will be removed from lessons and recreation time until the non-uniform item is rectified. Whilst wearing Kingsthorpe College uniform students are representing the College in the local community. Any behaviour out of College whilst wearing our uniform, which falls short of our expectations and which brings the College’s reputation into disrepute may result in disciplinary action by the College..

Sixth Form dress code

The dress code for Sixth Form students embodies our conviction that the appearance of our students should reflect the professional environment in which they learn and their responsibility as role models. This is the same expectation as we have of our staff and the same dress code policy.

Last updated: 14 Mar 2021