School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of CHS South. Our uniform identifies students as part of our CHS South community and instils pride in it. Being appropriately dressed helps students to develop a positive mind set for learning and supports them in being successful, creative and happy; we are proud to support a gender-neutral uniform policy.
CHS South uniform

White button neck shirt/blouse. Should be tucked into trousers/skirt at all times
Black, traditional school trousers. Full length. No chinos, jeans or ‘jean like’ trousers. No skinny jeans or leggings
Plain black school shoes or all black trainers. No white or coloured soles/rim/logos
Plain black socks or plan black/opaque tights. Patterned tights are not permitted.


Additional regulations and guidance:

  • White soled shoes are compulsory in PE


  • Boots/fashion footwear above the ankle
  • Non-black trainers or sports/casual shoes
  • Hats or caps
  • Jeans & ‘jean like’ trousers, leggings or shorts
  • Hooded tops/sweat-tops/non-uniform cardigans


Additional expectations


  • A wristwatch only is allowed
  • One pair of small stud earrings in the lower ear. Large hooped or dangling earrings must not be worn for health and safety reasons
  • No facial, tongue or body piercings

Make Up and Nails

  • Make Up must be natural in appearance
  • False/acrylic nails are not allowed


  • External coats/jackets are not to be worn inside the school building
  • A headscarf worn for religious reasons must be plain black or grey with no decorations or tassels

All items of uniform should be labelled with the student’s name. Students who lose items of uniform equipment should contact Reception where lost property is stored.

Students should bring a bag suitable to carry their books (A4 size), writing equipment and sports kit for every lesson. All students are expected to take responsibility for their books and equipment.


Failure to wear school uniform

All students are expected to follow our uniform policy. Parent/carer cooperation in this respect is required. Only regulation uniform should be worn. Items that do not meet the school’s policy will need to be removed or replaced.

Students who arrive at school without correct uniform will be given the appropriate clothing items to ensure they are wearing correct uniform. They will be expected to wear the uniform provided, which will be collected from them at the end of the day.

If appropriate spare uniform is not available in school, parents will be contacted and the student sent home to change.

Persistent poor uniform will result in the school’s behaviour consequence system being used.



Uniform Supplier
Our school suppliers for the forthcoming academic year will be:

John McHugh:
Stretford Arndale Shopping Centre
Tel: 0161 865 3142

If parents and carers are experiencing difficulty in purchasing school uniform then please contact your child’s Head of Year for support.


We want all students to be equipped to learn, every day. They should bring to school a pencil case, containing black or blue pens, pencils and a ruler;  students should have a spare pen and pencil as a minimum.  We encourage pupils to take pride in their presentation so a well-stocked pencil case might also include a pack of coloured pencils, highlighters and a glue. The best place to buy equipment for school is at a big supermarket but if a pupil needs to replace all their equipment, we sell pre-stocked pencil cases at reception; parents can pay for these using school gateway. 

In order for students to feel confident in using a calculator, both during lesson time and at home, we recommend that students buy their own. The model we recommend is the Casio FX-83GT, available on Amazon, Argos and most big supermarkets.

Students should bring a bag suitable to carry their books (A4 size), equipment and sports kit for every lesson. All students are expected to take responsibility for their books and equipment.

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