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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Uniform and Personal Appearance

Our uniform is designed to instil a sense of pride and belonging for our students.

It also presents a positive image of our college and students, to both the local and wider community. All students in Years 7 to 11 are expected to wear our uniform correctly.

In any circumstances where there is a question about the suitability of any item of uniform or the personal appearance of a student then the principals decision will be final

All items of College uniform must be worn correctly. Any non-uniform items will be confiscated for the day if worn.


Other requirements regarding appearance

Hair: Hair must be neat and tidy in a conventional style and of a colour that appears natural. We would like to remind parents and carers that we do not allow students to have their hair cut below a grade 1 or to have very extreme differences in hair length, for example tramlines, skin fades and mullets are not allowed. 

Make-up: No make-up may be worn by any student in Years 7-11

(This includes: false eyelashes, false nails and painted eyebrows, none of which are allowed). 

Jewellery: No jewellery may be worn except for one small stud in each lower ear lobe. Students will be asked to remove any other jewellery which will be kept safe for them by staff during the remainder of the day on the first occasion and five days on the second occasion and thereafter. Rings may not be worn 

Smart Watches: are not recommended and if brought in is at your own risk. Students are not allowed to use the functionality of Smart Watches such as text messaging whilst on the College site, including before the start and at the end of the day. 

Bracelets and Necklaces: No bracelets / necklaces may be worn (except Medicare bracelets/necklaces).

Body Piercings: No visible body piercing is allowed.

Students may not wear:

  • Canvas, open toed or backless shoes
  • Leggings, jeggings or jeans (black ECC leggings from the uniform suppliers can be worn in PE lessons only as an optional kit item)
  • Denim jackets
  • Leather jackets 
  • Tube skirts 
  • Jeans, flared trousers, chinos, combat trousers. Trousers with rivets or studs, drain pipe or low waist trousers. 
  • Hoodies, including zip up hoodies or similar articles that could act as external coats. (PE hoodies are only to be worn in PE lessons
  • Socks that are any other colour than black (no logos please)
  • Socks worn over tights ‚Äč
  • Tracksuits 
  • Boots or trainers (except for PE) 
  • Hats, except if medical reasons documented to the College 
  • Sunglasses 
  • No tattoos or body art 

Some items listed above will be kept safe for students by staff during the remainder of the day if worn.

Students should not wear their coat instead of a jumper.

If they do so they will be asked to remove their coat and place it in their bag. If they repeatedly wear their coat instead of a jumper then the coat will be confiscated. If the jumper has been lost it should be replaced as soon as possible and a note from parents or carers given to the child to present to the member of staff if questioned.

Staff will use their professional judgement to decide if a coat can be taken off based on the weather conditions.

Uniform Suppliers 

All the uniform, except shoes, is available to purchase from two uniform suppliers:   

Proserve Group Unit 3, Dinan Way Trading Estate, Exmouth EX8 4RS

Ship Shape 16-18 Albion Hill, Exmouth, EX 1JL