Uniform & Appearance

We believe the uniform gives the students a sense of belonging and pride in the school

At Crompton House we always expect our pupils to wear full school uniform and maintain the highest possible standards of dress. Uniform regulations are listed below, please read them carefully to avoid potential problems. If an item of clothing is not listed, it is not considered to be school uniform.

The full Uniform Policy Document can be downloaded in Word format here.

Standard Uniform

Blazer: Black blazer with school crest
Tie: Relevant house colour crested tie
Trousers: Grey formal style with either a shaped leg, bootcut or standard fit. Tight fitting trousers are not permitted.Trousers should be worn fastened at the waist. Jean material is not allowed.
Belt: Formal, black and plain
Skirt: Grey pleated knee length skirt
Shirt: Standard white fitted shirt with collar either short or long sleeved.  Shirts must be tucked in to trousers and skirts and have a top button that allows the school tie to be worn correctly.
Shoes: Smart, sensible, plain, flat black (natural or synthetic leather) and worn at all times. No other materials are allowed.  Students are not permitted to wear trainers, boots or open toe footwear.
Socks: White, plain ankle length socks to be worn with a skirt and black socks to be worn with trousers.  Plain black tights are also acceptable (opaque 40 denier or more).
Jumper (Optional): V-neck plain black jumper

Sports Kit
  • Short sleeved training top and optional skort
  • Optional ¼ zip top with optional plain black leggings (own or via Monkhouse)
  • Long sleeved training top with black shorts and black sports socks
  • Short sleeved training top and shorts

    Additional Sport Requirements:
  • Shin pads are required for hockey and football
  • Football boots
  • Mouth guard for rugby

Permitted footwear

Studded boots (no metal studs)

Banned Footwear

Multi studded boots / trainers
Bladed boots (no metal blades)
No spikes
No flat-soled trainers

NB: Pupils representing the school at sports’ events during normal school time are expected to wear school uniform to and from the event or the optional sweatshirt and black tracksuit bottoms as listed above.

General Information

    • Traditional style shoes must be worn – no trainers or boots
    • Denim jackets, hoodies or jumpers worn as coats are not acceptable
    • Shirts and blouses must be tucked in at all times
    • Ties must be worn at a reasonable length
    • All items of clothing must be clearly labelled with the owner’s name


    • Hair should be one natural colour and without styling substances such as gel and wax.
    • Hair should be no shorter than 4 on top and 2 on the sides. Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable.
    • When directed, hair must be tied back for health and safety reasons using black tie backs or bobbled.


    • Make-up, acrylic nails and nail varnish must not be worn in school.


    • No jewellery, other than a wrist watch (not a “smart” watch)  is permitted. (Please note – do not allow your child to have ear piercing done during term time as the healing process takes several weeks. This is a summer holiday activity only.)

Uniform Card

To ensure consistent high standards of uniform, pupils are issued with a “Uniform Card”. Staff sign the card for any infringements of the school uniform rules. Pupils who receive 4 signatures on their cards in a week will get a 30 minute lunchtime detention. The cards are replaced each Tuesday during registration.

Uniform and PE Kit Supplier

School uniform and Sports Kit can be obtained from Top Form (Monkhouse) at –

51-53 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1RX  and  27 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1XS

or online at www.monkhouse.com/cromptonhouse

Other School Equipment

All pupils are issued with the appropriate text and exercise books. They are the responsibility of the student and must be replaced if lost or damaged. It is expected that these books are treated with care and contain no graffitti.

All pupils need a calculator of their own to take this to their lessons. We do not lend calculators to students as they are such a fundamental piece of equipment. The National Curriculum in Maths requires knowledge of the various calculator functions and efficient use of them. We recommend that a scientific calculator is bought to allow pupils to familiarise themselves with all functions over a period of time. There are many scientific calculators on the market but one is available from school (Casio fx-83GTplus) and this can be purchased from the maths department for around £7 at the start of the new Autumn term.

Maths sets containing, pencil, pencil sharpener, compass, eraser, ruler, protractor, and a set square are available from the maths department at a cost of around £1.

Classroom Equipment List

Pupils are expected to provide basic equipment for all lessons:

Essential Equipment

Optional Equipment

Mobile phones, smart watches, MP3 players and cameras

We have what we consider to be a fair policy concerning mobile phones (and other blue tooth enabled devices) and we appreciate the support of parents on this. We do not believe that students need to use them during the school day.

In the school environment, digital devices can be a distraction to learning; our rule is that they must not be seen or heard during school time. Our policy is that if students have these items in sight, or if they are heard or used on the school site, from when the pupil enters the school gates to when they have been dismissed from their final lesson of the day, the device, including its SIM card, will be confiscated and locked away for seven days. This will also apply if a pupil is using headphones linked to a mobile phone in their pocket. If a camera is used without authorisation it will not be returned until any pictures involving the school or pupils are deleted. Smart watches are banned from all public exams and not allowed in school under any circumstances. If a pupil brings one into school it will be treated in the same way as mobile phones. It would be unfair to make any exceptions to these rules, whatever the circumstances.

The school cannot be held responsible for the safety or protection of pupils’ phones. Some smartphones are quite fragile, especially the screens, and parents must realise that all phones are brought in to school at their own risk.

In emergencies pupils may use the phone at the Student Hub or in an office if privacy is needed. Similarly, in emergencies, the school can always get messages to pupils when necessary via reception.

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