Phoenix Collegiate

School Uniform


A high standard of school dress is expected of all students at Phoenix. It plays an important part in helping pupils to identify with a large school and in establishing a good reputation with local employers and the community.

Parents are expected to support the school in maintaining the high standard by ensuring that their children are sent to school dressed according to the information provided below. Provided that it is correct colour and style, items of school dress may be bought from anywhere. The school colours are readily available from chain stores, markets and specialist suppliers at a reasonable cost.


Compulsory Uniform
  • Plain Red ‘V’ neck long sleeved ‘Phoenix’ Pullover with black edging (Y7 & 8)
  • Plain Black ‘V’ neck long sleeved ‘Phoenix’ Pullover with red edging (Y9 -11)
  • Plain Black trousers (not fashion trousers, corduroy or denim) or Plain Black knee length skirt (with black 25-30 mm belt if necessary)
  • Plain White shirt with collar (not ‘T’shirts or Polo shirts)
  • Plain Black Blazer with school badge on breast pocket and ret trim on lapels
  • Clip on School Tie in the appropriate house colour
  • Student’s ID Badge and Lanyard (only available from the school)
  • Completely Black Shoes with Black laces (if laced). Heel height not to exceed 25mm. (No training shoes, ‘fashion shoes’, white flashes or motifs)
  • Plain Black or White socks or tights (black or beige – no patterns)







  • Students should wear both Jumper and Blazer
  • Should a student require a Jacket/Outer Coat this should be in addition to a Blazer and Jumper.
  • Jewellery is limited to one plain stud in each ear lobe
  • Replacement House Ties are obtainable from the School office at a cost of £5.

Where head coverings form part of a religious observance (hijab, Sikh patka, turbans) these must be plain navy or black.  If there is a religious head covering requirement not mentioned in this policy, please contact the school to discuss further.


The following are NOT allowed

  • Trainers or Fashion Shoes
  • Hooded Tops/Jackets, Sweatshirts, Fashion Cardigans
  • Make up
  • Nail varnish, acrylic nails, get nails or nail extensions
  • Hats or caps (on the school site) with the exception of woollen hats in very cold weather to be removed on entering the building.
  • Denim trousers or jackets, leather/leather look jackets
  • Unnatural hair colouring whether whole head or sections
  • Durags, hair wraps and bandanas
  • Hair length should be a minimum grade 2, therefore no shaved hairstyles or markings are allowed.

For items that are worn that are NOT allowed the following consequences will be followed.

• On the first occasion students will be able to collect their item(s) from the school office at 3pm on the same day.

• On the second occasion the item(s) will only be returned to the student’s parent/carer. The item can be collected from the school reception between 3pm and 4pm the same day.

• Students whose item(s) is confiscated for a third time in a year, must arrange for parents/carers to collect it between 3pm and 4pm from the school reception, seven days (five full school days) after it was originally removed. E.g. A nose ring confiscated on a Thursday will be returned at 3pm on the following Thursday.

• The length of confiscation of a student’s disallowed item(s) due to a fourth incident will be at the discretion of the Head teacher.

 PE Kit

The P.E. department will always take into consideration a student's religious beliefs with regards to P.E. kit. Students/parents will also be advised in good time the kit required for inclement weather conditions.

The P.E. department does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the loss of any valuables brought in to school by students. Students are advised to leave all valuables at home.


  • PE Polo top - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Shorts - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit bottoms - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit top - (optional) - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • Sports socks - Red and black with Phoenix written on them
  • Pair of lace up training shoes
  • Shin pads (need to be purchased from sports shop)
  • Football boots (need to be purchased from sports shop)



  • PE Polo top - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Shorts - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit bottoms - (optional for girls) - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit top - (optional) -Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • Sports socks - Red and black with Phoenix written on them
  • Pair of lace up training shoes
  • Shin pads (need to be purchased from sports shop)
  • Football boots (need to be purchased from sports shop)

Boys and girls also need an apron for both Art and Design and Technology. 

House Ties

Students who need to purchase a school tie should do so via their ParentPay account or via the school online shop.

If students are experiencing difficulty activating their ParentPay accounts, please visit the finance office.

If you have a query about the suitability of an item of uniform, please seek advice from house staff before purchase.

The wearing of jewellery can be a safety hazard and is not permitted. This includes all rings, necklaces and body piercings. The only exception is small plain stud type ear-rings worn in the bottom lobe, but students may be required to remove these for practical activities.
Students are allowed to wear a wristwatch, a single plain stud earring (in the lobe of the ear) or jewellery required as part of religious observance.

Dress code for Sixth Form students
There is a business style dress code in place for all Sixth Form students which should be adhered to at all times and should be worn with pride. It identifies students as members of the Sixth Form. Smart business suit consisting of shirt, trousers / skirt and jacket. Ties are optional but preferred. Black shoes must be worn by all students and trainers are no allowed. Students on specialist courses such as Hairdressing or Construction will wear clothing that is appropriate to the course and advised by course tutors. However, when these students are on school site they must adhere to the dress code detailed above.

The ID badge and lanyard are an integral part of their business dress and should therefore be worn with the photo showing at all times. Lost ID cards will be replaced at a cost to the student of £1.


Any problems with uniform should be explained on the first day through a note signed by the student’s parent or carer. This should be countersigned by the child’s form tutor. Students who arrive at school not in the correct uniform may need to be withdrawn from
lessons for that day unless suitable uniform can be loaned to the student concerned. All students are expected to wear loaned uniform and failure to do so will be dealt with as defiance requiring the student to be isolated.

Uniform suppliers

C.C. Uniforms Specialists

82 Kings Square, Sandwell Indoor Market, West Bromwich, B70 7NW

0121 448 9199

First Choice Uniforms

26 Union Street

Wednesbury, WS10 7HB

0121 505 7100

Gogna Schoolwear

67/69 Rookery Road

Birmingham, B21 9QU

0121 523 5572