School Uniform

Students are expected and encouraged to take a pride in their general appearance.

The uniform is available from Mainland Uniforms 511 Wairakei Road.

The Cotswold School Parents Association runs a second hand uniform sale once a term. This is advertised in the school newsletter.

For safety reasons students are not permitted to wear necklaces (unless for genuine cultural reasons), bracelets, or dangly earrings. Watches, Medic Alert bracelets, and stud earrings are permitted. Nailpolish, body transfers and stickers are not encouraged. For health and safety reasons long hair must be tied back at school, and at all school activities.

If a student breaches the dress code, they are given a reminder about correct school uniform. Ongoing infringements result in a letter home to parents.

Compulsory Items for Girls

  • Navy pleated Culottes with Cotswold logo
  • Royal Polo shirt with Cotswold logo
  • Royal Merino or Sweatshirt with Cotswold logo


Compulsory Items for Boys

  • Navy Shorts with Cotswold logo
  • Royal Polo shirt with Cotswold logo
  • Royal Merino or Sweatshirt with Cotswold logo


Hats
Navy wide brimmed hat compulsory during Term 1 and 4.


Optional Uniform Items

Navy Brunner (sports) pants
(Both boys and girls have the option of wearing the unisex navy brunner sports pants as a warmer option during winter months and/or for sports. 

Geneva Jacket royal blue with navy lining/trim
The Geneva BizTech soft shell jacket is available as an option for extra warmth and can be worn to and from school as well as for sports or school excursions but NOT to be worn in the classroom.


Footwear

  • Footwear should be safe, and suitable for school activities.  
  • Closed in sneakers or black leather shoes to be worn with Navy ankle socks.
  • Navy knee high socks can be worn by both boys and girls during winter months.
  • Navy tights can also be worn by girls under their Culottes during the winter months.
  • Slip ons, scuffs, jandals, or other unsuitable footwear is not permitted.  
  • Where possible please choose footwear with non-marking soles.

Grooming

  • For safety reasons, students may not wear necklaces (unless for genuine cultural reasons), bracelets, or dangly earrings.  
  • Watches, medic alert bracelets and ear studs are permitted. 
  • Nailpolish, body transfers / stickers are not encouraged.
  • For health and safety reasons, long hair needs to be tied back at school and during all school activities.


Uniform items can be purchased from:
Mainland Uniforms
511 Wairakei Road
Christchurch
Telephone: 03 360-3037
Email: sales@mainlanduniforms.co.nz 
Website: www.mainlanduniforms.co.nz. (Online Orders)

Uniform items will be reviewed periodically to reflect the changing needs and styles available to students.  Suggestions from parents and caregivers are welcomed and will be considered during each uniform policy review.