Uniform and Appearance

We are very proud of our students' appearance and uniform; it promotes a shared identity and ensures that all studens are equal.

Key Stage 3 and 4 students are required to wear the correct uniform at all times. We ask all parents to work with the school to ensure that their child is correctly dressed for school. Students are allowed to wear either a skirt or trousers.

All the major items of clothing, including PE kit, are available from one of Danielle’s schoolwear shops in Rochford, Rayleigh and Hockley, or online at:


All students are required to wear the following:

KES BLAZER Bottle green in colour with the KES badge embroidered on the top pocket. Only available from Danielle’s.

KES TIE Each year group wears a different tie and students must wear the correct tie for their year group. Please check with the school or Danielle’s if you are unsure which tie is the correct tie for Year 7. The tie is clip on and they are only available from Danielle’s.

SKIRTS Kilt style tartan skirt that falls on the knee when in a standing position. Skirts are not permitted to be rolled at any time. They are only available from Danielle’s.

TROUSERS Plain black slim or regular fitting tailored style trousers from Danielles. Skinny trousers, jeggings, jeans or leggings are not allowed. Belts should be plain black.

PLAIN WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT that buttons up to the neck and is designed to be worn with a tie and is long enough to tuck properly into the waistband. No badges, motifs, patterns, coloured buttons, etc are acceptable. Shirts and blouses can be long or short sleeved.

IDENTITY BADGES are provided by the school and should be worn on the right lapel of the blazer at all times when in school. Lost badges will need to be replaced at a cost of £5.

OUTDOOR COATS Should be dark in colour and of sensible design. Casual leisurewear is not allowed: denim (all colours), leather and ’leather effect’. All outdoor coats must be removed upon entering any school building.


  • Plain black tights with skirts.
  • Plain black socks with trousers – no bare feet.
  • PLAIN black footwear ONLY.
  • Maximum heel height of of 2cm.
  • Made of leather or strong synthetic material (not canvas).
  • Boots, trainers, platforms, stilettos or backless shoes are not allowed.
  • Kickers school shoes are acceptable.
  • Coloured laces, decorative buckles etc. are not allowed.

HAIRSTYLES Hair should be tidy and of a suitable style for school. Hairstyles should be suitable for school with no extremes of fashion. Cut styles must be blended, not stepped. Hair should not be unnaturally coloured. Hair should not be cut so short that the scalp is showing. Braided hair is not appropriate for school. For health and safety reasons, hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back in practical lessons.



  • White T Shirt with KES Logo
  • Black and Green KES Shorts
  • Reversible Green Rugby Shirt
  • Black knee-high socks for ALL sports, indoors and outside, during the Autumn and Spring terms
  • White ankle socks for the summer sports, indoors and outside, during the Summer term
  • Swim shorts black
  • Training shoes
  • Football boots
  • Optional KES Branded Sports Hoodie


  • White T Shirt with KES Logo
  • Black and Green KES Skort (Girls have the option to continue to wear their Netball skirt until it no longer fits)
  • Plain black shorts or optional Black and Green KES Shorts
  • Black knee-high socks for ALL sports, indoors and outside, during the Autumn and Spring terms
  • White ankle socks for the summer sports, indoors and outside, during the Summer term
  • Swimsuit black
  • Training shoes
  • Football boots
  • Optional KES Branded Sports Hoodie

JEWELLERY Earrings - gold or silver studs should be small and discreet. Only one earring should be worn in each lobe. Rings, necklaces and bracelets are not allowed. A normal wristwatch may be worn.

PIERCINGS These are restricted to one plain gold or silver stud in each ear lobe. Piercings for both sexes in other parts of the body are not permitted. For health and safety reasons, all piercings must be removed when participating in PE activities. We would ask parents that permitted piercings are carried out at a time that will allow healing, to ensure that they can be removed for PE activities.

NAIL POLISH Nail polish/decoration is not permitted in Years 7 – 11 including gels and shellac and /or nail extensions. Students will be asked to remove nail polish and / or nail extensions.

MAKE UP only minimal, natural looking make up is allowed. If it is obvious make up is being worn then students will be made to remove it.

FACIAL HAIR Complete or partial shaving of eyebrows is not allowed. Beards, moustaches and stubble are a Sixth Form privilege only.

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY Earphones should not be visible or used within school. Phones should be turned off and put away in bags. Smart watches are not appropriate for school.

EQUIPMENT Students will need to have the following with them every day at school: pen (1 black and 1 green), pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, coloured pencils (not fibre tips), scientific calculator (Casio fx-83gt or Casio fx-85g), geometry set for maths (compass with little pencil, protractor, set square), dictionary (supplied to all students in Year 7) and a reading book.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS Please ensure that all clothing and belongings are clearly named. When lost property is handed in, it can easily be returned to its owner if named. Unnamed clothing will be held for a short time in the Lost Property cupboard; students can look for lost belongings at Break 1 every day by going to the Admin Centre. Property that remains unclaimed after a term will be disposed of. Parents are advised to make sure that their personal household insurance includes replacement cover for any items their children may lose. Please note that the school cannot be held responsible for the loss of personal items and is not insured for personal items.

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