Uniform and Equipment Requirements

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School uniform is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 11.




  • The following equipment is a minimum requirement that pupils should have with them every day:

2 black pens

2 pencils




Purple pen


Pencil case

Calculator (school preferred calculator is a Casio fx83 or fx85)

Reading book

Small English dictionary

Head/ear phones (for computer use)

A suitable school bag


  • Black blazer with Holy Family Catholic High School badge


  • Holy Family Catholic High School tie


  • White shirt



  • Boys - black or grey trousers
  • Girls - black or grey tailored trousers

JUMPER / CARDIGAN (optional)

  • Grey V necked


  • Plain black and polishable (no fabric) low heeled full shoes appropriate for school (not trainers, sport brand, ankle boots or leisure shoes) – click here for further clarification.


  • Boys - plain dark socks
  • Girls - plain grey (below knee or ankle socks - no leggings)


  • Girls - thick grey or black tights


  • Smart, plain dark outdoor coats may be worn. Note that tracksuit tops, hooded sweatshirts or denim/leather jackets are not acceptable for school.

There is sometimes a discrepancy about what is meant by ‘dark’ colours regarding coats. All coats must be either black or dark in colour, and plain.


  • Long hair must be tied back for all pupils for certain activities. There must be no elaborate hair decoration - hair bands must be plain black or plain navy blue.
  • No extreme hairstyles (no stepped or sudden changes in length sides and back, no bullet creases or patterns shaved in).
  • Natural hair colours.

Click here for further clarification


  • We are aware that, as pupils reach adolescence, it is not uncommon for them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Therefore, in years 9-11 only, pupils may wear subtle, light touch make-up only, that would not be noticeable to the observer. 
  • The following are not permitted: fake tan; highlighter and bronzer; nail varnish and Shellac/acrylic nails; HD brows; false lashes.
  • The judgement as to whether the make-up is considered ‘subtle’ or not will be made by the staff and not the pupil. Any pupil who is judged to be wearing inappropriate make-up will be asked to remove it. Continual infringements of the policy may result in the pupil being asked to wear no make-up at all in the future.


  • The only jewellery permitted is a single stud earring in the ear. No other visible piercings are permitted.


  • Holy Family PE Top
  • Black shorts
  • Black fleece (Optional)
  • Black football socks (girls and boys)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots (Optional)

Click here to see 6th Form Dress Code

What is Expected

  • It is expected that all items of uniform will be clearly marked with the pupil's name.
  • Valuables and Insurance - Neither the school nor the Local Authority has an insurance policy which will cover the loss of a child's personal property in the event of it being lost or stolen.
  • Parents should check their household insurance policy to see if it covers items of personal use outside the home.


Uniform Suppliers

School Uniform Supplier Leaflet - link to site https://www.kittedoutschoolwear.co.uk/product-category/school-uniform/secondary-schools/holy-family/

or go to the Kitted Out Facebook page


PE kit Supplier Leaflet - link to site https://www.oneills.com/uk_en/shop-by-team/education/schools/holy-family-catholic-high-school.html





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What's Coming Up
Mon 18th Nov - 5.30pm Drama information evening for parents
Thurs 21st November - Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Wed 27th-Fri 29th November - Drama trip to London
Mon 2nd December - Years 11 & 13 mocks begin
Wed 4th December - Yr 9 & 10 Drama LIPA
Thurs 5th December - Geography Field trip to Liverpool
Tues 10th December - Years 12 & 13 Parents’ Evening
Wed 11th December - Pensioners party (ABr)
Thurs 12th December - Year 7 Disco
Fri 13th December - Reports home Years 7-10 & 12
Mon 16th December - Carol Service & Academic Awards
Tues 17th December - Year 8 Panto
Wed 18th December - 6th Form students finish - Year 7 Sleepover
Fri 20th December  - End of term service - School finishes at 1.15pm

For more information please see

Holy Family School Calendar



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Mr M Symes,

Holy Family Catholic High School

 Virgins Lane.


L23 4UL

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