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 

On 18th November 2019 F R Monkhouse acquired the assets and supply agreements of our uniform and sportswear supplier, Kitted Out Ltd in Waterloo. As a result the Kitted Out Store on St John’s Road will be closing with immediate effect, and move the supply of uniform and sportswear to a much larger and modern unit within the next month. In the interim period, parents/guardians will be able to order uniform and sportswear online.

New Store Address

Monkhouse Ltd
80 Coronation Road
L23 5RH

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 3rd–Wed 5th Feb - Music GCSE Manchester trip

Thurs 13th Feb- Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Half tem Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February


Wed 4th-Sat 7th Mar - Science London/Cambridge trip

Wed 4th Mar - Year 7 Philharmonic Orchestra (am) Music

Wed 11th-Fri 13th Mar - Year 7 PGL Trip

Thurs 12th Mar - Year 8 Options Evening

Thurs 19th – Fri 20th Mar –Voice in a Million-London

Tue 31st Mar - Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Thurs 2nd April - Spring Arts Evening


For more information please see

Holy Family School Calendar



Our Address

Mr M Symes,

Holy Family Catholic High School

 Virgins Lane.


L23 4UL

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