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A High Performing Specialist Academy for Technology & Applied Learning

College Uniform

Our intention is that students should look smart without involving parents in heavy extra expenses. The wearing of uniform also avoids competitiveness in dress. The College Governors and the vast majority of parents support us in our determination that uniform should be worn, and we ask all parents to cooperate fully.

Branded items

The College’s branded uniform items (sweatshirts with College crest - blue for Years 7-9 and black for Years 10 and 11, white polo shirts with College crest and some PE kit items - please refer to our Uniform Policy) are available from two suppliers - Brenda’s Schoolwear in Camberley and Trutex (online only - link at the bottom of this page). Both suppliers will continue to stock our preferred unbranded trousers and skirts. 

High Street Retailers

Information about recommended alternative high street retailers that are in line with our uniform expectations is provided below.  It is crucial that you are aware of our uniform requirements and the exact items that are acceptable. The College has spent a considerable amount of time researching alternative suppliers that mirror our preferred items from Brenda’s/Trutex. Items purchased from suppliers other than those listed here are not acceptable.


Plain, completely black leather/’leather-like’ footwear suitable for College use. 

Maximum heel height 2”/5 cm.

No alternative colours to black are permitted to be present on the footwear. 

These must be solid soles (no bubble soles or air compartments) and can be laced, slip-on or Velcro. 

All laces must be black.

  • No stiletto/high heeled shoes.
  • No Sliders.
  • No canvas/fabric/polyester uppers.
  • No platform shoes.
  • No Dolly shoes.
  • No Plimsolls.
  • No backless shoes.

We advise against buying expensive fashionable footwear for College.

Trousers - Girls and Boys

Plain black regular fit trousers – all Years.

All other variations that are non-regular fit, Denim or Cargo version are NOT permitted. 

An extra pair of trousers, jogging bottoms or sports shorts under trousers are NOT permitted. 

Approved retailers (click on links to view items) are:

Brenda’s Camberley  




M&S - Boys 

M&S - Girls 

Shorts (optional)

Plain black school shorts.  These MUST be worn with socks and shoes that adhere to College Uniform requirements. 

Approved retailers (click on links to view items) are:

Brenda’s Camberley 






Plain black pleated.  Maximum 3”/8cms above/below knee or not above fingertips as they sit by the individual’s side.

Any non-pleated version or outside of those suggested from school skirt providers is NOT permitted.

Approved retailers (click on links to view items) are:

Brenda’s Camberley 





Black or flesh/neutral tights or plain black socks for girls.

Plain black socks for boys.

Please ensure that all items of uniform (plus coats/jackets) are labelled clearly with your son/daughter's name as we do have lots of items in our lost property which are never claimed.

Second-hand uniform

Collingwood encourages parents to pass on uniform when their child grows out of it or leaves the College.  This is more sustainable and extends the life of garments and of course helps other parents with the cost of uniform.

PE Uniform - Years 7 to 11:

Boys/Girls - Indoor/Outdoor PE Kit Variations not Permitted
Sports Polo Shirt or Fitted Sports Polo Shirt

Navy and blue with College logo from Brenda's or Trutex

No other polo shirt
Sports Midlayer Top Navy and blue with College logo.  Current Years 9-11 students can continue wearing previous version of long sleeved top. No other long sleeved sports top is permitted
Shorts Navy with College logo.  Current Years 9-11 students can continue wearing previous version of shorts/skorts  
Trainers No plimsolls No plimsolls
Socks Navy football/rugby socks (outdoor) White socks (indoor) White socks for any indoor lessons
Studded boots Moulded studs or British Safety Standard studs  
Tracksuit bottoms (optional) Black tracksuit bottoms are allowed to be worn over the shorts for added warmth  
Sports leggings (optional) Must be plain black (minimal branding)  
Protective equipment (strongly recommended) Shin pads and gum shields  

Their staff are very helpful and friendly and are there to deal with any questions or queries you may have.

Brenda’s provide parents with the facility to spread the cost of uniform purchases.  For more information or to set up an account please  email their Camberley store.

Brenda’s Schoolwear
130 Frimley Road
Surrey GU15 2QN

01276 469697


​PLEASE ALSO NOTE:  We have a supplementary on-line uniform supplier called TRUTEX DIRECT.  They offer all items currently supplied by Brenda’s.

Their website address is or view their current brochure here.

You will also need the following LEA code to register on the Trutex Direct website -  00670SC.

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