The aim of having a uniform at CNS is to promote an inclusive, high-achieving ethos and a sense of pride in belonging to the school community. Our School Uniform Policy can be found on our policy page HERE.
Compulsory items for CNS school uniform
Branded or non-branded black school trousers, black skirt (no shorter than knee length) or black tailored knee length shorts
Navy polo shirt* with embroidered house name and school logo
Navy blue V-neck jumper, cardigan* or hoodie with school badge/logo
Plain. black sensible shoes or boots – plain black leather trainers without coloured branding are permitted
Tights, if worn, are to be black
Socks are to be plain in colour
A bag to carry books and stationery
Cultural headwear should be plain blue or black in colour
CNS navy Shorts* – with school logo
CNS navy T-Shirt* – with school logo
Games socks – navy
Trainers (not black soles)
Studded boots for football/rugby (boys and girls)
Shin Pads and Gum shields, whilst not compulsory, are strongly recommended
Navy skorts (unbranded)
CNS navy leggings* – CNS print
Plain navy base layer
Plain navy tracksuit bottoms (unbranded)
CNS logo navy sweatshirt** – with school logo
Items marked with a star (*) are only available from Stevensons and Marks and Spencer. Items marked (**) can only be purchased through Marks and Spencer.
Any parents or carers who have difficulty in meeting the cost of a school uniform should contact their pastoral manager. Financial help may be available.
Stretch mini skirts
Coloured or acrylic nails
Metal afro hair combs (plastic only please)
Hair should be of an appropriate style for school. A natural colour, highlights are acceptable but no streaks of a different colour.
Make-up / jewellery should be discreet and appropriate for school. One pair of studs / small hoops, no facial piercings. Jewellery of any kind is not allowed during PE lessons.
Students should come to and leave school in full uniform.
Outdoor hats and coats should not appear at all during lessons.
No white trainers are allowed as school shoes.
Garments worn under polo shirts should not be visible at all.
All students must arrive at every PE lesson with their PE kit. Those students with an injury and/or a parental note are still expected to wear a CNS PE kit and participate in the lesson, even if only in a coaching or officiating capacity.
If a student arrives at their lesson without their kit, they will be expected to borrow a yellow CNS PE Department kit.
If students are injured, they can still be a part of the lesson as: