Uniform, Possessions and Valuables
The school uniform is worn by all students in Years 7 – 11 and has been designed to be inexpensive and durable.
- Flat, black, plain formal shoes made of leather or similar synthetic material (see examples below)
- White shirt (button at the neck, short or long sleeved, no cap sleeves)
- School tie*
- Black v-neck sweatshirt - college logo (optional)*
- Blazer – college logo*
- Straight leg black trousers
- Students can also wear a black pleated skirt*
- Black, white or grey socks/black thick tights **
- A school bag suitable to carry books
- Students may choose to wear religious headcovers (eg turban/ hijab) and those with Afro hair are permitted to wear African headwraps/ durags. These must be plain black or white with no decoration or fringing.
Items marked with * must be purchased through our uniform supplier, Premier sports. We hold a small selection of year ties, please call the school 01293 420500 in advance to check the availability.
** socks must be worn below the knee.
Students should always have their blazers with them in school. In the warmer months (Easter to October half term) students may leave their blazers off for their comfort. Students are not able to wear other garments in place of their blazer (jumpers, sweatshirts hoodies etc.). They should either wear their blazer or be in their shirt and tie.
Please note, that the school tie colour you are issue with in Year 7 will remain the same from Year 7 to Year 11.
Items not Permitted:
- Open toe sandals, backless shoes, heeled shoes, canvas, plimsolls, boots or trainer style shoes (including leather styles) ***
- Jackets, hoodies, hats, caps and outdoor coats are not to be worn inside the school building
- Skinny leg, hipster, ¾ length, leggings, lycra, cotton chinos or any other fashion trousers
- False nails and extensions are not permitted. This includes acrylics nails
- Coloured nail polish. Natural colour permitted
- Excessive make up, no heavy makeup or false eyelashes. Discreet make up will be allowed
- Jewellery (unless a religious requirement)
- Hairbands are to be discreet and not decorative
- Ear, facial or body piercings, they are considered a Health and Safety risk. If a student comes into school wearing any piercing item, the student will be asked to remove it, regardless of when the piercing was done.
- Hairstyles or shaved patterns which may cause offence
*** Many manufacturers describe their footwear as ‘school shoes’. This can be misleading (see examples of acceptable/unacceptable shoes).
Examples of Acceptable Shoes
School Tie Colours 2022-23
Year 7 - red
The tie colour assigned from Year 7 will remain with the student for their duration of the education at ICC.
Progress Mentors check daily to ensure students are wearing the correct uniform as outlined above. A parental note must be provided if a student is unable to wear their full school uniform. If a parental note is not provided, students not wearing full uniform will be placed in Alternative Provision until the matter is resolved.
Whilst the advice above intends to cover our experiences of uniform queries it is not a comprehensive list of all possible queries. For items that do not have specific advice we will apply our judgement in line with advice above and the school decision will be binding.
ICC Required PE Kit
- Red polo shirt (PE) - college logo **
- Reversible rugby top - college logo *
- Black shorts **
- Black leggings
- Black or white socks **
- Astro turf trainers suitable for artificial grass, indoor sports hall and field. Plimsolls, vans and converse type trainers are NOT suitable.
- ICC 1/4 PE Top**
- Black tracksuit bottoms**
- Shin pads ** (These are recommended for personal protection in contact sports)
- Gum shields ** (These are devices used to protect students from injury while playing contact sports)
Items marked with * must be purchased through our online supplier .
Items marked ** are recommended to purchase through our online supplier. All other PE essentials can be sourced from any retail shop.
There is an obvious need for safety and hygiene within Physical Education and so all students are expected to wear their PE kit for every lesson. Long hair must be tied back. Jewellery is not permitted in school, so we do not expect it to be brought to the PE faculty area. Watches, valuables (including mobile phones etc.) are to be either left at home or safely stowed in lockers before the beginning of lesson, as PE staff are not responsible for any losses.
Please ensure PE kit items are clearly marked with the student's name.
Kits must be brought to lessons even if there is a valid reason why students are not taking part, as they will be given non-physical roles within the lesson and the PE faculty would not like their school uniform to be damaged or get dirty.
We recommend items marked with * be purchased through our uniform supplier and items marked ** must be purchased through our uniform supplier, Premier sports.
Key Stage Three Dance and Performing Arts Kit
- Black polo shirt (Dance) - college logo **
- Black shorts
- Black leggings
- Bare feet
Key Stage Four GCSE / BTEC / RSL Dance
- Black Leotard
- Black leggings
- Black shorts
- Optional purchase of KS4 Dance fitted t-shirt and jumper with personalised initials.
- Bare feet
Items marked ** are recommended to purchase through our online supplier. Premier sports.
There is an obvious need for safety and hygiene within Dance and so all students are expected to wear their Dance kit for every lesson. Long hair must be tied back. Jewellery is not permitted in school, so we do not expect it to be brought to the PE faculty area. Watches, valuables (including mobile phones etc.) are to be either left at home or safely stowed in lockers before the beginning of lesson, as Dance staff are not responsible for any losses.
Please ensure Dance kit items are clearly marked with the student's name.
Kits must be brought to lessons even if there is a valid reason why students are not taking part, as they will be given non-physical roles within the lesson and the Dance department would not like their school uniform to be damaged or get dirty.
To Make an Order:
All Ifield Community College uniform such as blazers, skirts, tie, cardigans, sweatshirts, PE an dance kits are available to order through our official online supplier, Premier Sports.
To order: http://icc-uniform.kitfor.co.uk/
School Bags and Equipment
Parents will appreciate that text books are costly so it is important that each student should be equipped with a large strong bag. You are asked to ensure that it is not over‑sized but large enough to take a fair number of books without bending or distortion. Back packs and messenger bags are our preferred style.
Students are required to have a pencil case to carry their equipment. Pencil cases should contain a minimum of black pen, green pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and protractor (a clear pencil case is required for mock and external exams only). Scientific calculators are a requirement, Aurora AX-595TV is the brand we use in school.
Please note that students can bring their own mathematical equipment and their own coloured pencils and felt tips. Black pens are required for all written work and examinations.
Pencil cases containing equipment and scientific calculators can be purchased from the Finance Office at lower price than high street prices.
Lockers are available for students to keep their belongings in. There is a charge of £25 at the start of Year 7 and pro-rata for students starting after Year 7. This covers the use of the locker up to the end of Year 11. Lost keys are charged at a rate of £5.00 per key.
The locker remains school property. A member of the Senior Leadership Team may search a student's locker where there exists a reasonable ground to do so and without prior notice. Every effort will be made to ensure the student and an additional staff member will be present when a locker is searched, except in an emergency situation.
Although students are permitted to bring a mobile phone into school they must be switched off and carried in their school bag or placed in their locker.
Students must not use a mobile phone anywhere in school during the school day, except under the specific direction of a teacher. Any student found using their mobile phone during the school day, including break and lunchtimes will be issued a C3 sanction and may have the items confiscated and returned at 3pm via Student Reception, or a parent/carer maybe asked to come in and collect the devices from the school.
Care of property
The County Council has no legal liability to make good personal property damaged, lost or stolen on the premises. It is important therefore that students should not bring money in to the school unless it is for paying for their break and lunch, or school trips. Students should only bring items that are actually required for the school day. Students are not to bring expensive items into school and if they do it is at their own risk.