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At Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College we place great importance on appearance. We expect all of our students to wear the full college uniform properly and with pride. This applies both inside and outside of college and when travelling to and from college.


The college uniform to be worn by pupils in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 can be seen below. Note that items marked with an asterisx (*) must be purchased from our approved suppliers.

Item Colour
Pleated skirt*
(This should be only 1 inch above the knee. A longer length is available. Please keep this in mind as anyone with an inappropriate skirt length will be asked to change it)
Suitable Formal School Trousers (no ‘jean’ or ‘skinny’ styles) Black
V-neck jumper with College logo (optional) Navy
Tie* BTHCC logo tie
Blazer with College logo* Navy
Tights Black or Navy to tone with uniform
Shirt White

 We are conscious of the cost of uniforms and work hard with our suppliers to keep the costs as low as possible. We have second-hand uniforms available at school and hold ‘uniform shops’ during the Easter and Summer terms. If you need a second-hand uniform at another time of year, please get in touch with your child’s Head of Year.

We welcome all second-hand/used uniforms. If there is any spare uniform which is surplus to requirements, please send it in with your child or, alternatively, drop-off to reception. We would very much appreciate washed and cleaned uniform as we do not have laundry facilities on site.

Uniform can be ordered through Monkhouse , Tru Uniform: or Petite Modes


 PE Kit




NEW PE kit 2024/2025

The above kit will be compulsory for Year 7 new starters for the 2024/2025 academic year group. For other year groups, it is optional.

All students must have the following compulsory items (picture above)

  • T-shirt 
  • Overhead sweaters (sweatshirt or ¼ zip),
  • Shorts or leggings
  • Navy Socks
  • *Optional items – tracksuit bottoms, waterproof jacket

PE kit can be ordered through Monkhouse , Tru Uniform: or Petite Modes

*Students with a Puma kit/previous kit are ok wearing these items, but suppliers will not restock these items. 

New kit will be available to purchase from week commencing the 20th May 2024. 

PE kit information can be found on the attachment below at the bottom of the page. 

If you have any questions regarding PE kit please do contact Head of PE, Miss Hodgin -


Sensible plain, all black shoes (no logos) are to be worn. Please note that any footwear that resembles trainers, even if sold as part of a Back to School range, is not considered acceptable for school and will not be allowed.

Boots, trainers, open toe, designer or high-heeled shoes are not allowed. Trainer-type shoes are not allowed.

Personal Appearance

Personal appearance is a matter of pride. Whilst we are aware of current fashions and the impact of peer pressure, we expect all of our students to present themselves in a smart and respectful manner at all times in College and when travelling to and from College.


  • Make-up, fake tan, false nails, nail-varnish, false eyelashes, rings, (visible) body piercings or visible tattoos, nose studs and ear plugs are strictly not allowed.
  • We do not allow haircuts to fade to bald. Students are permitted to have a graded haircut, ending at no shorter than a grade 1.5. The nape of the neck must clearly have hair. Cuts to eyebrows are not acceptable. Hair should be natural in colour; dyed hair that does not appear to be ‘natural’ is not permitted. Students should be clean-shaven for school at all times.
  • Jewellery is not allowed. Students may wear a watch.
  • Ties must be worn to the top button and reach the waistband. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • ‘Hoodies’ and baseball caps are not permissible in college. Any coat/jacket must be removed in the college building.
  • Blazers are to be worn at all times unless permission has been given in the classroom by the teacher to remove them.
  • College bags should be plain and of a dark colour which tones with the uniform and should be able to hold an A4 folder. Only backpacks, satchels and record bags are acceptable.
  • Permanent Tattoos or Henna Tattoos are not permitted in college.
  • Students must wear plain black leather style shoes (not boots, nor anything that has a sports logo). If the ‘shoe’ looks anything like a trainer / sports shoe, please do not purchase it as it would be unacceptable for college. We recommend that students wear comfortable, sturdy shoes (‘Dolly’ shoes are very flimsy and do not give the support required). Canvas pumps are also not permitted as college shoes for any students.
  • ‘Jean type’ trousers are not acceptable for college. Trousers must be standard school wear / suit trousers. Canvas jeans, riveted pockets and fashionable trousers such ‘skinny’ jeans are not permitted.
  • College skirts are sold in a variety of different lengths at both of our uniform suppliers. Please remember that skirts must be no shorter than 1 inch above the knee.