Dress code

Uniform for Key Stage 4:

Clothing List:

  • UTC polo shirt with logo – (purchased via website)
  • UTC hoodie with logo (purchased via website)
  • Plain full length black trousers, cargo pants, jeans, thick plain leggings (no rips, no branding, no leather or textured fabrics) OR
  • Knee or midi skirt with black tights
  • Plain black shoes, boots or trainers
  • UTC colour-coded lanyard with ID badge
  • PE Kit
    • UTC polo shirt/plain black T-shirt
    • Plain black shorts/cycling shorts OR
    • Plain black tracksuit bottoms OR
    • Plain black leggings


  • Reasonable sized bag (to carry A4 books)
  • Padlock – lockers are provided
  • Essential stationary:

∙ Pencil case

∙ At least 2 black pens

∙ At least 2 pencils

∙ Ruler

∙ Rubber

∙ Scientific calculator

∙ Protractor

Uniform shop: UTC@MediaCityUK

School Colours Direct will have a new on line shop from 8th February and the current one will close on 29th January.

You will need to set up a new account to log in, but if you do need any historical information you can contact  enquiries@schoolcoloursdirect.co.uk

When selecting garments required on the web shop, it is always best to also select gender and product type for them to appear in a more logical order on screen

PE Uniform

  • UTC T-shirt or hoodie – purchase online
  • Black jogging bottoms
  • General purpose trainers

Uniform Delivery Schedule to UTC

Deliveries to school will be received on the 1st and the 3rd Friday of every month, with the following exceptions.

JANUARY – One Delivery

APRIL – One Delivery

JULY – Last delivery date 16th July 2021

AUGUST – Deliveries schedule re-commences on the 20th August 2021

DECEMBER – Last delivery is 17th December 2021

Uniform for Key Stage 5:

Clothing List:

  • UTC colour-coded lanyard with ID badge
  • Jumper, blouse, shirt, t-shirt
  • Tailored trousers, cargo trousers, jeans, leggings, tracksuit bottoms, dress, skirt,
  • Dress, skirt – knee length
  • Midi dress, skirt with tights
  • Flat heeled footwear, trainers, shoes
  • Outdoor wear such as coats, jackets, hoodies, hats/caps, gloves and scarves must be removed once in the college building

Unacceptable items of clothing:

  • Strappy tops, low cut necklines, crop tops
  • Denim shorts

Flip flops, sliders or high heels (more than 4cm)


We are a creative environment, and we are happy for students in all year groups to express their individuality through their clothing, hair style and make up, as long as they meet the requirements of the dress code for their year group, and any subject- or task-specific health and safety requirements.

The Principal takes the final decision regarding the suitability of clothing and appearance. If students are uncertain whether a particular item complies with the dress code, it is always better to check in advance with the Principal or another member of the Senior Leadership Team.  In cases where the Principal feels that a student’s appearance does not meet the dress code,  the student may be withdrawn from lessons and/or required to return home to change. If a student is required to return home, the parent will be informed prior to the student leaving the site.


All students are expected to have a reasonable size bag (to carry A4 books). Due to COVID-19, all students will need to carry their books with them (replacement of lost book £2.00) unless they are being collected in for marking. Lockers are provided (students must have a suitable padlock).

Essential stationary (this applies to key stage 4):

  • Pencil case
  • At least 2 black pens
  • At least 2 pencils
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Scientific calculator
  • Protractor

Uniform and equipment will be checked daily by the form tutor in order to ensure that students are properly equipped for learning. Due to COVID-19 measures, we are unable to lend students equipment. If they are without the correct equipment, they will be able to purchase a temporary equipment pack from the reception for 50p that will have a pen and pencil in it.