"Sir John Cass Red Coat is an OUTSTANDING School"
Ofsted Report, December 2015

Parent Resources

School Uniform

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students.

All students must wear full and correct uniform for school, school occasions and PE and Drama lessons. Students who come to school dressed incorrectly may, if there is no adequate reason, be sent home to change.

All uniform is available at Khalsa Schoolwear, Bethnal Green Road


  • White shirt
  • Tie (in year colours)
  • Dark grey trousers; not denims or cords. This is an amendment.
  • Blazer (navy-blue with school badge stitched to breast pocket)
  • ‘Quiet socks’
  • Black shoes; not trainers
  • Plain V-necked navy pullover
  • Raincoat or duffle coat (navy)


  • White shirt blouse (long sleeves)
  • Tie (in year colours)
  • Navy skirt (school pattern only) or dark grey trousers. This is an amendment
  • Blazer (navy blue with school badge stitched to breast pocket)
  • White or navy socks*
  • Black low-heeled shoes; not trainers
  • Dark navy cardigan or V-necked pullover
  • Raincoat or duffle coat (navy)

* Girls may wear transparent or navy coloured seamless tights or plain navy or white knee length or ankle socks.

* Girls may also choose to wear the salwar kameez or the jilbab. These must be in school navy blue.

NO jewellery, other than wrist watches.

Years 10 and 11 students may wear the specially designed Cass sweatshirt.

Head bands must be black or navy.

PE Kit & Equipment

In the interests of health and safety, as well as comfort it is essential that all children should change clothes and footwear for Physical Education. Parents are asked to co-operate with the school in providing the essential items of PE Kit. Shin pads are recommended for both boys and girls.

As part of the PE Health & Safety policy should your child be unable to take part in the lesson they must still get changed into their PE Kit and provide a letter from you.

Swimming lessons are compulsory and children should bring with them a towel and swimming trunks or a swimming costume. No Bermuda shorts. Long hair should be in a swimming hat.


  • Red Cass Sports Shirt
  • Navy Shorts
  • Navy Track Suit (Optional in Winter)
  • Swimming Trunks (Blue or Black)
  • Swimming Hat
  • Towel
  • Blue Football Socks
  • Football Boots (Optional)
  • Trainers


  • Red Polo Shirt
  • Navy Shorts
  • Navy Track Suit (optional in Winter)
  • Swimming Costume (Blue or Black)
  • Swimming Hat
  • Towel
  • White Socks
  • Navy Sweatshirt
  • Trainers



 Plimsolls are required for Boys and Girl for Drama lessons


Classroom / Learning Equipment

Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • School Bag
  • Black or blue ball point pen
  • Pencil (and a spare!)
  • Pencil Eraser
  • Coloured Pencils / Fine Fibre Tips Pencil Sharpener
  • Pair of Compasses Ruler 12 inch or 30cm
  • Basic Scientific Calculator Protractor (Angle Indicator)
  • Rough Notebook / Jotter Set Square

Tippex / Liquid Paper is not allowed in school and must not be used in any school work.

Textbooks and specialised equipment may be issued on loan and students will be required to pay for any loss or damage to school property.