The Colston’s Girls’ School uniform shop closed at the end of March 2015 and relocated to the Henleaze Road branch of Famous School Branches which is approximately an 8 minute drive from the school. There will be a greater benefit to parents because the shop is open 6 days a week with free parking outside and will be supported by a full online presence with free ‘Click and Collect’ in store.

There will also be an option of a weekly delivery school during term time. You will be able to place your order over the telephone or online selecting the free delivery to school option. Goods will be in sealed named bags. Deliveries will be made on a Wednesday of each week and will be available to collect from reception at the school.

The shop details are:

Famous School Branches, 186 – 190 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol  BS9 4NE

Telephone: 0117 962 0011

Email: bristol@famousbranches.com

Website: www.famousbranches.com

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

All girls must wear correct school uniform to and from School and during the school day. This will also be the requirement for School trips, unless otherwise specified.

Physical Education uniform must be worn for all physical education lessons and matches.

Some items of uniform are only available from the Uniform Shop. This includes the Blazeer (two price options are available), the Kilt, the Pullover, the PE Polo Shirt and the Hat.

Other items are available from the school shop, however, they can be purchased from any commercial provider as long as they are equivalent in style and colour.

The school provides uniform grants for lower income households through an Endowment Fund run on behalf of the school. Parents are entitled to apply for a £150 grant available on two occasions between Year 7 and 11. Details can be obtained from Finance Office staff.

Nearly new Uniform Sales are run in the summer term, and all current and prospective parents will be informed of the dates of these sales.

All school uniform and physical education kit must be clearly marked with fully named tapes.

All equipment and footwear must also be clearly named. This will be checked during your daughter’s first lessons.

School Uniform

Blazer Navy blue blazer with embroidered pocket and plain navy blue buttons.
Pupils are expected to wear their blazers at all times around the school.
Kilt Navy blue kilt.This is to be worn on or below the knee.Kilts can be made-to-measure if a longer skirt is required than those currently in stock. (Please ensure an adequate timescale is given for delivery of a made-to-measure skirt before the start of term.)
Blouse  White with revered neck, long or short sleeved.
Trousers  Year 9 upwards only may wear regulation style trousers purchased from the school shop.
Pullover  Navy blue v-neck with embroidered school emblem.
Lab Coat Blue; used for science.
The following items are not compulsory,  however they do indicate the permitted style and colour
Fleece Navy blue fleece with school emblem. For outdoor wear, to be worn over the blazer when cold.
Dark Coat Navy blue or black. A navy blue coat with fleece lining that can be worn separately is available from the school shop.
Scarf Navy/sky blue school scarf (available from the school shop) or plain black or plain navy blue.
The following item is a ceremonial item worn each year
School Hat Navy hat with band and small school badge. This must be purchased in time for Prize Day (first Friday in October).


ALL YEARS: Please note:

Please check with the School if there are any queries regarding suitability

  • Heel height must not exceed 4cm.
  • No trainers or sports shoes of any kind are acceptable.
  • No canvas  or suede shoes.
  • No markings, buckles or adornments of any kind on shoes.
  • Soles and laces of shoes must be black.

Years 7-9

Plain black, flat, lace-up shoes with a soft black sole and black laces.

(Plimsoll style is NOT acceptable)


Plain black, Velcro fastening shoes with a soft black sole.

Shoes with elastic only straps or ballet style pumps are NOT acceptable.

Velcro straps must go across the top of the foot from one side to the other.

KBK Shoes based on Cheltenham Road have a selection of suitable shoes which adhere to our criteria:

Years 10-11

Plain black, flat lace up shoes (with a soft sole and black laces).


Plain black, slip on shoe. Plain black ballet pump style shoes are acceptable (Years 10 & 11 only) but must be well fitting and strong.

Tights & Socks

Black tights or socks are NOT acceptable

Years 7-9

Tights:   Navy blue, thick, plain or ribbed.

Socks:   Knee length, navy blue

Short navy blue ankle socks may be worn in the summer term only. No sports/trainer socks of any kind are to be worn.

Years 10-11

Tights:   Navy blue, thick, plain or ribbed.

Socks:   Knee length, navy blue.

Summer Term only

Short plain navy blue ankle socks or thick plain navy blue tights may be worn with plain black lace up shoes or plain black flat slip-on shoes, as described above. No sports/trainer socks of any kind are to be worn.


Additional Information

Make Up and Nails

Make up or nail varnish must NOT be worn with school uniform.


Girls with hair beyond shoulder length must have it fully tied back at all times. Hair bands, slides etc. must be plain, navy blue or black. Hair styles and colour must be natural and moderate. We reserve the right to ask girls to change their hair colour if we deem it to be extreme and inappropriate for school.


Tattoos and other adornments of that nature are not allowed.


These must be plain black or navy blue only and securely fastened.


Jewellery must not be worn with school uniform. One pair of conventionally worn, gold or silver small plain round stud earrings, ie. one in each ear lobe only may be worn. No other piercings of any kind will be permitted.

A watch may be worn but must be clearly named, preferably engraved with the pupil’s name.

Physical Education Kit List

The following items of kit are compulsory:

Polo Shirts Blue with school emblem, two are recommended
Games Skirt or Short  Polyester navy kilt style or Navy dry stretch fabric
Hockey Socks  Navy with sky blue stripes
PE Socks   Plain white ankle socks
Footless Tights  Black footless tights are to be worn for dance/gymnastic activities
Swimsuit (Year 7)  Navy with blue stripe
Swim Cap (Year 7)  White (Red for non-swimmer)
Training Shoes  Predominantly white, non-marking soles (lace-ups, NOT fashion trainers and NO Velcro)
Towel (Year 7)  For Year 7 swimming
Sports Bag

The following items of kit are highly recommended in order to keep your daughter safe and comfortable and can be purchased from either the school shop or an equivalent commercial provider:

Tracksuit Navy and pale blue with school emblem
Sweat Shirt Navy round neck with badge
Gum Shield For sports such as hockey
Shin Pads For sports such as hockey and football
Swimming Goggles Junior and fitness ranges        

The following items of kit are optional:

Shorts Navy dry stretch fabric
Pack away Jacket Plain, navy, breathable wet weather gear
Hockey Stick (Winter)
Thermal (Winter) Navy or black-to be worn under polo shirt or sweatshirt in cold weather 
Tennis Racket (Summer)

Please Note

No jewellery, including ear studs, to be worn during PE lessons.

Hair must be tied back for all activities.