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The Uniform

The distinctive uniform of Christ’s Hospital is provided free to all pupils, who all wear the outer blue coat, breeches (boys), pleated skirts (girls), white shirt with ‘bands’, yellow socks (for all boys and junior girls) and leather belts.

How to accurately measure your child for the CH uniform:

School Shoe Suppliers

Sussex Uniform in Haywards Heath also supply school shoes. Parents can order online Sussex Uniforms online or by telephone,  0844 921 0160.

Sports Clothing

Sports Clothing Year 7-9

Sports Clothing Year 11, 12 & 13 (full)

Sports Clothing Year 11, 12 & 13 (Short)

Sports clothing can be ordered online from Sussex Uniforms

It is important to order uniform items in advance to ensure your child has everything they need at the beginning of term.


It is compulsory for all pupils playing rugby and hockey at CH to wear a mouth guard and every pupil should have one by the start of the Michaelmas Term. It is essential that the mouth guard is made to a specific standard by a dental surgeon as the ‘self mouldable’ (boil and bite) types of mouth guards no longer meet the minimum standard recommended. If you have any questions on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the CH Director of Sport, Mr D H Messenger, by email.

School Thrift Shop

Both new and current pupils may continue to buy items from the School Thrift Shop which can be found on the Ground Floor of the Support Services building behind Leigh Hunt. For the most up to date opening time information plesase contact: Mrs Helen Lewis (Peele Matron), tel: 07966 512552 or e-mail

Nametapes and Labels

Namestapes can be ordered from: in the followng specified format: Woven Sew-on Name Tapes, LETTERING STYLE 7 (CAPITAL LETTERS), no motif, colour RED.

INITIAL (followed by full stop or space) SURNAME, House abbreviation (PE A, PE B, TH A, TH B, MID A, MID B, COL A, COL B, LA A, LA B, BA A, BA B, MA A, MA B, LH A, LH B) and boarding house number (allocated by matron and given to you on New Entrants’ Day in the Summer Term).

e.g. J.SMITH BA B 44

It is easy to underestimate the number of nametapes and shoe labels you will need – think carefully before ordering!

Matron will be able to give you your House Number on New Entrants’ Day, and by email if you live overseas.

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