The uniform

The uniform

The Christ’s Hospital uniform is historic, unique and world famous and is provided to all students, who wear the outer blue coat, breeches /pleated skirts, white shirt with ‘bands’, yellow socks and leather belts.

Measure your child accurately for the Christ’s Hospital uniform:

PE Kit

Monkhouse Schoolwear is our official supplier for all PE Kit and items can be purchased online at Monkhouse.

Alternatively they can be purchased from a Monkhouse store – you can check the opening times of your local high street store via their website



Sussex Uniforms

Plain black lace-up (Doctor Martens shoes are popular with pupils).

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Sports Clothing

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.

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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.

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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History of the uniform

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Subjects offered

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Term dates

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Student interviews

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Day students

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Meet the Monitors

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Order our prospectus

Our School Prospectus provides an introduction to life at Christ’s Hospital. You can request a printed copy which includes an application form by completing the form and/or you can download a pdf of the prospectus.