Uniform Expectations 2018-19


At Blackburn Central High School we expect all students to wear their uniform, be smart and presentable, both when on the school premises and when representing BCHS off site.

  • Grey Blazer – Purple piping and BCHS badge on the left chest.
  • Purple Jumper – Grey stripe around the neck & BCHS logo on the left chest.
  • Shirt – Long or short sleeve plain white formal school shirt with collar.
  • Tie – Clip on purple & grey tie. See PDF below for additional colour stripe for each year group.
  • Trousers – Grey trousers with BCHS logo below the left waist band.
  • Skirt – Purple & grey tartan, knee length, stitched down box pleated skirt. Worn with either opaque black tights (minimum 80 denier) or plain black ankle socks.
  • Head Scarf – Optional 2-piece. Purple inner & outer, plus year badge to be worn on top left lapel of blazer.
  • Shoes – Plain black flat formal shoes, no boots.
  • Coat – Plain dark coloured coat or BCHS cagoule.
  • Sensible school bag to fit A4 folders.


PE Kit

  • Rugby Top – Half sleeved purple and grey quarter rugby top with black collar and BCHS logo on the left side.
  • Shorts/Skort – Compulsory plain black shorts/skort with a BCHS logo on the left side.
  • Tracksuit bottoms – Optional plain black tracksuit bottoms with a BCHS logo on the left leg.
  • Socks – Purple football socks with black hoops.
  • Suitable Footwear – Trainers for indoor use, no pumps. Football boots required for lessons on grass.



  • No make-up may be worn by students in Years 7, 8 and 9.
  • For students in Year 10 and 11 – Minimal eye-liner may be worn. No other make-up, foundation etc. is allowed.
  • The use of fake tan is not allowed.



  • Students hairstyles should be sensible and of a natural colour.
  • High fashion/extreme styles or unnatural colours are NOT allowed.
  • No lines shaved in eyebrows.



  • Students may wear one pair of small earrings – studs or sleepers and 1 small ring.
  • We do not allow nose studs, tongue studs, eyebrow piercings or any other piercings.
  • Students may wear a wristwatch.
  • No other jewellery is allowed.


Outdoor Clothing

  • Scarves, hats and gloves are permitted for outdoor use and can be of any dark colour.
  • An optional cagoule with the school logo on is available from Schoolwear For Less.


BCHS Uniform List 2018-19

Uniform available from:

Whittakers Schoolwear
20-26 Church Street, Blackburn, BB1 5AL
Tel: 01254 676047

Schoolwear For Less
Unit 1, River Street, Blackburn BB1 1EG
Tel: 01254 485573

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