YEAR 10 & 11

  • Plain white collared shirt/blouse. This must be tucked inside of trousers or skirt.
  • Plain black flat shoes – no logos and no open toe. No trainers and no trainer brands.
  • Knee high socks white socks for girls.
  • Black/grey/white socks with trousers.
  • Tights may be worn these must be plain black with no pattern.
  • Pullover or jumper is optional. This must be charcoal grey in colour and plain.
  • Skirt length must fall on the knee or two inches maximum above the knee.
  • No caps/hats.
UTC Bolton provides a blazer free of charge.

PE Kit

  • Year 10 and 11 only
  • UTC Bolton actively encourages students to engage in sporting activities and consequently we have developed a range of options from which students can select in order to feel comfortable.
  • Female students may wear a tracksuit, polo or round neck t shirt with gym slip or shorts. Black/ grey/white socks
  • Male students may wear a tracksuit, polo or round neck t shirt with shorts. Black/grey/white socks
  • Training Shoes – Black (no canvas pumps, converse etc) for both male and female students
  • Core PE is taught in single sex groups.
  • Valuables should be lodged with the teacher in charge during PE lessons. All specialist clothing e.g. P.E. kit must be marked with your name to enable it to be returned to you if it is mislaid.

PE kit can only be purchased directly from the UTC. Please contact for an order form.

Year 12 and 13

  • Smart business attire in black, navy or grey.
  • For male students this must be a suit with tie, lanyard and lapel pin.
  • For female students this must be a smart dress, trouser suit or skirt and suit jacket with lanyard and lapel pin.
  • Plain black flat shoes – no logos and no open toe. No trainers and no trainer brands.
  • The UTC has ties and scarfs available to compliment your business attire. Students may wear their own tie or scarf but these must compliment the chosen colour of dress and not display logos or trademarks.
  • Tights may be worn these must be plain black with no pattern.
  • Business attire is worn during educational visits except when specific clothing is required.

Dress for Success

UTC Bolton is a place of work, and we are proud of our distinctive uniform and business attire. All students in addition to their Lower School or Sixth Form Uniform must follow the below guidance:

  • Headscarves/hijab worn for religious reasons must be black or navy.
  • Any bobbles, clips etc, must be plain.
  • One set of earrings only, must be studs. No other piercings are permitted.
  • No jewellery. Wrist watches are permitted excluding smart watches.
  • No makeup including fake tan.
  • Nail varnish, false nails, false eyelashes, visible piercings or body art are not permitted.
  • UTC lanyard and ID pass must be worn at all times.
  • The outer coat or anorak, and scarf may be any colour, but without slogans or pictures. Any motif/trademark should be small enough to be covered by the equivalent of a credit card.
  • Denim coats and tracksuit tops are not permitted.
  • No extreme hairstyles or non-natural hair colour. Long hair must be tied back for Health and Safety reasons.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off, and out of sight (including ear-phones) in all UTC buildings – if a student uses a mobile phone in a UTC building or lesson (without the expressed permission of a teacher for the purposes of learning), it will be confiscated and only returned at the end of the UTC day.
  • Students are allowed access to water and non-fizzy drinks.
  • No skinny/tight trousers or jeans, track suit bottoms, culottes, ski pants, leggings or jeggings.
  • No shorts.
  • No caps/hats.
  • No chewing gum is permitted.

The UTC reserves the right to make individual decisions about the suitability of your appearance and will advise you if your appearance is not suitable.

Wear appropriate shoes.