Joining Our College

Success for all


We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

Joining a new college is a very exciting step in your life and will provide you with numerous opportunities.

We know you will have many questions and we hope our website will answer many of them, but you can also contact us at any time.  

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Honiton Community College Uniform

Our students are proud to represent Honiton Community College, and wearing a uniform instills a real sense of community among our students.

Compulsory Elements of Our Uniform

  • Black College blazer with Honiton Community College Academy Trust logo
  • College Tie
  • A College black ‘V’ neck jumper with College logo is optional in the colder months. (The blazer must still be worn)
  • Plain black full-length tailored trousers or college skirt.
  • If belts are worn, they should be narrow and plain black with a normal buckle.
  • Plain long-sleeved white shirt with a collar (In the summer term a short-sleeved shirt is acceptable).
  • Sensible, plain black all over, leather or leather-look school shoes only. They must be low heeled. Canvas shoes are not acceptable.
  • Plain black, grey, or white socks.
  • Large bag suitable for carrying all equipment (including A4 sized files) and books. A rucksack is advisable, handbags are not permitted.

The following are not acceptable uniform:

  • Excessively skinny, baggy or Low Slung Trousers
  • Leggings, denim, jean-style, canvas, flare style or corduroy trousers
  • Non official college design skirts. Skirts should be knee length.
  • Sandals, flip-flops, dolly shoes, high-heels, knee-high or ankle boots
  • Logos on belts, buckles, trousers, or skirts.
  • Fitted shirts.
  • Coloured nail varnish and gel/acrylic/false nails.

Where can I buy the College uniform?

Branded items specific to Honiton Community College are only available from Honiton Sports, 66 High Street, Honiton, 01404 42100 or Thomas Moore, 102-104 Fore Street, Exeter, 01392 255711

Other plain items such as trousers, shirts, and PE shorts etc. that comply with our uniform policy can be purchased locally from Honiton Sports, or from other suppliers such as ASDA, Tesco, Marks & Spencer etc.


Hair styles & jewellery

Conventional hairstyles are required: ‘tram lines’ of any kind, colours other than natural hair colours, and extreme hairstyles (eg Mohican cuts) are not acceptable. If you are unsure whether a hairstyle is acceptable or not, please contact your Head of Learning or PSO for clarification.

Earrings should be discreet, stud only, two in total. Necklaces, rings, bracelets, wristbands, facial piercings (including tongue piercings) are not permitted. A wristwatch may be worn, but no smart watches are allowed in exams.

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PE kit

Essential PE kit for all students:

  • Navy and sky blue short-sleeved polo shirt with Honiton community College Academy Trust logo
  • Plain navy blue shorts
  • Trainers – not ‘skateboard’ type or plimsolls (non-marking soles)
  • A change of socks for PE - either white or long navy and sky blue football socks

Essential PE kit for Year 7 students only:

Towel and swimming costume. These can be any colour, girls must have a one-piece swimming costume, boys shorts must be above the knee.

Addition/Optional Items (depending on PE curriculum, sport/subject choices):

For Football and Rugby units:​
  • Navy and sky blue rugby/football long-sleeved shirt
  • Long navy and sky blue football socks
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
  • Football boots

(Advised to wait and see PE curriculum in September before purchasing)

Order From Proserve

The following HCC branded sports wear can be purchased from Proserve online or by downloading an order form – Navy tracksuit bottoms, navy PE hoodie, navy leggings, navy base layers & navy skorts


Honiton Community College transport information

Devon County Council provides free transport for students who live more than three miles from College.

If the Council is not obliged to provide transport, it is the parents’ responsibility to make arrangements for, and meet the costs of, travel between home and College.

Where spare seats on the County Council’s College transport vehicles or contractors’ vehicles are available, these may be occupied by students not entitled to free College transport on the purchase of a concessionary ticket. Adequate warning will be given to parents should the concession need to be withdrawn.

Our transport buses are Stamps Coaches, Dartline Coaches, Parnells Coaches, Stagecoach and Trip.


Check out our new starters guide! It will only take a minute

Our new starters guide includes more information about transport and bus stop numbers in addition to useful checklists and maps to save you time.


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