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In “Our Expectations of Pupils at KES” we make it very clear that boys should dress appropriately and smartly whilst at school, travelling to and from school and on the games field.

In order to ensure uniformity throughout the school, certain items of clothing and sports kit are only available from our suppliers. There are additional items of essential clothing that can be purchased from our suppliers but may also be purchased from other shops. Boys may not wear their own sports clothing in school.

School Suppliers

A number of items of uniform are only available from our designated suppliers.

1 Mell Square, Solihull, 
West Midlands,
B91 3AZ

Tel: 0121 733 1456
Email address: solihull.shop@monkhouse.com


Opening hours
Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm.

Junction 2 Industrial Estate,
Unit 1B Demuth Way,
B69 4LT

Tel: 0121 523 5572


Opening hours during term time

Monday to Thursday 9.00am-5.30pm
Friday 9am-2pm
Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm
Sunday closed

Opening hours during summer holidays

Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Sunday 12-3pm
August Bank Holiday 10am-3pm.

Oakend House
174-180 Vicarage Road
West Midlands
B68 8JB

Tel: 0121 552 1684


Opening hours from 15 June 2020:

Monday, Tuesday 10.00am – 4.00pm 
Wednesday closed
Thursday-Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday closed

Uniform only available from our suppliers

Compulsory items

  • Blazer
  • Tie
  • PE shirt
  • PE shorts
  • Rugby shirt
  • Rugby shorts
  • Games socks
  • Swimming trunks or swim jammers
  • Warm drill top
  • Warm tracksuit bottoms

Additional items, if required:

  • V-necked pullover (optional)
  • School cricket kit (boys will be told what items of cricket kit are required)
  • Kit bags
  • Base layers
  • Beanie hats

Uniform available from any supplier

Compulsory items

  • Shirt: plain white.
  • Trousers: black, school-style trousers.
  • Shoes: black leather or imitation leather. Boots, trainers and suede shoes must not be worn.
  • Socks: plain dark socks.
  • Coat: any suitable coat.
  • Rugby/football boots in the two winter terms
  • A pair of white trainers and white sports socks for gym

The total cost of the uniform should be approximately £325.

Lab coats

Lab coats will be provided by the school.

Naming of clothes

It is vital that all items of clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.


Every new pupil will need a calculator. We recommend either a Casio FX83GT+ (battery powered) or a Casio FX85GT+ (solar powered). Since every boy in the Shells will have such a calculator, it is vital that your son puts his name on it clearly and indelibly.


Your son will need a padlock with two keys so that he can lock his locker. At the beginning of term, your son should put a spare key in an envelope with his name on it and give it to his Form Tutor so that we can access his locker if he loses his key.

Where next?


Term Dates

School Daily Timetable

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