Equipment List - all students


Students need a rucksack or school bag to carry their books, ideally not black. They also need a bag for their PE Kit. All bags should be distinctive to your child and clearly named.

For most subjects there are no specific requirements other than those items under ‘general’ which all students should have.

General - all of the below should be in a named pencil case. 

  • blue or black pen
  • green pen
  • ruler
  • rubber
  • pencil
  • sharpener
  • coloured pencils
  • glue stick
  • highlighters
  • scissors
  • post-it notes
  • calculator (see 'Maths’ for suggested model)
  • mini whiteboard and whiteboard pen, suggested link should you need to purchase one: Mini whiteboard and pens



  • scientific calculator (Casio FX-85GTCW is preferable as this is the most useful for GCSE Maths)
  • protractor
  • compass



  • specialist art pack containing an A4 Journal, paint box, brushes and sketching pencils is sold by the Art department.


Food Technology - taught in 9 week blocks on rotation so your child may not need this until later in the academic year.


  • large plastic container to carry ingredients and food to and from school - this can be square or round but should be approximately 25cm x 25cm x 10cm in size. Suggested link should you need to purchase one: Amazon box   
  • oven-proof dish – this should be approximately 20cm x 15cm x 5cm
  • two large plastic containers (2 litres) with lids
  • apron


Computer Science & Music


  • Earphones/headphones (3.5mm jack)


N.B If you decide to purchase a laptop/desktop computer at any point during the time in which your child is at CGS, we recommend a Windows-based operating system as these are compatible with our school systems. You do not need to purchase an Office365 licence as all students are given full licence privileges to download the Office365 package on joining the school.