- In response to increasing numbers of parents using the school uniform bank (particularly since COVID) and the high cost of our branded uniform, in January 2022 we decided to review our uniform. In addition, a large number of children have specific sensory needs that can make them reluctant to wear regular school uniform. Children struggling with their emotions had been coming into school in hoodies to hide within until they felt safe. Our new uniform allows more high-street options, like supermarket own-brand uniform and is SEND friendly. We have sourced grants and have provided every child with a school hoodie, joggers and a polo top.
- The DfE have recently published statutory guidance requiring schools to make uniform affordable for all
- From autumn 2022, schools will be required to help keep costs down by taking steps to remove unnecessary branded items
- Schools will have to make sure second-hand uniforms are available, also helping work towards achieving net zero carbon emissions
- Requirement for schools to use competitive and transparent contracts with suppliers
- All schools should be fully compliant with the guidance by summer 2023
- Schools should make sure their Uniform Policy is published on their website and is clear and easy for parents to understand
- Schools are expected to have taken steps to adhere to the new guidance before parents buy uniform for the academic year beginning in September 2022
Uniform can be purchased from The Other Uniform Store in Brimstage or the Wirral Uniform Shop in Birkenhead. Items can also be purchased from high street stores or supermarkets. We have donated uniform, including coats and shoes available free of charge in our social supermarket.
We have a limited stock in school. Please order on School Spider and the items will be sent home with your child.