Uniform & Equipment

UPDATE – BLACK FITTED/NON FITTED JACKET/BLAZER NOT REQUIRED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

The decision has been made that until we are confident that schools can operate as normal students will not be expected to wear blazers. For ease of cleaning we will instead ask students to wear their shirts with or without a plain black V-necked jumper, which can be purchased from any supplier.

We will give half a term’s notice when we revert to wearing blazers which will give parents enough time to purchase from our supplier.


Girls

**NOT REQUIRED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020** Black fitted/non fitted jacket/blazer with Bideford College logo.

A formal plain white shirt/long sleeved/short sleeved – with top button. These must be long enough to be tucked in at all times.

A tie – which will have different colour stripes.

Black tailored trousers or black straight/pleated skirt (no stretchy material).

V-neck black jumper to be worn under the jacket/blazer (optional).

Shoes must be plain black, with a flat heel. Any laces must be black. Trainers, boots (including ankle boots), canvas shoes, open-toed, pumps, sling-backs are not acceptable. NO VANS.

Plain black socks to be worn with trousers or skirts. Alternatively, plain black or flesh coloured tights may be worn with the skirt.

 

Boys

**NOT REQUIRED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020** Black fitted/non fitted jacket/blazer with Bideford College logo..

A formal plain white shirt/long sleeved/ short sleeved – with top button. These must be long enough to be tucked in at all times.

A tie – which will have different colour stripes.

Black tailored trousers.

V-neck black jumper (optional) to be worn under the jacket/blazer (optional).

Shoes must be plain black, with a flat heel. Any laces must be black. Trainers, boots (including ankle boots), canvas shoes, open-toed, pumps are not acceptable. NO VANS.

Plain black socks to be worn with trousers.


Options

All students will be given the option to choose either a fitted or non- fitted jacket/blazer. Girls will be given the option of wearing either a black pleated or straight skirt or tailored trousers.

These are not to be skinny’ or of a stretchy material.

Ties

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Shoes

To avoid any confusion as to which shoes are acceptable, please use the following chart as guidance.

NB: Shoes must be plain black, with a flat heel. Trainers, boots (including ankle boots), canvas shoes, open-toed, pumps, sling-backs and black leather Vans are not acceptable. NO VANS.

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PE Kit

All new PE kit must be purchased from the College or Samuel Daw & Co directly

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How can you purchase the uniform?

Skirts and Trousers

These can be purchased from any supplier. However, items NOT purchased from Samuel Daw & Co must be indistinguishable from the standard school skirts and trousers, which we recommend you purchase from Samuel Daw & Co.

Boy/Girl – Trousers Skirts- pleated/straight
Waist measurement 25” to 42” Waist measurement 22” to 38”
Inside leg measurement 26” to 36” Knee Length 18” to 24”

 

NB: All skirts must be an appropriate length – knee length. Skirts which are deemed to be too short – will not be acceptable. Trousers must also be long enough to sit on the top of shoes and not be ankle length.

Blazer/Jacket (**NOT REQUIRED FOR AUTUMN 2020**)

These can ONLY be purchased from Samuel Daw & Co directly.

Tie

Ties can only be purchased from Samuel Daw & Co.


Cost and methods of payment

The College have worked extremely hard to ensure that the cost of the uniform is comparable with neighbouring secondary schools and is of good quality and durable.

The items that can be purchased from Samuel Daw & Co are listed below with the prices.

Clothing Item Size Price
Boys/ Girls – blazers/jackets All sizes £35.00
Boys/ Girls slim fit trousers All sizes £17.95
Girls pleated skirt All sizes £19.95
Girls straight skirt All sizes £15.00
Ties One size – clip on £5.00
V-neck jumper Up to 38” £17.00
V-neck jumper 40” and above £23.50

 

Please note the preferred method of payment is online via the Samuel Daw & Co website

www.samdaw.co.uk

Samuel Daw & Co are based in Barnstaple town centre and you are able to purchase items in-store.

Some essential items may be purchased from College via cash only.


Approved Suppliers

The blazer/jacket can ONLY be purchased from our local supplier Samuel Daw & Co.

We also recommend you buy the trousers and skirts from Samuel Daw & Co to ensure that these meet the College expectations and to avoid an item of uniform not meeting requirements.   However, these items can also be purchased from alternate suppliers, should you wish to do so.


Jewellery

A watch is permitted. No rings, bracelets or necklaces are allowed. For pierced ears small studs or sleepers (gold or silver in colour); Studs in noses or any other part of the face are not allowed.


Hair

Hair must be of natural colour. If the hair is below shoulder length then it should be tied back for all practical lessons or where health and safety require it.
Shaving of any part of the head is not accepted. Number two is the shortest accepted cut, nor is the use of gel allowed to create unusual styles.


Make up

Coloured nail varnish is not permitted in school. Gel or acrylic nails or shellac polish are also not permitted. Light make up may be worn to give a natural look. Excessive make up will be removed.


Equipment

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