We’re launching our ‘Uniform Exchange Shop’

We’re launching our ‘Uniform Exchange Shop’

To help with the soaring cost of living and rising costs of school uniform we are delighted to be launching our very own onsite Uniform Exchange Shop this term!

In a 2020 report carried out by The Children’s Society, families with children at secondary school are paying an average of more than £300 per child, per year in school uniform costs. We are committed to helping our students and their families in whatever way we can and we are confident this new programme will proves successful. We are here to remove any barriers to learning our students may have – ensuring they have the right uniform and equipment is a small step in the right direction.

It’s not just about saving money and easing the financial strain for our families though. We are passionate about sustainability and the impact on the environment that disposing of unwanted inform items has. We’re taking action to help our community be greener, preventing clothing waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.

How we can help you:

Our Uniform Exchange Shop will be open to any child from any Year Group and will stock high-quality items from ties and shirts to blazers and PE kits. You’ll be able to exchange items or just ask for any items of uniform that you may need. Our shop will first launch on GCSE Results Day, Thursday 25 August 2022 and will also be open in school on the following days:

Summer Transition Day – Friday 2 September 2022
Inset Day – Monday 5 September 2022
Inset Day – Tuesday 6 September 2022

How can you help us?

To help us with our mission to recycle and reuse we’re kindly asking all our parents/carers to consider donating any unwanted, new or second-hand uniform items, including PE kit, in good condition to us. We’re incredibly proud of our caring and generous academy community and we know from previous campaigns such as our Foodbank collections that they step up to help whenever we ask. We are amazing at ‘Succeeding Together’.

You can drop off your items at our main academy reception between 8am-4pm any weekday.