We are aware that some families are experiencing delays in the arrival of their school uniform order and would like to apologise for any stress and anxiety this is causing. We are working with Price and Buckland on expediting the process for you, however due to their own supplier issues it is possible that some families may not receive their order in time for the start of term. We appreciate the impact of this on our families and on students, especially those who will be joining us for the first time so have made the decision to allow the wearing of non-branded uniform until your uniform order arrives.
Many of the main supermarkets and high street retailers offer affordable non-branded school uniform items. Please can we ask that you purchase items that are in the school colours as detailed on the attached uniform list Please note we do allow students to wear navy trousers instead of a skirt for school.
Some useful sites could be:
ASDA school uniform
M&S school uniform
We hope that this offers you some reassurance and we are currently looking at further options to support you. More details will follow shortly.
We again apologise for the delays and anxiety this may be causing your family.
We have received some queries following our notice to parents and carers last week and would like to apologise if what was intended to offer reassurance has caused further anxiety for families at this time. We are very aware of the many challenges caused by the pandemic and our aim, as always, is to offer support. We are hoping that families will have their uniform orders fulfilled and students will be able to attend St Laurence from the start of term in their school uniform. However, if your order has not been fulfilled, the following options are available for families:
- Wear unbranded items of uniform instead of branded items. Once your uniform order arrives, you can choose whether to continue wearing your unbranded items or whether to replace them with the items in your order
- Wear school PE kit (all students will be wearing PE kit, all day, on days where they have practical PE or Dance lessons so students would not need to worry about this seeming unusual)
- Check the SLSA second hand uniform Facebook page to see what uniform is available https://www.facebook.com/groups/159323391309161/?ref=share
- If you have any second-hand uniform which you no longer require could you please use the Facebook link above to donate or sell to other parents who are missing items.
If you are still faced with difficulties in acquiring appropriate uniform, we will do our best to help you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org