SCHOOL UNIFORM

Our vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

Uniform is a statement of pride in the school, a statement of belonging and a personal commitment by the individual to the school. Our school uniform is designed to present a positive image of our school to both our local and wider community. Parents are asked to purchase items from the recommended school suppliers.

The school uniform must be worn at the following times:
• Coming to school and going home from school.
• During lessons.
• All students must ensure that uniform is correct and smart when leaving registration periods and between all lessons.

Ringwood School uniform is changing.

Please note that following a wide consultation exercise in the Summer and Autumn terms 2017; the Ringwood School Uniform is changing from September 2018. Here are the transitional arrangements:

Here is the outline of transition to the new school uniform:
Summer 2018 – new uniform available to purchase.
September 2018 – all new Year 7 fully in the new uniform.
September 2018 – July 2020 – all other year groups (Year 8/9/10/11) fully in either existing uniform or new uniform.
September 2020 – all main school students fully in the new uniform.

What does the new uniform look like?

Following our consultation exercises in the summer and autumn terms, the new uniform will be available with a trouser and a skirt version. The uniform will comprise of a grey blazer with green piping on the lapels with a grey trouser or green tartan skirt option. This will be worn with a white shirt and there is an optional green V neck jumper. In line with the desire to create equality amongst students, all students will be required to wear a tie. Tie designs are being finalised at the moment and pictures will be available as soon as we have a sample of each item.

Will my child have to go into the new uniform?

At the time of writing (April 2018) If your child is currently in Year 9, 10 or 11 they will not be a main school student in September 2020 and therefore they do not need to switch to the new uniform, unless they want to.

I want to keep my child in the existing uniform- where can I buy it?

The School will continue to stock the existing black uniform until stocks run out. We will continue to order any items that we do not have in stock from our school supplier until 20th July 2018. After this date we will be running stock levels down. Please be aware that we do have a stock of ‘new to you’ uniform that we can also sell if you wish to remain in the current school uniform. We are hoping that when Year 11 students leave the school they might be kind enough to donate any items of school uniform that they no longer need so that other students might benefit from these during this transition period. Please note that as the School will not be operating as the supplier of the new uniform the reception will not be open for extended periods in the evenings and in the holidays to sell school uniform as would have been the case in the past.

To purchase old style black uniform or sports kit uniform from the school please click here.

3F2A8548The existing black uniform and school sports kit uniform can also be purchased from The School Shop:

139 Station Road
West Moors
Dorset
BH22 0HT

Phone: 01202 893040

I have a child starting in September or I want to move my child to the new uniform from September. Where can I get the new uniform from?

Our supplier for the new uniform is Stevensons:

Stevensons
148-150 Seabourne Rd
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH5 2JA

Email: bournemouthbranch@stevensons.co.uk

Phone: 01202 425192

Website: www.stevensons.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm; Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm; Sunday: CLOSED

Uniform is available from the store, online (this can be delivered to school) or via the ‘pop up’ shop that Stevensons is running in school on Saturday 7th July from 12.00pm until 4.00pm in the school hall. Stevensons expect our new uniform to be in stock with them by mid June. Stevensons will also be present during the transition evenings in July.

What about the sports and PE kit?

The PE uniform has not changed but there is no longer a rule that girls must wear skorts and boys must wear shorts. All students can decided whether to wear shorts or a skort. The kit is available as before from the school or from Stevensons.

For further details on our uniform please contact: uniform@ringwood.hants.sch.uk or 01425 475000