Our school expects all students to be smart and well presented for school, but we also have a duty to make sure that the uniform we require is affordable, in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the cost of school uniform.
We understand the financial burden of school uniform and we have tried to limit our branded items to the school, blazer, tie and some elements of the PE kit. Where possible we have ensured that families can shop from a wide range of retailers to source shirts and trousers and items , such as branded jumpers, are options
We will make sure our uniform:
Is available at a reasonable cost and provides the best value for money for parents/carers
We will do this by:
Carefully considering whether branded items are necessary
working with our suppliers to negotiate fair costs
Avoiding specific requirements for items pupils could wear on non-school days, such as coats, bags and shoes
Keeping the number of optional branded items to a minimum, so that the school’s uniform can act as a social leveler
Avoiding different uniform requirements for different year/class/house groups
Avoiding different uniform requirements for extra-curricular activities
Making sure that arrangements are in place for parents to acquire second-hand uniform items
Avoiding frequent changes to uniform specifications and minimising the financial impact on parents of any changes
Consulting with parents and pupils on any proposed significant changes to the uniform policy and carefully considering any complaints about the policy.
Official Audenshaw School Uniform Suppliers are:
Panache School Wear
90 Market Street
Tel: 0161 301 5570
Email: [email protected]
Top Marks School Wear
82 Old Street
Ashton under Lyne
Tel: 0161 343 2900
32 Market Street
(Behind Ashton’s Indoor Market)
Tel: 0161 339 9845
School Blazer with badge from our suppliers
Year 7-9 Grey Jumper (optional) – with badge and school name from our suppliers.
Year 10 -11 Black Jumper (optional) with badge and school name from our suppliers.
School Tie from our suppliers
Mid Grey Trousers – denim, corduroy, canvas, combat, cargo , or drainpipe trousers are not allowed
Black leather shoes – pumps and trainers are not allowed
Indoor PE Kit
White T Shirt with single red chest band
White Rugby Shorts
White Sports Socks
Trainers with non marking soles
Outdoor PE Kit
Red & Navy Rugby Shirt (Reversible)
Navy Rugby Shorts
Trainers Football/Rugby Boots (no blades)
All articles of clothing must be clearly marked with the student’s name.
The wearing of rings, chains, ear-rings or any jewellery is strictly forbidden.
The local authority does not offer a uniform assistance programme, but if you are suffering financial hardship or need support with uniforms then please contact us at 0161 336 2133 . The school will help families with financial assistance, where appropriate and as needed, when cost is a barrier to their child attending school and meeting our uniform expectations. This can be discussed and agreed on a case by case basis.