Uniform Policy

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



M43 6DE

Tel: 0161 301 5570

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.panacheschoolwear.co.uk


Top Marks School Wear

82 Old Street

Ashton under Lyne


Tel: 0161 343 2900

Website: www.topmarksschoolwear.co.uk


MCS Stores

32 Market Street

(Behind Ashton’s Indoor Market)



Tel: 0161 339 9845

Website: www.mcsstores.co.uk

Uniform Requirements

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

White Shirt

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

Red Socks

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.

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