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To think that it is ridiculous for a school to use a uniform supplier in a town 35 miles away?

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doritosmonster Fri 26-Apr-13 11:31:32


DD is at secondary school, in year 9. The school have always been fairly strict about uniform, but the official jumpers and ties, which are compulsory, have been available from a local supplier. Pricey but at least available locally.

As of September there will be a new uniform; blazers, new ties, new PE kit, shirts with house colours on the collar. Which in itself is ridiculous and will be loads of expense. And to add insult to injury the supplier for the items is in a town 35 miles away and they don't do online ordering or mail order in any capacity, you have to travel to the shop to buy the items.

A few people have complained to the school and they have basically been told it's tough titties, that's the new uniform, that's the supplier, get over it.

Scholes34 Fri 26-Apr-13 13:53:03

I wouldn't rush to replace lost or damaged items, it a 70 mile round trip is required every time. I'd be sending my DCs to school with a note from me explaining why they're not wearing correct uniform. I did this when DS2 lost his school shoes after PE. I wanted to wait a while to see if they turned up before paying out another £40+. (They didn't, so he was wearing my old Doc Martens for a while).

Earthworms Fri 26-Apr-13 13:56:31

I'd ask how that fitted in with their environmental policies.

That is an awful lot if unnecessary car journeys .

IShallWearMidnight Fri 26-Apr-13 14:01:28

my school's uniform stockists were 200 miles away shock.

The DDs uniform skirt and jumper come from a shop half an hours drive away, but they do have online ordering, and regular sales, and come to the school on new parents evening.

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