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Uniform


At The Swanage School we have set a culture of high standards and this is reflected in our uniform. The Headteacher and Governors believe it is important that our students have a strong identity with their school and wear their uniform with pride, promoting good behaviour while at school and in the wider community. Uniform also creates cohesion and good relations between students – relationships being a central part of the ethos of the school.

Sports and physical activity at The Swanage School are an integral part of school life and so all students are required to buy the sports kit.

Students on free school meals or with difficult financial circumstances may receive financial support with the uniform at the discretion of the Governing Body of The Swanage School.

How to Buy Uniform

Uniform is available to order online at www.swi.co.uk

Click on the Login/Register button at the top of the page, followed by the Register New Account button. Simply enter your details, select The Swanage School from the list and your account will be created.

Girls Uniform

From official supplier:

  • Grey suit jacket with school logo
  • Grey suit trousers OR skirt
  • Grey slipover jumper with blue stripe on neckline
  • Tie (optional)

To be purchased elsewhere:

  • Grey/black/natural tights
  • Grey/white/black socks
  • White blouse with revere collar and no tie OR plain white shirt with school tie
  • Plain black school shoes

Boys Uniform

From official supplier:

  • Grey suit jacket with school logo
  • Grey suit trousers
  • Grey slipover jumper with blue stripe on neckline
  • School tie

To be purchased elsewhere:

  • White shirt (short-sleeved shirts acceptable in summer)
  • Grey/black socks
  • Plain black school shoes

Sports Kit For All

From official supplier:

  • Navy/sky polo top
  • Navy/white trim shorts/skirt
  • Navy/sky reversible rugby top (boys)
  • Navy/sky fleece top (girls)
  • Blue Coolmax sports socks

May be purchased elsewhere:

  • Athletic lace-up trainers suitable for use on indoor and outdoor surfaces (no fashion trainers/pumps/high-tops)
  • Studded footwear for use on grass (moulded studs rather than metal/plastic are recommended)
  • Black/navy waterproof top for inclement weather
  • Swimming goggles, swimming costume/trunks and towel for water polo/swimming/life-saving activities
  • Gum shield for use in hockey/rugby/roller derby/Gaelic sports etc
  • Shinpads for use in hockey/football/Gaelic sports
  • Hair bands for any student with long hair
  • Water bottle

Optional Sports Kit

Equipment for all sports activities will be provided as required; however students may wish to purchase the following items, particularly if they wish to represent the school in team games:

  • Navy tracksuit trousers
  • Metal/plastic studded footwear for those wishing to represent the school in hockey/rugby/football
  • Cricket box/abdomen protector

 

Equipment List

Students should come prepared to learn every lesson. Most importantly this means arriving in the right state of mind for learning – being ready to work hard. It also means having the right equipment.

Every student must have:

  • A suitable rainproof bag – one that is able to carry A4 size folders.
  • Black pen
  • Green or red pen (for self-assessment)
  • Pencil
  • Coloured pencils
  • Highlighters (red/pink, yellow and green)
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Calculator (with trigonemetric functions)
  • English Dictionary/Thesaurus (combination or separate are both acceptable)
  • Collins 'Easy Learning' French dictionary (KS4 students can learn Spanish as well)
  • A reading book for private reading

Optional things that come in handy:

  • Glue (eg Pritt Stick)
  • Scissors (safety scissors only please)
  • Pair of compasses

Please ensure all clothing and equipment is clearly labelled with the students full name.


Official supplier

The uniform supplier, Sportswear International, is part of a fairtrade initiative (ethically sourced and managed through the supply chain), providing an online/direct to school or parent service to keep costs down.

Second-hand uniform (when it is available) will be sold at the school, with any proceeds going to the school.

The uniform must be purchased from our official uniform supplier only – Sportswear International – alternatives will not be accepted. A range of items in different sizes is held at The Swanage School for fitting before ordering, if required.

The Swanage School reserves the right to ask for shoes or items of uniform to be changed if they do not conform to the guidelines, with discretion reserved where a student has a reasonable excuse, such as a medical condition.


Help with costs

We realise that buying a uniform is expensive and want to help with these costs where we are able to. For students eligible to receive Free School Meals we will subsidise the cost of purchase by 70% (parents only need to pay 30% of the cost). To access this your child needs to be registered as eligible for Free School Meals, and we will need to place the order on your behalf.

If your child is not eligible for Free School Meals it might still be possible for us to help by paying for your child's uniform, and for you to repay us over the course of the school year. If you feel that this is something you would like to take advantage of please let us know. However, due to our funding regime we will only be able to support a limited number of parents in this way.