Uniform

At the Blue Coat School, we are part of a community where the highest levels of excellence are expected by all. This is underpinned by a strong set of beliefs and values which ensure that every pupil is all that they can be and all that they are meant to be. In keeping with our values and beliefs, all students are expected to proudly wear the Blue Coat School uniform. We firmly believe that wearing a school uniform enables our young people to feel part of our community and to establish a sense of identity and unity amongst their peers. Wearing the school uniform also assists in the provision of a safe school environment, where all pupils feel a sense of belonging.

Click here for the uniform policy

Policies – The Blue Coat School (blue-coat.org)

CHANGE OF SUPPLIER

After completing a formal tender process, we can confirm that we will be switching our uniform provider from Monkhouses to Stevensons, with effect from June, 2023. We would like to thank Monkhouses for their services over the last 15 years.

Stevensons is a well-established, national company who will work with us to provide the same quality and standards of uniform at an affordable cost. There will be no change to uniform design or quality, so existing uniform will be as sufficient for next year and beyond as it currently is.

Stevensons has a different operational model to Monkhouse and rather than selling uniform from a shop, they operate mostly online, which should hopefully make ordering uniform more convenient. Uniform sizes will also remain the same, so when pupils who are currently at the school have outgrown their existing uniform, you can simply order “the next size up” online, with no concerns about sizing. If you do have concerns about sizing, Stevensons will be equipping us with a sizing kit, and you can arrange to visit the school to confirm any measurements before ordering if you so wish.

Although primarily an online provider, Stevensons also offer a number of pop-up shop events throughout the year. These are usually for students who are starting at the school the following year, but if you would like to book an appointment at these events to try uniform on, then you will be free to do so. The dates for these pop-up events are:

· Thursday, 29th June, 2023 between 4.30pm – 7.00pm

· Friday, 30th June, 2023 between 4.30pm – 7.00pm

· Saturday, 1st July, 2023 between 10.00am – 2.00pm (this event will be held at The Brian Clarke Academy’s new building but is open to Blue Coat families)

Further information and much more detail about how to order online, how to book for the pop-up events or to visit the school to use the sizing equipment will be sent later this term.

Location of uniform supplier

Monkhouse,  27 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1XS.  Telephone: 0161-627 0417.

Email – oldham@monkhouse.com

Monkhouse, 51-53 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1RX. Telephone: 01706-345257.
Email – Rochdale@monkhouse.com.

Monkhouse – School Uniform Information for Parents

Opening times for each store can be found on the above website.

There will be 30% off our uniform up until Easter available to parents from Monkhouse.

NEW UNIFORM SUPPLIER DETAILS (From JUNE 2023)

 Stevensons Head Office: Uniform House, 7 Acrewood Way, St Albans AL4 0JY

For general enquiries call: +44 (0) 1727 815700

Stevensons – School Uniform Information for Parents

Contact Form

Second hand uniform

If you would like to request items of good condition, second hand uniform, please follow the below link and complete and submit the request form.

There will be no cost for any item of uniform that we are able to provide through the initiative. The initiative is subject to donations, therefore there may be limited availability of certain items depending on the volume of donations received. 

You will be notified via email once we can advise what uniform is available and when it will be ready for collection.

Uniform Request Form

If you have any clean, good condition, outgrown uniform items that you would be prepared to donate, please could you send them into school with your child with name tags / year / house badges removed. We do not have any facilities to wash/dry/iron/repair donated items, therefore we require the clothing to be in a good condition, washed and pressed, to pass on straight away to another family. 

We would like to ask for donations of the following: 

Boys blazers 

Girls blazers 

Girls skirts  

PE short sleeved top 

PE long sleeved top 

PE shorts 

Winter school coats 

Please do not send the old-style white PE shirt, plain black polo PE skirt, plain black sweatshirt or black and yellow rugby top, as these are no longer current uniform items.

Unfortunately, due to storage restrictions, we are unable to continue to accept donations of school shirts, blouses and trousers, however we are sure that local charity shops will be pleased to receive those items to help families in the community. 

The collection point for the donations will be outside the hall near the water cooler for our students to drop items off.