Posted Friday 5th June 2020.
Update 8th June 2020 - further information concerning the new Apollo uniforms has been published on the Trust's website - click here to view
Attached is a leaflet explaining our plans for our new school uniforms for both The Newbridge School and The Castle Rock School, which will be launched in the Autumn Term 2020.
We have spent a great deal of time listening to and meeting with parents, talking to students, and meeting with our local supplier, Liss Sport, to ensure that we make things as simple and as straightforward as possible. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unsure if we would be in a position to source uniform for the beginning of term. Having met with Liss Sport last week, we are confident that we can do this.
The online ordering link for both schools should be available from Wednesday 10th June. The cut-off date for orders is July 10th, no orders will be processed before this date, with deliveries expected to go out around the first week in August. These will be home deliveries only. Liss Sport will of course endeavour to provide uniform for all students before the start of the new term. However, should this not be possible, please do not worry. Of course we want our students in school looking smart and wearing their uniform with pride.
Nevertheless, our main concern at the moment is to get our students and staff into school safely, as I’m sure you will agree. The leaflet explains our intentions regarding the new uniform, but for your ease I have also summarised some key points below.
New Year 7 Students
Year 7 students starting in the Autumn Term 2020 will be expected to wear the new uniform. This comprises of the following items, all of which come as part of the package from Liss Sport:
- Grey trousers or a checked kilt
- A school tie
- A school blazer
- A white shirt
Plus our new PE uniform Students will also have the option to purchase the following from Liss Sport:
- Grey shorts
- A grey pinafore style dress
Students in Year 8 to Year 12 may either wear their current school uniform, OR the new uniform as described above.
A ‘closing down sale’ with any current uniform Liss Sport have spare will be sold at a reduced rate on the Liss Sport website from Friday June 12th until stock runs out.
Further details of the uniform, how to order and make payments are all available on the Liss Sport website, please note that uniform will not be available for collection from your child’s school, but will be home delivered. In addition, as we are unable to hold a trying on evening, Liss Sport have provided a more detailed breakdown of measurements.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.
I hope you remain safe and well, and we all look forward to seeing our students again soon.
Mrs J Patrick
Executive Headteacher for The Castle Rock School and The Newbridge School CEO Apollo Partnership Trust.