Wadebridge School Uniform
The Children’s Hospice South West Charity shop currently sell our recycled uniform; it is situated just off the bridge, between Bridge Sports and Barny’s Fish and Chips.
The prices are approximately £3 for a jumper, £1 for trousers and shirts, £3 for PE tops and the money will go directly to the Children’s Hospice; a very worthy cause.
Any donations of uniform/PE kit can be dropped directly to the shop.
Uniform Letter - March 2020
Please note - Proserve continue to supply our school PE kit but no longer supply school trousers. Macron (the supplier of our shorts & skirts)also have a selection of school trousers and offer a facility to try on different sizes. They are located on the A30 Business Park at Indian Queens.
Many high street stores in the run up to the new school year start to sell 'school uniform' under marketing campaigns such as 'Back to School'. Many of these items do not meet our uniform code so the following is an important guide to what is acceptable and compliant with Wadebridge School's uniform code. Frequent checks are made of the school uniform and students are expected to comply throughout the school year. Parents will be contacted to correct any non-compliance, but we will also have suitable replacements for them to change into if this cannot be done immediately.
Students have a choice of a jumper or cardigan both of which have the school badge on. All items are 100% cotton with the fit of the jumpers being different for boys and girls. These items are all available from our supplier Wovina in Bodmin. The uniform can be ordered on-line at www.wovina.com, or by telephoning Wovina direct on 01208 73484. We understand that children often wear a sweatshirt or hoodie as an “outside” coat, however, these must be removed on entering the buildings and not worn in lesson or as a replacement for their school jumper otherwise they may be kept until the end of the day.
Shorts have been added as a non-compulsory item to the school uniform code. They can only be purchased from Stud Sports, Unit 8a, A30 Business Park, Indian Queens TR9 6FZ Tel. 01637 881039 or online https://macronstoresw.com/schools/wadebridge-school The school shorts may be worn all year round - it is important to note that NO OTHER SHORTS WILL BE PERMITTED - the uniform shorts are plain black with the school badge on the leg.
Year 7 - 10 continue to use the Wadebridge School clip-on style tie (available from Wovina and from School priced at £4.50), but Year 11 have a special tie which is voted for by the year group, the sales of which contribute to the students’ prom fund. The Year 11 tie is only available from School and students purchase them annually. Replacement ties are also available from the School office. We are very proud of our students and their achievements, and occasionally other ties (such as county awards) are permitted, but this will need to be discussed with the Key Stage Leader.
These need to be proper shirts and not polo shirts. They should be white and of an appropriate length (i.e. no midriffs on show) and should certainly not have a plunging neck line. Girls' shirts still need to allow a clip-on tie to be worn sensibly.
Trousers & Skirts
Trousers are to be black and remain black - not fading to grey over time. They should be full length. Black jeans (or jean styled trousers - with rivets or patch style back pockets), black chinos, leggings or jeggings are not suitable.
From September 2020 - Skirts should be black and only of the three styles available from https://macronstoresw.com/schools/wadebridge-school/ The skirts have a discreet Wadebridge School badge. Skirts purchased will have a minimum length of 18". All other skirts are not acceptable and students will be asked to change out of inappropriate clothing during registration and loaned appropriate clothing for the day.
Socks must be black without colourful logos.
Shoes should be black. Trainers are acceptable, but they must be totally black (i.e. no white bits including soles). Boots of any description are not suitable footwear for school.
To help ensure that our school remains a 'smart' school we have a procedure for when pupils are without their normal school shoes. Pupils who arrive without the correct footwear will need to report to the Sixth Form Admin office before school with a note explaining their reasons for not having the correct shoes. They will then be loaned a black pair of shoes for the day and leave their shoes which they can collect at the end of the school day.
Jewellery, Hair and Makeup
Students are permitted to wear one pair of studded earrings, one in each ear. No other piercings are permitted, facial or otherwise. Spacers are not permitted.
Students should have hair of a natural colour and extreme hair styles are not permitted.
Make up should be subtle and not excessive; coloured nail polish is not permitted, neither are any form of nail enhancements.
All School PE Kit is supplied by a company called Proserve and can be ordered via their website or by using this order form.