Uniform Expectations and PA Uniform Shop

Parents Association Uniform Shop

Our uniform shop volunteers hope you and your families remain safe and well during the continuing pandemic.

Move of premises

Having spent the last 2 years operating out of temporary premises (a portable cabin on the other side of the school site located between the Veale block and Food Tech block), we have finally moved into our lovely new room in the school’s Clive and Sylvia Richards Business Enterprise Centre. Our portable cabin is now empty and will be removed over the Summer break.

Opening times & appointments

Although current Government guidelines permit non-essential retail premises to be open, we are only able to do this for pre-arranged appointments. The need for these has significantly decreased now we have the online shop and after holding replacement blazer fittings during the Easter break but if you feel that you need an appointment for your son/daughter to try on some uniform, please contact us at pauniformshop@strs.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: Please bring a clean pillowcase to your appointment to facilitate uniform items that fit over the head (rugby shirts, t-shirts and hoodies) to be tried on hygienically.

Outside of “Covid” times, the shop generally opens twice a month:

Once on a Thursday – we open both at lunchtime 13:30 – 14:00 when priority is given to those students who catch a school bus home and after school 15:30 – 16:15.
Once on a Saturday – we open between 09:15 – 11:00, which is popular for parents unable to get to the shop during the week due to work commitments and for those at school for sporting fixtures.

Covid-19 secure and protocols

We are proud to be a “Covid-19 secure premises” and continue to ensure that all necessary precautions and social distancing measures are adhered to protect both our customers and volunteers.

Online shop

In September 2020, we launched an online shop https://www.strspa.co.uk/ which has been a huge success and has enabled the shop to keep trading during the pandemic with purchases being delivered to form rooms by our volunteers so as to preserve the year group bubbles. Once normality resumes, we will probably open one lunchtime per week for students to come to the shop and collect orders. We will be sure to keep information up to date on the Parents’ Association section of the school’s website https://strschool.co.uk/parents/association/uniformshop

Methods of payment accepted

At present, we are only accepting payment by card and bank transfer (by prior arrangement using a reference). Payment by debit / credit card and Apple pay will continue to be our preferred method of payment even after the pandemic is over but we will also accept payments by cash (excluding £50 notes) and if essential by cheque (with your son’s name and form written on the reverse).

Please note we are unable to accept payments by card for items that we are not supplying immediately due to Distance selling regulations and, in this situation, payment will be requested by bank transfer.

Sixth form applicants

If your son or daughter has applied to join our Sixth form in September 2021, it will be possible to book fitting appointments via Reservio at https://strs-pa-uniform-shop.reservio.com/ from results day (Thursday 12/08/21) onwards.

You might like to take a look at our online shop for the items required but PLEASE DO NOT PLACE AN ORDER ONLINE.

Usually, we've had to offer uniform fittings quite early due to the lead time of our blazers. However, things are much easier this year as we changed the type of Sixth form blazer we sell last year to a single Eco blazer type which, as well as being much more environmentally friendly, can be ordered and crested within just a couple of weeks and we already have a significant number of these blazers in stock.

Prior to this, we sold 2 types (a standard hopsack blazer (readily available but often too short in the arm for taller students) and a more expensive and more tailored length adjustable Made-To-Order blazer (which like the lower school blazers had a significant lead time). The small number of both these types of blazers which we still have in stock will be sold at a significant discount this year.

Returns Policy

If you need to return or exchange an item, please contact the uniform shop at pauniformshop@strs.org.uk to make arrangements. Please quote your website order reference and/or retain your original printed invoice from a visit to our shop and ensure you get in touch within 20 school days. PLEASE NOTE: we can only accept items that are unworn, folded neatly in their original packaging (with any labels attached), and in re-saleable condition. This does not affect your usual consumer rights.

PA Uniform Shop COVID-19 Protocols:

Uniform Shop & Food Tech [PDF] Veale Block [PDF]

Price Lists


Returns policy - If you would like to return or exchange an item, please return it to the Uniform shop with your original receipt within 20 school days. Please note items must be returned in their original packaging, with any labels attached and in re-saleable condition.
If you are unable to get to the shop, please contact pauniformshop@strs.org.uk
This does not affect your usual consumer rights.

STRS Uniform Expectations

Years 7 - 11 Uniform Expectations

  • Tie done up and length at least half-way down shirt
  • If worn, T shirt under shirt MUST be plain white
  • Socks MUST be grey or black
  • Trousers should be plain Dark grey or Black and tailored
  • Shoes should be Black or Dark Brown
  • Shirts should be plain White and tucked in completely
  • If worn, jumper should be plain ‘V-necked’ grey or black.
  • Hair should be above collar length, be of a natural colour and not cut shorter than a grade 2.
  • Blazers should be worn during the school day and to and from school except on the School field at lunchtime and in lessons at teachers’ discretion
  • No Jewellery should be visible
  • No outdoor clothing should be worn inside.
  • Students who wear our short-sleeved shirts with the school crest need not wear a tie, and need not wear their blazers in school, through the summer term.

Sixth Form Uniform Expectations

  • Tie done up and length at least half-way down shirt
  • Socks or tights MUST be plain grey or black
  • Boys’ shoes should be black or dark brown
  • Girls’ shoes should be plain black or dark brown of sensible design and not high heeled
  • Trousers should be plain dark grey or black and tailored
  • Shirts and blouses should be plain white not tight fitting. They must be tucked in completely
  • If worn, jumpers and cardigans should be plain ‘V-necked’ grey black or dark blue and no longer than the blazer
  • Hair should be above collar length, be of a natural colour and not cut shorter than a grade 2.
  • Girls’ hair should be of a natural colour
  • Blazers should be worn during the school day, and to and from school except in the common room, on the School field at lunchtime and in lessons at teachers’ discretion
  • Boys should be clean shaven
  • Jewellery and makeup should be minimal, commensurate with a neat and tidy appearance. There should be no more than one stud in each ear
  • Nose rings are not permitted
  • No outdoor clothing should be worn inside
  • Skirts should be plain dark grey, black or dark blue; they should not be tight fitting and no shorter than 5cm above the knee. Splits at the side or back should not be revealing
  • Students who wear our short-sleeved shirts with the school crest need not wear a tie, and need not wear their blazers in school, through the summer term

P.E. Clothing Expectations & Requirements at STRS

  • Rugby: Studded boots, gum shield, rugby socks, shorts & jersey to be worn
  • Football: Studded boots, rugby socks, shorts & jersey to be worn, as well as shin pads
  • Gymnastics: New STRS blue PE kit
  • Circuit Training: New STRS blue PE kit with white socks and trainers
  • Hockey: Gum shield, shin pads, rugby socks, New STRS blue PE kit. Hoody and tracksuit trousers (if the weather is cold)
  • Basketball: New STRS blue PE kit, white socks and trainers
  • Swimming: Speedo swim trunks or tight fitting race shorts navy/black in colour
  • Cricket: Cricket whites, white socks and trainers (cricket spikes if appropriate). (Safety equipment provided by school, batting pads, gloves helmet and box)
  • X Country: New STRS blue PE kit, white socks and trainers or running spikes (if appropriate)
  • Badminton: New STRS blue PE kit, white socks and trainers
  • Tennis: New STRS blue PE kit, white socks and trainers
  • Athletics: New STRS blue PE kit, white socks and trainers
  • Softball / Rounders: New STRS blue PE kit, white socks and trainers
  • Upper School: Navy shorts or skort, navy crested t-shirt, white socks or school coloured rugby socks and trainers

All pupils suffering from illnesses such as asthma must bring their inhaler to the lesson and alert the member of staff before taking part in the activity. (Particularly in cold weather or in conditions that make the illness worse).