Uniform Expectations and PA Uniform Shop

Parents Association Uniform Shop

The PA Uniform Shop Opening Hours are as follows:

    Outside of these hours, please contact the Volunteer Uniform team (Mena, Heather, Jennie and Julia): pauniformshop@strs.org.uk

    We are pleased to annouce we are now able to accept debit and credit cards at most shop openings (except for orders in advance). Payment can of course still be made by cash or cheque please (payable to 'STRS PA').


    Sir Thomas Rich’s Parents’ Association run the school uniform shop, which is staffed by volunteers. There are a number of essential items of uniform that are only available through our shop including blazers, school tie & games kit. Unfortunately, the lead time for the blazers is approximately 5 months and therefore we need to order blazers by mid March if we are to ensure we have stock of the sizes needed by August. We therefore strongly recommend that you arrange to have a fitting appointment as soon as you know you have a place at STRS.

    If you are starting in year 7 at the start of the new academic year, you will be given details of the specific dates we have arranged for fittings for new year 7 students as part of the documentation you receive. The uniform items you have ordered will be available to collect and pay for at our year 7 handout morning (usually at the end of June) details of which will be sent to you.

    You can pay by cheque (payable to “STRS PA”), by cash or by card when you collect your ordered uniform.

    Sir Thomas Rich’s Parents’ Association run the school uniform shop, which is staffed by volunteers. There are a number of essential items of uniform that are only available through our shop including blazers, school tie & games kit. Unfortunately, the lead time for the blazers is approximately 5 months and therefore we need to order blazers by mid March if we are to ensure we have stock of the sizes needed by August. We therefore strongly recommend that you arrange to have a fitting appointment as soon as you decide to apply to STRS for Sixth form. You will be given details of the specific dates we have arranged for Sixth form fittings during our Sixth form open evening or as part of the documentation for applications. Please contact pauniformshop@strs.org.uk for further information or to book an appointment.

    We currently supply two styles of blazer. The standard blazer is slightly cheaper, is available in 2” size bandings, is less fitted and does not require a deposit to paid in advance. The Made to Order blazer is available in 1” size bandings including different sleeve and length options and offers a more fitted look. This blazer must be ordered in advance and a £30 deposit paid (in cash or by cheque made payable to “STRS PA”) at the time of ordering or at the very latest to have arrived at school by Wed 13/03/19. If your son/daughter does not obtain the required GCSE grades to join our Sixth Form, a refund can be requested. However, if you son/daughter does obtain the required GCSE grades and then elects not to join, it is our policy not to refund the deposit because we have ordered and incurred the cost of a blazer specifically for them.

    The uniform items you have ordered will be available to collect and pay the balance for, once the GCSE results have been obtained. You will be notified of the dates arranged for this once the results have been announced. You can pay by cheque (payable to “STRS PA”), by cash or by card when you collect your ordered uniform.

    Returns policy - If you change your mind about your purchase, please return the item to the Uniform Shop with the original receipt within 28 days and we will offer you an exchange or a credit note. Please note that items must be returned in their original packaging and in a re-saleable condition. If you are unable to get to the Shop within 28 days, please send the item(s) to Reception and we can deal with the matter when we are next on site - Thank you.

    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).