Uniform Expectations and PA Uniform Shop

Parents Association Uniform Shop

General Information

The shop is run and staffed by volunteers from STR PTFA, we are not members of school staff and therefore are not on the school premises each day. Generally, we aim to check email messages & respond to any queries every Monday & Thursday during term time, but less frequently during school holidays.

Please see below for full price lists for both Lower school and Sixth form uniform or visit our online shop (strspa.co.uk) to place an order.

Below are the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked by email and in the shop.

Price Lists

Order Collection

Orders can be collected by students from our new premises (B7 in the new business enterprise centre) as we are no longer delivering to form rooms.

Order collection times:

  • Monday & Friday (08:00 - 08:55)
  • Wednesday (08:00 - 08:55), break (11:05 - 11:25), lunchtime (13:30 - 14:20) & after school (15:20 - 17:00) & 1st Saturday of every month (10:00 - 12:00)

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be open in school holidays, on the weekends at the start & end of half terms, or on bank holiday weekends.

Appointments

We are currently offering appointments at the following times:

  • Wednesday lunchtime (13:30 - 14:15) & after school (15:30 - 17:00) by prior appointment (https://strs-pa-uniform-shop.reservio.com/)
  • 1st Saturday of every month (10:00 - 12:00) by drop in (no appointment required)

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be open in school holidays, on the weekends at the start & end of half terms, or on bank holiday weekends.

Move of Premises

Having operated from 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 (B7) in the school’s Clive and Sylvia Richards Business Enterprise Centre.

Shop Phone Number

We now have a direct line (01452) 338440 which will be manned when we are open (see opening times above). If you telephone outside of these times or we are unable to pick up, you can leave us a message and we’ll aim to phone you back within 1 week.

Covid-19 Secure and Protocols

Although most Covid-19 restrictions have now been lifted by our government, we are continuing to adhere to social distancing to safeguard both our customers and our volunteers (some of whom are vulnerable). If you are simply collecting an order, you need not wear a mask, but if you are coming for a fitting appointment or to try items on, please wear a mask (we can provide one free of charge if you forget).

Methods of Payment Accepted

At present, we are only accepting payment by card and bank transfer (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).

Donation of Previously Owned Uniform (POU)

We are very grateful to receive any good quality and freshly washed (blazers can be machine washed at 40 degrees) POU (Previously Owned Uniform) items from the following list which can be left in a large plastic box located in reception between the sofas and the form drawers.

Current Tommies Accepted Items:

  • Blazers
  • Ties
  • Crested shirts
  • Navy crested shorts
  • Navy crested T-shirt
  • Current striped rugby shirts
  • Navy crested hoodies
  • Navy crested tracksuits
  • Blue crested Raging Bull jackets
  • Rugby boots / trainers / cricket shoes

Other Accepted Items:

  • Black or dark grey school trousers
  • White shirts
  • Sportswear (tracksuit bottoms, tops, cricket whites etc)
  • School shoes

Non-Accepted Items:

  • Games socks
  • Swim trunks
  • Plain white PE shorts
  • Plain navy Games shorts
  • White house coloured trimmed T-shirts
  • Long-sleeved reversible house coloured games tops

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, hung with their plastic covering and tags attached (for blazers and skirts) and folded neatly in their original packaging (for other items) and in re-saleable condition. This does not affect your usual consumer rights.

Lower School Blazers

We always recommend attending a fitting appointment before purchasing a blazer to ensure that it not only provides an acceptable fit at the time of purchase but also offers some all-important growing room! For this reason, we cannot guarantee to be able to refund or exchange a blazer purchased via our online shop without having first attended a fitting appointment.

Given the long lead time associated with these blazers (which of course has now been exacerbated by the current Covid-19 pandemic and more recently by the EU situation and shortage of HGV drivers), they are not always available to purchase immediately from stock (especially in the case of non-standard lengths). We would therefore be very grateful if you avoid leaving it until the last minute to order your son a replacement blazer and note that full payment is always required upon order.

In previous years, we have had to ask that existing students are measured for replacement blazers in early Spring each year. However, now we are in larger premises, we hope to be able to carry a higher number of these in stock.

Games Socks and Ties

Now we have our online shop (strspa.co.uk), reception are no longer selling Games socks or Ties on our behalf.

Games/PE Kit, Hoodies and Tracksuits

In partnership with the school's Sports department, the Uniform shop changed the Games/PE kit across the whole school in Spring 2019 and similar kit will now be worn in both the Lower and Upper school.

New style navy performance wicking fabric PE tops (embroidered with the school crest) have replaced the house colour trimmed White PE T-shirts whilst new style navy fast-drying performance fabric shorts/skorts (embroidered with the school crest) have replaced both the navy Games shorts/skorts & the white PE shorts.

A new crested striped Games Rugby shirt has replaced the reversible house coloured rugby shirt and is now compulsory uniform for Years 7 to 10.

However, please note that the previous styles of PE kit (white house colour trimmed t-shirt & white cotton shorts) & Games kit (house coloured reversible rugby shirt & navy cotton shorts) will be accepted until students require a replacement or wish to purchase the new style kit.

We have recently also introduced an optional tracksuit alongside our optional hoodie, all of which can be purchased via our website.

Volunteering

If you feel that you would like to join our group of friendly Uniform shop volunteers, please contact us on this email address. All offers of help are welcome, especially for the Year 7 & Sixth Form fittings, collation & handout days.

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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).