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Posted on: 26 Apr 2018

Change to Uniform

As we move into the summer term and planning begins for the next academic year I would like to inform you of a change to the uniform that will be introduced from this September for Years 7 – 11 (the 6th form uniform will remain as per our current policy).  This communication is to give you advance warning of this change and to ensure that if you are buying items of school uniform between now and the start of the new academic year that you are aware of the new requirements. The change is being introduced to improve the current standard of uniform being worn by students in the school, particularly by our female students, and to ensure that we have a cost effective, smart uniform that is followed consistently by all of our student body.  There are currently too many of our students taking too wide an interpretation of what constitutes acceptable black school trousers and from my conversations with several parents I am keen to eliminate any potential ambiguity on this, especially relating to students wearing black jeans style trousers to school.   This change will ensure smarter standards of appearance from our students and crucially will mean that valuable staff time is not spent dealing with issues relating to problems with school uniform.  From conversations with parents I know many of you will welcome the clarity over what constitutes the correct uniform and where to purchase this.  The change we are making is that we are introducing standardised school trousers and a standardised school skirt as part of our school uniform.  These items can be purchased from Channel Uniform our school supplier. Channel Uniforms: Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Pl, Folkestone CT20 2BB Telephone: 01303 487075 Email: channeluniforms@live.co.uk          Website: www.channeluniforms.co.uk The trousers will come in a range of sizes and leg lengths to suit the varying needs of our students.  There will be two styles of trousers available to choose from with a slim leg and bootleg style available for our female students, and a slim leg and straight leg style for male students.  These trousers will have the Astor Logo embroidered on them either just below the waistband or above the pocket.  There is a skirt available for female students and again this comes in differing sizes and lengths to ensure that this is available to the required knee length. The skirt will also have the school Logo embroidered on it just below the waistband. I hope the advance notice of this new requirement will enable you to plan your uniform purchases for the new academic year and I would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter and for your support of the standards we wish to uphold at Astor College.