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School Uniform Policy
Old Buckenham High School requires all students to wear a school uniform. Our school uniform helps our pupils to feel part of our school community and has been chosen to be comfortable and appropriate for the activities pupils will undertake during the school day.
Government Guidance on the cost of School Uniform
In the Autumn of 2021, the government issued new guidance to schools on uniform. The aim of this guidance is to minimise the cost of uniform for parents through a reduction in school branded items, allowing parents to purchase uniform from a wider range of suppliers.
Old Buckenham High School and the Sapientia Education Trust fully support making school uniform affordable and accessible for all children, and we have reviewed and changed our school uniform to reflect the requirements outlined in the statutory guidance.
School uniform requirements
From September 2023 we are reducing the number of branded school uniform items required. These branded items will now also be available from multiple suppliers allowing parents to choose the most convenient and cost-effective solution for their needs.
There is no expectation that parents will need to replace branded items with non-branded items and students can continue to wear branded items that are no longer a requirement.
If you are struggling to access any item of uniform during the school year, please contact the school office for guidance and support.
Parents will need to ensure that uniform follows the school requirements which are provided below but can purchase uniform items from any retailer.
Old Buckenham High School also encourages all parents to share unwanted items, branded or unbranded, using OBHS Second Hand Uniform Facebook Page, details of which are provided below.
Whilst we have reduced the requirement for branded uniform items, it is still important that our uniform policy is followed to provide a shared identity for all pupils in our school. Our behaviour policy provides further details of the systems and sanctions regarding uniform compliance.
Our school uniform requirements are listed here
Local specialist supplier information (alphabetical)
Below are the contact details for local specialist suppliers with both online and retail shops who supply school uniform all year round.
Birds of Dereham: www.birdsofdereham.com
We are a long-established family-owned business. We are happy to ship to anywhere in the UK and if you have a panic situation and have been let down, then give us a call and we will always see what we can do to help. We won’t promise the impossible, but we will do our best to sort your requirements in a speedy, polite and professional way.
01362 692941 | 01362 699130
Unit D, 13 Yaxham Road, Dereham
We combine the traditional service with a complete multi-channel offer, making ordering school uniform and sportswear easier than ever for parents. Our 24 hour online uniform shop offers an efficient and simple way to buy. Whilst for customers who prefer a more traditional shopping experience, our school wear specific retail shops offer a full fitting service. Our Customer Service Team are also available by phone or online chat, to help answer customer questions.
67 Ber Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3AD
Supermarkets and high street retailers (alphabetical)
This section provides links to a range of alternative retail and supermarket suppliers. Stock availability may vary depending on the supplier and time of year.
John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com
Marks and Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com
In addition to PE kit, students may also need:
- Towel for showering
- Gum shields and shin pads (strongly recommended)
- (Optional) rain jacket with school logo for outdoor PE lessons
- Black tracksuit bottoms with school logo for outdoor PE lessons