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Uniform: Information for Parents

Added 5 years ago

From September 2015, there will be a minor change to the school uniform regulations and this concerns our school trousers.  The past couple of years has seen too many occasions where students - both boys and girls, have worn ‘fashion’ trousers which do not comply with the school uniform regulations.  Indeed, parents have often informed us that it is difficult to buy school regulation trousers from the various retail outlets in Truro.  Therefore, in the interests of clarity and partnership working with parents and our school uniform retailer Trevails, we have sourced 2 pairs of trousers for both boys and girls which will be the only school trouser we will ask parents to purchase from September 2015.  These will have a discreet and smart RLS logo on them for easy identification, be good quality and an equivalent price to other school trouser retailers.   The trousers will be available from Trevails well ahead of the new academic year to ensure ease of purchase.  Our expectation is that by September 2016 all school trousers worn by students will be RLS branded trousers. The girl’s trousers are pictured above.
Dealing with uniform issues detracts from the process of teaching and learning and this should mean no parent will have any issue in being able to source the correct uniform trousers for their children.
The Student Council have also requested that the school supply a burgundy RLS jumper / cardigan to replace the zip-up top, which is considered a little outdated.  We have worked with Trevails to implement this and the new jumper / cardigan is available now - pictured above. Cardigans and jumpers are not compulsory for students who can continue to wear their existing zip tops if they choose to.
If any parent would like to express a view regarding this, please do so by writing to Mr Holloway through the Student Support email address: ssteam@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk
Those parents whom we have discussed these proposals with have responded very positively with regard to this being a very simple and ‘uniform’ solution to what has been an on-going issue for many students and parents.
Richard Lander School