The purpose of our school uniform is to enhance our feeling of community and pride in our school. The school student council thought it was important to have a school uniform that students could wear and feel a sense of belonging, yet they were also keen to respect students for whom uniform would not be appropriate. As such there is a school uniform which where possible we would like our students to wear and we very much appreciate parents’ co-operation in this. However we are clear that the uniform is not compulsory and we encourage parents to make reasonable adjustments for those students who have particular needs ensuring their clothing enables them to be comfortable and as independent as possible. We fully appreciate that for some students uniform is not appropriate and respect your decision as parents and carers to adjust this accordingly.
Birch Wood Vale students:
New uniform will be available at
There is no need to get all uniform straight away. We have the next 2 terms to transition to the new uniform in order to help parents and students manage the change. Any problems please let Ros know.
Birch Wood Vale logo Blue sweatshirts/Blazers
White/sky blue shirts or polo shirts
Sizing samples are available in school for students to try.
The above tops should be worn with grey or black skirts/trousers/shorts and sensible, safe school shoes.
All clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name
Sixth Form students are not expected to wear uniform
Practical college courses or work experience
More flexible, casual and washable clothing may be worn that is appropriate to the activity for example jogging trousers and T-shirts for construction and decorating courses.
Students must wear clothing that is required for the role when at work experience.
P.E. and Swimming
We also ask for P.E. kit to be provided – black shorts/track suit bottoms,
a round neck T shirt and pumps/trainers. Tracksuits and team kit are available from school for inter-school sports fixtures.