School Uniform

Direct to Parents

School uniform and PE kit is available to order direct from our specialist supplier, Sportswear International (SWI).
Trousers and skirts can be bought from Skoolkit, however if parents choose to buy skirts and trousers from elsewhere then they should mirror those from the Skoolkit site, particularly in length of skirt.

Skoolkit order terms/returns/delivery costs can be found on their website here and differ from the information below, which is purely for SWI orders.

How to Order:

Online: Please go to the Sportswear International (SWI) website, https://swidtp.co.uk/ and register your details to create an account and login.

Phone: 01928 752 610

Post: Download an order form by clicking here or from the helpful links on the links to the right of this page and post to:

Sportswear International Ltd, Fairoak Lane, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn, WA7 3DU.

Please do not post forms to Woodlands.

To try and assist parents with the online ordering process we have created some additional guidance which you can download by clicking here, or from the helpful links section to the side of this page.

Orders must be received by Monday 5th August 2019 in order to guarantee delivery in time for September 2019.

Delivery Costs

Orders over £70 are delivered to home free of charge within 2 – 5 working days.

Orders under £70 sent to a home address (or other specified) incur a £4 delivery charge, however you can have your order delivered to the school on a weekly basis FREE OF CHARGE  (collection will be every Thursday afternoon during term-time).

Returns & Exchanges

Sportswear International offer a 30 day FREE OF CHARGE returns and exchange policy.

Uniform Aims

  • Following consultation the governors, parents, staff and students of Woodlands Community College believe that a college uniform is important for the following reasons:
  • It improves behaviour and reduces distractions
  • It encourages a sense of equality
  • It reduces bullying
  • It helps students feel connected to the college and belong to it
  • It helps prepare students for the world of work and to raise their aspirations
  • It develops a sense of pride in their college amongst students
  • It helps students to feel safe
  • The agreed uniform meets the criteria drawn up by the above groups that it should be affordable, comfortable, smart, practical and aspirational.

Enforcement of the uniform policy

It is the responsibility of all staff to enforce the uniform policy throughout the day as part of the day to day running of the college. Students found not to be in the correct uniform will be asked to remedy the situation immediately. If they cannot they will be issued a C2. Persistent refusal to follow school uniform rules may result in further sanctions. If there are genuine and exceptional reasons why a student is not in correct uniform parents and carers are encouraged to write a note explaining why their child is not in uniform and the student should show this to their Assistant House Leader.

Issues arising from the uniform policy

Requests to vary the uniform requirements for particular reasons, such as medical needs or religious beliefs, will always be considered carefully.

The Uniform in pictures

To view pictures of our school uniform designed by SWI, please click on the links below:

  • Blazer & Ties
  • Optional Jumper
  • PE Kit

Prices

The Price list can be downloaded by clicking on the link on the right hand side.

Summer Polo shirts – available now (limited availability)

Following on from last summer’s extremely hot weather, the school has now arranged for the uniform provider Sportswear International (SWI) to produce summer polo shirts, which can be worn from half-term onwards.  Miss Iverson sent a letter home regarding this change back in March, which can now be downloaded here.

Miss Iverson has since sent a further letter of clarification on 7th May, which can be downloaded here.

Stock should be arriving with SWI week commencing 6th May and parents are now able to pre-order these from the SWI website http://www.swischoolwear.co.uk.

Stock of the polos is limited, as the provider cannot guarantee how popular they will be or what sizes are required, so order early to avoid disappointment.

From June 3rd students do not need to wear blazers or ties until the end of the summer term.

Free Blazer for students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in year 7 & 9

Students in year 7 and 9, who are eligible for free school meals can order a blazer to be paid for by the school.

This entitlement is capped at one blazer per student per year.  The student must be eligible for Free School Meals at the point of application.

In order to apply for a free blazer, please click here to complete the form or visit – http://www.woodlands.southampton.sch.uk/parental-info/uniform/free-school-meal-blazer-application-form/

Once an application has been received the school will use the Southampton City Council Free School Meal checking service to verify that the student meets the eligibility criteria.

Guarantee your uniform order for September

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