School Uniform

There are many good reasons for wearing uniform; uniform creates an identity, it encourages a feeling of belonging and of having pride in the school and in appearance; it minimises differences and is by far the most sensible, smart and affordable way to dress during school time.  Parental cooperation is essential if we are to achieve this high standard.


All students in Years 7 - 11 are required to wear school uniform and no exceptions will be made.  No student will go to lessons incorrectly dressed.  Any student who arrives at school inappropriately dressed, for example wearing trousers which are tight-fitting or a skirt which is not in the school tartan, will have to change into the correct uniform from stock which we hold in school and parents will be kept informed.  Any persistent refusal to follow the school dress code may result in more serious sanctions being applied, including exclusion.

Please click here for our uniform and equipment list.

Please click here for our full list of uniform expectations.

Everything should be clearly named, including purses and pencil cases.  Backwell uniform, including sportswear for PE, is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 11; it is designed to be smart, practical, comfortable and affordable.

New PE Zip-Up Top ... Now available! (September 2020)

We are pleased to announce that our new PE zip-up top is now available to purchase via the Price and Buckland website.


This optional mid-layer top replaces the PE hoodies previously sold; it is fleece-lined with a top layer which is breathable and more appropriate for PE lessons.


From Monday 2 November 2020 (the start of Term 2) if your child requires an extra layer for their PE lessons they must wear either the Backwell School logo PE hooded jumper (your child may already own one of these, they are no longer available to purchase) or the Backwell School logo PE mid layer top (purchased through Price and Buckland). Plain black sweatshirts/hooded jumpers are not part of our school uniform and should not be worn.


In the current COVID-19 situation students should continue to wear PE kit to school on days which they have PE. This means that your child can wear any item on the PE uniform kit list, plus their school jumper, coat and either black sports leggings or black sports tracksuit bottoms for warmth.

Trouser Guidance


Shoe Guidance


Where to buy uniform ...

Uniform can be purchased from our uniform supplier, Price and Buckland, via their website by clicking on the following link:


You will have full access to our school uniform, including detailed sizing charts and information on delivery of your order.


Unfortunately during the Covid-19 pandemic we are not able to offer delivery of orders into school for you to collect as we have done previously.  As part of our Covid-19 risk assessment we have had to minimise contact with deliveries to only those that are absolutely necessary.  As and when restrictions ease we will of course review this.

If you encounter any problems in accessing Price and Buckland's website, or in placing your order, please contact their Customer Services department direct on 0115 964 0827 for further assistance.

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