School uniform plays an important role in establishing the ethos of a school and is strongly encouraged by the DfE. At Ripley we believe that our uniform policy benefits the school in a number of ways:

  • It encourages pupils to identify with the school and nurtures the notion of community
  • It protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • It supports discipline and good behaviour
  • It instils a sense of pride in the school
  • It promotes more effective teaching and learning
  • It is not a prohibitive factor for any family applying for admission to Ripley

The appearance of pupils is also an important factor at Ripley in promoting good behaviour and ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff.

The basic school uniform is listed below. School clothing and sportswear marked * can only be purchased through our supplier The Uniform & Leisure Co, 15 Common Garden Street, Lancaster / 60 Euston Road, Morecambe (01524 388355)  All items are embroidered with the school crest or logo.

The uniform policy with details of PE kit requirements can be found in our Policies section.

Girls’ Uniform

  • Royal Blue blazer*
  • School tie (clip on style) *
  • Grey skirt Compulsory Item * [Trutex style GPBHGY or Banner style 3585]
  • Black embroidered trousers Compulsory Item* [Banner: TRIMLEY: or David Luke: DL965]
  • White blouse (to be worn with tie)
  • Black tights or White/Black knee high socks (with skirt) or Black socks (with trousers)
  • Black shoes (heel no higher than 3cms, not stilettos, boots, trainers, ballet/dolly shoes)
  • Top coat to be plain and dark coloured
  • Black, Blue or Red hair bands / bobbles
  • School Scarf *

Boys’ Uniform

  • Royal Blue blazer*
  • School tie (clip on style) *
  • Black or Charcoal grey school trousers (polyester/viscose). Please note that Cotton drill, jeans-style or styles with patch/combat type pockets are not acceptable.
  • White shirt
  • Grey or Black socks
  • Black shoes, (not boots or trainers)
  • Top coat to be plain and dark coloured
  • School Scarf*