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.

Basic uniform requirements

While the lists below provide separate uniform guidelines for boys and girls, we acknowledge that some of our pupils may identify as transgender or non-binary, and may wish to discuss specific aspects of their uniform on an individual basis. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion we are always willing to speak to pupils to find a solution which works for both them and the school, in line with our high expectations.