How to purchase school uniform

Option 1 – Place your order online – www.whittakersschoolwear.co.uk

Ordering your uniform online means that you don’t have to leave your home. On our website you will need to click on the SHOP tab and then click on ST HELENS. You will then be able to locate your school uniform. Please try to order as soon as possible, to avoid not having your uniform in time for the start of term in September.

Option 2 – Make an appointment to shop in store, 38 Bridge Street, WA10 1NW

To ensure the safety of both our staff and our customers through social distancing, we will be operating a strict appointment only service in the shop. This means that we will not be allowing customers entry to the shop unless a prior appointment has been made.

We are still in the final stages of completing our booking system. You will be able to make your appointment from 22/06/2020 by downloading the Booksy app (available through app stores for mobiles) and searching Whittakers Schoolwear St Helens or you can visit the shop website and click on the BOOK APPT tab.

Uniform Rules

We hope that all Tower College parents will gladly accept the uniform requirements and that the pupils will take a pride in the wearing of it. All pupils are required to wear the uniform when travelling to and from school whether by coach or car.

Pupils of all ages must wear the correct uniform as specified for their age group. Footwear must conform to the standards set. There must be no boots, high heels, sling backs or logos. Items of non-uniform must not be worn. Rules regarding appearance are clearly defined in the Parents’/Pupils Guide, and must be kept. Dyed or gelled hair, make-up and nail varnish are not allowed. Jewellery is not allowed and will be confiscated until the end of term if worn. Boys’ hair must be tidy and girls’ hair, if long, must be tied back. Ribbons/scrunchies etc must be blue or maroon.

The lists below show the appropriate item of uniform for each age group. All items, other than those marked with an asterisk* are available from the School Uniform Office. Goods are supplied in term-time only, and may only be exchanged if returned the next day, unused and with labels intact.

Three year old pupils may wear either a school polo shirt and tracksuit, or the formal school uniform, which comprises:-

Blazer
Navy Cagoule
Cap – PrePrep and Lower School
Scarf
Navy Gloves
Tie
Long sleeved Blue shirt
Short sleeved Blue shirt (Summer)
Pullover
Mid grey shorts* (April to October)
Long grey trousers (October to March)
Plain grey socks*
Black shoes*
School bag
Lab coat Middle and Upper School

Blazer
Navy Cagoule
Hat PrePrep and Lower School
Scarf
Navy Gloves
Tie
Blue blouse
Cardigan
Pinafore dress Winter, Pre Prep & Lower S
Tartan Skirt Winter, Middle and Upper S
Summer Dress
Black shoes*
Maroon tights / socks Winter
White socks* Summer
School bag
Lab coat Middle and Upper School

All pupils wear the school polo shirt, white shorts, white socks* tracksuit and black pumps.

As for Pre-prep with white trainers without logos.

Track Suit
Polo shirt
Rugby Shirt
Football shirt
Maroon Shorts
Football socks
Shin pads*
Football boots*
White Trainers, no logos*
White socks*
Black swimming trunks
Sports’ holdall

Track Suit
Polo shirt
Gym Skirt
Gym Knickers
Football socks (for hockey)
Shin Pads*
Maroon shorts
White shorts
White Trainers, no logos*
White socks*
Black swimsuit
Sports’ holdall

It is essential that your child’s name is clearly sewn in to all his/her items of clothing, belongings and bags. Tower College takes no responsibility at all for unnamed items which go missing. Unnamed items which are not claimed are passed to Charity.