Wymondham College Prep School requires all students to wear a school uniform. Our school uniform helps our pupils to feel part of our school community and has been chosen to be comfortable and appropriate for the activities pupils will undertake during the school day.
Government guidance on the cost of school uniforms
In the Autumn of 2021, the government issued new guidance to schools on uniform. The aim of this guidance is to minimise the cost of uniform for parents through a reduction in school branded items, allowing parents to purchase uniform from a wider range of suppliers. Wymondham College Prep School and the Sapientia Education Trust fully support making school uniform affordable and accessible for all children, and we have reviewed and changed our school uniform to reflect the requirements outlined in the statutory guidance.
From September 2023 there will be a reduced requirement for parents of Wymondham College Prep School to purchase branded school uniform items. This is in acknowledgment of the government guidance and in support of parents reducing the costs they incur in purchasing uniform whilst we all grapple with the cost-of-living crisis.
A detailed list of school uniform and PE kit required is attached below.
Changes to school uniform from September 2023
From September 2022 there will be no requirement for parents of Wymondham College Prep School to purchase any item of branded school uniform from any specific supplier. Parents will need to ensure that uniform follows the school requirements which are provided below, but can purchase uniform items from more than one retailer.
Whilst stocks last, parents are welcome to continue to purchase and use branded items and there is no expectation that parents will need to replace branded items with non-branded items. However, the school will not be ordering any additional branded items from suppliers.
Wymondham College Prep School also encourages all parents to share unwanted items, branded or unbranded, using the School’s Uniform Exchange service, details of which are provided below.
If you are struggling to access any item of uniform during the school year, please contact the school office for guidance and support.
Branded uniform items are available from Stevensons and Birds of Dereham. The same applies to Wymondham College, making it easier for parents and carers with siblings at both schools to purchase what they need using one outfitter. Both suppliers offer online and retail shops and they supply school uniform all year round.
Whilst stocks last, parents are welcome to continue to purchase and use branded items that are being phased out. These items can be used until they are no longer serviceable and can of course be used by siblings as they move through the school.
Non-branded uniform items can be purchased from a wide range of high street retailers and supermarkets. We have provided below links to a range of alternative retail and supermarket suppliers. Stock availability with these suppliers may vary depending on the supplier and time of year.
Birds Of Dereham
13 Yaxham Road, Dereham, NR19 1HB
Tel: 01362 692941
We are a long-established family-owned business. We are happy to ship to anywhere in the UK and if you have a panic situation and have been let down, then give us a call and we will always see what we can do to help. We won’t promise the impossible, but we will do our best to sort your requirements in a speedy, polite and professional way.
67 Ber Street, Norwich, NR1 3AD
Tel: 01603 622355
We combine the traditional service with a complete multi-channel offer, making ordering school uniform and sportswear easier than ever for parents. Our 24 hour online uniform shop offers an efficient and simple way to buy. Whilst for customers who prefer a more traditional shopping experience, our school wear specific retail shops offer a full fitting service. Our Customer Service Team are also available by phone or online chat, to help answer customer questions.
Supermarkets and High Street Retailers:
- David Luke
- George at Asda
- John Lewis
- Marks and Spencer
- Tu at Sainsburys
We encourage all parents to share unwanted items, branded or unbranded. Second hand uniform can be donated to the Friends of Wymondham College Prep School (FOWCPS) for their second hand uniform sales or listed on the Classlist ‘listings’ page which offers ‘for sale/wanted/free/lost property’ options which will be shared with other parents using Classlist. If you do not already an account please visit https://classlist.page.link/tTaYZfF9oML3GNKd8https://classlist.page.link/tTaYZfF9oML3GNKd8. Donated items can be left for FOWCPS in the green bin in Reception.