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Uniform & Suppliers

Uniform 2021/22

Last updated: 23/09/21

As per the Chief Executive welcome letter, we can confirm that Year 7 learners will be gifted a blazer and tie as a way of welcoming them into our Trust. In addition, we are delighted to confirm that our Year 11 learners will receive their free tie alongside our Student Leaders in September. Learners are also gifted their yearly planner during the first week of term.

Our Suppliers

  • PE Kit is available from Surridge Sport. Please order online via their website The minimum requirement for PE Kit is a branded Polo Shirt and Shorts with plain black socks. Other branded items are available from the Surridge webshop, alternatively plain black items are accepted as an alternative.
  • Ties are available directly from the academy at £4 per tie.
  • Planners are available directly from the academy at £4 per planner (if the original planner that is gifted, free of charge by the academy is lost).
  • Blazers are available from two suppliers:
    • A Oakes Ltd, Churchill Shopping Centre, Dudley, 01384 255 600 (for Years 7 to 11).
    • Crested School Wear, Churchill Shopping Centre, Dudley 01384 918 330 and also available to order online from  (for Years 8 to 11). 

Surridge PE Kit — Update 23/09/21

We are aware of quality issues with PE Kit provided by Surridge Sport. The supplier has apologised for the issue and is working hard to rectify the problem as soon as possible. All faulty items will be exchanged free of charge once new stock is available.

Parents/ Carers are advised:

  •  Continue to wear the sports kit for the moment and until new stock is available (approx. 2-3 weeks)
  • Contact Surridge to inform them of the faulty items and request an exchange
  • Replacement items will include a stitching around the badge and will be more durable
  • Exchanges for incorrect sizes will now be accepted.

If your order included incorrectly sized items, Surridge Sport have agreed to permit exchanges of the sizes also. Please check in school first of all to see if there is available stock for immediate swap, and if not, please contact Surridge Sport to request a replacement. Delivery timescales are approximately 2-3 weeks for all items due to the badge issue.

To contact Surridge, please email or call 01282 418 418 and choose option 1.


Year 7

Year 7 Blazer & Tie Update 20/08/21

Thank you for your ongoing patience regarding the distribution of Year 7 uniform. Subject to all stock expected to be delivered to our academy in the coming days, we can now confirm the proposed logistics for obtaining your free blazer and tie. Please see below the dates on which you can visit our academy to collect the items of uniform. Note that dates and times have been allocated by learner surname to allow for more than one option for collection and to reduce the number of visitors to our academy during each collection window.


09:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 15:00

Thursday 26th August 2021

Surname A to M

Surname N to Z

Friday 27th August 2021

Surname N to Z

Surname A to M

Friday 3rd September 2021

Exchanges & Final Collections*

Exchanges & Final Collections*

Monday 6th September 2021

Exchanges & Final Collections*

Exchanges & Final Collections*

 *Exchanges are subject to availability. The academy will have a limited amount of stock of the most popular sizes onsite for this purpose. Should the academy be unable to accommodate an exchange, the supplier will also offer exchanges in store.

Important: We kindly request that only the parent/carer and their child visit the academy during collections. This will reduce the number of individuals onsite at our academy. Please also bring with you a form of ID.

Should you require any additional information, please contact

We can confirm that our Year 7 blazer supplier for 2021/22 will be A Oakes Ltd. We want the process for parents and carers to obtain their items to be as easy as possible therefore, our anticipated timeline for this is outlined below.

From Friday 2nd July until Sunday 11th July 2021 parents and carers can submit an order for their child’s blazer (one per learner) via the following Microsoft Forms link:

It is important that all orders are made as soon as possible. This will help our supplier ensure your order is processed in a timely manner and delivered to the academy, ready for the new academic year. To complete this form, you will need to know your child's chest size and height. To measure the chest size, place a tape around your child’s chest, under the arms and measure at the fullest part. Sizing will be in inches and available from sizes 28 to 48. A visual can be seen via the A Oakes Ltd website alternatively, you may wish to visit A Oakes Ltd, Dudley to view sample blazers.  Please give attention to the size you order; returns will only be considered provided that the blazer has not been worn. Orders can only be placed via the above Microsoft Forms link. 

Ties will also be provided free of charge to Year 7 learners during summer school or during the first week of term. Parents and carers can order PE Kit through our online supplier, Surridge Sport as outlined above. We strongly encourage ordering early to avoid potential supply delays in the last days of the summer holiday. All other uniform requirements are outlined in the Parent/Carer Guide 2021. This can be accessed via the academy website under Parents Carers > Parent/ Carer Guide.

Should you have any queries or provide any additional information, please contact us by emailing [insert email].

Please note we also upload transition letters and information to the Why Choose Us? > Welcome to Year 7 and Parents & Carers area of the website.