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Brakenhale School

School Uniform

The Direct Clothing Company
Telephone: 01344 872 299

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School uniform is worn to encourage the development of self confidence and pride in the school and a high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students.  Uniform at Brakenhale is an important part of instilling pride and high expectations, protecting students and supporting effective teaching and learning.  Please help us to maintain standards and expectations by ensuring that your son/daughter is wearing full school uniform. Any student arriving at school in non-uniform clothing may expect to be sent home to get changed.

Our school uniform can be purchased from The Direct Clothing Company. You can order online from here:

All students in Years 7 to 11 are expected to wear the school uniform, which includes a black blazer with school emblem, burgundy striped tie, formal white shirt, black trousers or skirt, optional burgundy v-necked jumper with school emblem.

Our school uniform should be affordable for everyone and no-one should be excluded for financial reasons. If you have any problems obtaining uniform or if there are any issues about providing the correct school uniform please contact:

Mrs Theal, Curriculum Support Manager, on or 01344 465030.


Advance Notice: School Uniform Changes

- from the Department for Education

As you may be aware new, legislation has been implemented by the Department for Education to reduce the cost of school uniform to make it affordable for all.

At Brakenhale, we have carefully considered the guidance and have made a decision to refine our uniform from September 2023.  It has been agreed that the five-compulsory branded (logo) items will be:

  • School blazer
  • School tie
  • School bag
  • School skirt
  • PE polo shirt

We will continue to use The Direct Clothing Company as suppliers of our uniform. All other currently branded (logo) items will still be available to be purchased should you wish to, however they are not compulsory.

Please find our uniform and expectations guidance for September 2023 at the bottom of the page.

We would also like to confirm that the school sweatshirt will be removed from our uniform and after Easter 2024.  We request that students no longer wear this item in school from this time.


Please visit our Policies page for our School Uniform Statement:


Second-Hand Uniform

Uniform/Kit donations

If you have any outgrown or no-longer needed school uniform (including Blazers) or PE kits, please kindly consider donating them to the school for our Second-Hand Sales.  We would especially appreciate donations of ties.

Items can be handed to Mrs McCrorie in the LRC on the first floor or at main reception.


Lost Property

Please can we kindly remind all parents and students to ensure that all items brought into school are named - all uniform, PE kit, water bottles, pencil cases and other tools for learning.

If named lost property is found in school both students and parents will be emailed and the item(s) can be collected from main reception before school, during break or lunch-time or after school up until 4pm.

You can email:  to see if anything has been found.

Have you lost something?  Don’t forget…

Email us on the address above and we will endeavour to locate the item and return it to you as soon as possible.  We have a member of staff who has a specific role in overseeing lost property and she will do her best to help.

Thank you for making sure all uniform and equipment is named so we can return it promptly.

Students are always welcome to look through lost property, which is based in the LRC with Mrs McCrorie.  

All uncollected items of unnamed lost property will be given to charity or disposed of at the end of term.