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Woodbrook Vale School

Woodbrook Vale School

Woodbrook Vale


Update on School Uniform Supply and Refunds from Orchard Clothing

Orchard Clothing is now in a position to be able to update you further on the current situation and how we intend to proceed in the near future. Our store in Redditch still remains closed at the current time, however, a number of production staff have now returned to work in order to fulfil internet orders whilst adhering to the UK government guidelines relating to social distancing and safe working practices.

We have been able to secure the majority of our forward orders from our supplier’s but obviously we have lost eight weeks of production time during closure. A small number of overseas orders are being delayed which may have an effect on the date we are able to fulfil internet orders locally.

We are urging parents to place their orders online as soon as possible to ensure that they are fulfilled before ‘back to school’ in August. Due to the current situation, our latest forecast is that we  will not be able to guarantee delivery of orders placed after 24th July 2020. Orders can be placed at

We will continue to offer a reduced fixed cost tracked delivery service for smaller orders via our courier for only £2.95 and free delivery for larger orders over £50. Please check the School Uniform Policy at the top of your school page on our website for further details.

Although internet orders may not be dispatched within our normal time scales, they will be fulfilled strictly on a ‘first come first served basis’. This will ensure that customers who order early will be guaranteed their uniform first.

There will be occasions when incorrect sizes are ordered, following delivery of your parcel, if you do require an exchange or refund, we have now extended our exchange policy whereby garments can be returned anytime up to the date that students return to school for 2020/21 academic year. Our refunds policy however remains unchanged at 14 days from the date of delivery. For further details see below.

Garments must be returned with the correct labels, packaging and in unworn condition. Again, the earlier that incorrect sizes are exchanged the greater guarantee that the alternative sizes will be available for exchange.

School Uniform Refunds and Exchanges

Orchard Clothing’s refunds policy remains unchanged at 14 days from the date of delivery.

E.g. If you purchase two or more different sizes and decide to only keep one item, the remaining items must be returned within 14 days to obtain a refund

Orchard Clothing’s exchange policy allows for garments to be exchanged anytime up to the date that students return to school for 2020/21 academic year.

Full details of Orchard Clothing’s refund and exchange policy can be found on their website.

If you are returning items please seal your items securely in a bag/box, and include the returns note(s) inside and post to

Orchard Clothing Ltd., 30 Dunlop Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 5XP



Returns Slip



Order number



Staff use only:

Name on order 




Items being returned

Item 1





Item 2






(We recommend sending your return via Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For delivery. Orchard Clothing cannot be held responsible for any goods that do not reach us without a proof receipt for the recorded or signed for delivery).

Please note:- Returns may take longer than usual to process, in line with Government guidance due to the COVID-19 risk, we are required to hold returned parcels in our warehouse for 72 hours before processing. This means your refund may take a little longer than normal to get back to you.  You will receive an email informing you of the completion of your refund immediately after the return has been processed.

June 2020

Uniform is an important part of the ethos of Woodbrook Vale School.

Students should be tidy in appearance and always wear the correct uniform as outlined in the school dress code. The Woodbrook Vale School uniform can be supplied by Orchard Clothing. Items can be purchased online unless your child is eligible for Free School Meals.  

This following guide explains how to order your uniform online.

If your child is entitiled to Free School Meals, a Blazer, Skirt, tie and PE Polo Shirt will be provided on submission of a completed school uniform form.  Please request a form by contacting the School Office on 01509 557560 or


School Blazer Buy Online
School White Shirt  
School Tie Buy Online
School Checked Skirt Buy Online
School Black Trousers  
School Jumper (optional) Buy Online

PE Uniform

In response to the positive feedback we have received about PE kit on PE days, we have decided to formalise this arrangement for the whole of next year. We would therefore like, to clarify our expectations regarding PE kit as follows:

  • Embroidered PE polo shirt
  • Embroidered PE hoodie (now compulsory)
  • Black tracksuit bottoms, black shorts or black sports leggings.
  • Trainers suitable for sport (not necessarily black)

These are the only items that will be accepted, and we expect all students to adhere to this.

Students may also be asked to bring a change of footwear depending on the location of their lesson or the type of activity they are participating in (e.g playing on a muddy field).

School PE Polo Shirt Buy Online
School PE Hoodie Buy Online
Black PE Shorts Buy Online

Please note - School Blazer, School Skirt, School Tie, School PE Polo Shirt, School PE Hoodie, and School Jumper are only available from Orchard Clothing using the "Buy Online" links above. All other items can be purchased online or a shop of your choice as long as they meet the new school uniform requirements.

Parents/carers will be briefed every year in the summer term about the school’s uniform expectations.  ‘Trying on’ evenings will be arranged.  Students must be tidy in appearance and always wear the correct uniform as outlined in the school dress code:
  • Students must remove coats, hats, scarves, gloves immediately in tutor rooms at the beginning of the school day
  • Students must not wear coats, hats, scarves, gloves when leaving any classroom to move to their next lesson
  • Blazers must be worn appropriately as students move around the building
  • Shirts must be white and tucked in at all times
  • School checked skirt is the only permitted skirt.
  • Trousers must be formal. No skinny trousers, Jean style, leggings or tracksuit bottoms are allowed
  • Ties should be worn to an acceptable length with the school logo visible. Clip ties are also available to order, if preferred
  • Footwear must be plain black with no logo. Sandals or boots are not permissible
  • One pair of stud earrings is permissible. Apart from this, for safety and security reasons, jewellery, including bracelets, necklaces, rings and nose, face, tongue or body piercings should not be worn in school. If such jewellery is worn it will be confiscated and students and/or parents/carers will be informed when it can be collected. Tattoos are not permitted
  • Make up is not permitted in Years 7 and 8
  • Light make-up in Years 9, 10 and 11 is permissible but should not be noticeable
  • Nail varnish, including acrylic or gel nails are not appropriate for school and should not be worn
  • Hair styles should not be extreme. This includes closely shaved; decoratively shaved or vividly coloured hairstyles
  • The school will be sensitive towards students who choose to wear a specific item if it is for a religious reason
Please note - School Blazer, School Tie, School checked skirt, School PE Polo Shirt, School PE Hoodie, and School Jumper are available from Orchard Clothing.  All other items can be purchased from Orchard Clothing or from a shop of your choice as long as they meet the school uniform requirements. Outdoor clothing such as hoodies, coats, scarves, hats and gloves should not be worn inside the building.  

Personal Protective Equipment

Gumshields and shin pads are strongly recommended for Football, Rugby and Hockey lessons and extra curricular activites.


  • Aprons are provided to protect clothing when students are doing design work.


You will need to bring your own equipment which includes:

  • Black Pen / Blue Pen x2
  • Green pen
  • Pencil
  • 30cm Ruler
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Protractor
  • Eraser
  • Felt Pens
  • A Reading Book

Lockers are available for you to keep your belongings in during the day. Although there is no charge for your locker, you will need to bring a padlock to keep your belongings safe. 

All property and clothing should be clearly marked with your name.