At Linton Village College we believe that uniform assists in the development of a unified culture and conveys a strong message about our standards in school and the community. By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can act as a social leveller. It can reduce bullying and peer pressure to wear the latest fashions or other expensive clothes. If, however, the uniform is too expensive it can place an unreasonable burden on families. Our uniform code is underpinned by the following simple principles:
- it is smart,
- it is comfortable and practical for all students,
- it is affordable for all families, and
- it helps students to take pride in their membership of the College.
In 2021 the Department for Education released statutory guidance to schools relating to the cost of school uniform. The main points were as follows:
- Parents should not have to think about the cost of a school uniform when choosing which school(s) to apply for. Therefore, schools need to ensure that their uniform is affordable.
- In considering cost, schools will need to think about the total cost of school uniforms, considering all items of uniform or clothing parents will need to provide while their child is at the school.
- Schools should keep the use of branded items to a minimum.
- Schools should ensure that second-hand uniforms are available for parents to acquire. Information on second-hand uniforms should be clear for parents of current and prospective pupils and published on the school’s website.
- Schools should engage with parents and pupils when they are developing their school uniform policy.
In response to this statutory guidance LVC have limited the number of compulsory items with the College logo. You can find below the updated uniform postcard which outlines the Colleges uniform expectations.
Linton Village College uniform can be ordered through Total Clothing.
You can download an ordering guide at the link at the bottom of this page.
We hold twice yearly pre-loved uniform sales, once in the Autumn term and once in the Summer term of uniform which has kindly been donated by families of existing students. If you have any uniform which is in a good used condition that you would like to donate to the uniform sales, please leave at Reception. All monies raised from the pre-loved uniform sales goes into the LVC hardship fund to help provide items of uniform and equipment to families needing support.
If you have concerns over the cost of uniform and are in receipt of free school meal entitlements, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Fenn firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then be able to explore what support might be available.
New and used uniform can also be purchased through the Linton Village College Uniform Sales group on Facebook. Please note that this site is not administered by the College.
It is imperative that students bring essential equipment to school on a daily basis so that they are ready and equipped to learn. In the present context it will be very difficult for teachers to loan non-specialist equipment to students, therefore please could you ensure that your child/children have the following items in their pencil case/s:
- Pencils (at least two)
- Pens (blue or black at least two)
- Ruler (30cm)
- Purple pen (used for responses to feedback)
- Highlighter pen
- Glue stick
- Scissors (for paper and suitable for school)
- Coloured pencils
- Geometry set (available on sQuid)
- Scientific calculator (available on sQuid)
- Small, pocket size dictionary
A full, large water bottle is required.
Children will also be expected to bring a reading book into school daily.