We expect our students to wear their college uniform with pride. It was designed by the College Council and represents our students’ commitment to their college, as well as preparing students for the expectations of the world of work. School uniform indicates a commitment to the shared ideals of the college and promotes equality in a very visible and easily understood way. The Spires College takes uniform very seriously and we expect the support of parents/carers in ensuring high standards of uniform in the college.
Full details of the college’s uniform expectations are included in the uniform booklet below. Please ensure you are familiar with this before purchasing any items.
Some items can only be purchased from the college uniform shop. These are blazers, skirts, ties, PE polo shirts, PE shorts, PE fleeces, PE track pants, rugby shirts and PE socks.
Please be aware that, during exam season, access to the room in which the Uniform Shop is located is limited. Therefore, although the team will endeavour to process orders as quickly as possible, there may be delays during this time. This situation is beyond their control; please be patient with staff who look after the Uniform Shop.
Ordering Uniform Items
Uniform and PE kit can be ordered and purchased by credit or debit card via our online Uniform Shop at:
Please note that you cannot order or pay for uniform via your own ParentPay account. Our online Uniform Shop uses the ParentPay system to facilitate credit and debit card payments but is a standalone system and is not linked to individual's ParentPay accounts.
If you are unable to use the online shop please contact our Uniform Shop. Contact details are below.
During term time, items ordered by midnight each Wednesday are available for collection from the uniform shop in room 0803, the following Monday. Collection outside of the normal opening times shown below must be by arrangement with our uniform shop team. If items are out of stock, we will advise you of the estimated date that they will become available.
Students can purchase replacement ties from our Finance Office (room 1108) before or after college, during registration (once registered), and at break or lunch times on any school day.
During term time, students can collect their ordered items from room 1508 at the following times:
Specific collection days for ordered items are held during holidays:
For collection of pre-ordered items only:
Week commencing 17 August 2020:
|Student surnames A to M - Monday 17 August||9 am - 1 pm|
|Student surnames N to Z - Tuesday 18 August||9 am - 1 pm|
For returns and exchanges:
|Wednesday 19 August||9 am - 1 pm|
|Thursday 20 August||9 am - 1 pm and 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm|
|Friday 21 August||9 am to 1 pm|
If you are unavailable on the dates above there are some additional days. However, please try to come on the dates above as there will be more staff available.
|Thursday 27 August||9 am to 1 pm|
|Friday 4 September*||9 am to 3 pm|
*This is the final opportunity to secure correct uniform before the start of the college year. If you are unable to attend on any of the dates above, please contact the Uniform Shop via the details below.
Other holidays (except for Christmas)
Please contact the uniform shop by email or telephone.
Identifying your items
When you have purchased uniform and are satisfied that you will not need to return or exchange it, please ensure that all items are clearly named. Belongings that are lost can be easily returned to their owner if they have been named. This is not the case for un-named items.
If you wish to order name tags from http://www.MyNametags.com please quote our school number 36759 on the checkout page, as this will raise funds for the college. You can also receive a 5% discount if you use the code SCHOOL5.
Uniform shop – contact details
The uniform shop is managed by our Finance Office Team. You can contact the team by:
Telephone: 01803 408843