Controversial Ruthin propagandize uniform change will set some relatives behind ‘almost £1000’

May 17, 2017 - School Uniform

Parents have voiced their snub during a cost of a high school’s new uniform with some observant it will set them behind roughly £1,000.

Families of pupils during Ysgol Brynhyfryd in Ruthin contend they are happy to compensate for branded blazers and jumpers, though disagree a cost of trousers are 3 times cheaper in supermarkets.

From specialised uniform shops, they cost between £17.20 and £23.66 a pair.

A new PE pack with embroided tip is also being introduced with a amber phony hosiery alone costing between £5.98 and £7.18 a pair.

One indignant mum, who did not wish to be named said: “A simple uniform costs around £200, not including additional jumpers and trousers etc.

“The PE pack is also unequivocally expensive, generally when we can get unequivocally identical items, such as shorts and socks, from supermarkets for reduction than half a price.

“I have 3 children during a propagandize so it’s going to cost me scarcely £1,000 by a time I’ve bought boots and coats.

“Of march everybody budgets for their child’s propagandize uniform and it wouldn’t be so bad if we usually had one in a school.

“But any some-more than that and it starts to get ridiculous.”

The debate, that has been discussed on amicable media saw scores of people removing involved.

One said: “We were positive by a propagandize that it would be affordable though usually operative some discerning total out we realised it’s fundamentally trebled a annual cost.”

Another wrote: “I compensate £35 for a blazer for my son he will need new PE kit, that’s another £50 for shorts and top. Then there’s trousers, that we can buy from supermarkets and shirts. You’re still articulate about another £40 this is though shoes, trainers, a propagandize bag, and we compensate £20 a week for his train though even meditative about propagandize dinners.”

Ysgol Brynhyfryd

Ysgol Brynhyfryd

But some spoke out in support.

One said: “The cost of propagandize uniform, compared to giveaway preparation negligible. Will people unequivocally concede a uniform costs to confirm where to teach their children, instead of training standards?”

Another added: “I’m not a primogenitor though we consider propagandize uniforms are great. we can still acknowledge a fact that they are costly though it doesn’t sequester anyone. More so in high school, possess garments day mostly puts so most vigour on kids what to wear, is it good adequate will they fit in.”

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On their website, a propagandize contend there was a enterprise to change a uniform and during a questionnaire, pupils, relatives and staff concluded with 67%, 77% and 95% respectively.

It says: “It was concluded that a uniform should be ‘off a shelf’ rather than ‘bespoke’ as this offering affordability, ongoing accessibility via a year and durability.

“In addition, it was concluded that named manufacturers and brands would be specified in sequence to secure coherence in character and colour, with all specified equipment being straightforwardly accessible from internal suppliers Workplace Worksafe Ltd and Threads.”

A extend of adult to £50 will also be offering for pupils who have giveaway propagandize dishes and low income families might also be entitled to appropriation if their child is due to start during a propagandize in September.


Vice authority of governors, Cllr Huw Williams certified a new uniform will set relatives behind an additional £150 per child though said: “We have worked intensely tough on this, there’s been a petition and a operative organisation and we’ve had open assembly where relatives could atmosphere their concerns, though they have been feeble attended.

“We have around 1,000 pupils during a propagandize and usually a tiny commission of people kicking off about this.

“We’ve looked during all angles and as a clamp chair of governors, we am 100% behind a school.”

He added: “The propagandize has come a prolonged approach in a final 12 months and is one of a best behaving in a county

“We wish to make a unapproachable matter about a pupils and get a best out of them.

“The difficulty with trousers from supermarkets is that they don’t final unequivocally long.

“Our uniform is a lot cheaper than others that have been introduced opposite a county.

“We know people face financial pressures, though uniforms are a cost that families expect.

“We’ve got to be unapproachable of a propagandize and take this brazen – no matter what we do, you’re firm to get people who aren’t happy.”

Price list on propagandize website

Blazer with trademark from £29.95 to £35.35

Jumper with trademark from £21.95 to £29.52

Skirt from £19.38 to £26.31

Trousers (slim leg option) from £17.20 to £22.56

Trousers (regular option) from £18.25 to £23.66

Shirt (not branded)

Tie – £5 – £8.35

Footwear – discriminating black leather shoes

Plain black socks

Tights (min 40 denier)

PE pack (years 7-10 only) – shorts from £5.60 to £7.32, T-shirt £7.98, hosiery from £5.98 to £7.18, outside long-sleeved tip from £27 – £33.77.



Coats – dim in colour and waterproof (No hoodies, denim or leather jackets will be permitted)

Bag should be of a ‘rucksack’ form with shoulder straps.

Supermarket comparison

Pack of 3 pairs of Adidas sports hosiery – £10

Supermarket trousers – £8 for dual pairs

Two-pack of supermarket boys PE shorts – £3

Two-pack of supermarket skirts – £12

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