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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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School Uniform

Full information regarding our School Uniform and shoes is available to download  below.

Keeping school uniform affordable

A smart school uniform is an important part of the ethos of the school.  We are also keen to ensure that our school uniform is affordable to parents and regularly review the costs to keep them competitive.

Recently there has been a great deal of media discussion of the costs of school uniform in schools and we were pleased that the uniform at Poynton continues to be considerably less expensive than the average cost nationally.  We thought that this information would be of interest to parents.

Cost of uniform excluding PE kit

National average
Secondary boys £249.00
Secondary girls £259.00


With trousers £138.25
With skirt £142.25
(PHS offer a gender neutral uniform so students can select to wear trousers or a skirt).


Cost of uniform including PE kit

National average
Secondary boys £374.50
Secondary girls £384.50


With trousers £282.00
With skirt £286.00

Branded items have been priced through PSU, our school uniform supplier. Non branded items have been priced from M&S.  It will be possible for parents to source cheaper alternatives.

UK average spend figures are from a BBC article

How is the cost of uniform kept lower?

  • All students have the option of non-branded trousers, allowing cheaper alternatives to be sought
  • The costings above allow for a £30- £40 pair of trainers and £30 - £40 football boots both of which are not stored at school so can be used at home
  • Coats are not a required part of uniform and can be plain black, allowing these to be suitable for school and weekend wear
  • Uniform is the same in summer and winter meaning only one set of clothes is needed
  • Very few items are required that are branded meaning cheaper alternatives can be found
  • Uniform is available to buy in school so there are no delivery costs
  • Lost property is sorted and returned to students when labelled with their name
  • Lost property not re-united is available for parents in exchange for a donation to school fund