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BCHS with Crosshill Uniform

Over the past year and a half, a lot of work has gone into promoting Blackburn Central High School with Crosshill and developing a brand for the school. One of the most public manifestations of that brand is the school uniform, which was unveiled at a Fashion Show this March.
Students Farhan and Kyle were the hosts for the evening and talked about the hard work that went into producing the new BCHS with Crosshill uniform, including consultation with students from Beardwood, Blakewater and Crosshill; staff from Blakewater and Crosshill; with parents and governors.
A major steer for the new uniform was given by our Student Council. They told us that they wanted a uniform which was smart, stylish and unique – something that was different to other Blackburn schools and something they could be proud to wear. We also wanted it to be affordable in the current financial climate. We think we’ve managed to do both of those things and hope that you will agree with us.

A lot of hard work has gone into developing the new uniform. We’ve worked with the retailers, we also talked to the manufacturers, we thought about selling it ourselves and also considered other options. In the end, for a variety of reasons, we have decided to ask Whittakers to be our uniform suppliers and are confident that they will provide you and us with a first class service. I would like to emphasise that the uniform is competitively priced when compared to other local schools – it comes in at £1 less than the same items for Our Lady and St John’s.
We want our uniform to be consistent. We talked to senior staff in other schools and they reinforced that consistency is the key to uniform looking as smart as possible.We have therefore decided that all of the uniform, with the exception of the white shirt, will have the BCHS with Crosshill logo on them and will only be available from Whittakers. The uniform won’t be available from Whittakers until August and we are well aware of the potential cost to families, particularly those who will have more than one child at BCHS.
We have worked hard to balance cost and quality of the new uniform, and think we have done a good job. We are, however, looking into ways of bringing the cost of the uniform to you down even further and hope to provide you with further information on this in the summer term.
I would also like to thank some people we have worked closely with to produce the uniform, particularly John Hutchinson from Whittakers, Graham Winterbottom from Winterbottom’s Schoolwear, and Karen from Halbro Sportswear; I would also like to thank Kokan and Spices for providing the buffet for the fashion show and Farhan and Kyle for their hard work.
- Mr Chambers
Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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