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Does your school stand out?

By Anthony Buckland, Joint Managing Director at Price & Buckland

Posted by Stephanie Broad | September 03, 2016 | School life

School uniform and sportswear are collectively one of the most visible and distinctive reflections of a school’s identity. Well, at least, they ought to be. Anthony Buckland asks, do what your pupils wear, and how they wear it really reflect the true ethos and values that you wish to project to the wider community?

They say first impressions count, but when it comes to the perceptions of your pupils, it should be the lasting ones that really matter. Whether they are on their daily commute to school in uniform, or playing away in their team sports kit, your pupils are the primary representatives of your school, visible to all and sundry – from prospective parents, to competing schools, to school governors and even local councillors.

Indeed, with thousands of schools vying for pupils, it has never been more crucial for schools to diversify themselves by marketing their unique ‘brand’. Whilst a school logo can differentiate one education establishment from the next, the schools colours also play an important part; especially when used consistently across the entire uniform.

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In the more complex cases, there may also be a need for co-ordinating schoolwear that incorporates the identification of different houses, whilst covering both inter-house and school team sports across a multitude of disciplines. No mean feat!

However, as a manufacturer and supplier of both school uniform and sportswear, and with over 55 years of experience, Price & Buckland are perfectly placed to assist. With our own production facility, as well as a vast in-house embroidery and print unit, we have a rare ability to design and manufacture a complete, bespoke schoolwear solution that offers parents exceptional value, without compromising on the quality.

What’s more, we understand the importance of making it simple for parents to get hold of their child’s uniform and with this in mind, we offer a number of fast and reliable delivery solutions to suit both schools and parents. Having control over the entire process enables us to not only maintain consistently high standards, but also offer an unrivalled service and we are proud to provide unique schoolwear solutions to hundreds of valued customers.

Anthony Buckland is Joint Managing Director at Price & Buckland Ltd.

www.price-buckland.co.uk

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