Uniform and PE Kit

The academy uniform is formal and is clearly defined and we expect all students to wear it correctly with pride. It is expected that all students will wear the uniform unless there is a valid medical or cultural reason why a student cannot wear a particular item or why they have to wear an additional garment. Any student refusing to wear the correct uniform will be withdrawn from lessons until the matter is rectified.

For details of the Downham Market Academy Sixth Form dress code, please click here.

Uniform specifications

For sports, outdoor and dance activities, students must wear appropriate selections from the following:

The following clothing is not permitted:

Other aspects of personal presentation and belongings (jewellery, make-up, mobile phones, etc.)


Hair must be a natural colour and of a moderate style; extreme hairstyles are not permitted. Designs shaved into the hair are not permitted.


Plain silver or gold studs, measuring no more than 1cm, may be worn as a matching pair with one stud in each earlobe. No other facial or body piercings are permitted. Retainers or tunnels are also not acceptable.

Students are not permitted to wear hand or foot jewellery, such as rings, bracelets or necklaces. Students wearing these will be instructed to remove them; refusal to do so will result in the item being confiscated.


Students should not wear make-up to the academy; however, if used discreetly this will be permitted at the discretion of the tutors – students wearing too much will be asked to remove it. Nail varnish and tattoos are  not permitted under any circumstances.

Purchasing uniform

Uniform is available to purchase from Stratfords in King’s Lynn. Details for ordering can be found on the order form which can be downloaded here.

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