Uniform and PE Kit

We believe that a uniform helps to give young people a sense of identity and belonging to the Downham Market Academy community.  We like all of our students to look smart every day by following the simple rules outlined in our Uniform Policy, details of which can be found here (Hyperlink “here” to   https://www.cambridgeshireeducationaltrust.org/policies/

The following items must be purchased from the Academy uniform supplier, “Stratfords” (Please click the link to go to the website)

  • Navy blazer with Academy logo
  • Tie in House colour
  • Navy V-neck jumper with Academy logo
  • PE polo shirt and/or PE rugby top with Academy logo and House colour side panels

The following items must be worn but can be purchased from alternative sources:

  • White shirt tucked in and top button fastened (short or long sleeved)
  • Grey trousers (tailored, not tight-fitting, stretchy or denim)
    or
  • Grey skirt (straight fit, worn at knee length)
    or
  • Grey shorts (smart style, knee length)
  • Plain black shoes (trainers are acceptable but must not have any visible logos, colours, ticks or stripes)
  • Plain black PE shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms
  • Plain black rugby/football socks
  • Indoor trainers or studded boots depending on sports activity
  • Plain black, fitted t-shirt, leggings for dance
  • Protective items such as gum shields and shin pads
  • Socks of any colour and style may be worn, although black, charcoal grey and navy socks are recommended.

The following items are not permitted

  • Makeup is not permitted in Years 7 and 8
  • Excessive makeup, for example false eyelashes is not permitted for any student
  • Brightly coloured or patterned nail varnish, including false nails and extensions
  • No jewellery, other than one small stud in each ear and a watch, is permitted.  Retainer bars are not acceptable for facial piercings
  • Large belt buckles with brands and/or logos
  • Extreme hair styles and colours
  • Permanent and temporary tattoos such as henna

All students should be fully equipped for lessons and must have the following items with them at all times:

  • Pens (at least two, black or blue ink)
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Scientific calculator
  • Glue stick
  • Highlighters
  • Maths equipment including a protractor, compass, set square

If you wish your child to wear alternative items of clothing for religious or cultural reasons, please contact the Academy to discuss directly.

 

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