Uniform

School Uniform

At Downham Feoffees Primary Academy, the wearing of a uniform is important. It is part of our academy identity and pupils take pride in wearing it. It makes the task of choosing clothes much simpler and avoids the need to monitor fashionable trends that may distract children from their purpose in working. Our uniform looks smart and gives the children a clear identity to our academy

Our school uniform consists of:

EYFS (Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)

  • Dark grey trousers, dark grey knee length skirt or dark grey pinafore dress
  • Navy blue jumper with light blue stripe and DFPA logo
  • Light blue polo (Light blue DFPA logo polo available)
  • Dark grey socks. Dark grey tights may be worn with a grey skirt during the winter
  • Sensible plain black shoes – high heels, backless sandals and trainers are inappropriate for school wear

Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)

  • Darker grey trousers, darker grey knee length skirt or darker grey pinafore dress
  • Navy blue jumper with light blue stripe with DFPA logo
  • White shirt with pointed collar
  • Dark grey socks. Dark grey tights may be worn with a grey skirt during the winter
  • Tie (house colours)
  • Sensible plain black shoes – high heels, backless sandals and trainers are inappropriate for school wear

Summer uniform

In addition, during the summer the following items may be worn:

  • Blue / white checked gingham dress, plus white socks
  • Dark grey school shorts
  • Closed toe sandals (black)

During the winter months a suitable warm coat is required. During the warmer months of the year, a waterproof coat or jacket should be brought in.

Our uniform for P.E. and Games activities is as follows:

  • Navy blue shorts
  • Navy blue jogging bottoms
  • Navy blue t-shirt with DFPA logo
  • Navy blue hoodie with DFPA logo
  • Trainers for outdoor P.E. or Games

Socks must be worn with trainers.

Girls should wear a one-piece swimsuit, not a bikini, for their school swimming lesson. Boys’ swimming shorts need to be above the knee.

Health and Safety

In the interests of health and safety all children with hair longer than shoulder length must tie it back.  Hair accessories must be school colours and discrete in size.  No extremes of hair style, for example, tramlines or dyed hair.

Make-up, including nail varnish, should not be worn for school.

Pupils are expected to exercise considerable care in looking after their own things. All clothing and belongings MUST be clearly marked with the child’s name. Valuable items should not be brought to school.

We make every effort to re-unite lost property to its owner.  There is a box for lost property in the Medical Room which parents are welcome to search.  Items of property that cannot be identified will be donated to the school second-hand uniform shop.

Jewellery should not be worn with the exception of stud (sleeper) earrings for pierced ears only (none for PE days). A plain, inexpensive wristwatch (no Fitbits) may also be worn. The academy cannot take responsibility for jewellery or valuables although we will make every effort to safeguard such items.

Uniform suppliers

In order to provide quality and value for money we have the following supplier:

Price and Buckland

All logoed uniform items can be purchased via the following link:  http://www.pbparentsonline.co.uk/downham

Items which do not include the academy logo (trousers, skirts, pinafores, shoes, collared shirts, PE shorts and jogging bottoms) can also be purchased from these suppliers or from many high street stores and supermarkets.

Second-hand Uniform

The academy will support families with the cost of uniform through a second hand uniform shop.  If parents/carers wish to donate grown out of uniform, they can do so by handing it in at the school office.  Unnamed and unclaimed uniform at the end of each term will be donated to the second-hand uniform shop.