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Uniform

At Barking Abbey we have high expectations around student presentation and as such insist that the uniform policy is adhered to by all.

We require that all students purchase uniform items from within the stipulated range, and, where specified, from the recognised suppliers. It is your responsibility to ensure that your son or daughter wears the correct uniform.

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Uniform List

BLAZER (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Plain black; polyester/polyester and viscose/wool melton/barathea; patch badge pocket; single breasted style.

SCHOOL BADGE (BOYS AND GIRLS)

To be worn on the left outer breast, patch pocket. Obtainable from the school outfitters.

SHIRTS (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Plain white, polyester/cotton; white buttons; with top neck button; full length or short sleeves.

TIE (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Barking Abbey School tie: red, black and gold. Obtainable from the school outfitters.

CARDIGAN

Black ‘V’ neck. Must display the school badge – no other cardigan is acceptable. To be worn under blazer in winter uniform or instead of blazer in summer uniform.

PULLOVER YEARS 7 TO 11 (OPTIONAL BOYS AND GIRLS)

Plain black acrylic/wool, ‘V’ neck (updated version now carries school badge) full length sleeve or sleeveless.

TROUSERS (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Plain black; polyester/polyester viscose, school-style; straight legs.

SKIRT

Plain black; polyester and viscose; fully pleated only; knee length.

SOCKS (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Plain black when worn with trousers

SOCKS GIRLS ONLY

Plain white –ankle or long below the knee, or long black socks with skirts,

“flesh” OR plain black tights – when worn with a skirt.

SHOES (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Plain black; leather polished uppers; “low-cut” side styles; (no boots (this includes Kickers) or plimsolls); lace-up/velcro/elasticated sides; flat heels (no more than 2.5 cm.).

HEADSCARVES (GIRLS)

Any religious headscarves must be black or white and not be patterned.

HATS

Hats are not to be worn on the school premises unless permission is granted by the school in severe bouts of hot or cold weather.

SUMMER UNIFORM

(Can be worn from first day back after Easter break through to end of summer term)

A Summer Uniform consisting of a white polo shirt with the Barking Abbey badge on the front may be purchased from Premier School Wear, Dagenham during the early part of the Spring Term.

The only garments permissible over the polo shirt is a blazer, school cardigan or v neck pullover (which must have the school badge on the front). Hooded jackets are not allowed. T shirts are not to be worn under the polo shirt; if the weather is inclement the winter uniform should be worn.

PURCHASING SCHOOL UNIFORM AND P.E./GAMES KIT

All school uniform items can be purchased from the following suppliers:

Premier School Wear, Dagenham (Fiddlers)

020 8592 0141 website www.premierschoolwear.co.uk

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLOTHING AND KIT

Winter (September – Easter) 

BOYS GIRLS
Rugby Shirt (red with a black band), black jogging bottoms or shorts, red socks, trainers, football boots/shin pads, towel (optional), and mouth guard. Red sweatshirt with school badge and red polo shirt (not rugby tops), black shorts, black P.E. skirt or cycle shorts or jogging bottoms, red socks, trainers, hair tie, no jewellery, towel (optional)¸shin pads, football boots

Summer (Easter – Summer holiday)

BOYS GIRLS
White polo top, black shorts, white socks (not trainer socks) trainers, towel (optional) Red or white polo shirt with school badge, black cycle shorts, black shorts or P.E. skirt and white socks (not trainer socks) trainers, hair tie, no jewellery, towel (optional). 

TECHNOLOGY/ART/FOOD AND TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY

Students wear a full apron, smock or old shirt for aspects of these subjects. 

GENERAL APPEARANCE

 

  • Hairstyles
Boys

Neat well groomed.  No patterned haircuts

No shorter than a ‘number 4’

  Girls Neat, well groomed.Natural hair colour (boys and girls).
  Safety Long hair MUST BE TIED BACK for all practical activities – e.g. P.E., Science, Technology, Art. (Boys and Girls)
  • Jewellery

 

Boys No jewellery may be worn by boys except a wristwatch.
  Girls A pair of plain gold ear-studs – one for each ear lobe only.  A wristwatch may be worn.
  • Make up & Varnish
Boys & Girls None may be worn

OUTSIDE COATS 

Students are permitted to wear sensible, warm and waterproof coats, when the weather determines this is necessary.  However, it is important that these are neither elaborate nor over-expensive e.g. the wearing of leather or designer coats is both inappropriate and ill-advised. The base colour of coats should, if possible, be black; it is vital that all items of school clothing are clearly named, especially outdoor wear.  It is not acceptable to wear current fashion items of clothing or hooded tops.

Whilst neither the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, nor Barking Abbey School can be liable for any loss of or damage to clothing brought and/or worn on the school premises, every effort is made to keep students’ clothing safe. 

BAGS AND HOLDALLS

Whilst we expect all students to bring books, equipment and P.E. clothing in a suitable bag, holdall or case, this should not be so large that it becomes difficult for a student properly to carry around school. A rucksack-type with two shoulder straps is preferred by most students as the weight is more evenly distributed.  In the sometimes restricted spaces of corridors and classrooms, an appropriately sized bag is essential.