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Uniform

School Uniform – The Dorcan Academy

At The Dorcan Academy the wearing of uniform is integral to our ethos and we expect our students to wear it with pride. Uniform enables all children to feel equal with regard to race, creed or economic ability. Trends and fashions which some children may not be able to pursue because of differences in their backgrounds may lead to them feeling isolated and different.

Our new uniform supplier is Price and Buckland, an on-line company, and all items of uniform can be purchased on-line.
We do hold ties in stock to ensure prompt replacement if students lose them during the year.

Non-logo items such as white shirts and plain black trousers may be purchased at other retailers however, please read our uniform requirements carefully before purchasing these items as some shops may market items as ‘suitable for school’ when they do not adhere to our requirements. This also relates to black shoes which must be proper shoes (not boots or training shoes of any description), sturdy enough to withstand the weather and to last.

This year, The Dorcan Academy will hold a sizing event which will be held on 13th June 2017 between 3pm and 8pm in the Main Hall. There will be free delivery for orders over £70 until the 31st July 2017.

Please click here to visit the Price and Buckland website to purchase our new uniform.

You can view an example of our uniform for both boys and girls by clicking here.

All students will be required to wear the uniform from September 2017. Years 7 and 8 are required to have a jumper.

Uniform - Boys

TDA Blazer

TDA Black V-neck jumper - No other jumpers, cardigans or tops acceptable.

White shirt. Top buttons must be done up at all times.

Plain Black school trousers – Formal, tailored full length trousers only. No denim like material, jeans or jean style, cargo pants, chinos, leggings or jeggings of any description permitted.  Shorts are not allowed.

TDA House tie

Black Formal Shoes only (no boots) – Shoes should be completely black, (including soles and laces), leather-like (not canvas), sturdy and be able to protect from the weather. Sports and/or training shoes in whatever form including daps, boots, fashion shoes are not allowed.

Coats and Jackets – Coats should protect students against the elements. No coat or jacket should be worn as an alternative to the blazer. Hoodies, tracksuit tops and denim are not acceptable and if worn will be confiscated.

Socks – Dark grey or black socks.

PE uniform – Boys

TDA Unisex Sports Polo shirt

TDA Reversible Sports shirt

Black shorts

Royal blue socks

Trainers

Football Boots (Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Gum Shield (Terms 1 and 2)

Shin Pads (Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Uniform - Girls

TDA Blazer

TDA Black V-neck jumper - No other jumpers, cardigans or tops acceptable.

White shirt/blouse - Top buttons must be done up at all times.

TDA Tartan Skirt – The skirt should touch the top of the knee when standing up.
OR:

Plain Black school trousers – Formal, tailored full length trousers only. No denim like material, jeans or jean style, cargo pants, chinos, leggings or jeggings of any description permitted.  No skinny/figure hugging trousers. Shorts and cropped trousers are not allowed.

TDA House tie

Black Formal Shoes only (No boots) – Shoes should be completely black, (including soles and laces), leather- like, (not canvas) sturdy and be able to protect from the weather. Sports and/or training shoes in whatever form including daps, boots, fashion shoes are not allowed. Sensible, low heels only.

Coats and Jackets – Coats should protect students against the elements. No coat or jacket should be worn as an alternative to the blazer. Hoodies, tracksuit tops and denim are not acceptable and if worn will be confiscated.

Socks and Tights – White or black ankle or knee length socks. Black or natural coloured tights.

PE Uniform – Girls

TDA Unisex Sports Polo shirt

TDA Non-zip girls hoodie

Black shorts

Royal blue socks

Trainers

Shin Pads (Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Plain black tracksuit bottoms (Terms 2 and 3 only at teachers discretion)

Jewellery

A watch is useful.

Small plain stud earrings are allowed, one per ear lobe.  For health and safety no hooped or stretchers/expanders are allowed.

Bracelets and necklaces should not be visible.

No facial/tongue piercings are allowed, even clear/plastic bars or studs.

Miscellaneous

Hats and scarves may be worn during winter months, but must be removed inside buildings.

Hair styles should avoid the extremes of fashion, in style and colour; e.g. a number 1 haircut or tramlines would be considered extreme. No unnatural/obvious hair colourants.

Make up should be natural and subtle/enhancing. False eye lashes, false nails, coloured nail varnish, nail art or tattoos are not allowed.




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Girls Shoes - Unacceptable.pdf 24-May-2017
Girls Shoes - Aceptable.pdf 24-May-2017
Boys Shoes - Unacceptable.pdf 24-May-2017
Boys Shoes - Acceptable.pdf 24-May-2017