Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Striving For Excellence, Caring For All In a Loving And Caring Christian Environment.

        School Uniform

        School Uniform

        School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. Most schools in England have a school uniform or dress code, at Bourne Abbey we believe that to have a uniform can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils. Above all, we believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.

        Our school’s uniform

        The school’s colours are royal blue and grey and parents/carers should provide uniforms for their children, which must be selected from the list below:

        • School sweatshirt or cardigan with logo
        • Royal blue jumper with logo
        • White shirt or polo shirt (tucked in at waistband)
        • Grey trousers, shorts, skirt, culottes or pinafore dress
        • Royal blue gingham dress in summer
        • School tie (optional with shirt)
        • Dark or white socks, grey or white tights
        • Black shoes
        • School fleece jacket (optional outdoor wear)

        PE and Games

        All children should wear t-shirts in matching house colours with logo and navy shorts.

        • Kingfisher        Blue
        • Canary              Yellow
        • Linnet               Green
        • Robin                Red

        A plain grey sweatshirt and navy tracksuit bottoms should be worn for games during the ‘chilly’ months.  Trainers must be worn for outdoor PE in all year groups and black plimsolls for indoor PE for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.



        As part of our PE curriculum, pupils may have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons for which they will need a swimming costume. Please note no bikinis may be worn and shorts should be above the knee.  Parents/carers will always be given plenty of notice that swimming lessons are planned.

        We emphasise what is unacceptable:

        • Any jewellery other than stud earrings or watches (camera and internet enabled smart watches are not permitted)
        • Training shoes for everyday wear
        • Nail varnish
        • Uniform in colours other than those stated above
        • PE kit other than stated above
        • Hair in extreme styles or colours
        • Hair accessories such as large bows, unicorn headbands, ‘ears’


        Where to purchase it:

        For logo items


        • Go to
        • Register/login to your account
        • Select School & College Shops tab
        • Select Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy (school badge is shown)
        • Select items/sizes required and put in basket
        • Go to basket and pay for items using debit or credit card

        You will have a choice of two delivery options.  Orders can be delivered to the school during term time with your items ready bagged and sent to your child(ren) in class for them to bring home.  Orders will be delivered to school every two weeks during term time.  Alternatively, you can choose to have your order delivered to your home address for a standard delivery charge.

        At the shop:

        The Kitman UK shop at 41 Gwash Way, Ryhall Road Industrial Estate, Stamford, PE9 1XP is open from 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. on Saturday, and offers the benefit of being able to try items on.  The shop accepts payment in cash or by card. They can be contacted by email:

        Non-logo items

        Non-logo items can be bought at low cost from major supermarkets and other high street retailers.

        Pre-loved Uniform

        The school’s Parents, Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA) coordinate sales of pre-loved uniform through their dedicated Facebook page (Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy PTFA Pre loved Uniform).  They also run pre-loved uniform sales in school at least 3 times a year.


        Other local pre-loved uniform Facebook groups include Uniform Gift and Sales Bourne and Surrounding Areas

        Bourne Abbey Uniform Policy September 2023