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

        Online Purchasing:

        • Go to
        • Select School Uniform
        • Select Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy (school badge is shown)
        • Select items/sizes required and place items in the basket
        • Go to basket and pay for items using a debit or credit card


        Orders can be delivered free of charge to school on the last Friday of the month (if ordered by 2.00 p.m. on the Wednesday) with your items ready bagged and sent to your child(ren) in class for them to bring home.


        To collect your order from the store please select the click and collect option on checkout.  Then select your collection slot on their online booking calendar.  Alternatively, you can choose to have your order delivered to your home address for a standard delivery charge (free for all orders over £75).


        If you would like to book a school uniform sizing appointment, please click on the ‘Click Here’ button to choose your date and time.  Alternatively, you may visit the shop to purchase over the counter, please see below for further details;

        Shotbowl Ltd

        Unit 2 Blenheim Way

        Northfields Industrial Estate

        Market Deeping

        PE6 8LD


        Telephone: 01778 348788



        Opening times:

        Monday – Closed

        Tuesday – 10am – 5pm

        Wednesday – 10am – 5pm

        Thursday – 10am – 5pm

        Friday – 10am – 5pm

        Saturday – 10am – 4pm

        Sunday – Closed


        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 March 2024