Uniform

UNIFORM AT ARK BURLINGTON DANES

Pupils at Ark Burlington Danes enjoy the sense of pride they get from wearing a smart uniform and the sense of community it fosters. Because of the value and benefit derived from high standards of uniform, the school requires strict adherence to the uniform policy. Please ensure that you read this carefully and that your child is appropriately dressed in order to avoid being sent home. Please label all items of uniform so that they can be identified easily if lost.

Our uniform shop is Khalsa School wear, 388-390 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AH. It is open all year round and accessed on line at: www.khalsaschoolwear.co.uk or by telephoning 0207 729 3286

Uniform for girls in Years 7-11

Item                                         GIRLS
Outer jackets and coats Plain navy or black. No logos, leather, denim, hoodies or body-warmers.
Blazers* Navy blue with school crest
Pullover* Navy blue with school crest
Blouse Open white neck blouse
Skirt* Trousers* BDA tartan kilt (minimum length is just above the knee)
Socks and tights Navy blue knee high socks Plain navy blue or black tights.
Shoes Formal black leather school shoes - either with a strap across or wallabies. No boots, no patent shoes, Kickers, Velcro straps, canvas or ballet pumps.
Rucksack* BDA logo
BDA beanie hat, scarf and gloves (optional)* Any beanie hats worn outside must have the BDA logo on. All scarves and gloves must be navy blue, black or grey.
Headscarf Where a headscarf is worn for religious reasons it must be navy blue or black.

 

 

PE kit for girls in Years 7-11
Item                                                     GIRLS
Rugby top* BDA rugby top
Shorts Navy blue shadow stripe
Polo shirt* Navy blue with school crest
Sweatshirt* Navy blue with school crest
Jogging bottoms* Navy blue with school crest
Football socks Plain navy blue
Socks for indoor sports* Navy and yellow striped socks
Trainers, football boots and shin pads Trainers should be black or dark grey or blue.

 

Uniform for boys in Years 7-11
Item                                                    BOYS
Outer jackets and coats Plain navy or black. No logos, leather, denim, hoodies or body-warmers.
Blazers* Navy blue with school crest
Pullover* Navy blue with school crest
Shirt* Navy blue and white stripe
Trousers Charcoal grey trousers. Black leather belts - no logos
Tie* Year group tie
Shoes Formal black leather school shoes - No boots, Kickers, Velcro straps, patent shoes or trainers.
Socks Plain navy blue, dark grey or black socks
Rucksack * BDA logo
BDA beanie hat, scarf and gloves (optional)* Any beanie hats worn outside must have the BDA logo on. All scarves and gloves must be navy blue, black or grey.

 

PE Kit for boys in Years 7-11

Item                                                 BOYS
Rugby top* BDA rugby top
Shorts Navy blue shadow stripe
Polo shirt* Navy blue with school crest
Sweatshirt* Navy blue with school crest
Jogging bottoms* Navy blue with school crest
Football socks Plain navy blue
Socks for indoor sports* Navy and yellow striped socks
Trainers, football boots, shin pads and mouth guards Trainers should be black or dark grey or blue.

*Items marked with an asterisk are only available from the school uniform shop.

 

Boys and girls appearance Years 7-11
Girls’ uniform must be appropriate at all times when it is worn, including to and from the academy. Girls’ hair must be neat, tidy and with no colouring or coloured extensions. Girls must always wear knee high socks or tights in accordance with the uniform code. Nail polish or false nails are not allowed. Make-up is also not allowed.

Jewellery should not be worn other than watches. If boys/girls have pierced ears only one pair of small and discreet studs are allowed. The studs must be a plain silver or gold stud with no stones. Second ear piercings are not allowed. Facial piercings and shaved eye-brows are also not allowed. No scarves are to be worn except where required by religion.

Boys’ uniform must be appropriate at all times it is worn, including to and from the academy.  Boys’ hair must be neat, tidy and no longer than collar length.

Mohawks, high-tops, shaven heads or extreme ‘number 1’ haircuts are not allowed. Patterns, shapes or shaved partings are also not allowed in the hair or in eyebrows. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or facial piercings. Boys ties should always be worn properly reaching from the collar down to the waist with their top shirt button fastened.

HELPFUL HINTS: Follow the guidelines listed and do not be persuaded by your child to spend money on the most fashionable shoes or hairstyles. Your child’s uniform is checked every morning, if it is deemed inappropriate based on our guidelines we will call you to inform you and they will be sent home.

Pupils who fail to bring the correct PE kit on the day of their PE lesson will be sent to the consequence room for the day.