Gillingham CofE
Primary Academy

School Uniform


Children are expected to wear clean neat clothing selected from the list below. We think there are many advantages to having a school dress code and ask for your co-operation in this.

All clothing worn to school should be clearly marked with the child’s name to keep our lost property problem to a minimum. Children with long hair should arrange to have it tied back neatly for all lessons.

When the weather is hot children should bring a hat to school and wear it for outside activities and breaks. In cold weather all children need to bring a coat, scarf and gloves to wear in the playground.

Parents can purchase school logo’d items through

Gillingham School Clothing List

Upper Body

  • Collared white shirt, blouse or polo shirt.
  • Burgundy sweatshirt, cardigan or pullover. School logo’d fleece.
  • Red check dress (optional in summer term).

Lower Body


  • Black or grey long or short “school style” trousers


  • Black or grey knee length skirt, pinafore dress or navy school style trousers (not leggings) in a non cling material.
  • Suitable dresses in burgundy or burgundy and white (e.g. gingham or stripes) may be worn in warmer weather.


  • Black, grey or white socks or tights.


  • Black flat shoes, not boots, of a design suitable for school. Training shoes should not be worn except for games lessons.

Second-hand Uniform

We often have stocks of pre-loved school uniform which can be collected without charge from the school office. Please send the office an email and they can collate a bundle in your childs size.


For PE, children will need a pair of plain black shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a plain T-shirt*, and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. For outdoor games they will also need a change of socks, outdoor sports shoes and a suitable warm sweatshirt or fleece*. All PE kit should be labelled, and any extra items should be kept in a named bag.

(* please see link to for logoed items).

Children can come to school on their PE days dressed in their PE kit.

Change of Clothes and Shoes

If children would like to play outside on the field at break times in the winter, they should bring a spare pair of tracksuit bottoms or trousers, a jumper, a pair of socks and a spare pair of trainers, shoes or wellies to get changed into.


Swimming lessons are given by the swimming instructor at Waveney Valley Leisure Centre and children in Y3 & Y4 attend during the year. Swimming kit consists of – costume/trunks, towel and swimming hat.

Water Bottles

We encourage children to drink water regularly during the day, so we like them to bring a bottle of drinking water with them.  There is good research to show that this helps children’s concentration and general well-being.

Jewellery, Make-up & Nail Varnish

In order to follow safety regulations, the only jewellery allowed is one pair of smooth, flat ear studs with no rear projection. Pupils may wear watches but the school accepts no responsibility for loss or damage and they should be clearly marked with the owner’s name. All jewellery and watches, including earrings must be removed for P.E. and swimming. Make-up, including nail varnish should not be worn.

N.B Children should not wear denim or corduroy to school.

Group Photo
School Jumper
School Bag