Dartford Primary Academy pupils are proud of their academy and as such wear their uniform with pride. We would like to remind you that all pupils are expected to wear the following:
Dartford Primary Academy logo sweatshirt or cardigan. This needs to be the updated logo – please see the logo on the top of this website (purchased from Brigade). All children to have the official DPA jumper/cardigan by Easter 2020.
Dark grey trousers or skirt/pinafore dresses (Infants may wear dark grey jogging bottoms). Black trousers/skirts are not permitted. During the summer months, Grey shorts can be worn or the summer blue check dress.
White collared shirt, blouse or polo shirt.
Sensible flat black shoes. Not boots. Shoes need to be below the ankle bone. Trainers are not allowed. We recognise several retail outlets sell ‘trainer looking’ school shoes, as such we do not consider branded trainers or plimsolls to be formal school shoes). We recommend that your child wears shoes he/she can put on and do up themselves. No sandals or open toes are allowed for safety reasons.
Children are NOT allowed to wear jewellery. Rings are dangerous for many activities and therefore unsuitable for the academy. Necklaces and bracelets are similarly unsuitable; however, an exception may be made for religious chains provided they are worn under the shirt.
One pair of small silver or gold stud earrings may be worn, one in each lobe. Watches may be worn. Watches and earrings are to be removed and handed to a teacher during certain activities such as P.E. Your child must be able to do this for themselves. The academy is not responsible for the loss of any jewellery.
Make-up, such as lipstick, mascara and nail varnish are not suitable for the academy, as students should not be distracted by concerns about their appearance. Students who arrive wearing make-up or any nail varnish will be required to remove it.
Extreme hair colours are not permitted. Hair must be a natural colour. NO unusual hair-styles, including tram lines, are permitted.
Hair accessories should be small and discrete, neutral or royal blue in colour. No large bows or clips to be worn.
In colder weather, your child should have a warm waterproof coat.
We ask parents ensure their child has grey jogging bottoms and wear a Dartford Primary Academy logo’d sweatshirt or cardigan. Sensible shoes that are easy to remove.
Our branded uniform can be purchased from our school supplier Brigade: www.brigade.uk.com. We also recommend considering high street retailers for a majority of your child’s uniform for value for money.
Please ensure your child’s entire school uniform including coat and shoes are labelled. Whilst we do have lost property collections, we are not responsible for lost items.
Each child should have the following:
T-shirt in your child’s ‘house’ colour
Plimsolls (for use in outdoor games; indoor PE is done barefoot).
It is essential that children have a full range of clothing for PE and that their PE kit is stored in an appropriate PE bag. Please note that the reception classes do not start PE until much later in their first year so PE kit is not necessary until the Summer Term.
We appreciate your support in helping us, prepare your child for their secondary education and the world of work where uniform and dress expectations may be in place.
What People Say
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.