Uniform

At Barking Abbey we have high expectations around student presentation and as such insist that the uniform policy is adhered to by all.

We require that all students purchase uniform items from within the stipulated range, and, where specified, from the recognised suppliers (see below). It is your responsibility to ensure that your son or daughter wears the correct uniform.

UNIFORM LIST

GIRLS

BOYS

BLAZER: Plain black; polyester/polyester and viscose/wool Melton/Barathea; patch badge pocket; single breasted style.

 

SCHOOL BADGE: To be worn on the left outer breast, patch pocket.

BLAZER: Plain black; polyester/polyester and viscose/wool Melton/Barathea; patch badge pocket; single breasted style.

 

SCHOOL BADGE: To be worn on the left outer breast, patch pocket.

SHIRT: Plain white, polyester/cotton; white buttons; with top neck button; full length or short sleeves.

SHIRT: Plain white, polyester/cotton; white buttons; with top neck button; full length or short sleeves.

TIE: Barking Abbey School tie: red, black and gold.

TIE: Barking Abbey School tie: red, black and gold.

PULLOVER/JUMPER: Plain black acrylic/wool, 'V' neck (updated version now carries school badge) full length sleeve or sleeveless.

CARDIGAN

Black ‘V’ neck.  Must display the school badge – no other cardigan is acceptable.  To be worn under blazer in winter uniform or instead of blazer in summer uniform.

PULLOVER/JUMPER: Plain black acrylic/wool, 'V' neck (updated version now carries school badge) full length sleeve or sleeveless.

TROUSERS: Plain black polyester or polyester viscose, school-style; straight legs. Denim style fabric, or tight fitting garments are not accepted.

TROUSERS: Plain black polyester or polyester viscose, school-style; straight legs. Denim style fabric, or tight fitting garments are not accepted.

SKIRT: Plain black; polyester and viscose; fully pleated only; knee length.

 

SOCKS: Plain black if worn with trousers. If worn with a skirt: plain white ankle or long below the knee, or below the knee long black socks with skirts, ‘flesh’ plain or black tights, non-patterned.

SOCKS: Plain black.

SHOES: Plain black; leather polished uppers; "low-cut" side styles; lace-up, buckle, velcro or elasticated sides; flat heels (no more than 2.5 cm.) (no plimsolls, trainers or canvas styles).

SHOES: Plain black; leather polished uppers; "low-cut" side styles; lace-up, buckle, velcro or elasticated sides; flat heels (no more than 2.5 cm.) (no plimsolls, trainers or canvas styles).

HEADSCARVES: Any religious headscarves must be black or white and not be patterned, school tie must be visible.

 

HATS: Hats are not to be worn on the school premises unless permission is granted by the school in severe bouts of hot or cold weather.

HATS: Hats are not to be worn on the school premises unless permission is granted by the school in severe bouts of hot or cold weather.

SUMMER UNIFORM (may only be worn Easter to the end of the Summer Term)

White polo shirt with the Barking Abbey badge on the front may be purchased the early part of the Spring Term.

The only garments permissible over the polo shirt is blazer, school cardigan or v neck pullover (which must have the school badge on the front).  Hooded jackets are not allowed.  T shirts are not to be worn under the polo shirt; if the weather is inclement the winter uniform should be worn.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLOTHING AND KIT

 Boys and Girls

Compulsory items

Optional items

Black Barking Abbey PE top

Black shorts or leggings or jogging bottoms

White socks (not trainer socks)

Trainers

Black Barking Abbey Long sleeve PE top

Black Barking Abbey PE jumper

Football boots

 

PURCHASING SCHOOL UNIFORM AND P.E./GAMES KIT

All school uniform items can be purchased from Premier School Wear.

Please note: Premiere School Wear's premises is now closed and purchases can only be made online.

All orders can be purchased online at: www.premierschoolwear.co.uk

 

THE BEST GENERAL APPEARANCE

Hairstyles

Boys

Neat, well groomed. No patterned haircuts. Natural hair colour, no extreme styles.

 

Girls

Neat, well groomed. Natural hair colour, no extreme styles.

 

Safety

Long hair MUST BE TIED BACK for all practical activities - e.g. P.E., Science, Technology, Art.

Jewellery

Boys

No jewellery may be worn by boys except a wristwatch. No body piercings.

 

Girls

A pair of plain gold ear-studs - one for each ear lobe only.  A wristwatch may be worn. No body piercings.

Make up& Varnish

Boys &  Girls

None may be worn.

 

OUTERWEAR: Students are permitted to wear sensible, warm and waterproof coats, when the weather determines this is necessary that are neither elaborate nor over-expensive e.g. the wearing of leather or designer coats is inappropriate and not in keeping with our way. The base colour of coats should, if possible, be black; it is vital that all items of school clothing are clearly named, especially outdoor wear.  It is not acceptable to wear current fashion items of clothing or hooded tops, and the school is not responsible for lost items.

Whilst neither the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, nor Barking Abbey School can be liable for any loss of or damage to clothing brought and/or worn on the school premises, every effort is made to keep students' clothing safe.

BAGS: A rucksack-type with two shoulder straps is preferred by most students as the weight is more evenly distributed.  In the sometimes restricted spaces of corridors and classrooms, an appropriately sized bag is essential.