School Uniform

School uniform plays a vital role in promoting the ethos of a school, providing a sense of belonging and identity and setting an appropriate tone for education.  By creating a common identity amongst all pupils, regardless of background, a school uniform can also act as a social leveller.

The “Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021” states that all stipulated school uniform items must be affordable for all and any branded items, purchased through uniform suppliers, offer value for money.  This statutory guidance came into effect in September 2022. 

The Aspire Uniform Policy, formed in part by parent/pupil voice, ensures each individual uniform offering across the trust is in line with this legislation and helps maintain the balance between affordability and upholding of school ethos and identity.

Connor Downs Academy uniform required.

  • Navy jumper or cardigan (school logo optional)
  • White shirt (white polo shirts for reception class children only)

  • Navy and gold stripe tie (long or elasticated) (not required for YR children)

  • Dark grey skirt, trousers or shorts (No pinafore dresses)

  • Navy and white gingham dresses (Summer term/early autumn term)

  • Grey tights, grey or white socks 

  • Black school shoes (No trainers, boots or open toes)

  • White PE t-shirt (logo optional)

  • Navy shorts

  • Trainers (plimsoles for Key Stage 1 children only if preferred)

  • Plain navy book bag (logo optional)


Also available:

  • Navy caps with embroidered logo (optional)


All school branded uniform can be purchased from Trophy Textiles which is situated on the industrial estate in Pool (opposite Tesco Extra).

We stock both long ties and elasticated ties in school for parents to purchase.

All other items of uniform can be purchased from supermarkets.

General appearance 

Hair styles

If your child has hair longer than shoulder length it must be tied back for school. Any hair accessories must be small and in the school, navy colour.

Children must not have artificially coloured hair or extreme hair styles such as patterns shaved into hair. 

Make up

The wearing of make up, including nail varnish, by children is not permitted, except in exceptional circumstances where agreed in writing, in advance, by the school. 


Children may wear small, plain, stud earrings, and a watch. Children remain responsible for these items and the school will not be held liable for any loss.

Our Friends of Connor Downs Academy run a pre-loved uniform sale regularly in school. Please do contact our Friends via hello@connordowns.org.uk for any pre-loved uniform enquires.

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