Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH



Overthorpe CofE Academy

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School Uniform


Academy Uniform

We require all children from Reception to Year 6 to wear uniform.

Our uniform can be obtained from ‘Rawcliffes’ in Dewsbury, who accept Kirklees clothing vouchers. Parents can also order logoed uniform online with Tesco (http://schooloffice.co.uk).  If you do not have access to the internet school can order uniform for you from Tesco.  It is also acceptable to buy uniform in the correct school colours from any supermarket chain.


The uniform colours are navy blue logo sweatshirts with yellow polo shirts and grey or black skirt/trousers. Girls often wear blue/yellow and white striped or checked dresses (school colours) in the summer.  Children are required to wear black, sensible shoes for school. Trainers, flip flops and heeled shoes are not appropriate.

 For PE children need navy shorts and white t-shirt or leotard. For outdoor PE your child should have some suitable footwear such as trainers.

The children in Year 4 go swimming for one session per week.  All children in Year 4 will need a towel and suitable costume (one piece) for girls and trunks (not shorts) for boys on swimming day.

We do not allow children to wear jewellery in school and ask that children with pierced ears wear small studs. No jewellery, including earrings, is permitted for PE or swimming.  Children need to remove these or cover them with tape. We also require that long hair is tied up for these lessons.

Please note that extreme hairstyles are not permitted.  This includes patterned haircuts eg tramlines, unnaturally coloured hair, mohicans etc.