Some of our procedures and routines may be slightly different in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic. Please see the August Letter to parents for further details.
Dashwood Banbury Academy Uniform
All children are expected to maintain a high standard of appearance and to wear our school uniform as stated in our policy. By all pupils wearing our smart, simple and inexpensive uniform consistently, they feel ready to learn and that they belong to Dashwood Banbury Academy.
For Foundation Stage pupils:
Green v-neck sweater (with or without logo); plain white polo shirt; black trousers, shorts or skirt/pinafore; plain black or white socks or tights; black school shoes. In terms 1, 5 and 6, pupils may also wear green and white checked dresses.
For Years 1 to 6 pupils:
Green blazer; green v-neck sweater (with or without logo) – optional; plain white button up shirt; green and gold tie (clip on or traditional, no elasticated ties please as they do not last long and can be a safety hazard); black trousers, shorts or skirt/pinafore; plain black or white socks or tights; black school shoes. In terms 1, 5 and 6, pupils may also wear green and white checked dresses.
The school P.E. Kit is compulsory. For indoor P.E., all children require a pair of black pumps, a pair of sensible black shorts and a white tee-shirt plain or inscribed with the academy logo. The P.E. Kit is to be kept at school in a bag (drawstring if possible) during the week. For outdoor P.E. a pair of training shoes, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms and a black sweatshirt is essential. Children involved in swimming lessons will need to provide all in one swimming costume/trunks (bikinis and beach shorts are not allowed), towel and a swimming hat.
Parents should note that Swimming and P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculum and all children are required to participate every week. No jewellery can be worn whilst doing physical education or swimming lessons – this includes stud earrings. We advise that they do not wear their studs on these days. If they have to keep them in, parents/carers should provide plasters to cover them up.
In the interests of safety, practicality and hygiene, long hair should be tied back with a plain fixing. We would recommend that hair accessories, including hijabs are in keeping with the school/natural hair colours. We are aware of the fact that children are continually subjected to fashion influences with regard to hair styles, some of which are appropriate to the school situation whilst others are not. Bearing this in mind, bright or unnatural colours, Grade 1 shaved hair, tramlines/patterns, mullet and Mohican styles are not permitted.
In the interests of the safety, rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery must not be worn during school sessions. If absolutely necessary, discrete studs may be worn but these must be easily removable for P.E. or appropriately covered with plasters provided from home. For swimming lessons earrings must be removed as the swimming provider will not accept earrings to be worn in the pool.
Make-up, Nail Varnish and temporary tattoos
No make-up, nail varnish or temporary tattoos are permitted unless necessary for a concert, play or after school event. If present then we will contact the parent/carer to ask for it to be removed.
Please ensure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labelled.
Cross Embroidery Ltd
How to order school uniform from Cross Embroidery
Cross Embroidery have now completed the changes to their website and have launched their fitting appointment and click & collect services. All the relevant information is posted on the site with clear instructions on how to order school uniform from now onwards. The shop opens on 17th June for new starter appointments only, with restrictions in place in accordance with government guidelines. Those who know their sizes can order via click and collect, they are strongly advising that customers book appointments and place orders as soon as they can to avoid a last minute surge in August, as this could result in unfulfilled orders.
They are also asking customers not to turn up without an appointment or collection instructions.
See their Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for customers here: https://www.crossembroidery.com/covid